This November we count 80 years to one the most infamous attacks on Jews and Jewish life in Germany - the 'Night of the broken glasses', also known as Kristallnacht.
This violent pogrom marked an important, dreadful evolution in the content and nature of Jewish persecution under the Nazi regime, switching from mainly economic, civic and professional persecution of Jews to violent, deadly attacks on Jewish individuals, institutions and businesses. Jewish life in Germany did not look the same before and after Kristallnacht.
This year, commemorating 80 years to the events of Kristallnacht, we will go on a walking tour in the district of Charlottenburg, learning about different aspects of Jewish persecution in Germany before and after November 1938, with a focus on the turn of events of the Kristallnacht pogrom.
At the end of the tour, we will hold a short symbolic ceremony for the victims of this pogrom.
* When? Saturday, November 10th, 14:00
* Where? We meet at Wittenbergplatz. Walking around the area.
* Participation? Everybody is invited, no registration needed. The event would be in English. Simultaneous translation to German and Hebrew would be possible through other participants.
80 Years Kristallnacht - A memory walking tour
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