“Shattered Glass, Shattered Lives: Soldering Wholeness from the Pieces”
7:00pm - 8:30pm EST November 12, 2013
Prayer and remembrance for victims and survivors of Genocides with Rabbi Miriam Philips, Temple Emanuel of Andover.
Made possible by the generous support of Roberta Braverman
At a time of horror in the middle of the 20th century, the silence of the world made possible the monstrous crime of genocide, the attempted murder of a whole people for no other reason that they were a particular type of people, a people called by God the “Chosen People”: the Jews.
On the night of November 9th, 1938, and into the early morning hours of November 10th, the dark silence was broken by the sound of shattered glass. On this night of shattered glass, of Kristallnacht, Nazis smashed the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues throughout Germany and Austria.
At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and a further 30,000 arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned, and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.
Join us to mark the 75th anniversary of these tragic events as we renounce silent indifference and pledge to confront discrimination and prejudice in support of the Human Family.
- D. Ascalon