“Shattered Glass, Shattered Lives: The Holocaust, the Hebrew Prophets and the Civil Rights Movement”
7:00pm - 8:00pm EST November 8, 2017
Temple Emanuel Andover*
Prayer and remembrance for victims and survivors of Genocides, with Prof. Susannah Heschel. RSVP for a seat on the bus below.
Rabbi Robert Goldstein presiding
Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will give the reflection
Music by Merrimack Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Hugh Hinton
Please join us to commemorate the Holocaust and the 11 Million who were killed because they were “Other.” We will remember November 9 and 10, 1938: Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” when the dark silence was broken by the sound of shattering glass as Nazis smashed the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues throughout Germany and Austria. We will honor victims of other genocides and persecutions, and commit to renounce silent indifference as we pledge to confront discrimination and challenge prejudice in support of the Human Family.
Made possible by the generous support of Roberta Braverman
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As part of our Annual Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the Holocaust, please also join us for:
“The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945”
November 6- 17, 2017: Wiesenthal Center’s exhibit on the Nazi Holocaust
McQuade Library (see website for public hours)
Gift of Dr. Max and Prof. Hilda Perlitsh
Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany as well as numerous edited volumes, including Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism and Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust, and over 100 articles. She has been a visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Cape Town, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Princeton, and has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, a Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center, and a yearlong fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has been studying the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam, and her first of two books on that topic will appear next month under the title, Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, and she also has a forthcoming article on that topic, in English, in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies.
*Buses will be provided for students, staff, and faculty; 6:00pm bus departure from Lot H next to Cascia Hall.