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November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
On November 9, 1938, a mass torching of synagogues, vandalism and pillaging of businesses, murders and arrests were widespread in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. This atrocity is known as Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass).
In commemoration of Kristallnacht, Dr. Michael Bryant will present: Malevolent Intentions and the Play of Circumstance: the Pogrom of November 1938 and Hitler’s Plan for the Jews. “Hitler’s hostility toward the Jews first appears in a 1919 letter in which he distinguished between pogrom violence and so-called “rational” antisemitism,” writes Dr. Bryant. “To achieve a solution to the Jewish question, the young Hitler insisted that laws and state policies discriminating against the Jews had to be passed.”
The Robert H. Jackson Center has partnered with the Buffalo Jewish Federation to offer this program. This program will be held at Daemen University, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226, in the Wick Social Room (second floor of the Wick Center.) The program is free and open to the public. To register please go here.