Community to Commemorate Kristallnacht
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Holocaust Memorial
1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 Map
Jewish Community to Commemorate Kristallnacht
with Holocaust Memorial Ceremony
Sunday, November 11th, 6:00 pm
at the Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach
Local residents of all ages will commemorate one of the most tragic days in modern Jewish history as the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation observes the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht — The Night of Broken Glass.
Hundreds of participants will gather for a program of inspirational addresses, poetry readings and musical performances.
Widely considered to be a major turning point in Hitler’s campaign to annihilate the Jewish people, Kristallnacht was marked by a series of coordinated attacks in Germany and parts of Austria November 9–10, 1938, which caused the deaths of 91 Jews and the incarceration of 30,000 in concentration camps.
Streets were covered with broken glass from the shattered windows of Jewish-owned buildings, stores and synagogues that were vandalized and looted during the attacks. In the years since the end of World War II, Miami’s Jewish community has joined with others around the globe to host annual Kristallnacht commemorations to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, and ask participants to speak out against hatred, bigotry and violence in the modern world.
Free of charge and open to the public, the Kristallnacht program is sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, in cooperation with the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico.
The Tikkun Olam Committee of Temple Beth Am urges our congregants to show their support for this community-wide event.
Free parking will be available in the municipal parking lot directly to the south of the Holocaust Memorial.
For more information, call 305.538.1663 or visit holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org.