Holocaust Anniversaries: Kristallnacht, the Kindertransport, and the Genocide Convention
DECEMBER 9, 2013 7PM-9PM

World Without Genocide will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of Kristallnacht, the beginning of the Holocaust, and the kindertransports, efforts to rescue Jewish children, and the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Genocide Convention, with a program on Monday, December 9, 2013. Mr. Benno Black, possibly Minnesota’s only survivor of the kindertransport, will share his personal story.

During Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, German paramilitary and Nazi supporters burned more than a thousand synagogues and homes, destroyed 7,000 Jewish shops, and incarcerated more than 30,000 Jewish men in concentration camps. Kristallnacht is often referred to as the beginning of the Holocaust.

Five days after Kristallnacht, a movement known as the kindertransports began moving mostly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland to send them to safety in Great Britain. These transports saved the lives of nearly 10,000 children.

In addition to remarks by Mr. Black, Dr. Ellen Kennedy, executive director of World Without Genocide, will speak about Kristallnacht, the kindertransports, and the Genocide Convention. $10 general public, $5 students and seniors, free to Mitchell students; $35 for 2 standard CLE credits (pending). No reservations necessary.

Contact: admin@worldwithoutgenocide.org

For information at: www.worldwithoutgenocide.org/kindertransport

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