Commemorating Kristallnacht: When History Interupts Our Lives

Kelly Commons 5C and Zoom

Featuring: Dr. Victoria Barnett

The horrific violence of the November 1938 pogroms shattered any hope of German Jews for remaining in their country. In the United States there was an immediate outcry, including national radio protest broadcasts by Catholic and Protestant leaders. The outrage died all too soon, but we still commemorate this date and its haunting impact. Victoria Barnett will reflect on what happens when history so dramatically interrupts human lives--and what this means for our own obligations to the victims of history today.