SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY TO COMMEMORATE KRISTALLNACHT WITH SPECIAL SERVICE
WHAT: Kristallnacht Commemoration Service to remember and acknowledge the beginning of the Holocaust. Kristallnacht, which is also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9 & 10 in 1938. German authorities did not intervene as the attacks were carried out by paramilitary and civilians. The streets were covered with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues, which led to the name Kristallnacht. A reception will follow the service.
WHERE: University Commons at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT
WHEN: Friday, November 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
SPONSORS: Office of the President, Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding and the Office of Mission & Catholic Identity
TICKETS: The event is free and open to the public.
PRESS: Media coverage is welcomed. Please contact Funda Alp at 203-396-8241 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.