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On-Site Ellen V. & Philip L. Glass Holocaust Commemorative Series – Kristallnacht, 85 Years Later: Silenced Voices

November 9, 2023 | 6:30pm CST

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

On the evening of November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a horrific assault of devastating pogroms that would eventually become known as Kristallnacht – the “Night of Broken Glass.”  Join us as we commemorate the 85th anniversary of the “Night of Broken Glass” with a program of remembrance, reflection, and song.  

This powerful commemoration will be led by Cantor Jonathan Kohan, Chicago Loop Synagogue and Director of “Bet Asaf” Cantorial Institute Director, Buenos Aries, Argentina; and pianist Marianne Kim, who will perform a variety of music composed in Germany and Austria before the outbreak of World War II.  The commemoration will also include remarks from dignitaries, a candle-lighting ceremony featuring Survivors and descendants of Survivors, as well as memorial prayers chanted by Cantor Elizabeth Berke from Anshe Emet Synagogue.

Free to the public. Reservations required.

Community Partner: Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago; Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago; Anshe Emet Synagogue; Kol Hadash

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. 

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