2022 Kristallnacht Commemoration
Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass – marked the onset of the Holocaust. One November 9-10, 1938, Nazi forces set fire to or destroyed over two hundred synagogues, damaged 7,000 Jewish-owned business arrested 30,000 Jews, and murdered 91 Jews in Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.
The Jewish community’s annual ceremony commemorating Kristallnacht will be held on Wednesday 9 November at 6.45pm for a 7pm start (in person only).
The theme for the event is Nazis Uncovered, and the keynote speaker will be Nick McKenzie, award-winning investigative journalist who uncovered the inner workings of Australia’s biggest neo-Nazi cells. McKenzie’s investigation was featured on 60 Minutes and the Stan documentary Revealed: Among Us – Neo Nazi Australia.
The commemoration will also honour Michael Samaras – the former Wollongong councillor who uncovered Wollongong’s major art donor as a Nazi collaborator.
Eden Shifroni will sing Es Brent (“It Burns”) accompanied by Ben Adler and Paul Khodor from Chutney Unplugged, and memorial prayers & anthems will be led by Joel Nothman.
Memorial candles will be lit by Kristallnacht survivors Ruth Rack, Peter Nash and Rita Newell.
You will receive confirmation of the venue closer to the event.
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