Congressman Steve Israel will lead a discussion at the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. about the progression of law and policy that codified antisemitism in Germany.
Seventy-five years ago, on November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis instigated a violent pogrom against Jewish communities in Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. The events of that evening are more commonly known asKristallnacht, or "the Night of Broken Glass", and were a crucial turning point in the Nazis' anti-Jewish campaign.
The destruction on Kristallnacht, which targeted Jewish businesses and synagogues throughout Germany and Nazi-occupied Austria and Czechoslovakia and included the deaths of at least ninety people, signaled to the Nazis that more drastic measures against Jews would be met with little response from non-Jewish Germans.
Congressman Israel served as president and CEO of the Touro Law Center’s Institute on the Holocaust and the Law, a think tank that explored ‘what happened to lawyers and judges during the Holocaust, and how their counterparts in Nazi Germany used the law to take away the legal rights of citizens.’
The permanent exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County depicts the events of Kristallnacht as we recount the steps that ultimately led to the Holocaust.
RSVP to 516.571.8040. Suggested donation of $10.00