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The Annual Kristallnacht Lecture Remembering the Holocaust & Emigration: The Moritz and Hammerschlag Families
November 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center will commemorate the 85th Anniversary of Kristallnacht with the Annual Kristallnacht Lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6th, in-person at the Chabad at the…
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center will commemorate the 85th Anniversary of Kristallnacht with the Annual Kristallnacht Lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6th, in-person at the Chabad at the Shore – Chai Center (6605 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor City, NJ 08406) and online via Zoom.
Dr. Michael Hayse, Associate Professor of Historical Studies and Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Stockton University will speak about the experiences of Wally (nee Moritz) and Lutz Hammerschlag during and after Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht, also known as the November Pogrom, was an organized two days of violence and destruction targeting Jews in Germany and previously annexed Austria on November 9-10, 1938. During this pogrom, 1408 synagogues and places of worship were destroyed, and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested. The government, instead of protecting the Jews, encouraged citizens to commit this violence and vandalism.
This program will feature Dr. Hayse, as well as Lennard Hammerschlag, the son of Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag, and a resident of Southern New Jersey. They will explore the aftermath of Kristallnacht. Like many Jews in Germany, Wally and Lutz realized they could no longer live safely in Germany and sought refuge in another country. Both families found refuge in the only place they could secure a visa: Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe).
This program is open to the general public. It is especially relevant to students, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about the Holocaust and the experiences of German Jews.
Zoom Link: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/92521316368
The lecture is free and open to the public. New Jersey educators can receive 2.0 professional development hours.
For more information, call the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at 609-652-4699 or email Irvin.Moreno-Rodriguez@stockton.edu