January 2023: Kristallnacht News Update
Thank you again for signing the Kristallnacht declaration. The first week of every month, we will send a few stories about Kristallnacht and the Holocaust that made the news in the previous month, and towards November 2023 we will share information about Light Up The Church 2023.
Last November, Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler, 91 years old, tol her story for the first time to an audience in the UAE, at the Crossroads of Civilisations Museum in Dubai, marking the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht or the November Pogrom.
A majority of U.S. states don't have laws requiring public school students to learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, according to an Axios analysis of data from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Friday 27 January 2023 is International Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland on the same day in 1945. On this annual day of commemoration, the United Nations urges every member state to honour the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism, and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
The Holocaust, or Shoah, was considered the “Final Solution” by Nazi Germany which aimed for the complete elimination of the Jewish community within the country. As per reports, by the end of the gruesome act, around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population was killed.
Before the Nazis took power in 1933, European Jewish culture was flourishing. By 1945, Nazis had ensured two out of every three European Jews were dead and the Jewish communities of eastern Europe were shattered.
In the build up to the Second World War, and during the early years of the conflict, the Nazi policy of persecution became ever more radical. The second lecture in Laurence Rees's Holocaust masterclass examines the horror of Kristallnacht in 1938, the murder of Jews in occupied Poland and the introduction of ghettoization.
The Holocaust was the attempt by the Nazis and their collaborators to murder all the Jews in Europe and saw more than six million men, women, and children murdered between 1941 and 1945.
Six million Jews were murdered between 1933 and 1945. How Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party turned anti-Semitism into genocide.
Kristallnacht is the name given to what event in German history? The 1923 failed coup d'état to depose the Weimar Republic.