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Sonia Goldstein speaking to students at Clarkstown North

Virtual Community-Wide Kristallnacht Commemoration

Dear Friends of the Museum,

Each year we commemorate the November Pogrom, more commonly known as Kristallnacht. This event stands out in history, as the major foreshadowing of genocide against the Jews of Europe and violent persecution of others. The violence and destruction of November 9 - 10, 1938 hangs heavy in our memory: thousands of Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues were destroyed; 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps; and hundreds of lives were lost.

Today, just as then, division and strife are rampant. Hate has been on the rise - antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia are tracking in a dangerous direction across our country. At the Museum we believe when we educate ourselves and others about humanity's violent histories, like Kristallnacht, it becomes apparent that we must combat hate at its root - because we know where it leads unchecked.

Though we cannot commemorate together due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still hold the responsibility to remember the past and work to build a future free of such violence and hatred. Together we join in virtual community to mark this Kristallnacht. Please click the link below to watch this year's Commemoration.

In Solidarity,
The Board and Staff of the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education

INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSEUM

This video has been funded by Rockland County Tourism
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UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS

Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education

Rockland Community College
145 College Rd, Suffern, NY

Closed until further notice
Watch the virtual tour

ANNUAL BENEFIT BRUNCH

The Rockleigh

Rockleigh, NJ

Postoponed to May 23, 2021

RECENT VIRTUAL EVENTS

YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION

Virtual Event

Watch video here

April 19, 2020

COURTHOUSE YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION

Virtual Event

Watch video here

April 21, 2020

PHOTO GALLERIES

2017-18 speakers photo gallery

Speakers
2017-18

Docent and education programs photo gallery

Docent/Education
Programs

2018 Yom HaShoah Commemoration photo gallery

Community
Yom HaShoah

2018 Yom HaShoah Commemoration photo gallery

Courthouse
Yom HaShoah