Wednesday 20 March
From 9-10 November, 1938, violence erupted across the Reich. With a hitherto unprecedented show of strength, plain-clothed and uniformed members of the Nazi party demonstrated to an astonished world that Jews were no longer to be tolerated, and that the history of Jews in Germany was now at an end. Over the course of the last 80 years, the events that the Nazis termed “Kristallnacht” have come to mean different things to different people.
In this Lunchtime Lecture, Museum Education Officers Dr Simon Holloway and Breann Fallon will discuss what Kristallnacht, ‘The Night of Broken Glass’, meant to people in Germany and around the world in 1938, and will talk about their approaches to guiding visitors and students through this space in the Museum. Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman will also explain the thinking that went into the choice of artefacts for the Museum’s exhibit on Kristallnacht, ‘The Night of Broken Glass’.