Rabbi Solomon Schiff commemorates 70th anniversary of night that began Holocaust
Contact: Julianna M. Klose
Rabbi Solomon Schiff to commemorate 70th anniversary of night that began Holocaust
Holocaust survivors will also be in attendance at Barry University to honor lives lost during Kristallnacht
Miami Shores, Fla. – During the two days between Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 more than 92 Jews were murdered, and 25,000-30,000 arrested and deported to concentration camps during Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. This week marks the 70th anniversary of this night that, essentially, began the Holocaust. To commemorate this day, more than 100 Barry University students, faculty and staff will gather for a Kristallnacht presentation Thursday, Nov. 6 at Barry’s main campus in Miami Shores.
Rabbi Solomon Schiff, along with Avi Mizrachi, director of Miami’s Holocaust Memorial, will be in attendance and giving presentations. In addition, at least four Holocaust survivors will attend the event and, while not making presentations, will be open to engage in discussion with Barry students and those in attendance.
The night’s program includes a presentation from Rabbi Solomon Schiff about the history of Kristallnacht, and its current relevance. In addition, Rabbi Schiff will lead participants in a traditional Kaddish Jewish mourning prayer, and a ceremony to light the six candles of the menorah in honor of the six million victims of the Holocaust.
The night will conclude with dinner, and the presentation of symbolic gifts to Rabbi Schiff and the Holocaust survivors. The event is sponsored by Barry University’s Interfaith Committee.
For more information, please contact Ann Lamet, chair of Barry’s Interfaith Committee at (305) 899-3819.