UW’s Hillel Organization Remembers Kristallnacht
The University of Wyoming's Hillel foundation for Jewish Campus Life is remembering the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, which means Night of Broken Glass, this November. Kristallnacht is the name given to the events that started the night of Nov. 9th, 1938, in Germany.For two days many Jews were killed and Jewish businesses,homes and Synagogues were either destroyed or looted. The massive attack during that two day period on the Jewish people became known as Kristallnacht, because broken glass laced the streets after the attacks were over. In remembrance of Kristallnacht and its 75th anniversary, UW's Hillel organization has events scheduled in the month of November. To start the off the remembrance of Kristallnacht, UW Hillel unveiled an exhibition dedicated to the Holocaust in gallery 234. The exhibition is part of the Simon Wisenthal project entitled, "The Courage to Remember". The posters that comprised the exhibition are being shown all over the world. The exhibition in gallery 234 explores four time periods of the Holocaust. Co-advisor of UW's Hillel, Wendy Berelson further explains what is displayed in each time period.
The Exhibition will be displayed until Nov. 15th. Nov. 7th individuals had the rare opportunity to hear the story of child Holocaust survivor, Estelle Nadal. The remembrance of Kristallnacht will conclude with the reading of names for the victims of not only the 6 million Jews, but the other 5 million victims who were slain during the Holocaust. The reading of names will take place Nov. 11th through the 15th in the Fireside Lounge of the Union from 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Wendy Berelson expresses why it is still imperative to remember events like Kristallnacht.