Kristallnacht commemoration set for Saturday in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE  — On November 9, 1938, the German government sponsored a pogrom destroying 267 synagogues throughout Germany and Austria. An estimated 7,500 Jewish-owned commercial establishments were also ransacked and looted of their wares. After the pogrom, some 30,000 Jewish men were rounded up and taken to concentration camps. It was the turning point in Hitler’s persecution of the Jewish people and paved the way for the genocide of six million Jews.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, New Heritage Community will be hosting an event commemorating the anniversary of the Nazi pogrom, known today as Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass.) Christians — and all who stand against anti-Semitism — will gather in solidarity with the Jewish community to say,


The gathering will take place from 2 – 4 P.M. at Baltimore’s Holocaust Memorial Park – Lombard and Gay Streets – in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Special music will be presented by Ted Pierce and Rivka Whitten.

For more information about this special event, and other happenings with the Ellicott City-based congregation, visit New Heritage Community.