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Annual Kristallnacht Remembrance November 6

Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” will be remembered on Thursday, November 6, at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre in downtown Keene. This event in Germany in 1938 marked the beginning of the Nazis’ systematic persecution of Jews and served as a prelude to the Holocaust. The KSC Chamber Singers, the Chamber Singers of Keene, and MoCoArts of Keene will all be part of the evening of Remembrance.

This year’s event will feature Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Chambon Foundation president Pierre Sauvage. A child survivor of the Holocaust and a child of Holocaust survivors, he is best known for his 1989 feature documentary Weapons of the Spirit, which tells the story of a mountain community in France that defied the Nazis and took in and saved five thousand Jews, including Sauvage and his parents. Sauvage himself was born in this unique Christian oasis, Le Chambon, at a time when much of his family was being tortured and murdered in the Nazi death camps. It was only at the age of 18 that he learned that he and his family were Jewish and survivors of the Holocaust.

Kristallnacht, sponsored by the Keene Interfaith Clergy Association, the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College, Congregation Ahavas Achim, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Planning at Keene State College, and the New Hampshire Humanities Council, is free and open to the public and is suitable for children ages 10 and up. Please call Tom White, 8-2746, or visit for more information.

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