Virtual Coffee Encounters

Grab a cup of something, relax and join a virtual coffee encounter as Rozalie and Dr. Susanna Kokkonen present:

A Fateful Time: Remembering the Kristallnacht in 2023

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Join us on November 9, 2023 at 11.30 am CDT, as we commemorate the events that changed the fate of the world in 1938. Now more than ever hatred and antisemitism are visible and destructive.
Why was the Kristallnacht a turning point in the persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany? Why was the church silent, when synagogues were burning and Jewish property was being destroyed? Most importantly, what did their silence communicate to the Nazi leadership?
How do we need to consider the past to understand the days we live in?

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With Mary Pollak, widow of child Holocaust survivor Alex Pollak

First aired Thursday, March 25

With Croatian partisan, artist, and Holocaust survivor Eva Deutsche Costabel and March of Remembrance USA Coordinator and Nazi descendant Claudia Kiessinger.

First aired Thursday, February 25, on Purim

With Hungarian child Holocaust survivor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and renowned Israeli filmmaker Emanuel Rund.

First aired Thursday, January 27, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day