WITNESS: A Reader’s Theater in Commemoration of Kristallnacht
Sunday, December 8th
7:00 p.m. in the Community Room in the Woodbridge Building at Aviv Centers for Living
Why, of all the terrifying hours and days of the Holocaust, do we choose to remember Kristallnacht? What is it about this night that sets it apart from all the other nights of death and destruction?
Join us, as we hear the words of Kristallnacht, presented by the Salem State University Drama Department and look briefly at just a few of these lives. We see history unfold through the eyes of people - most of them very young people - caught up in the turmoil of that night.
The script is entirely in the words of those who were there. There were very few changes, done only to make the speeches shorter and less cumbersome. Some are diary entries, letters and other documents written immediately afterward. Some are from testimony provided years later. They are among thousands of accounts from that night, each one equally deserving of our attention.
Following the dramatic reading and a brief panel discussion
please join us for our first project to let no Holocaust victim be forgotten.
Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project.
The Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project aims to memorialize each individual Jew murdered in the Holocaust by recording their names, biographical details and photographs on special forms created by Yad Vashem, called Pages of Testimony. Our staff and volunteers will be available to assist with filling out these pages to remember those who were lost.
Please call 617-471-5109 for questions or more information