November 04, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seton Hill University formally announced the establishment of its National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education in November 1987 by commemorating an event that many of us as Christians had hardly heard of, Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," which took place on November 9-10, 1938 across the Third Reich. This state-inspired and sanctioned violence resulted in the burning of 267 synagogues in Germany and Austria, the looting of 700 Jewish businesses, and the deaths of 91 Jews. In addition, 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps. For each year since, we have marked the anniversary with an interfaith service where students gather with Holocaust survivors and remember with word, psalm, music and reflection.
Location: St. Joseph Chapel
National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education and Campus Ministry