November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Twin Cities Jewish Community as we commemorate Kristallnacht, the pogrom organized by the Nazis on November 9 and 10, 1938. Also known as Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht brought terror to Germany as synagogues were torched, Jewish homes and schools were vandalized, and tens of thousands were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.
As a part of this commemoration, we welcome Nick Winton in from England as he shares the story of his father, Sir Nicholas George Winton, a British humanitarian credited with organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II. What made 29-year-old Winton give up his skiing holiday to rescue these children from the Nazis and how did he do it? Winton’s son Nick will tell his father’s inspiring story about the life-changing events that transformed the destiny of so many.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required.
Nick Winton grew up learning about ethics, values, and the importance of making a contribution to the community in which you live. Over many conversations during his childhood, Nick was encouraged to hear the facts and to then make up his own mind rather than being (mis)guided by the opinion of others. Nick himself has wide experience of the roller-coaster of life and speaks with candor about his father, living with tragedy and the importance of keeping focused on what is important in life.
This event is co-sponsored by The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas and Beth El Synagogue. We are proud to have Nick Winton speak to our community in association with last year’s Kindertransport exhibit.