Kristallnacht Commemoration-Sponsored by The Kurt & Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance
November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
The Kurt and Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance will sponsor the annual Kristallnacht commemoration. This year we will focus on the Shanghai Ghetto. We will hear from Joe Bauer about the trip he and Marzy took to Shanghai. Jo Ann Manes will share with us some background on the Shanghai Ghetto and then tell us about her husband Wally’s life in Berlin under Hitler, his journey to Shanghai, life in Shanghai under Japanese control and how he got to America. We will show the film Shanghai Ghetto. This will be followed by a Chinese dinner buffet. Please RSVP to Temple by November 1 to reserve your seat.
Shanghai Ghetto: When Nazi influence overrode Germany, many Jews were forced to leave their homes and flee the country. This is the story of those who made their way into the far-flung slums of Shanghai, where they built a humble enclave before Japanese invaders chased them across the Pacific Ocean to eventual residence in the United States. Their heartbreaking trials and travels are revealed through archival footage, personal letters and modern-day interviews with two of these indomitable survivors.