Thank you to everyone who came out to attend and support Commemorating Kristallnacht at the JCC of Staten Island presented by the Staten Island Holocaust Center on Tuesday, November 28.
The community wide event was in partnership between several people and institutions including the Amud Aish Memorial Museum of Brooklyn, Ganzach Kiddush Hashem of Bnei Brak in Israel, Hillel of Staten Island, Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, and Staten Island Borough President, Vito Fossella. The event featured an exhibition and brief film presentation on the history and victim experience of the Holocaust with a special focus on the values and perspectives of faith-based communities. The exhibition also included Holocaust artifacts, art work by Ayala Borten, Emil Jacoby and artifacts from the Staten Island Jewish Historical Society, in addition to a Holocaust Education video by Dr. Luke Berryman of The Ninth Candle.
A full video sequence of the evening was also highlighted by United States Representative from New York, Nicole Malliotakis sharing her sentiments on Commemorating Kristillnacht prior to a brief introduction by SIHC President, Rachel Borenstein: