Staten Island Holocaust Center Looks Back On Kristallnacht Commemoration


Look Back on Commemorating Kristallnacht with Staten Island Holocaust Center

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:

Banner Image: Commemorating Kristallnacht. Image Credit – SIHC


Staten Island Holocaust Center

More than 50,000 Holocaust survivors live in the New York Metropolitan area, with hundreds on Staten Island. In every borough of New York City, there is a place dedicated to remembering the Holocaust – a place where you can learn about that dark time in history, the people it affected, and reflect upon its lasting impact on the world today. Staten Island was the only borough without a building dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. We have formed the Staten Island Holocaust Center (SIHC). We have rectified that situation. This is an important project considering the current climate of intolerance, the existence of Holocaust deniers, and rising anti-Semitism. Now, after years of planning and effort, we are proud to announce the launching of an exciting important new project for Staten Island. SIHC is a not-for-profit corporation under New York law and have received 501c(3) status from the Internal Revenue Code. It is our hope that the Staten Island Holocaust Center will become a place where history can be remembered and interpreted, ensuring that the atrocities of our past will not be forgotten or repeated.

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