Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

80th Anniversary of “Kristallnacht”:

9 NOVEMBER 1938 AND BEYOND: Austria and the Winding Road to the Holocaust

1938 was a cataclysmic year in Austria’s history, above all for its large and culturally influential Jewish population. From the “Anschluss” pogrom in March to the Reich-wide pogrom in November, Jewish memoirists, foreign observers, later historians and even Nazi German officials noted the especially violent nature of Austrian anti-Semitism and its pivotal role in the escalation of Nazi anti-Jewish policy.

Tim Corbett, PhD, a historian of modern Jewish Austrian culture, will re-trace this history that opened the door to the Holocaust. Dr. Corbett is usually based in Vienna. During 2018 he is the inaugural Prins Foundation Fellow in Residence at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. He is the author of numerous articles in his field as well as a translator and editor, and is currently writing his first book, a cultural history of Vienna’s Jewish cemeteries.

Then stick around after the service and program for potluck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.


Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm


St. John's Lutheran Church
81 Christopher St.
New York , NY 10014




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