Florida Holocaust Museum hosts events in honor of Holocaust Education Week
November 9, 2020 - In honor of Holocaust Education Week, the Florida Holocaust Museum will host two virtual events. The first, to be held tonight (Nov. 9) at 6:30 p.m., is the museum's annual Kristallnacht commemoration. Also known as the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht was the night when Nazis burned synagogues, destroyed Jewish homes and businesses and killed Jewish people. Tonight's event features a discussion with Mark Wygoda, the son of a German-born Polish Jew who defied the Nazis throughout the war. To attend, click here. Friday at 11 a.m., students and educators can watch a 45-minute livestreamed event including a theatrical performance and concert based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane, which tells the story of the power of music and how one teenage refugee held onto her dreams, survived the Holocaust and inspired a generation. They will also have opportunities to interact with author Mona Golabek. To register, click here.