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An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht

November 8 | 7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel • Fish Interfaith Center

Photo of Jeffrey KopsteinFor the 15th year, Chapman University gathers as an interfaith community to commemorate Kristallnacht. We remember those targeted by the antisemitic violence that swept across Germany and Austria on November 9-10, 1938, and we honor the courageous few who dared to stand with the persecuted and defy Nazi authority.

At this year’s event, Jeffrey Kopstein, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine will bring his disciplinary expertise as a political scientist and his wide-ranging knowledge of the history of anti-Jewish violence to bear on the events of Kristallnacht

Funded in part by The Sally and Jerry Schwartz Endowment for Holocaust Education and The John and Toby Martz Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies
Co-sponsored by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Fish Interfaith Center, and Chapman Interfaith Council
This event is presented in partnership with the Fish Interfaith Center
Virtual Events Available on YouTube

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Excerpts from Readers’ Theatre, The Worlds Within the Words of Elie Wiesel, and special message by Rabbi Ariel Burger.