A memorial ceremony and symposium will be held at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution in Jerusalem on Tuesday, marking 72 years since the Kristallnacht pogrom, named for the broken glass that resulted when the Nazis unleashed a series of riots against the Jews in Germany and Austria. In the space of a few hours on November 9, 1938, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed.
The German and Austrian ambassadors will take part in the symposium, which is being held in conjunction with the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin. The program in Hebrew (translation into English available), starts at 10 a.m. and includes lectures on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, as well as Holocaust Survivor Artists from Central Europe. the memorial ceremony is scheduled for noon and at 5:30 p.m., Rabbi Mordechai Neugroschel will speak in the Yad Vashem Synagogue.
An online exhibition, It Came From Within <http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/kristallnacht/index.asp>, is now on www.yadvashem.org and includes historical information, images and testimonies