On November 9th, 1938, the Nazis and their accomplices terrorized the Jewish community of Germany in a night of violence - Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass"). Kristallnacht is often remembered as a warning to the world - a prelude to the Nazis' genocidal war. But Kristallnacht can also be seen not just as a prelude but as a closing, as the pillars of Germany's once liberal democracy succumbed fully to Nazism.
Join Facing History and Ourselves and the New-York Historical Society for a discussion with Dr. Benjamin Carter Hett , professor of history at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, as we explore the fragility of democracy, the relationship between identity and authoritarian politics, and what lessons from Germany in the 1920s and 30s we can apply to today.
Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour. Please direct any questions about the event to [email protected]
This event is hosted by the New-York Historical Society as part of the "Think and Drink series with scholars". The workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.
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