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Special Kristallnacht Commemoration – An Evening with Nick Winton
November 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, brought terror to Germany and Jews worldwide on Nov. 9, 1938 as synagogues were torched, Jewish homes and schools were vandalized, and tens of thousands were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.
We welcome you to join a special Kristallnacht commemoration at Beth El Synagogue, featuring Nick Winton. Nick will travel from England to share the story of his father, Sir Nicholas George Winton, a British humanitarian credited with organizing a Kindertransport of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.
What made 29-year-old Nicholas give up his skiing holiday to rescue these children from the Nazis and how did he do it? Winton’s son Nick will tell his father’s inspiring story about the life-changing events that transformed the destiny of so many.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required.
Special Kristallnacht Commemoration with Nick Winton
Wednesday, Nov. 9 / 7:00 PM / Beth El Synagogue
Nick Winton grew up learning about ethics, values, and the importance of making a contribution to the community in which you live. Over many conversations during his childhood, Nick was encouraged to hear the facts and to then make up his own mind rather than being (mis)guided by the opinion of others. Nick himself has wide experience of the roller-coaster of life and speaks with candor about his father, living with tragedy and the importance of keeping focused on what is important in life.
This event is co-sponsored by The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas and Beth El Synagogue. We are proud to have Nick Winton speak to our community in association with last year’s Kindertransport exhibit.