Kristallnacht Remembrance Event

 

Event Date: 31 October 2013

Arts Two Lecture Theatre,
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Campus,
Mile End Road,
London E1 4NS

The Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with QMUL, School of History presents:

Kristallnacht Remembrance Event

Speakers:

  • Professor Raphael Gross (Director LBI London, Fritz Bauer Institute Frankfurt, Jewish Museum Frankfurt)
  • Professor Peter Pulzer (All Souls’ College, Oxford University, LBI London)

Programme:

Opening words by Sir Nicholas Montagu, KCB

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Introduction by  Professor Miri Rubin (QMUL)

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Professor Raphael Gross (Director LBI London, Fritz Bauer Institute Frankfurt, Jewish Museum Frankfurt) – November 1938: The Story of Herschel Grynszpan

The talk will focus on Herschel Grynszpan and the diverse reactions to his assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath. It will tell the story of Grynszpan’s background and examine the various responses to and consequences of his action which was used by the Nazis as an excuse for the most significant pogrom against German Jews in history.

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Postcards from Europe – A Musical Interlude

Marianne Olyver – violin

Michael Freyhan – piano

Musical Interlude one:  Hans Gal (1890 – 1987) – Sonata 3rd movement  (extract) (1933)

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Musical Interlude two:  Peter Gellhorn (1912 – 2004)– Intermezzo (1937)

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Musical Interlude three: Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 – 1942)– Serenade 4th movement (1896)

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Introduction by  Professor Miri Rubin (QMUL):

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Professor Peter Pulzer (All Souls’ College, Oxford University, LBI London) – The Night of Broken Glass: Looking back on the November Pogrom of 1938

Professor Pulzer traces the evolution of the Nazi regime’s policies from initial uncertainties and hesitations through escalating discrimination and plunder to a determined decision to humiliate the remaining Jews on German territory, but also to isolate the rest of the German population from any identification with their Jewish neighbours.

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Postcards from Europe – A Musical Interlude

Marianne Olyver – violin

Michael Freyhan – piano

Musical Interlude four:  Eman Balzar (pseudonym for Erwin Schulhoff) – Susi (Fox-Song)  (1937)

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Musical Interlude five: Erwin Schulhoff (1894 – 1942) –  Sonata 2nds movement (1927)

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Musical Interlude six:  Robert Dauber (1922–1945) – Serenade (1942)

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Closing comments by Professor Miri Rubin (QMUL):

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