Tuesday, November 5, 2013
"Night of the Broken Glass" is a free public concert 3 p.m. Nov. 10 on the second floor of the Miller Center.
Students, community members and employees will present an evening of music, recorded interviews and images commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogram against Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria.
"Night of the Broken Glass" is a free public concert 3 p.m. Nov. 10 on the second floor of the Miller Center. Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
- View the concert poster (PDF).
Performances include Steve Reich's "Different Trains," a three-movement piece with recorded interviews that will feature the Percussion Ensemble, and Stephen Paulus' "Hymn to the Eternal Flame," a choral work that will feature Concert Choir, Cantible Girls Choir and soprano soloist Hillary Vermillion, adjunct voice instructor at St. Cloud State.
Images from the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education archives will accompany the performances. The images were gathered by the center's director, Dan Wildeson, and Jahneah Wahlroos, a St. Cloud State student from New Brighton.
Kristallnacht derives its name from the broken glass that littered streets following the Nov. 9-10, 1938 attacks on Jewish-owned shops, synagogues, schools and hospitals.
The pogrom was instigated and guided by the paramilitary wing of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. It is considered by some historians to be the inaugural event in the 1938-45 genocide against Jews in Europe, known as the Holocaust.
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