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Kristallnacht – 80 Years On, featuring Professor Zohar Segev

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Union League Club of Chicago

65 W Jackson Blvd

Chicago, IL 60604

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Next year the world marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” when more than 200 synagogues and 7,500 businesses were damaged or destroyed, and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Dachau, Buchenwald, and Sachsenhausen. For those who could get out, it triggered a second Exodus, with 115,000 Jews fleeing the German Reich over the next 10 months.

In anticipation of this anniversary, Lunch@65West is honored to welcome Professor Zohar Segev of the University of Haifa, whose research has unearthed new details about the efforts of everyday Americans—including many Chicagoans and organizations such as the World Jewish Congress—to assist those trapped by the spreading grip of the Holocaust. Professor Segev also presents new information about the American response to requests to bomb Auschwitz. His work further traces the Shoah’s links to contemporary Jewish life in the United States and across the globe.

Please join us for this fascinating discussion, conducted by @65West’s guest interviewer and Union League Club member Michael Traison, an attorney and leader internationally-recognized for his work strengthening cultural ties between the United States, Poland, and Israel. The event begins with a reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon service and program at 12:00 p.m. Adjournment is at 1:15 p.m. Copies of Professor Segev’s book, The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust: Between Activism and Restraint, will be available for purchase.

The cost of the event is $35 per person (plus Eventbrite processing fee) and advance registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: The Union League Club of Chicago maintains a "business casual" dress code (i.e., no denim/jeans or athletic wear, please).

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