Holocaust Education Week – The New State of Florida Mandate
Last year, the Florida State Legislature passed legislation that adds to the existing Holocaust Mandate. The new legislation designates the second week in November as Holocaust Education Week. This week was chosen to commemorate Kristallnacht, also called “Night of Broken Glass” as windows of thousands of Jewish places of business were smashed and over 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground in Germany and Austria. Many Jews were murdered, and others were sent to concentration camps where they had to endure hard labor.
“Remembering Krystallnacht” is a historical, artistic program commemorating the horrific night of November 9-10, 1938, and the violence committed by the Nazis throughout Germany and Austria against Jews and their property, which initiated the horrors of Nazi Germany and culminated in concentration camps across Europe.
This program will be presented by Robert Watson, the world-renowned, award-winning author, historian and analyst for numerous national media outlets. Watson, a professor of American Studies at Lynn University in Boca Raton, has published three dozen books on history and politics and is considered one of the leading history scholars in the United States.
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