Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass - marked the onset of the Holocaust. On November 9-10, 1938, Nazi forces set fire to or destroyed over two hundred synagogues, damaged 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses, arrested 30,000 Jews, and murdered 91 Jews in Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.

The Jewish community's annual ceremony commemorating Kristallnacht will be held online on Tuesday 9 November at 7.30pm.

At this year's commemoration, we will be honouring the memory of Eddie Jaku OAM - Holocaust Survivor and Witness to Kristallnacht. On 9 November 1938, Eddie returned home from boarding school to an empty house. At dawn, Nazi soldiers burst in, Eddie was beaten and taken to Buchenwald. That night was the onset of the horrors to come for Eddie and the Jewish people of Europe.

To join with us to commemorate this important occasion, please register at https://nswjbd.org/kristallnacht