Tue, Nov 10|
Kristallnacht Commemoration: Theodore Bikel's The City of Light
In commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, join us for a presentation by Aimee Bikel, author of Theodore Bikel’s The City of Light, and widow of the beloved late actor, singer and activist. Opening remarks by Andreas Launer, Consul General of Austria.
Time & Location
Nov 10, 2020, 11:00 AM PST
Based on a short story written by Theodore Bikel shortly before he died in 2015, Aimee Bikel’s book for young readers poignantly recounts moments from Theo’s childhood in Vienna, at first happy memories of family, sweet cakes and holidays, and then darker times, when he experienced and witnessed brutal and violent antisemitism as Nazi influence grew. Set in Vienna in 1937-1938 during Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria and Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” a young Jewish boy watches the destruction and violence while hiding behind the curtains with his parents.
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