Hope For The Future

December 11, 2019

Creating an epicenter for peace adjacent to Auschwitz

When Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933, numerous anti-Semitic laws were enacted. Jews were forced out of government and public service jobs and banned from public schools and other public venues. By 1937, Nazis began seizing Jewish-owned properties and businesses. But it wasn’t until Kristallnacht, the fateful night of November 9–10, 1938, also known as the “Night of Broken Glass,” that Nazi policies turned violent. That night, Nazis destroyed synagogues, vandalized Jewish businesses, schools, and homes, and murdered dozens of Jews. After Kristallnacht, among worsening conditions, many Jews fled Germany, seeking asylum in other countries. Prior to Kristallnacht, Gerda and Hans Meyerhof had seen the writing on the wall and escaped to Czechoslovakia, eventually making their home in the United States.

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