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Targeting a Vulnerable Minority: The Consequences of Hatred and Indifference

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom and the desperate refugees who sought a haven in its aftermath, including those on the doomed voyage of the St. Louis. Please join us for a discussion led by Dr. Elliot Lefkovitz, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago. Professor Lefkovitz will also screen the short film which he helped create for Loyola and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center – “The Double Crossing: The Voyage of the St. Louis.”

Thursday, November 8, 2018
4:00 pm • Loyola Information Commons, 4th Floor

The second week in November marks the 80th anniversary of “Kristallnacht” – “Night of Broken Glass,” when in 1938, violent anti-Jewish actions, orchestrated by the Nazi government, raged throughout Germany and lands under German control. Many historians view “Kristallnacht” as the beginning of the Holocaust.

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