West Hartford-based Chabad of Greater Hartford will host a gathering at the Bushnell marking 80 years since Kristallnacht that is expected to draw a large and diverse turnout from throughout area.
Eva Schloss, the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank, will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave. in Hartford.
Her compelling story of surviving the holocaust, rebuilding her life and establishing herself as an internationally respected humanitarian is gripping and enheartening. The gathering will be suitable for teenagers and adults of all faiths.
This past year, a documentary by The New York Times depicting Mrs. Schloss partaking in a virtual Holocaust testimonial project, was among 10 contenders for the documentary short subject category at the 90th Academy Awards.
“Eva is a courageous individual who works tirelessly to end the violence and bigotry that continues to plague our world,” said Rabbi Shaya Gopin of the Chabad House of Greater Hartford, the organization sponsoring the event. “We are honored and excited to play host to this great person.”
The visit brings added significance as this year marks 80 years since Kristallnacht.
Tickets are $50 for orchestra seating, $36 for mezzanine seating and $18 for students (premium seating and VIP tickets are available as well). Signed copies of Schloss’ autobiography “Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale” are available as well. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HistoricEvent.org .
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