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Program in West Hartford: 79 Years after Kristallnacht, Has Germany Changed?

The first German-born Rabbi since the Holocaust will speak about Jewish Life in Germany on Nov. 14 in West Hartford.


This November marks 79 years since Kristallnacht, a time of terrible persecution of the Jews in Germany.

In commemoration, on Nov. 14, Chabad of Greater Hartford will be hosting a talk by the first ordained rabbi born in Germany after the Holocaust, Rabbi Yitzchak M. Wagner.

He is also the first rabbi in his hometown of Krefeld in more than 70 years.

Anti-Semitism, Philo-Semitism, Eurpoean Secularism, and Jewish Infrastructure in Contemporary Germany, are some of the issues Rabbi Wagner will address.

Presenting many photos and fascinating personal accounts, Rabbi Wagner will provide a brief synopsis of the history of the Shoah from the perspective of the medium-sized Jewish community of Krefeld.

He will then speak about the state of Jews in Germany today. Has Germany changed? Should Jews live there? These will be among the questions addressed.

The talk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Chabad House, 2352 Albany Ave. in West Hartford.

The fee for the lecture is $10 advance payment, $13 at the door.

For more information or to register, please call (860) 232-1116, email JewishLearning@ChabadHartford.com , or visit www.ChabadHartford.com.

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