An archival photograph featured in the film "Refuge", which tells the stories of refugees from Nazi Germany who currently live in the Chicago Selfhelp Home.

  1. Date/Time

  2. Location

    Chicago Cultural Center

    Claudia Cassidy theater
    77 East Randolph Street
    Chicago, IL 60602


  3. Admission

    Members: Free
    Non-members: Free

On November 9 to 10, 1938, 7,500 Jewish stores in Germany and Austria were smashed and looted, 267 synagogues were burned to the ground, 100 Jews were killed, and countless others beaten. In the weeks that followed, 30,000 Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

Seventy-five years later, the consequences of hatred, bigotry and intolerance will be explored in a commemoration of Kristallnacht, (“The Night of the Broken Glass”), the Nazi-led attacks 75 years ago that marked the beginning of the Holocaust.

This program will feature a screening of REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home, the award-winning documentary that explores the origins of the Holocaust and how survivors of Kristallnacht began a new life in Chicago, in addition to a panel discussion with Chicago-area survivors of Kristallnacht and local historian Dr. Leon Stein.