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Central Florida arts orgs commemorate Kristallnacht

Remembering the horrifying Nazi rampage 75 years later

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Perhaps the most straightforward and powerful event in the series will be the panel discussion by survivors of the Holocaust who now live in Central Florida. The discussion, to be held Oct. 27 at the Holocaust Center, offers a rare chance to hear first-person accounts of life under the horrific injustices of the Third Reich.

There is a real need to overcome indifference and understand this frighteningly recent point in human history, to look over the fences between us and our past. That’s as true of Central Florida today – with social media showing us stories from our preferred perspectives in our neighborhoods full of people we’ve never met – as it was of Germany in 1938. “Whether we’re talking about [what’s happening in] the Middle East or we’re talking about bullying on a playground, we have a moral responsibility to look at the health and safety of other people,” says Mitchell. “I think we often lose that.”


KRISTALLNACHT 2013 EVENTS

Kristallnacht: In Remembrance
Juried art exhibition features 18 artists, including locals. Sept. 15
through Dec. 20; Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; 407-628-0555; holocaustedu.org; free

Panel of Local Holocaust Survivors
Firsthand accounts by survivors living in Central Florida. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27; Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; 407-628-0555; holocaustedu.org; free

BESA: The Promise
Tells the story of Albanian Muslims who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Noon Sunday, Nov. 3; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; 407-629-0054; enzian.org; $10

Itzhak Perlman
Presentation by the beloved and world-renowned Israeli-American violinist. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7; Warden Arena, Alfond Sports Center at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; 407-646-2000; rollins.edu/wpi; free

A Child of Our Time
Michael Tippett’s oratorio based on the events of Kristallnacht. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10; Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; 407-646-2182; bachfestivalflorida.org; $25-$55

Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Düsseldorf
Exhibition tells the story of the forced sale of artwork stolen by the Nazis. Sept. 17-Dec. 8; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam; free

The Rape of Europa
Documentary film about the looting of art by the Third Reich. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam; free

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