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Holocaust

Dayton resident Robert Kahn saw his childhood home of Mannheim, Germany invaded the Nazis during WWII.
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In November 1938, the Nazi leadership in Germany organized a series of violent actions against Jewish citizens all across the country.  German soldiers attacked the homes, synagogues and businesses of Jews and more than 30 thousand Jewish men were taken to concentration camps. 

Those attacks are known as Kristall Nacht, the night of broken glass, referring to the shattered glass on streets and sidewalks in the aftermath. It’s often seen as the beginning of The Holocaust, the mass genocide of Jews and other minorities in Europe during World War II.

Holocaust Survivor to speak in Springfield

Apr 9, 2013

Wittenberg will observe International Holocaust Rememberance Day by inviting John Koenigsberg to give a presentation Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Bayley Auditorium of the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center.