Kupferberg Holocaust Center
222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
Holocaust Memory / Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration
“BOYKOTT April 1, 1933: Spectatorship and the Exclusion of Jews from the German Community”
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:00pm EST
On the anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom, Dr. Peter Fritzsche will examine the first major step toward the persecution and exclusion of German Jews: the boycott of April 1, 1933—Day 62 of the Thousand Year Reich. He will present a new reconstruction of the timeline of the boycott and the motivations behind it, which swung much of the German population against Jews and behind the regime. Dr. Fritzsche is a professor of history at the University of Illinois, where he has taught since 1987. A recipient of Guggenheim, Humboldt and NEH fellowships, he is the author of several books, including Reading Berlin 1900, Germans into Nazis, and most recently, Hitler’s First Hundred Days. This event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College and the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College.