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Holocaust survivors mark Kristallnacht

(L-R)Theresa Dulgov, Valentina Yakorevskaya, Wofgang Hellpap, Michael Bokor, and Pawel Lichter

Tucson’s Jewish History Museum hosted a panel of local Holocaust survivors on Friday, Nov. 8, in commemoration of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” a series of pogroms on Nov. 9, 1938 that signaled the beginning of the Holocaust. The survivors read from “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona,” two volumes published by Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona, containing 81 personal testimonies. Some 80 community members attended the reading. “Some come to every reading and others come to thank them and us for bringing the survivors to teach everyone,” says JFCS’s Raisa Moroz, program manager for services for Holocaust survivors. Upcoming readings are Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road #105, and Friday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. at Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Cañada, Green Valley. For more information, contact or 795-0300, ext. 2214.