Erwin Ganz: One of the Last Survivors of Kristallnacht: His Personal Story

Date: November 9, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Contact: Receptionist

Phone: 908-725-6994 x9018

Email: info@ssbjcc.org

One of the Last Survivors of Kristallnacht: His Personal Story

  • Thursday, November 9Erwin-Ganz-photo
  • 7:00pm
  • Free to the Community

In 1938, the Nazis began their crusade against Jews with discriminatory laws and the looting of property. They turned to violence openly in what has been known as Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass. German soldiers set fires to synagogues, destroyed Jewish stores and businesses, and deported thousands of men to concentration camps.

Erwin Ganz was born in Frankurt, Germany on 1929. He lived there until he was three, then his family was forced to leave, and they relocated to Bernkastel Koos, Germany. Erwin was 8 years old when Kristallnact occurred. In 1939, Erwin and his family immigrated at the age of 9 to the United States, where they settled in Newark, NJ.

This program is co-sponsored with the Jewish Federation.