Media Alert: Holocaust Survivor Available for Interviews on the Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Contacts:

Kara Driscoll, Holocaust & Humanity Center, (513) 638-0508, [email protected]

Holocaust Survivor Available for Interviews on the Anniversary of Kristallnacht

To commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, Holocaust survivor Dr. Al Miller and Steve Coppel, son of Holocaust survivors, will join together for a special Holocaust Speaker Series presentation via Zoom on Wednesday, November 10, at 11 a.m.

Reporters are invited to interview Dr. Al Miller and Steve Coppel in person at Union Terminal at 12 p.m. after the event.

On November 9-10, 1938, anti-Jewish violence erupted throughout the Third Reich, including Austria. Made to look spontaneous, the Night of Broken Glass was actually government organized and approved. The nationwide pogrom was known as Kristallnacht because of the shards of glass that littered the streets from the vandalized Jewish shops. Kristallnacht was a turning point in the Nazi persecution of the Jews, which led to the Holocaust.

“They smashed something like 30,000 Jewish-owned shops, [there was] so much glass on the pavement,” Miller says. “The Nazis burnt down several thousand synagogues throughout Germany and Austria, incarcerated thousands upon thousands of Jewish men — not women yet, not so many.”

Read about Dr. Miller and Steve Coppel here.

This anniversary comes as antisemitic incidents increase across the U.S. and globally. In 2020 and 2021, there were 8,329 incidents of extremism or antisemitism in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 12 p.m.

WHERE:

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center at Union Terminal

1301 Western Ave, Suite 2101, Cincinnati, OH 45203

NOTE: This event is not open to the public, but they are encouraged to join the event virtually on Zoom. Media is invited to attend the event in person.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

Media is invited to interview Al Miller and Steve Coppel and tour the museum at Union Terminal. Interviews with museum leadership will be made available upon request. RSVP required to Communications Manager Kara Driscoll at 513-638-0508 or [email protected]. Masks are required at Union Terminal. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at the museum.

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