From Darkness to Light: 80 Years After Kristallnacht – CGCC



rabbi Zoe with accordion

From Darkness to Light: 80 Years After Kristallnacht

Columbia-Greene Community College will present From Darkness to Light: 80 Years After Kristallnacht with Rabbi Zoe B. Zak on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

The first of a new series of conversations surrounding diversity, cultural understanding, and positive change, the presentation will be held in the Professional Academic Center at C-GCC and will include a lecture, discussion, and music relative to the events that took place in November, 1938, throughout Nazi-controlled Germany.

Also known as the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht refers to the shards of broken glass that littered the streets following the destruction of more than 1,000 Jewish synagogues and 7,500 Jewish businesses, and the arrest of more than 30,000 Jewish men who were taken to concentration camps.

The event coincides with the fifth night of Hanukkah, and complimentary refreshments, including Kosher selections, will be served following the event.

Anyone who may require accommodations for a disability in order to attend this event may contact the Office of Accessibility Services via e-mail at, phone at (518) 828-4181, extension 3437, or by visiting Room 101A between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.