Fairfield, CT - Sacred Heart University will host its annual Kristallnacht Commemoration, remembering the “Night of Broken Glass” that took place in Germany in 1938. This violent event, during which the Nazis broke the windows of Jewish businesses, schools and synagogues, resulted in death, arrests and the beginning stages of the Holocaust. The event will feature guest speaker Anthony Davidson, son of a Holocaust survivor.
Davidson, dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Fordham University in New York, will recount his mother’s personal story of courage, heroism and survival during the Holocaust in his lecture, “From Munkatch to Manchester through the Gates of Auschwitz.”
The event will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield on Wednesday, November 8, at 2 p.m.
The commemoration is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Catholic Identity, the Curtis Center’s Contemporary Catholic Conversations Lecture Series and the Human Journey Colloquia Series
The event is free and open to the public.
About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges–2018 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 294 Business Schools–2017 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Best College Theater” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and ranks SHU the fourth “Most Innovative School” in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. Sacred Heart fields 32 Division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service. www.sacredheart.edu