The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education and the Tulsa City-County Library will present “Propaganda and Persecution: A Personal Perspective,” featuring Holocaust survivor Peter Feigl, at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, 2021 E. 71st St., to commemorate Kristallnacht.
At the program, Rabbi Dan Kaiman of Congregation B’nai Emunah will offer some words of remembrance on this 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that is widely considered to be the beginning of the Holocaust. Also known as the “Night of Broken Glass,” Kristallnacht refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, throughout Germany, annexed Austria and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia that were occupied by German troops.
The commemoration will feature a question-and-answer session with Feigl via Skype, moderated by Lisa Bauman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. Feigl was a German schoolboy living in Vienna when the Nazis annexed Austria. Although Feigl was baptized Catholic, the Nazis considered him racially Jewish. Feigl’s parents sent him to a Catholic summer camp for safekeeping, and he survived the war through an extended network of rescuers. His wartime diary was recovered and published in Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, edited by Alexandra Zapruder. Feigl also is featured in the State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda exhibit currently on display at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Contact the Jewish Federation of Tulsa at 918-495-1100 for more details.