Kristallnacht At Temple Beth Israel

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Temple Beth Israel presents a Kristallnact Program, a 79th anniversary commemoration, featuring Werner Reich at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Reich, a Holocaust survivor and educator, was living in Berlin when the Nazis came to power in 1933.  His father lost his job and the family moved to Yugoslavia.   After his father died in 1940, his mother placed him in hiding with several families, and he became involved in the resistance movement.  He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and sent to Theresienstadt, then to Auschwitz, then to Mauthausen.

He says he never lost his sense of humor, which, along with his determination to survive, makes his story a unique and compelling one.

Please join them for this very important and moving program at Temple Beth Israel Temple Drive in Port Washington. For more information call 516-767-1708.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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