Join us at 1 P.M. on select Sundays to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor. Free with admission.


Kristallnacht Anniversary

Reni Hanau was born in Fulda, Germany. Experiencing the war as a young child, Ms. Hanau remembers witnessing her home burn down on Kristallnacht. Her father was then taken to the Buchenwald concentration camp, but her family escaped to England in June 1939. Upon arrival they were interned on the Isle of Mann as “enemy aliens.” They left for the United States in September 1940. She graduated from City College and taught for thirty years in the New York City school system. From the time she retired in 1991 until 1994, she taught ESL to Russian immigrants. She is a Museum of Jewish Heritage Gallery Educator as well as a member of the Speakers Bureau.



Maximilian Lerner


TOP: Speaker Sally Frishberg in discussion with a student visitor. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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