The Night of Broken Glass

Nov 6, 2018

80 years ago on November 9th and 10th in Germany, Nazis raided, torched, and vandalized Jewish synagogues, homes, businesses, and schools. The result was the death of over 100 Jews and over 30,000 Jewish men arrested and sent to concentration camps. While the Nazis had been oppressing the Jews for years, “The night of broken glass” or “Kristallnacht” marks the beginning of the violent oppression.

On April 11, 2018, The Hearst Center for the Arts held a Holocaust Remembrance event. The program was a concert to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Trio 826 and UNI faculty members performed chamber music by Mendelssohn, Mahler, Weber, Laitman, Klein, and Dohnanyi.

UNI’s Director for the Center of Holocaust and Genocide Education, Dr. Stephen Gaies, added his historical perspective.

To commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Iowa Public Radio will broadcast the concert to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Saturday night, November 10th at 8, and again on Veteran’s Day, Sunday afternoon, November 11th at 2 pm.

Participating Musicians:

  • Trio 826
    • Susanna Klein, violin
    • Julia Bullard, viola
    • Hannah Holman, cello
  • Vakhtang Kodanashvili, piano 
  • James Jenkins, piano
  • Ross Monroe Winter, violin
  • Katherine Osborne, mezzo-soprano


MENDELSSOHN                                Song without Words, Op. 109

MENDELSSOHN                                Intermezzo from String Quartet, Op. 13

MAHLER                                               Piano Quartet in A minor

WEBER                                                  Wiegala

LAITMAN                                             Beneath the Whiteness of Your Stars

KLEIN                                                    String Trio

DOHNANYI                                         Serenade, Op. 10

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