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In the Province of Corrientes in Argentina the “Night of Broken Glass” was commemorated

November, 2014

 

The Argentine Association of Political Law, the Israeli Cultural Society "Scholem Aleijem" and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, organized an exhibition on the Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass", on November 10 and 11 at the National University of the Northeast, in the province of Corrientes, Argentina, in commemoration of these discriminatory acts against the opponents to the Nazi regime in 1938.

The “Night of Broken Glass” was one of the first manifestations of hate and social exclusion of World War II, where commerce stores, schools, synagogues and houses were looted, burned and destroyed, giving rise to the systemic persecution and imprisonment of approximately 30,000 people belonging to these social groups that were persecuted at that time.

Since 2010, this act of remembrance has been held every November 9, thanks to legislation issued by the government of the providence of Corrientes and a Resolution of the Superior Council of the National University of the Northeast. This year the exhibition was overseen by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, with a photographic display and a documentary on this historical event, whose name comes from the great number of glass scattered throughout the streets of Germany.

The two days of the exhibition counted on the presence of more than 800 high school students, as well as university students, who approached the facilities of the Israeli Cultural Society “Scholem Aleijem”, where they received sensitization lectures by Héctor Zimmerman and Álvaro Monzón, lecturers of the Free Chair of "Human Rights, Genocide and Holocaust" of the University of the Northeast.

The undersecretary of the Ministry of Education of the province of Corrientes, Gabriela Albornoz, accompanied the students who visited the exhibition and thanked the volunteers of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, highlighting the didactic and enriching work of the lectures. She added that students' perceptions were strengthened with visual tools, while the knowledge of the subject was broadened and enriched.

The day closed with a ceremony that took place in the synagogue of the same city, where seven candles were lit in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in the presence of the Minister of Security Pedro Braillard Poccard, Minister of Public Works Anibal Godoy, delegates, authorities of the University of the Northeast, representatives of the DAIA and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, along with various personalities from Correntinian society, who were present to ignite the small lights that allowed for the reflection on the nefarious extent of this genocide.

 

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access_time Tuesday, November 11, 2014