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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration

  • 14 Nov 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Page Hall, University at Albany downtown campus 135 Western Ave, Albany, New York
Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
One-Time Screening |Free and open to the public

The Zookeeper's Wife reveals the story of Righteous Among the Nations recipients Antonina and Jan Zabinski who risked their lives to save others. They fought back on their own terms and covertly began working for the Resistance in
Poland after the Nazi invasion.

They realized that their zoo’s abandoned animal cages and underground tunnels, originally designed to safeguard animal life, could now secretly save human life. They turned their zoo into a safe haven for hundreds of Jewish men, women, and children escaping the Warsaw Ghetto. Antonina placed herself and her children at great risk. When aiding a Jew was punishable by death, the Zabinskis saved 300 of them.

Called an emotional reflection on the nature of goodness and courage, The Zookeeper’s Wife is a story of heroism from the most humble of places.

This is the 25th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration, sponsored to unite the community against prejudice.

They gave all they had to save all they could.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 PM

Page Hall, University at Albany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany, New York

Sponsored by: Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center, the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, and the Judaic Studies Program at the University at Albany

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