Kristallnacht Commemorative Service 2017

Kristallnacht Commemorative Service in Manchester

The Annual AJR Northern Kristallnacht Commemorative Service was held this year on Wednesday 8thNovember 2017 at The Shrubberies in Manchester.

Following lunch and a welcome from our Chief Exec. Michael Newman, our guests listened to member Werner Lachs, who gave a moving account of his personal memories of the event and its subsequent effect on his family.

Rabbi Eisenberg conducted the memorial prayers after which our guest speaker, Robert Kanter, Head of History at Bury CE High School, gave an excellent talk on how the rest of the world reacted to Kristallnacht. We were delighted to be joined by students from Bury High School who had the opportunity to speak with our members and hear their stories first hand.

Photographs (c) Karen Wright and Ed Horwich