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Holocaust Survivors to Tell Their Stories During “Remembering Kristallnacht” Virtual Event at FSW

Nov 2, 2020

NOVEMBER 2, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Southwest Florida Holocaust survivors will tell their stories during Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Holocaust Education Week virtual event “Remembering Kristallnacht” on Monday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, Nov. 10.

On November 9 - 10, 1938, Nazi leaders unleashed a series of pogroms against the Jewish population in Germany and recently incorporated territories. This event came to be called Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) because of the shattered glass that littered the streets after the vandalism and destruction of Jewish-owned businesses, synagogues, and homes.

The Florida Department of Education designates the second week of November as Holocaust Education Week. Additionally, FSW also hosts Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week during the spring.

The virtual event will also include presentations by FSW faculty on a variety of topics. Presentations can be viewed on YouTube or Zoom. They are free and open to the public.

For a full schedule and links to virtual events, visit


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. Visit for more information.

Last Updated: November 2, 2020

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