Monday, April 5, 2010


In November, 1938, thousands of synagogues, businesses, homes and lives were destroyed in a single night. Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass - was a turning point that marked the beginning of the Holocaust. It began with that night and ended with the murder of six million Jews, including one and a half million children.

On November 9, 2013, the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, internationally renowned Judaica artist Gary Rosenthal will unveil the Kristallnacht Wall. This 600 square-foot glass sculpture will be made of countless shards of glass, fused together by thousands of people across the world.

From the broken glass, representing thousands of shattered windows destroyed out of hatred and prejudice, will emerge a beautiful work of art. This unique artwork will serve as a powerful reminder that societies must embrace diversity and celebrate differences among all peoples of the world; it will be a symbol of hope that mankind must live together harmoniously.

This exciting project is just finishing the all important planning stage and is ready to start finding people who want to get involved.  There might not be much to write about here to begin with, but if this project gathers the steam we think it will, this blog will be a place to read about news and updates, see pictures of events, and keep track of how we're doing in way of reaching the ultimate goal, as well as to provide an easy way for you to keep in touch with us.  You can follow us on facebook as well, and visit the main website for more information.

In the meantime, have a look at these artist renditions of the memorial wall and accompanying pieces:

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