LS Commemorates Kristallnacht


On Tuesday, November 9, the Lower School commemorated Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, which took place in Germany and Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938.  Morah Madoff told the story, Best Friends, by Elizabeth Reuter, to Kindergarten and first graders. This story illustrates how the laws made by the Nazis changed friendships and negatively affected the lives of the Jews. Grades 2, 3, and 4, had the privilege of hearing from Mr. Stanley Hellman, (the husband of our very own 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Hellman), who related the experiences of his family in Germany at that time. As in previous years, the commemoration concluded with student council officers leading in the planting of daffodil bulbs as a symbol of hope and renewal.