LS Kristallnacht Commemoration


On Thursday, November 10, 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, were privileged to hear from Mrs. Herda Baitch  who related her experience in Germany as a young child during Kristallnacht and about the beautiful life she has had here in Baltimore.  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.