Annual Ida E. King Memorial Lecture

Galloway, N.J. — The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center will commemorate the 84th anniversary of Kristallnacht with the Annual Ida E. King Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, via Zoom.

Michael Hayse, associate professor of History and Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University will present a lecture on “The November Pogrom of 1938,” the infamous night of broken glass in Germany and Austria. On this night, 1,408 synagogues and places of worship were simultaneously destroyed, and 30,000 Jews were arrested. The government, instead of protecting the Jews, encouraged citizens to commit this violence. 

Hayse will explore Kristallnacht as a turning point for Jews in Germany and Austria. He will also discuss information obtained from oral history testimonies and talking with Holocaust survivors and their children from southern New Jersey who were eyewitnesses to Kristallnacht. He will share the latest findings of the Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey Project. The project is currently documenting the life stories of more than 1,500 Holocaust survivors who settled in southern New Jersey.

The lecture is free and open to the public. New Jersey educators can receive 2.0 professional development hours. For more information and the Zoom link, call the Holocaust Resource Center at 609-652-4699 or