Miami Dade College Homepage > MDC in the News

Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus Hosts Kristallnacht Remembrance Event Nov. 5


Miami, October 10, 2013 - The acclaimed Holocaust and Genocide Education Program (HGEP) at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus has steadily grown in popularity with students and the community over the last six years. This year, MDC will once again host a Kristallnacht commemoration event at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria in 1938. The attacks left the streets covered with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores and buildings, hence the name. Approximately 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and another 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps.

The program will feature Holocaust survivors and a short film presentation on a Ukrainian Jewish family surviving 511 days underground in caves during the Holocaust. Guest speakers will be Jürgen Borsch, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and Revital Malca, the Deputy Consul General of Israel.

“Kristallnacht Remembrance is an opportunity to educate all of us, especially students, about an important tragic part of history in the world. We continue to raise awareness of the Holocaust and Genocide so that we are reminded of the importance of human rights,” said Dr. Jeanne Jacobs, MDC Homestead Campus President.

HGEP was established at the first Kristallnacht remembrance event in 2008. The program’s mission is to not only increase awareness of the Holocaust, but also to bring to students and the community an awareness of genocide within a framework of global citizenship. More than 10,000 people have participated in the program’s various activities to date. 

This program is free and open to the public.

Kristallnacht commemoration event

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • WHERE: Miami Dade College Homestead Campus 500 College Terrace, Room F222

For more information, please contact Randall Kaufman, MDC’s Humanities and Social Sciences Chairperson, 305-237-5267 or

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
Contact the Office of Director, Equal Opportunity Programs, ADA and Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for assistance.