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Kristallnacht Commemoration – 2023

November 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Kristallnacht Commemoration with special guest speaker, Stacy Bernard Davis, Deputy Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration features a commemorative service and candle lighting followed by our keynote speaker Stacy Bernard Davis, Deputy Special Envoy Holocaust Issues.

Additionally, this year’s commemoration will include free Museum admission from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets from broken windows on November 9-10 in 1938. Throughout the night, thousands of Jewish-owned businesses, homes, and synagogues were ransacked and destroyed in a coordinated series of attacks throughout Germany. This was the first widespread use of massive force against Jews by the Nazi regime and figures as an essential turning point in Nazi Germany

This commemoration is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker

Stacy Bernard Davis is the Deputy Envoy for Holocaust Issues at the U.S. Department of State.  Previously, she was Deputy Director of the Office of International Religious Freedom and prior to that, Unit Chief for Europe and Eurasia in J/IRF.  She also was the Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.  She joined the religious freedom office in 2011 and worked with the Ambassadors at Large for International Religious Freedom and the Special Envoys to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to advance U.S. foreign policy to promote religious freedom and combat antisemitism and religious discrimination in Europe.  She spent the first 20 years of her career in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, working on defense trade, nuclear nonproliferation, supporting the UN Special Commission on Iraq, and developing antipersonnel landmine policy and supporting weapons remediation.  She graduated from Cornell University and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

About The Florida Holocaust Museum

One of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust Museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit



November 9, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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