November 10, 2003
Museum of Tolerance / Simon Wiesenthal Center
Los Angeles
Commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the infamous Nazi “Kristallnacht” 1938 and premiere of the Helnwein documentary
SURVIVORS, ACTIVISTS, DIPLOMATS AND CELEBRITIES JOIN AT MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE TO COMMEMORATE
On Sunday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. the Museum of Tolerance commemorated the 65th anniversary of the infamous 1938 Nazi “Night of Broken Glass” (Kristallnacht) pogrom. The Wiesenthal Center's observance of the 65th anniversary of "Kristallnacht" was highlighted by the presentation of the work of Gottfried Helnwein and the screening of "Ninth November Night," a documentary about the artist's commitment to remind the world of the Holocaust.
Ninth November Night
Installation, 1988, 400 x 6000 cm / 157 x 2362'', between Ludwig Museum and Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, each panel 370 x 250 cm, 146 x 98"
2003
Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Museum of Tolerance's founder and dean, addressed participants. The program culminated with a candlelight vigil in the Museum's Memorial Plaza.
Attendants
Rabbi Marvin Hier - Dean and Founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Liebe Geft, Director, Museum of Tolerance
Lorraine Sais, Coordinator, Arts and Lectures, Museum of Tolerance
Avra Shapiro, Public Relations, Museum of Tolerance
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Consul General of Austria
Bita Rasoulian, Deputy Consul General of Austria
Josef Beck, Deputy Consul General of Germany
Gottfried and Renate Helnwein
Jason Lee, actor, his wife, Beth Riesgraf and their son Pilot
Robert Davi, actor
Bruce Davison, actor
Deborah Oppenheimer, Academy Award winner for the documentary "Into the Arms of Strangers"
Ben Foster, actor
Joan Steiger, wife of the late Hollywood actor Rod Steiger
Gisela and Dick Guttman
Henning Lohner, composer, director
Stephen Joihn Kalinich, poet
Bryten Goss, painter
Mercedes Helnwein, artist, writer
Ali Helnwein, composer
Cyril Helnwein, photographer
Sascha Panov, artist
Robert Reynolds, artist
Morris P. Kagan, photographer
Cesare Bonanza, photographer
Jessica Shokrian, photographer
Alex Prager, photographer
Edward Goldman, art talk, KCRW radio
Helnwein speaking at the Commemoration of Kristallnacht
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2003
Liebe Geft, director Museum of Tolerance, Helnwein and Robert Davi
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