The Carmel Yom Hashaoh ceremony took place on the first day back at school this term.  The focus was the 80th commemoration of Krystallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass”. We were honoured to be joined by Lore Zusman who spoke about her childhood, witnessing Krystallnacht first-hand.

In 1938, these two days of destruction of public property and frenzy of violence was unleashed on all Jewish communities across Germany and Austria and signalled the beginning of the end for European Jews. The sequence of events leading up to Krystallnacht was narrated in a dignified manner by year 9 and 10 students with relevant and moving songs performed by the choir.