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Kristallnacht 84 Years Later: Special Performance of “The Suitcase”
November 9, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMFree
Philip L. and Ellen V. Glass Holocaust Commemorative Series
Join Illinois Holocaust Museum as we commemorate the 84th anniversary of the “Night of Broken Glass” with a program of remembrance, reflection, and performance. This powerful intergenerational commemoration features “The Suitcase,” a one-man show by Tim Lorsch, the first-born son of Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.
In 2016, a suitcase was found in a small antique store in the Czech Republic. This suitcase made its way to Tim Lorsch, a producer, session player, arranger and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. When opened, it was discovered that the suitcase had the name of Tim’s great-uncle, “Julius Israel Lorsch,” inscribed inside. Blending narrative storytelling with music and archival video, “The Suitcase” weaves a multi-layered story of both the Lorsch family and Tim’s discovery of their history, community, and survival.
The performance will be preceded by remarks from dignitaries, a candle-lighting ceremony featuring Survivors and descendants of Survivors, as well as memorial prayers.
Free to the public.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.