SHU Presents Kristallnacht Commemoration

FAIRFIELD—Join Sacred Heart University at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, November 7 at 2 pm for its annual Kristallnacht Commemoration and listen to the story of Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann.

Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann was arrested and transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. She will tell her story of survival and hope. Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass,” took place in Germany 80 years ago and was the violent event during which Nazis broke the windows of Jewish businesses, schools and synagogues, resulting in death, arrests and the beginning stages of the Holocaust.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored bySacred Heart University’s Office of Mission & Catholic Identity and the Human Journey Colloquia Series

Media coverage is welcomed. Please contact Deb Noack at 203-396-8483 or for further information.

About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus, which is located about an hour from Manhattan and 2.5 hours from Boston. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s eight colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business; Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, yet at the same time develops students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives and professions and in their communities. A spirit of service, entrepreneurship and social justice is the essence of who we are and can be seen inside and outside the classroom as students learn how to make a difference far beyond Fairfield. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 384 Colleges–2019 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 267 Business Schools–2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Happiest Students” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program.