Commemorating Pogrom Night

Book Cover Henny Seidemann

On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, a reading from the book by Henny Seidemann Berlin – Barcelona – München. Eine Münchner Jüdin erzählt took place in the foyer of Dachau’s City Hall to commemorate Pogrom Night. Henny Seidemann, a contemporary witness, was born in Berlin in 1922, she fled to Barcelona with her family in 1935. But already in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, she was sent back to Germany and taken to a Jewish children’s home in Munich. In 1938 she fled for a second time to Spain and first returned to Munich in 1957. The event was staged by the “Round Table for Contemporary History”, made up by the Culture and Contemporary History Dept in the City of Dachau authority, the Förderverein für Internationale Jugendbegegnung und Gedenstättenarbeit e.V., the Max Mannheimer Studienzentrum, the Dachauer Forum, the association Zum Beispiel Dachau, the Protestant Church of Reconciliation, the Catholic pastoral office on the Dachau Memorial Site, the Lagergemeinschaft Dachau, and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.