Florida This Week; Holocaust Museum commemorates Kristallnacht

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By Rob Lorei

We start off today with the latest edition of Florida this week, a political discussion show broadcast by local PBS station WEDU on Friday nights and moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei. This Week’s Panel ( Political Consultant April Schiff, Former USF Professor Liana Fernandez Fox, Political Reporter Mitch Perry, Radio Host Susan Nilon) discuss the biggest’s topics in Florida news and politics:  Jeb Bush tries a campaign reboot in Florida and his visit overlaps with Ben Carson’s; questions are being raised again about whether Marco Rubio used Republican Party funds to pay for personal expenses; Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are no-shows at the Democrats statewide convention in Orlando; and a Polk County public school teacher’s resignation letter goes viral.

Tonight, the Florida Holocaust Museum will commemorate the 77th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, “the night of broken glass”, with a candle lighting ceremony and reflection with Holocaust survivors. Throughout the night of November 9-10 in 1938, Thousands of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues were ransacked and destroyed in a coordinated series of attacks throughout Germany. It  is largely considered the beginning of Hitler’s racial cleansing policies.

Joining us today is Claremont McKenna College professor Dr. Wendy Lower, to talk about her new book Hitler’s Furies, which looks at the women who were directly involved in the Nazi regime. Dr. Lower will be speaking at tonight’s commemoration at the Florida Holocaust Museum in Downtown St.Petersburg, which begins at 6:30 pm and is open to the public.