In recognition of Kristallnacht and Remembrance Day, related in their significance as days of remembrance for tragic events, King David students took part in an assembly on Friday to gather and reflect on the impact of conflicts and war, the lives and communities that are shattered by war, and to share our gratitude for all those who have served or are serving causes of peace and human rights. Both events call for reflection on the consequences of intolerance, discrimination, and conflict, emphasizing the importance of promoting peace, understanding, and unity in society. They remind us of the importance of fighting hatred and protecting human rights, and these are the values that guide us in times of conflict.
November 10 holds historical significance. On this day in 1938, a pogrom followed the night of shattered glass on November 9. This pivotal night, known as Kristallnacht, brought unprecedented violence and horror to the Jewish community living under the German Nazi Reich.
We remember, appreciate, and acknowledge all those who served and serve now. The assembly included O Canada, a reading of the poem, Flanders Fields, and playing The Last Post and Rouse with a moment of silence and remembrance. It also included a soulful performance of Eli Eli written by Hannah Senesh.