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Council Commemorates Kristallnacht and Honors Artist
At City Hall on Thursday, Nov. 16, the Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution commemorating the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht and recognizing Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein for his contributions to assuring that the Holocaust will never be forgotten. "Ninth November Night," a world-renowned exhibit of Helnwein's work commemorating Kristallnacht, will have its U.S debut at the Judge Lewis Quadrangle in Philadelphia next April. Pictured (from left) are council member Frank DiCicco; Gottfried Helnwein; Austrian Consul General Dr. Brigitta Blaha; Sarita Gocial, co-chair of the Yizkor Memorial Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council and member of the "Ninth November Night" exhibit committee; and council member Wilson Goode, Jr. The Philadelphia presentation of "Ninth November Night" is being sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council, the Mural Arts Program, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and the Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council.