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Perpetrators of the Holocaust: A Reassessment   View Event

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  This webinar is developed for an educator, university, and community member audience. It is not intended for middle/high school students. One of the most influential theories about Holocaust perpetrators, set forth in the seminal book written by Christopher R. Browning, Ordinary Men (1993), highlights a diverse set of factors that led men - mostly not hardcore Nazis - to become mass murderers of Jews. Many have taken this idea to the extreme, claiming that any of us could become a perpetrator of genocide. Led by a historian from Yad Vashem, this lecture seeks to show that the people who became perpetrators of the Holocaust, many of them “ordinary”, were deeply influenced by the world in which they lived, the ideas that gained traction in their world, and the system that came into being under the Nazis. Any discussion of the perpetrators of the Holocaust must take into account the social, ideological and political contexts in which the crimes were committed.Register here.

Upstanders during the Holocaust   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join Holocaust Museum Houston and discover stories of rescue and resistance during the Holocaust through interactive activities and educational resources created for classroom use. In this workshop, participants will examine the roles and choices of individuals during the Holocaust; explore stories of rescue using engaging activities that incorporate English Language Arts skills with Social Studies concepts; and obtain more information on free education programs and resources available through Holocaust Museum Houston. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will earn 1 CPE hr., and 1 hr. G/T (Curriculum & Instruction). A certificate of completion will be sent via email.More information and registration.

Virtual Summer Survivor Speaker Series   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum as they virtually feature Bert Romberg, survivor speaker. The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email the day of the program. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. Register here.

History Highlights: Legalizing the Holocaust   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The History Highlights series features Holocaust and human rights topics presented by museum historians and educators. Join Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, for a discussion on how Nazi Germany used the rule of law to commit mass murder during the Holocaust. The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email the day of the program. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. This program is recommended for high school students and adults.Register here.

Latinx Connections: From Museum to Classroom   View Event

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join Holocaust Museum Houston and develop connections from Latinx museum resources to classroom curriculum. In this workshop, participants will be able to identify significant Latinx figures and their contributions to society through the use of museum resources and exhibits. Resources and instructional strategies will be provided. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will earn 1 CPE hr., and 1 hr. G/T (Curriculum & Instruction). A certificate of completion will be sent via email.More information and registration.

Connecting Communities: "Big Sonia" - A Special Conversation with Director Leah Warshawski   View Event

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  This webinar is developed for an educator, university, and community member audience. It is not intended for K-12 students.Big Sonia is the award-winning film about Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor who shares her powerful experiences with students, inmates, and her community - all from a small tailor shop in the bottom of a dead Kansas City mall. As seen in the film, Sonia’s outgoing personality and story of survival helps students connect the history of the Holocaust to their own lives. Participate in this webinar for a unique opportunity to learn more about Sonia’s life and the film from her granddaughter, Producer, and Director, Leah Warshawski. Learn more about the film at www.bigsonia.com.Registered educators will receive a link to watch the 45-minute educational film in advance of the webinar and will receive a 50% discount to purchase this version of the film and accompanying resources after participation.Register here.

Engines of Change™ Teacher Training   View Event

  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  About Engines of Change™By encouraging young leaders to recognize that hate, prejudice, and apathy continue to harm individuals and our society, this program encourages the next generation to care about and confront these perils. By fostering a community of Upstanders on their campuses, schools help to support the development of active citizenship in our democracy. The Ambassadors will improve their ability to analyze concerns that affect their city, state, and the larger world on their campus through this program. The Engines of Change Program can be implemented in a variety of ways on your middle or high school campus; as an extra-curricular club, advisory period or as a component of a special topics course. Why Engines of Change™?The EOC Student Ambassadors will be actively engaged in their own education and community, helping to lead discussions on several topics including: The Holocaust and GenocideIdentity & ValuesSocial JusticeCivil DiscourseHuman RightsActive Citizenship What’s IncludedDuring this free of charge training, educators will receive curriculum resources and lesson plans, learn tools for integrating and implementing the program at their campuses, and will work with other educators in developing programming that will meet the needs of their students, schools, and communities. Lunch will be provided for all participants at no cost. For more information contact The Education Department at education@hmh.org or 713-942-8000 Ext. 105.

THGC Commissioner Workshop Part I   View Event

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission will be joined by Austin Alliance Group who will facilitate a workshop entitled Best Practices in Governance. An electronic copy of the agenda is available. Members of the public are welcome to listen in on the THGC Commissioner Workshop, however there will be no opportunity for public comment during this time period. The public, as always, is invited to register and attend the July 22, 2020 Quarterly Meeting. When the Commission reaches the public comment portion during the July 22, 2020 Quarterly Meeting, the presiding officer will recognize all those who registered, by name, and will give them an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes. Please note that no decisions or votes will be taking place during this workshop. Video Conference Zoom No. 817 3598 1362 Registration can be completed here.

Movie Monday Film Discussion: Schindler's List   View Event

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum every third Monday of the month for a discussion on Holocaust and human rights films moderated by museum historians, film professionals, and other experts. We encourage participants to watch the film on their own before engaging in the discussion. This month's session will be moderated by Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Chief Education, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer at DHHRM, and Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Director of Education. Schindler's List is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. It is also available to stream with a Hulu Plus subscription. The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. All registered guests will receive the link to join via email the day of the program. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used.Register here.

THGC Commissioner Workshop Part II   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission will be joined by Austin Alliance Group who will facilitate a workshop entitled Visioning for the Future. An electronic copy of the agenda is available. Members of the public are welcome to listen in on the THGC Commissioner Workshop, however there will be no opportunity for public comment during this time period. The public, as always, is invited to register and attend the July 22, 2020 Quarterly Meeting. When the Commission reaches the public comment portion during the July 22, 2020 Quarterly Meeting, the presiding officer will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes. Please note that no decisions or votes will be taking place during this workshop. Video Conference Zoom No. 880 2030 9860 Registration can be completed here.

The Life & Art of Samuel Bak   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join Holocaust Museum Houston and delve into the life and artwork of Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak through a virtual exploration of the Samuel Bak Art Gallery. As a part of this workshop, participants will take part in a virtual tour of the Samuel Bak Art Gallery; analyze Holocaust art using interactive activities that support the integration of Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Fine Arts concepts; and receive more information about free education resources and programs available through Holocaust Museum Houston. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will earn 1 CPE hr., and 1 hr. G/T (Curriculum & Instruction). A certificate of completion will be sent via email.More information and registration.

Virtual Summer Survivor Speaker Series   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum as they virtually feature Max Glauben, survivor speaker. The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email the day of the program. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. Register here.

THGC Commissioner Workshop Part III   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission will be joined by Austin Alliance Group who will facilitate a workshop entitled Considering Future Priorities. An electronic copy of the agenda is available. Members of the public are welcome to listen in on the THGC Commissioner Workshop, however there will be no opportunity for public comment during this time period. The public, as always, is invited to register and attend the July 22, 2020 Quarterly Meeting. When the Commission reaches the public comment portion during the July 22, 2020 Quarterly Meeting, the presiding officer will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes. Please note that no decisions or votes will be taking place during this workshop. Video Conference Zoom No. 842 8075 4830 Registration can be completed here.

Teaching with the Pyramid of Hate   View Event

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  This webinar is developed for an educator, university, and community member audience. It is not intended for K-12 students.The Pyramid of Hate is a tool that can help students recognize the relative ease with which hate, if left unchecked, can escalate. Using primary sources from Echoes & Reflections, including visual history testimony, this professional learning opportunity examines events at each stage of the pyramid and considers how the progression might have been interrupted during the period prior to and during the Holocaust.Register here.

THGC July Quarterly Meeting   View Event

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 beginning at 8:30 A.M. Every quarter the THGC holds a meeting, open to the public, in order to review its current projects and initiatives. The Commission invites any member of the public who might be interested in its mission to this meeting. Due to Governor Greg Abbott’s March 13, 2020 proclamation of a state of disaster affecting all counties in Texas due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s March 16, 2020 suspension of certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, the July 22, 2020 meeting of the Commission will be held by video-conference, as otherwise authorized under Texas Government Code section 551.127 Members of the public will have access and a means to participate in this meeting, by two-way audio/video, by connecting to the video access number identified above, or by clicking on the link contained on the agency website's event calendar. The video access number contained in this notice is subject to change by the conference provider at any time. Members of the public are encouraged to confirm the correct conference access number/link 24 hours before the meeting by going to the agency website. An electronic copy of the agenda is available. A recording of the meeting will be available after July 22, 2020. To obtain a recording, please contact Joy Nathan, at 512.463.8815 or at joy.nathan@thgc.texas.gov. For public participants, after the meeting convenes, the presiding officer will call roll of board members and then of public attendees. Please identify yourself by name and state whether you would like to provide public comment. You may also email joy.nathan@thgc.texas.gov in advance of the meeting if you would like to provide public comment. When the Commission reaches the public comment portion of the meeting, the presiding officer will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes. All participants are asked to keep their microphones muted when they are not providing public comment. Video Conference Zoom No. 834 0352 2335 Registration can be completed here. The Commission may discuss and/or take action on any of the items listed in the agenda. Note: The Commission may go into executive session (close its meeting to the public) on any agenda item if appropriate and authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.