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"From Swastika to Jim Crow" an Online Discussion with Dr. Lillie Edwards   View Event

  • Friday, September 24, 2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  This presentation, facilitated by Dr. Lillie Edwards, broadens understanding of the film previously presented, From Swastika to Jim Crow, on September 17th. This film tells the story of German-Jewish refugee scholars, who, expelled from their German universities by Hitler and the Nazis, found positions at Historically Black Colleges and universities in the American South. Dr. Edwards’s lecture will explore the international, national, institutional, and personal histories that connected Jewish refugee scholars and their families to Black college students, faculty, and communities; racial segregation and violence; as well as antisemitism in the U.S. and Europe. Register here. This program is co-sponsored by The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice at Raritan Valley Community College.

Teaching with Testimony: The Voices of Displaced Persons   View Event

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  This Echoes & Reflections webinar explores how to use visual history testimonies of displaced persons from USC Shoah foundation's iWitness and E&R-aligned activities to help students connect to global crises through the power of personal stories. With the crisis in Afghanistan, and many fleeing the region, learn more about strategies to use individual voice and visual history testimonies that allow people impacted by other global crises to tell their own stories. This webinar, focused on the topic of teaching about the experience of displaced persons using testimony, provides educators with key instructional strategies and tips to promote student learning. The webinar will highlight the audiovisual testimony and aligned iWitness multimedia activities found in Echoes & Reflections that engage students more critically with the topic. Register here.

Examining Intergenerational Trauma of Holocaust Survivors and Their Children   View Event

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  In 1979, Helen Epstein published Children of the Holocaust, one of the first books to examine the intergenerational transmission of trauma from Holocaust survivors to their children. In the four decades since its publication, Epstein has published 11 additional books (including Franci’s War, a memoir of her mother’s life, in 2020) and has served as a leading voice among descendants of survivors. She is also active in Holocaust memorialization work in the Czech Republic, where her family is from. As Holocaust survivors get older and their descendants assume the mantle of Holocaust memory, the issues raised by Epstein’s work are taking on new and important meanings. Helen Epstein will be interviewed by Second Generation Holocaust Survivors Tobi Cooper and Sandy Lessig. Register here.

Unpacking the Past with Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin   View Event

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College is pleased to present Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin as they address Holocaust revisionism in Lithuania. Ms. Foti will share her family's history through her profoundly moving book, The Nazi's Grandaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather Was a War Criminal. Ms. Foti and Mr. Gochin will discuss their efforts to expose the truth of what happened during the Holocaust in Lithuania. Q&A with the attendees will follow the presentation. Register here.

Museums as Places of Trauma and Healing: Processing Visitor Experiences   View Event

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Memorial museums and atrocity site memorials dedicated to educating visitors about human rights violations and genocide can often become spaces that are emotionally triggering. Museum staff are tasked to design exhibits and programs that present these difficult histories while also helping visitors navigate the difficult feelings they may experience. And yet, the teams who work within these spaces on a daily basis can also become traumatized. In this conversation, Dr. Ershnee Naidu-Silverman, Senior Program Director of the Global Transitional Justice Initiative at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, discusses historical trauma and the strategies museum workers use to create spaces of healing for themselves, as well as their visitors. Register here. This event is co-sponsored by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College’s Gallery and Museum Studies Program, and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center.

Holocaust Education in Uncertain Times: SEL Strategies   View Event

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  After a year of remote and hybrid learning and as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic, SEL strategies remain paramount for effective teaching and a return to in-person instruction. With a focus on the individual story and student-led learning, Echoes & Reflections explicitly supports connections to SEL and Standards. During this webinar, Melissa Mott, Echoes & Reflections Director, will model recommended strategies to show how a study of the Holocaust can support students to reflect on their emotions, connect with one another, and engage respectfully and thoughtfully with diverse ideas and histories to give them the tools to thrive and positively develop their minds in today’s world. Register here.

The Jewish Multiverse: Judaism and Superheroes   View Event

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Since the first Superman comic was published in 1938, there has been a persistent fascination with superheroes. Today, we see them everywhere: television, movies, comics, toys, and anywhere else one can think of. Jews have played an important role in superhero culture, both as characters and creators. Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a program exploring Jewish superheroes with comic book writers Chris Claremont (Marvel’s The Uncanny X-Men) and Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells), along with editor Danny Fingeroth (Marvel’s Spiderman Comics Line). They will be in conversation with journalist Abraham Riesman, author of True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee. Register here. A $10 suggested donation helps the Museum of Jewish Heritage to present programs like this one. They thank you for your support. Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors. This program is co-presented with the Society of Illustrators.

Unpacking The Past: "The Number On Great-Grandpa's Arm"   View Event

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Discover the HBO documentary The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm. This short family film introduces Holocaust history to a new generation. When 10-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz, and finding a new life in America. Their tender exchange is woven with historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust. Following the film, you will have a chance to hear from Elliot as he shares his thoughts about his great-grandfather and his decision to share his family story with the world. During the program, the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College will present a brief 18 min film. Register here.

Association of Jewish Refugees' International Forum: Connecting Next Generations   View Event

  • Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) for a fascinating two-day international forum for descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees. Whichever generation you are, they hope you will find this forum valuable and interesting, as will educators and those from other communal organizations. Originally planned for April 2020, but cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, AJR is now delighted to present a new program of panels and speakers for our forum. In the intervening period the AJR has addressed many of the original themes in individual online events during lockdown, all of which are available for catch-up on the AJR YouTube channel. Please note the program for Sunday 3 October 2021 will be held entirely online. The program for Monday 4 October 2021 will be held in person at Chelsea Football Club's Stamford Bridge, and simultaneously online. For those joining in person, refreshments will be served, and there will be opportunities during the day to visit the 'marketplace' with representatives from partner organizations. Register here. The following schedule is subject to changes: Sunday 3 October (online only) 10AM - 5PM UK (4AM - 11AM CDT) The Second & Third Generation in conversation. William Baginsky (2G, AJR's Board of Deputies of British Jews representative) in conversation with his daughter Rabbi Charley Baginsky (3G, Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism UK) Telling our Family Stories. How the Next Generations are taking on the role of story teller, to educate young people and keep their family Holocaust stories alive. With Generation2Generation, Northern Holocaust Education Group, and Gathering the Voices Scotland. The Next Generations Confronting the Legacy of Nazism. Three of AJR's recent ARSP volunteers (young German students committed to take action for reconciliation and peace, international understanding and human rights) discuss their experiences of working with AJR, why they felt compelled to do so, and what they learnt from it. Chaired by Dr Susanne Frane, Head of Culture & Education, German Embassy London. UK Holocaust Memorial. Co-chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles talks about the forthcoming Memorial and Learning Centre in Westminster. Keynote Speaker. Irit Felsen PhD, US-based clinical psychologist specialising in trauma and traumatic loss, with a special focus on Holocaust survivors and their families. Stephen D. Smith, Holocaust and genocide specialist who has started, operated and consulted on many different Holocaust memorial centres. Keynote Speaker. We'll hear from Lisa Lipkin, creator of What Mother Never Told Me, an entertaining autobiographical performance based on her experiences growing up as the child of a Holocaust survivor. Online workshops with Gaby Glassman on Being Second Generation–Sunday 3 October. Ticket holders may sign up for one of two online workshops in which participants will explore together how being second generation affected their lives. Each workshop will be limited to 15 participants. Gaby, a psychologist and psychotherapist, has facilitated second generation and intergenerational groups in the UK and abroad since the 1980s. As spaces are limited, priority will be given to AJR members. Should you wish to join the AJR, please CLICK HERE to go to our membership form. This session is exclusively for those who are children of survivors and refugees. Monday 4 October (online & in person in London) 10AM - 6PM UK (4AM - 12PM CDT) Say No to Antisemitism. Chelsea Football Club Chairman, Bruce Buck, updates us on the leading efforts of the football club to combat antisemitism. The Importance of Reaching Out to the Next Generations. Thoughts from Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism. Author Michael Rosen will speak about his two recent books for children 'The Missing' and 'On the Move', both of which have second and third generation themes. Next Generations Refugee Voices. Dr Bea Lewkowicz presents the new Refugee Voices video testimony project for members of the Next Generations. Keynote Speaker. Second generation writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist Anne Karpf talks about her memoir, The War After, twenty years after it was published. The Legacy of Objects, Documents and Photographs. Archivists and curators from The Wiener Holocaust Library, The National Holocaust Centre and The Imperial War Museum each introduce an artefact and its donor to look at the reasons behind, and the value of, donations of family objects. Communications between the Generations. Representatives of UK second and third generation groups discuss communication between all generations.

Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Program   View Event

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  How can teachers feel prepared to guide students to understand and respond to antisemitism in their schools and communities?Join Echoes & Reflections' three-part online course that examines the history of antisemitism, how it manifests today, and gain the tools to help students become agents of change and allyship.Antisemitism continues to be a pervasive problem in society and it is crucial that educators have the tools to give students the capacity to recognize and confront this hate in their schools and communities.Three interactive learning modules released over three weeks. Registration closes at 9am Eastern Time on Wednesday of the first week of the course, or when the course reaches capacity. Module I: First Week of the Course Module II: Second Week of the Course Module III: Third Week of the Course Optional Final Project due the Fourth Week of the CourseThis program introduces learners to: Classroom-ready comprehensive print and online resourcesSound pedagogy for teaching about the HolocaustInstructional pathways to help students learn about the complex history of the HolocaustBackground information on the history of antisemitismStrategies to incorporate a range of primary sources, including visual history testimony, to classroom instruction All the Details: Program includes three interactive modules released over three weeksApproximately 6 hours to complete in total – at no costProceed at your own pace each week, be supported by an instructor, and enjoy interaction with other educatorsReceive a certificate of completion and join a network of educators teaching about the Holocaust and genocideFinal module includes additional time to complete optional project for a 10-hour certificateUpon completion (6 or 10 hours), option to earn graduate-level credit through the University of the Pacific. Learn more here. Register here. Echoes & Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators who are supplementing their curricula and for teachers new to Holocaust education.

Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course   View Event

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  TimeAt your convenience; courses open for one week. All the Details Dynamic 3-4 hour experience– at no cost.Learning takes place over one week, in conversation with other educators and an expert instructor.Certificate for professional learning hours provided.Receive a comprehensive package of teaching materials on the course topic.Gain instructional approaches for both traditional and online classroom settings. Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy Explore Echoes & Reflections resources to support the teaching of analyzing propaganda and media literacy. After completing this module, you will be able to: Examine propaganda using media literacy skills.Identify opportunities to connect the lessons of the Holocaust with more current examples of hate propaganda.Build confidence and capacity to teach about propaganda using media literacy skills.Understand and construct activities that show the link between ideology and propaganda. Register here.

Association of Jewish Refugees' International Forum: Connecting Next Generations   View Event

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 at 4:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) for a fascinating two-day international forum for descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees. Whichever generation you are, they hope you will find this forum valuable and interesting, as will educators and those from other communal organizations. Originally planned for April 2020, but cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, AJR is now delighted to present a new program of panels and speakers for our forum. In the intervening period the AJR has addressed many of the original themes in individual online events during lockdown, all of which are available for catch-up on the AJR YouTube channel. Please note the program for Sunday 3 October 2021 will be held entirely online. The program for Monday 4 October 2021 will be held in person at Chelsea Football Club's Stamford Bridge, and simultaneously online. For those joining in person, refreshments will be served, and there will be opportunities during the day to visit the 'marketplace' with representatives from partner organizations. Register here. The following schedule is subject to changes: Sunday 3 October (online only) 10AM - 5PM UK (4AM - 11AM CDT) The Second & Third Generation in conversation. William Baginsky (2G, AJR's Board of Deputies of British Jews representative) in conversation with his daughter Rabbi Charley Baginsky (3G, Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism UK) Telling our Family Stories. How the Next Generations are taking on the role of story teller, to educate young people and keep their family Holocaust stories alive. With Generation2Generation, Northern Holocaust Education Group, and Gathering the Voices Scotland. The Next Generations Confronting the Legacy of Nazism. Three of AJR's recent ARSP volunteers (young German students committed to take action for reconciliation and peace, international understanding and human rights) discuss their experiences of working with AJR, why they felt compelled to do so, and what they learnt from it. Chaired by Dr Susanne Frane, Head of Culture & Education, German Embassy London. UK Holocaust Memorial. Co-chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles talks about the forthcoming Memorial and Learning Centre in Westminster. Keynote Speaker. Irit Felsen PhD, US-based clinical psychologist specialising in trauma and traumatic loss, with a special focus on Holocaust survivors and their families. Stephen D. Smith, Holocaust and genocide specialist who has started, operated and consulted on many different Holocaust memorial centres. Keynote Speaker. We'll hear from Lisa Lipkin, creator of What Mother Never Told Me, an entertaining autobiographical performance based on her experiences growing up as the child of a Holocaust survivor. Online workshops with Gaby Glassman on Being Second Generation–Sunday 3 October. Ticket holders may sign up for one of two online workshops in which participants will explore together how being second generation affected their lives. Each workshop will be limited to 15 participants. Gaby, a psychologist and psychotherapist, has facilitated second generation and intergenerational groups in the UK and abroad since the 1980s. As spaces are limited, priority will be given to AJR members. Should you wish to join the AJR, please CLICK HERE to go to our membership form. This session is exclusively for those who are children of survivors and refugees. Monday 4 October (online & in person in London) 10AM - 6PM UK (4AM - 12PM CDT) Say No to Antisemitism. Chelsea Football Club Chairman, Bruce Buck, updates us on the leading efforts of the football club to combat antisemitism. The Importance of Reaching Out to the Next Generations. Thoughts from Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism. Author Michael Rosen will speak about his two recent books for children 'The Missing' and 'On the Move', both of which have second and third generation themes. Next Generations Refugee Voices. Dr Bea Lewkowicz presents the new Refugee Voices video testimony project for members of the Next Generations. Keynote Speaker. Second generation writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist Anne Karpf talks about her memoir, The War After, twenty years after it was published. The Legacy of Objects, Documents and Photographs. Archivists and curators from The Wiener Holocaust Library, The National Holocaust Centre and The Imperial War Museum each introduce an artefact and its donor to look at the reasons behind, and the value of, donations of family objects. Communications between the Generations. Representatives of UK second and third generation groups discuss communication between all generations.

The Power of Young Voices: A Conversation with Alexandra Zapruder   View Event

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Adolescents have proven to be significant documentarians of their time, offering unique perspectives on historical events with profound meaning. Join Echoes & Reflections with Alexandra Zapruder, author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, as they analyze the writings of young people during the Holocaust. Examine classroom-ready resources that help shed light on this important history through the eyes of young diarists and learn how to make the Holocaust relevant with important connections to the benefits of writing for adolescents as Ms. Zapruder shares her newest project, Dispatches from Quarantine: Young People on Covid-19. Register here.

Why Media Matters: Media Literacy through the Lens of the Rwandan Genocide (against the Tutsi)   View Event

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join Dr. J Wahutu Siguru (Media Studies, NYU) for a 90-minute workshop highlighting the importance of proper sources for teaching about genocide in the classroom and how to find them. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from Wahutu through a case study of the Rwandan genocide. Participants will also get hands on experience with classroom activities geared towards high school students. J Siguru Wahutu is an expert in the sociology of media, with an emphasis on genocide, mass violence, and ethnicity in sub-Saharan Africa. He has written about global media patterns in covering genocide in Africa, ethnicity, land, and politics in Kenya, and on the Kenyan media's experimentation with social media platforms. Wahutu's research has appeared in African Journalism Studies, African Affairs, Global Media and Communication, Media and Communication, Media, Culture, and Society, and Sociological Forum. He is an Assistant Professor in New York University's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University. Register here. Presented by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the Nancy & David Wolf Center Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, and the Roy Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington UniversityTo request disability-related accommodations, please contact us at chgs@umn.edu no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Holocaust Speaker Series: Joyce Kamen   View Event

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is held each Wednesday at 10AM on Zoom. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Below are the dates for future webinars:October 6: Joyce KamenOctober 13: Ruth BarnettOctober 20: Michael MeyerOctober 27: Joel NahariNovember 3: Tom SchaumbergNovember 10: Al Miller Register here. This ongoing series features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The series is organized by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine, and presented in partnership with the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.