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First Person Conversations with Holocaust Survivors   View Event

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  YouTube
  • Description:  The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors is a monthly hour-long discussion with a survivor and journalist Bill Benson. The 2021 season will premiere with Peter Feigl, who will discuss his Holocaust experiences and how he survived in hiding without his parents or extended family. In May 1944, Peter waited for his chance to run to freedom after years spent hiding from the Nazis in France. When the dogs barked, signaling a Nazi guard change at the French border, the Jewish teenager sprinted amid gunfire toward neutral Switzerland. Watch live and ask Peter a question. You do not need a YouTube account to view this program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's YouTube page. First Person is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.

Memories of Social Engineering: State-Sponsored Violence in Mexico and Argentina   View Event

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Please join the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas for their annual Spring Lecture Series: Jewish and National Memory of Dictatorships in Latin America. Wednesday, March 31 | 4pm CST Dr. Amy Kerner, Fellow of the Jacqueline and Michael Wald Professorship in Holocaust Studies “Language and Trauma: Yiddish in Post-Dictatorship Argentina”Register here. Wednesday, April 14 | 4pm CST Dr. Pedro Gonzalez Corona, Visiting Assistant Professor “Memories of Social Engineering: State-Sponsored Violence in Mexico and Argentina”Register here. Wednesday, April 28 | 4pm CST Dr. Sarah Valente, Visiting Assistant Professor “The Holocaust & Dictatorship in Brazilian Literature”Register here.

From Romania to Auschwitz to New York: The Hecht Family   View Event

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  In 1944, 16-year old Stefania (Kohn) Hecht was transported from Northern Romania to Auschwitz. Two years ago, she was introduced to a college student Rebeca Zoicas, who is from Romania and who became intrigued by her history and created a short film. Dr. Alex Hect, Stefania's son, who founded the Northern Transylvania Holocaust Museum in 2005 to promote Holocaust education and Dan Glassman, Stefania's grandson, will join the discussion. The event will be moderated by author Roberta Seret, who will introduce her most recent book set in Transylvania during and after World War II.Seret is the executive director of the United Nations NGO International Cinema Education Organization. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. For any questions, contact: holocaust.center@wagner.edu.

The Rise of Christian Nationalism among American White Evangelicals   View Event

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Northern Arizona University's Martin-Springer Institute presents "Unholy Alliance: Nationalism and Christianity a Martin-Springer Institute Zoom Series" comprised of four different speaker events. Join Sarah Posner as the second speaker of this series. Sarah Posner, Investigative journalist, author, and expert on religion and politics for New York Times, Washington Post, HuffPost, The Nation, and others This event is free and open to the public, but you need to preregister by sending an e-mail to Melissa Cohen.

Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide   View Event

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  In the hills of eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina sits the small town of Srebrenica–once known for silver mines and health spas, now infamous for the genocide that occurred there during the Bosnian War. In July 1995, when the town fell to Serbian forces, 12,000 Muslim men and boys fled through the woods, seeking safe territory. Hunted for six days, more than 8,000 were captured, killed at execution sites and later buried in mass graves. In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, join the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College for a special conversation with the authors of Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide, who will discuss the practical and ethical challenges of working with heavily traumatized survivors; why it’s crucial to document their lives before, during, and after the war; as well as how and why the tragic lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant. Featuring Hasan Hasanović, head of research at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and himself a genocide survivor, and Ann Petrila, professor of practice and coordinator of Global Initiatives at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. Register here. This event is organized by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College and is presented in partnership by The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati; The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point; The Harriman Institute at Columbia University; and The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University.

Teaching with Testimony: Exploring the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide Virtual Field Trip   View Event

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  DiscoveryEducation
  • Description:  Connect the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide from Past to PresentYou’re invited to join Teaching with Testimony for a powerful NEW Virtual Field Trip uncovering an important and often overlooked chapter of history. Identity, Belonging, Legacy: How Testimony Makes Us Stronger Than Hate introduces students to the story of the Armenian Genocide by exploring the ways its legacy is still felt today. Meet upstanders working to preserve the legacy of the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, and give your students a practical framework to get involved in their community. Tune in for the premiere on April 15th 2021 at 12:00pm CDT. Register here. Add even more humanity to your in-class discussion with the help of Teaching with Testimony’s no-cost library of witness and survivor testimonies, featuring firsthand accounts of the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and more.

Teaching About Genocide: An Interactive Lesson for Students   View Event

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Holocaust education is a powerful pathway to commemorate and educate about past genocides and events occurring in the world today such as human rights violations. To honor Genocide Awareness Month, teachers and their students are invited to participate in this interactive webinar, and engage in activities from the Echoes & Reflections Teaching about Genocide Resource, which includes video testimonies from witnesses to genocide, and other primary sources.Register here. **Teachers, please ask your students to register here.** Echoes & Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators and for teachers new to Holocaust education.

Preventing Genocide through Personal Narratives: Lessons Learned from the Armenian Genocide   View Event

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Preventing Genocide through Personal Narratives: Lessons Learned from the Armenian Genocide featuring Harry Milian, 3G Genocide Survivor This program is presented by the Holocaust Resource Center and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Kean University, Meaningful World, and Facing History and Ourselves New Jersey. PD hours and co-curricular credits will be provided. For more information, please contact Dr. Adara Goldberg, Director, Holocaust Resource Center, by e-mail or phone. Register here.

The Mitzvah Project   View Event

  • Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Mitzvah Project is a combination theatre performance, history lesson, and conversation in which actor and child of survivor Roger Grunwald explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during World War II. Presented by the Holocaust Resource Center. Generously supported by a grant from the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation.PD hours and co-curricular credits will be provided!For more information, please contact: Dr. Adara Goldberg, Director via e-mail or phone. Register here.

Resilience During Challenging Times Panel - One Year Later   View Event

  • Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Looking back one year later, the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College will gather online to hear from the speakers, Holocaust survivors, authors, and members of the second and third generations who provided hope and inspired resilience during their 2020 Resilience lecture series. Please join them as they reflect and connect with each other after an extremely challenging year. To register, please e-mail Michelle Edgar.

The Eichmann Trial – 60 years on   View Event

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  YouTube
  • Description:  Sixty years after the Eichmann Trial, a leading panel will discuss this historic event and its effect on public awareness of the Holocaust. The AJR in partnership with 3GNY and ANU, Museum of the Jewish People, bring together a leading panel of experts - Tamar Hausner-Raveh, Eli Rosenbaum, Avner Avraham and Shula Bahat - to discuss the landmark Eichmann trial, on its 60th anniversary. The panel will be chaired by James Libson. Adolf Eichmann played a pivotal role in the implementation of the Final Solution. Charged with managing and facilitating the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and killing centers in the German-occupied East, he was among the major organizers of the Holocaust. Following his stunning abduction by the Mossad in Argentina on 11 May 1960, Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem in 1961 sparked international interest and heightened public awareness of the crimes of the Holocaust. Please note the event will be broadcast via YouTube. We will send out the link 24 hours beforehand and again 1 hour beforehand. Please check your Junk filter if it has not arrived. Booking is still required via Eventbrite. Tamar Hausner-Raveh is the daughter of the Chief Prosecutor of the Eichmann trial, Gideon Hausner. Tamar witnessed the preparation for the trial from a unique perspective as her father interviewed the survivors at their home. Some of the survivors that her father wanted to bring as witnesses, were reluctant to open up and talk, saying that even their family members did not believe the extent of their sufferings. Tamar heard the stories from Kazetnik and Rivka Yosselevska and others, behind the closed doors of her home. Tamar said, "It left an indenting impression on me. Later on, during and after the trial, our home became like a refuge for survivors, who saw in my father their voice and representative." Eli Rosenbaum is the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals and other perpetrators of human rights violations in world history, having worked on these cases at the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly 40 years. He served from 1994 to 2010 as Director of the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where he had previously served as a trial attorney and then as Deputy Director. Since 2010, Eli has served as Director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy in the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP), a new unit that was created that year when OSI was merged with another component of the Criminal Division. Under Rosenbaum’s leadership, the U.S. Justice Department program has won more World War II Nazi cases over the past 30 years than have the law enforcement authorities of all the other countries of the world combined (Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2020); the most recent such victory was the February 2021 deportation to Germany of a former Nazi concentration camp guard. Avner Avraham is a renowned expert on Mossad operations who famously worked to reveal and publicize the insider story of the historic capture of Eichmann. While working as a Mossad agent, Avraham discovered the original documents surrounding Eichmann's capture and trial, and, moved to share his findings with a wider audience, curated the world-famous and headline-making museum exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann and produced an accompanying documentary. With the story, now the subject of a major motion picture – for which Avraham served as a key consultant, Avraham is a key speaker for his fascinating insights into this chapter of Jewish history. Shula Bahat is CEO of ANU Museum of the Jewish People (Beit Hatfutsot) in America and has worked to adapt the Operation Finale exhibition to best fit the American audience, enabling a wide audience to understand the uniqueness and importance of the capture and trial of Eichmann. James Libson is Managing Partner at Mishcon de Reya solicitors who acted for Deborah Lipstadt in her defense against David Irving and for the Jewish Labour Movement in its referral of the Labour Party to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. He also acted for the anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller in her Supreme Court challenges.

Kwibuka and Yom HaShoah: A Joint Remembrance   View Event

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage as they gather with survivors of the Holocaust and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda to commemorate Yom HaShoah and Kwibuka 27. As they discuss memory, healing, and the role educating the next generation has played in their relationship with trauma, survivors Celine Uwineza (Kigali) and Maritza Shelley (New York) will invite you to find common ground between communities that have survived genocide. Register here. This event is presented in partnership with The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village and the Genocide Survivors Foundation.

Confronting the Challenging Landscape of Holocaust Research in Poland   View Event

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Please join the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College and the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean Univeristy in welcoming Dr. Monika Rice (Gratz College) and Dr. Joanna Sliwa (Claims Conference) for a virtual discussion on the charges facing historians of the Holocaust in Poland, the ramifications of these attacks on their own research, and public understanding of this history moving forward. Monika Rice, Ph.D., is the Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the former Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program (2018-2021) at Gratz College. She is the author of What! Still Alive?! Jewish Survivors in Poland and Israel Remember Homecoming (Syracuse University Press 2017; Choice Outstanding Academic Title). Joanna Sliwa, Ph.D., is Historian at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Her own research focuses on the Holocaust in Poland and on Polish Jewish history. Joanna has taught at Kean University and Rutgers University, and served as an educator in teacher training programs on the Holocaust. Joanna’s book, Jewish Childhood in Kraków: A Microhistory of the Holocaust will be published in fall 2021 (Rutgers University press; recipient of the 2020 Ernst Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Holocaust Library). Register here. This program is being co-presented by the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University and the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College. Co-sponsors include The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, The Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC, & The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.

Chutz Pow! The Power of Graphic Novels in Holocaust Education   View Event

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Comics can be a very useful tool in the classroom to support students’ ability to connect to and understand complex or sensitive topics. CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust, published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, is an anthology comic-book series that illustrates the stories of several heroic survivors who displayed incredible feats of courage, resilience, and sacrifice during the Holocaust. In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, Marcel Walker, the project coordinator, and lead project artist of CHUTZ-POW! will discuss how comic book heroes and illustration can be used to teach the Holocaust in the classroom. Register here. Echoes & Reflections delivers value to both experienced Holocaust educators and for teachers new to Holocaust education.

World Outside My Shoes: Sharing Stories from Rwanda   View Event

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University & Kean Center for Interdisciplinary Studies present author and keynote speaker Carl Wilkens, the last American to remain in Rwanda during the genocide against the Tutsis. Guest speaker Carl Wilkens was the last American to remain in Rwanda during the genocide against the Tutsis and is the founder of World Outside My Shoes. This program is presented by the Holocaust Resource Center and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Kean University. PD hours and co-curricular credits will be provided. For more information, please contact Dr. Adara Goldberg, Director, Holocaust Resource Center, by e-mail or phone. Register here.