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December 2020

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Prepare to Teach the Holocaust in the New Year
Prepare to Teach the Holocaust in the New Year All Day
Workshops
Nov 30, 2020 (All Day)
Join Echoes & Reflections' final online course of the year to gain the knowledge and tools to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and guide your students to become change-makers in the year ahead.
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Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany
Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 2, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 2, 2020 at 1:00pm
Join Yahad-in Unum for their sixth installment of their Autumn Online Conference Program as they discuss THGAAC Commissioner Edward B. Westermann, PhD's book "Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany".
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Topography of Terror: Representing Nazism and the Holocaust in Germany
Topography of Terror: Representing Nazism and the Holocaust in Germany 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 2, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 2, 2020 at 1:00pm
Zoom Conversations hosted by the Martin-Springer Institute of Northern Arizona University will feature four speakers over the course of October - December focusing on the theme "Representing Past Evils and Trauma: Four Perspectives on Holocaust Museums".
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Connecting Themes of Holocaust Education and African American History
Connecting Themes of Holocaust Education and African American History 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 3, 2020 at 3:00pm
Ends Dec 3, 2020 at 4:00pm
Join Echoes & Reflections and special guest Christopher Miller, Senior Director of Education at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, who will highlight learning resources to support classroom instruction on African American history, and engage in conversations about connections to Holocaust education.
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HMMSA Reads Book Club
HMMSA Reads Book Club 5:30pm - 6:30pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 3, 2020 at 5:30pm
Ends Dec 3, 2020 at 6:30pm
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio (HMMSA) invites you to join them on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. C.S.T. for their HMMSA Reads Book Club featuring author Rhonda Fink-Whitman.
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Learning from Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil
Learning from Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 6, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 6, 2020 at 1:00pm
Join the Martin-Springer Institute for the final installment of their "Race, Rights, Resilience: Four Perspectives by Jewish and Black Women" speaker series where Susan Neiman will speak.
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Sephardic Jews and the Third Reich
Sephardic Jews and the Third Reich 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 6, 2020 at 2:00pm
Ends Dec 6, 2020 at 3:00pm
Join Dr. Nils Roemer from the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas for a discussion about "Sephardic Jews and the Third Reich".
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THGAAC Non-Profit Grant Winter 2020 Cycle Opens
THGAAC Non-Profit Grant Winter 2020 Cycle Opens All Day
Grants & Contests
Dec 7, 2020 (All Day)
The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Committee offers to fund a variety of programs through its THGAAC Non-Profit Grant program.
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HMMSA 6th-12th Grade Holocaust Education Workshop
HMMSA 6th-12th Grade Holocaust Education Workshop 3:00pm - 5:00pm (2h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 8, 2020 at 3:00pm
Ends Dec 8, 2020 at 5:00pm
Join the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio with special guest Christina E. Chavarría, Program Coordinator for the William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as they explore "Night" by Elie Wiesel and "Some Were Neighbors", a USHMM Exhibit.
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The Tehran Children: Iran's Unexpected Connection to the Holocaust
The Tehran Children: Iran's Unexpected Connection to the Holocaust 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 8, 2020 at 6:00pm
Ends Dec 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
During this two-part digital program, join United States Holocaust Memorial Museum experts to learn about Iran's lesser-known connection to the Holocaust, hear about a daughter’s decade-long journey in the footsteps of her “Tehran Child” father, and examine why retracing this history is relevant today, not only to Iranians, but all of humanity.
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Holocaust Memory in the Post-War Period
Holocaust Memory in the Post-War Period 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
Ends Dec 8, 2020 at 8:00pm
What did Holocaust memory look like in the immediate aftermath of liberation? Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and Dr. Beth Cohen, Lecturer in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at California State University Northridge, and Dr. Atina Grossmann, Professor of History at The Cooper Union, for a conversation about postwar Holocaust memory in the United States and Germany.
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Mass Media in Genocide Prevention: The Promise & Peril of the Digital Age
Mass Media in Genocide Prevention: The Promise & Peril of the Digital Age 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 9, 2020 at 1:00pm
Ends Dec 9, 2020 at 2:00pm
On the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime and the International Human Rights Day, The Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN presents a virtual discussion entitled “Mass Media in Genocide Prevention: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age”.
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Hanukkah Begins
Hanukkah Begins All Day
General
Dec 10, 2020 (All Day)
People, Places, Purpose: From Holocaust Investigation to Holocaust Education
People, Places, Purpose: From Holocaust Investigation to Holocaust Education 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 10, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 10, 2020 at 1:00pm
The final installment of Yahad-in Unum's autumn conference program #BeyondMemory will be taking place Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 PM.
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Creating Context for Teaching "Night"
Creating Context for Teaching "Night" 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 10, 2020 at 3:00pm
Ends Dec 10, 2020 at 4:00pm
Led by a facilitator from Anti-Defamation League (ADL), this webinar guides participants through classroom-ready materials and instructional strategies from Echoes & Reflections to build confidence and capacity for teaching this powerful memoir.
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Survivor Recollections: Vera Schiff, Writing So We Remember
Survivor Recollections: Vera Schiff, Writing So We Remember 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 10, 2020 at 6:00pm
Ends Dec 10, 2020 at 7:00pm
The fourth installment of The Defiant Requiem Foundation’s new online series, Survivor Recollections, will feature a one-on-one discussion between Foundation President and Artistic Director Murry Sidlin and Terezín Survivor Vera Schiff.
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How Antisemitism Limits Innovation in the Arab World
How Antisemitism Limits Innovation in the Arab World 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 14, 2020 at 10:00am
Ends Dec 14, 2020 at 11:00am
Join the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) for a groundbreaking seminar series entirely in Arabic (with simultaneous English interpretation).
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Antisemitism in Argentina: Between Historical Experience, Public Debate, and Resignification
Antisemitism in Argentina: Between Historical Experience, Public Debate, and Resignification 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 15, 2020 at 10:00am
Ends Dec 15, 2020 at 11:00am
Join the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) for a groundbreaking seminar series entirely in Spanish (with simultaneous English interpretation).
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Bringing Survivors to a New Homeland in Palestine - The "Bricha" Movement
Bringing Survivors to a New Homeland in Palestine - The "Bricha" Movement 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 15, 2020 at 1:00pm
Ends Dec 15, 2020 at 2:00pm
Participate in this Echoes & Reflections webinar to learn from Professor Yehuda Bauer, internationally acclaimed historian and Holocaust scholar, who will share his research and expertise on the "Bricha" movement.
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Rescued Recipes: Heroic Actions that Saved Family Treasures
Rescued Recipes: Heroic Actions that Saved Family Treasures 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
Workshops
Starts Dec 16, 2020 at 8:30am
Ends Dec 16, 2020 at 9:00am
Join Steven, a Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer, James Beard Award–winning Chef Alon Shaya, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a conversation about family recipes and their connections to childhood memories and Holocaust history.
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Hanukkah Ends
Hanukkah Ends All Day
General
Dec 18, 2020 (All Day)
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Exploring Liberation and Return to Life
Exploring Liberation and Return to Life 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 21, 2020 at 2:00pm
Ends Dec 21, 2020 at 3:00pm
Participate in this Echoes & Reflections webinar to learn from a Yad Vashem expert on the topic of life after liberation.
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Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed)
Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Dec 24, 2020 (All Day)
It is possible that THGAAC staff who observe Christmas will be out of the office.
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Christmas Day (Office Closed)
Christmas Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Dec 25, 2020 (All Day)
It is possible that THGAAC staff who observe Christmas will be out of the office.
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New Year's Day (Office Closed)
New Year's Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Jan 1, 2021 (All Day)
The THGAAC office will be closed.
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December 2020

Prepare to Teach the Holocaust in the New Year

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  • Mon, Nov 30 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

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  • Wed, Dec 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Topography of Terror: Representing Nazism and the Holocaust in Germany

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  • Wed, Dec 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Connecting Themes of Holocaust Education and African American History

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  • Thu, Dec 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

HMMSA Reads Book Club

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  • Thu, Dec 3, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Learning from Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil

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  • Sun, Dec 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Sephardic Jews and the Third Reich

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  • Sun, Dec 6, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

THGAAC Non-Profit Grant Winter 2020 Cycle Opens

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  • Mon, Dec 7 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Grants & Contests

HMMSA 6th-12th Grade Holocaust Education Workshop

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  • Tue, Dec 8, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Tehran Children: Iran's Unexpected Connection to the Holocaust

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  • Tue, Dec 8, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Holocaust Memory in the Post-War Period

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  • Tue, Dec 8, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Mass Media in Genocide Prevention: The Promise & Peril of the Digital Age

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  • Wed, Dec 9, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Hanukkah Begins

  • Thu, Dec 10 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

People, Places, Purpose: From Holocaust Investigation to Holocaust Education

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  • Thu, Dec 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Creating Context for Teaching "Night"

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  • Thu, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Survivor Recollections: Vera Schiff, Writing So We Remember

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  • Thu, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

How Antisemitism Limits Innovation in the Arab World

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  • Mon, Dec 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Antisemitism in Argentina: Between Historical Experience, Public Debate, and Resignification

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  • Tue, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Bringing Survivors to a New Homeland in Palestine - The "Bricha" Movement

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  • Tue, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Rescued Recipes: Heroic Actions that Saved Family Treasures

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  • Wed, Dec 16, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Hanukkah Ends

  • Fri, Dec 18 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

Exploring Liberation and Return to Life

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  • Mon, Dec 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed)

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  • Thu, Dec 24 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

Christmas Day (Office Closed)

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  • Fri, Dec 25 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

New Year's Day (Office Closed)

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  • Fri, Jan 1 (all day)
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