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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program All Day
Workshops
Feb 1, 2021 (All Day)
Sign up for Echoes & Reflections' first 3-Part Online Course of 2021, which includes new interactive learning tools that create a more collaborative environment for educators as they enhance their Holocaust teaching skills and guide students in building a brighter future.
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THGC February 2021 Quarterly Meeting
THGC February 2021 Quarterly Meeting 8:30am - 3:30pm (7h)
Commission Meetings
Starts Feb 1, 2021 at 8:30am
Ends Feb 1, 2021 at 3:30pm
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 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.
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My Father Was a Nazi
My Father Was a Nazi 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 2, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Feb 2, 2021 at 3:00pm
Arthur Wollschlaeger was a highly decorated German tank commander during the second World War and was awarded the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler himself. In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, hear from his son Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, a convert to Judaism, who will share his spiritual journey of coming to terms with his father's past.
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The Hungarian Holocaust with Moshe Y. Vardi
The Hungarian Holocaust with Moshe Y. Vardi 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 2, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Feb 2, 2021 at 7:30pm
Join Holocaust Museum Houston and Moshe Y. Vardi as he speaks about the Hungarian Holocaust and his parents' survival.
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Childhood after Atrocity Crimes: Hope for Peace, Dignity and Equality
Childhood after Atrocity Crimes: Hope for Peace, Dignity and Equality 10:00am - 11:30am (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 4, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Feb 4, 2021 at 11:30am
Join the United Nations Department of Global Communications for a civil society briefing which will examine the approaches taken to support children who survived the Holocaust.
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Liberate History: Connecting Themes of Holocaust Education and African American History
Liberate History: Connecting Themes of Holocaust Education and African American History 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 4, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 4, 2021 at 4:00pm
To honor Black History Month, join Echoes & Reflections and Demetrius Hobson from Liberate History, an organization that curates African American History lessons, who will share resources to support instruction of African American History in the U.S., and engage in conversations on connections to Holocaust education.
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BESA: Courage and Humanity during the Holocaust
BESA: Courage and Humanity during the Holocaust 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 4, 2021 at 3:30pm
Ends Feb 4, 2021 at 4:30pm
Join the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University and American Society for Yad Vashem to learn about the experiences of Albanian Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust.
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Listening Contrapuntally to Witness Testimonies of Terezín
Listening Contrapuntally to Witness Testimonies of Terezín 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 5, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Feb 5, 2021 at 5:00pm
Referencing archival materials related to the documentary Goethe and Ghetto (1996), Wlodarski will share how her own contrapuntal listening revealed opportunities for scholarly self-reflection, listening beyond the dominant discourse of the film, and analytical critique of the film’s content.
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Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust
Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust 3:30pm - 5:00pm (1h 30m)
Workshops
Starts Feb 9, 2021 at 3:30pm
Ends Feb 9, 2021 at 5:00pm
Centropa and Holocaust Museum Houston are pleased to offer "Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust," a professional development webinar.
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Film Screening Discussion "The Windemere Children"
Film Screening Discussion "The Windemere Children" 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Films
Starts Feb 11, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Feb 11, 2021 at 11:00am
Join the United Nations Department of Global Communications for a discussion of the film "The Windemere Children", including discussion with a historian and Holocaust survivor.
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Jewish Identifiers: Reflections on Latin American Jewish Identity
Jewish Identifiers: Reflections on Latin American Jewish Identity 10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 11, 2021 at 10:30am
Ends Feb 11, 2021 at 11:30am
Join the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas for a guest lecture by Dr. Deby Roitman, Strategic Advisory at Universidad Hebraica, Mexico.
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New Lesson Exploration: Prewar Jewish Life
New Lesson Exploration: Prewar Jewish Life 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 11, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 11, 2021 at 4:00pm
Echoes & Reflections is proud to launch a new, unique lesson on prewar Jewish life with a focus on the lives of six teenagers from different countries. This webinar will guide educators through this new lesson to support classroom instruction and help students gain a deep understanding of the diversity of prewar Jewish life.
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The Nazi Olympics
The Nazi Olympics 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 11, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 11, 2021 at 4:00pm
The Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education presents "The Nazi Olympics," open to educators, students, and members of the community.
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Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy
Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy 3:30pm - 6:30pm (3h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 11, 2021 at 3:30pm
Ends Feb 11, 2021 at 6:30pm
Join the Holocaust Resource Center of Keane University and Echoes & Reflections for this webinar where educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.
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Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust
Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust 4:30pm - 6:00pm (1h 30m)
Workshops
Starts Feb 11, 2021 at 4:30pm
Ends Feb 11, 2021 at 6:00pm
Centropa and Holocaust Museum Houston are pleased to offer "Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust," a professional development webinar.
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Acts of Resistance: Love Stories of the Holocaust
Acts of Resistance: Love Stories of the Holocaust 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
Workshops
Starts Feb 12, 2021 at 8:30am
Ends Feb 12, 2021 at 9:00am
Join United States Holocaust Memorial Museum historians on Facebook Live to learn how love became an act of resistance for people persecuted by the Nazi regime.
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Intimacy and Trauma
Intimacy and Trauma 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 14, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Feb 14, 2021 at 8:00pm
Join Next Generations for a program focusing on Holocaust survivors' marriages.
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Presidents' Day (Office Closed)
Presidents' Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Feb 15, 2021 (All Day)
The THGC office will be closed.
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Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism
Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 15, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Feb 15, 2021 at 7:00pm
Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Coalition Against Hate, Congregation Beth Israel, and the Anti-Defamation League will collaborate on a panel discussion on peacebuilding and combating hate and extremism.
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Hitler's Helpers: Perpetrators & Collaborators
Hitler's Helpers: Perpetrators & Collaborators 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 16, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Feb 16, 2021 at 3:00pm
The Nazis never could have committed the vast scale of destruction of the Holocaust alone. Join Echoes & Reflections and Dr. Efraim Zuroff, chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who will give insight into how people became willing collaborators to persecute and murder the Jews during the Holocaust.
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Women, Trauma and Genocide: Sexual Violence against Women in the Holocaust
Women, Trauma and Genocide: Sexual Violence against Women in the Holocaust 5:30pm - 6:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 16, 2021 at 5:30pm
Ends Feb 16, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ferris State University invites you to join internationally renowned academics Rochelle Saidel and Sonja Hedgepeth for a webinar focused on sexual violence against women in the Holocaust.
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The Impact of Colonial Rule on Rwanda
The Impact of Colonial Rule on Rwanda 10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 17, 2021 at 10:30am
Ends Feb 17, 2021 at 11:30am
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) February Virtual Lunch & Learn Program will examine the legacy of colonialism in Rwanda and features Chhange Executive Director, Dr. Sara E. Brown.
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Athletes Against Antisemitism with Zach Banner, Josh Bell and Alysha Clark
Athletes Against Antisemitism with Zach Banner, Josh Bell and Alysha Clark 6:30pm - 8:00pm (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 17, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Feb 17, 2021 at 8:00pm
Join The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh for a special virtual event! A two-part conversation on combating antisemitism, racial justice and moving forward in unity with NFL offensive lineman Zach Banner, MLB first baseman Josh Bell and WNBA champion Alysha Clark.
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New iWitness Activities to Support Teaching with Echoes & Reflections' Updated Units
New iWitness Activities to Support Teaching with Echoes & Reflections' Updated Units 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 18, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 18, 2021 at 4:00pm
iWitness has created a new series of 10-minute, daily testimony-based lessons, Mindful Explorations, that support SEL and can extend student learning with Echoes & Reflections. Using testimony clips on the themes of identity, gratitude, and resilience, this webinar will model the activities that can support instruction with our revised Units.
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Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth
Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 18, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Feb 18, 2021 at 5:00pm
Following the paper trail across Europe, from England to Italy to Poland, from the twelfth to the twentieth century, Magda Teter will show how the blood libel became rooted in European imagination and why this myth persists today.
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Why the Nazis Looted Art and Why it Still Matters
Why the Nazis Looted Art and Why it Still Matters 7:00pm - 8:30pm (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 18, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Feb 18, 2021 at 8:30pm
Join the University of Denver, the Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University for an enlightening talk featuring Dr. Elizabeth Campbell, associate professor of history at the University of Denver and director of the Center for Art Collection Ethics. The discussion will highlight her work and why the legacy of Nazi art looting still impacts the art world today.
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Lunchtime Talk Series - Remembering (for) Tomorrow: Re-Engaging History to Ask New Questions
Lunchtime Talk Series - Remembering (for) Tomorrow: Re-Engaging History to Ask New Questions 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 19, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Feb 19, 2021 at 1:00pm
Blaffer Art Museum and Holocaust Museum Houston present the second of a two-part dialogue with Simon Fujiwara, Alexandra Zapruder, and Mary Lee Webeck in conjunction with the exhibition, "Simon Fujiwara: Hope House"—on view at the Blaffer through March 14, 2021.
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Deep Dive into Unit 3: Nazi Germany & the Kristallnacht Pogrom
Deep Dive into Unit 3: Nazi Germany & the Kristallnacht Pogrom 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 22, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 22, 2021 at 4:00pm
How did the Nazis reinforce their antisemitic ideology and escalate hate? Join this Echoes & Reflections webinar to explore our updated Nazi Germany Unit, which includes an expanded lesson on the Kristallnacht Pogrom, and help students develop an understanding and draw conclusions about the rise of Nazi Germany.
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So You Think You Know Anne Frank?
So You Think You Know Anne Frank? 3:30pm - 4:30pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 22, 2021 at 3:30pm
Ends Feb 22, 2021 at 4:30pm
Join the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University to examine four different stage adaptations of "The Diary of Anne Frank."
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The Legacy: What do we want to do to ensure the memory of the Holocaust?
The Legacy: What do we want to do to ensure the memory of the Holocaust? 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 23, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Feb 23, 2021 at 2:00pm
Join Next Generations for a program that will focus on the differences among the generations and what is known at this point from research about the grandchildren of survivors.
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From Segregation to Liberation: African American Soldiers and the Holocaust
From Segregation to Liberation: African American Soldiers and the Holocaust 2:15pm - 3:15pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 23, 2021 at 2:15pm
Ends Feb 23, 2021 at 3:15pm
In recognition of Black History Month, join the Holocaust Resource Center of Keane University for a conversation about Dr. Leon Bass, an American liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp, and the history of segregated military units during World War II.
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“Working through the Past”: German Efforts to Face Their Nazi History
“Working through the Past”: German Efforts to Face Their Nazi History 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 23, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 23, 2021 at 4:00pm
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture "Working through the Past: German Effors to Face Their Nazi History."
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Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps
Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 24, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Feb 24, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join Dr. Gary Okihiro, Professor Emeritus of international and public affairs at Columbia University and a Visiting Professor of American studies at Yale University, as he outlines the nature of the oppression in that historical experience, and the resistance posed to those oppressive acts.
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A Study of the Holocaust & Social Emotional Learning
A Study of the Holocaust & Social Emotional Learning 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Feb 24, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Feb 24, 2021 at 4:00pm
The updated Echoes & Reflections Units now support connections to Social-Emotional Learning and Standards. In this webinar, gain access to recommended strategies from the Units that can support students to engage respectfully and thoughtfully with diverse ideas, histories, and people as they study the Holocaust.
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Film Discussion with Dr. David A. Patterson
Film Discussion with Dr. David A. Patterson 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Films
Starts Feb 24, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Feb 24, 2021 at 5:00pm
The Ackerman Center is proud to present the incredible film "Who Will Write Our History," which will be screened online for two weeks.
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Shoah through Muslim Eyes: What Is at Stake and What Do We Need to Know
Shoah through Muslim Eyes: What Is at Stake and What Do We Need to Know 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 24, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Feb 24, 2021 at 7:30pm
Northern Arizona University's Martin-Springer Institute presents "Muslims and the Shoah: A Martin-Springer Institute Zoom Series" comprised of four different speaker events. Join Mehnaz Afridi as the first speaker of this series.
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The Politics of Memory: Holocaust Distortion in Poland with Dr. Jan Grabowski
The Politics of Memory: Holocaust Distortion in Poland with Dr. Jan Grabowski 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 24, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Feb 24, 2021 at 8:00pm
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a discussion of the politics of Holocaust memory in Poland and the consequences of burying the past.
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ASU Center Lecture -- Prof. Havi Dreifuss on "The Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)"
ASU Center Lecture -- Prof. Havi Dreifuss on "The Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)" 10:00am - 11:30am (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 25, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Feb 25, 2021 at 11:30am
Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, North Carolina, NC, proudly invites the public to an online lecture by Professor Havi Dreifuss live from Israel. Professor Dreifuss' talk will center on the Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943).
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Jewish and African American Relations in a Time of Rising Racism and Antisemitism
Jewish and African American Relations in a Time of Rising Racism and Antisemitism 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 25, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Feb 25, 2021 at 12:00pm
In honor of Black History Month, this panel discussion, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, will highlight the shared experiences amongst the Jewish and African American communities, as shown in the film, "Shared Legacies."
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The History of Genocide in Cinema
The History of Genocide in Cinema 5:00pm - 6:30pm (1h 30m)
Films
Starts Feb 25, 2021 at 5:00pm
Ends Feb 25, 2021 at 6:30pm
Join Dr. William Hewitt, Professor Emeritus of West Chester University and Co-Editor of "The History of Genocide in Cinema," for a look at how genocide is portrayed on the big screen.
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Through Their Eyes with Sandy Lessig
Through Their Eyes with Sandy Lessig 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Feb 25, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Feb 25, 2021 at 7:30pm
Join Mrs. Sandy Lessig and Holocaust Museum Houston for "Through Their Eyes," a project that Sandy has been very instrumental in creating. It involves the second generation and/or others who knew the survivor in the telling of their parents' or friend's survival stories.
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Pre-Service Teacher Conference: Holocaust Refugees & Contemporary Perspectives
Pre-Service Teacher Conference: Holocaust Refugees & Contemporary Perspectives 7:45am - 11:00am (3h 15m)
Workshops
Starts Feb 26, 2021 at 7:45am
Ends Feb 26, 2021 at 11:00am
Join the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University & Facing History and Ourselves to learn more about the immigration process for Holocaust refugees.
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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program All Day
Workshops
Mar 1, 2021 (All Day)
Sign up for a 3-Part Online Course: "Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism," for a self-paced and facilitator-guided exploration of Echoes & Reflections resources that support the teaching of historical and contemporary antisemitism in today’s classrooms.
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Creating Possibility | Disallowing Hatred – Introduction and Guided Inquiry
Creating Possibility | Disallowing Hatred – Introduction and Guided Inquiry 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 1, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Mar 1, 2021 at 1:00pm
The goal of Holocaust Museum Houston's Creating Possibility | Disallowing Hatred Program is to cultivate upstanders who are aware of the power of hatred in human decision making and to provide community members an opportunity to learn important concepts of history, civic awareness, and social justice.
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Texas Independence Day (Office Closed)
Texas Independence Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Mar 2, 2021 (All Day)
The THGC office will be closed.
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A Recipe for a Better Future: Holocaust Education & Civic Engagement
A Recipe for a Better Future: Holocaust Education & Civic Engagement 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Mar 2, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Mar 2, 2021 at 4:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, educators will learn about how the Holocaust and civic engagement can be taught side by side to help students gain an understanding of how words, actions, and policies matter and prepare them to be effective global citizens.
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Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism
Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 2, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Mar 2, 2021 at 7:00pm
Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Coalition Against Hate, Congregation Beth Israel, and the Anti-Defamation League will collaborate on a panel discussion on peacebuilding and combating hate and extremism.
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Holocaust Museum Houston's 25th Anniversary
Holocaust Museum Houston's 25th Anniversary 10:00am - 5:00pm (7h)
Commemorations
Starts Mar 3, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Mar 3, 2021 at 5:00pm
Help the Museum celebrate our 25th Anniversary and take advantage of FREE admission. Patrons will also receive complimentary cookies, along with 25% off on all HMH branded gifts in the Museum’s store. The first 25 visitors will earn a free one-year Director level membership good for two people.
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Italian Internment during World War II and the Limits of Racism in America
Italian Internment during World War II and the Limits of Racism in America 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 3, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Mar 3, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join Dr. Laura Ruberto, Humanities professor at Berkeley City College, as she reflects on how political pressure, cultural visibility, and an emerging position of whiteness helped build public acceptance of this immigrant (Italian American) community.
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The Holocaust Letter: Our Last and Only Chance
The Holocaust Letter: Our Last and Only Chance 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 3, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Mar 3, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join the USC Shoah Foundation for a discussion with Faris Cassell about "The Unanswered Letter."
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Nazi Crimes and Legal Ethics
Nazi Crimes and Legal Ethics 5:00pm - 6:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 3, 2021 at 5:00pm
Ends Mar 3, 2021 at 6:00pm
Join the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law for a discussion of the role of lawyers during the Nazi regime as the foundation for a review of the history of modern legal ethics, a summary of relevant requirements, and an analysis of how those requirements can help guide lawyers in today’s climate to help our society avoid the mistakes of history.
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Muslim Rescuers of Jews: Discovering the Righteous Among Arabs
Muslim Rescuers of Jews: Discovering the Righteous Among Arabs 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 3, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Mar 3, 2021 at 7:30pm
Northern Arizona University's Martin-Springer Institute presents "Muslims and the Shoah: A Martin-Springer Institute Zoom Series" comprised of four different speaker events. Join Robert Satloff as the second speaker of this series.
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3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays
3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Mar 3, 2021 at 8:00pm
Alyssa will focus on the story of her grandmother, Stefi Greengrass. Alyssa is the grandchild of two Holocaust survivors who passionately dedicates her time volunteering for numerous non-profit organizations to help educate and combat antisemitism.
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The Holocaust at the Crossroad of Empire: West & Sub-Saharan African Approaches to African, Holocaust, and Jewish Studies
The Holocaust at the Crossroad of Empire: West & Sub-Saharan African Approaches to African, Holocaust, and Jewish Studies 11:00am - 2:30pm (3h 30m)
Workshops
Starts Mar 4, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Mar 4, 2021 at 2:30pm
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a half-day workshop exploring the history of the Jews of West and Sub-Saharan Africa and the importance of African perspectives to Holocaust history.
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Behind the Spectacle: Jews, Circuses, and Nazi Germany
Behind the Spectacle: Jews, Circuses, and Nazi Germany 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 4, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Mar 4, 2021 at 2:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust for a program exploring the lives and legacies of Jewish circus artists between 1860 and 1945.
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The Female Voice: Women in the Holocaust
The Female Voice: Women in the Holocaust 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Mar 4, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Mar 4, 2021 at 3:00pm
To mark Women's History Month in March, this Echoes & Reflections webinar explores the female responses to the challenges that they faced during the Holocaust and examines and the struggle to hold on to identity.
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HMMSA Reads
HMMSA Reads 5:30pm - 6:30pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Mar 4, 2021 at 5:30pm
Ends Mar 4, 2021 at 6:30pm
Join Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio for their HMMSA Reads program as they discuss "Mila 18" by Leon Uris.
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What is the Role of Yiddish in Holocaust Education
What is the Role of Yiddish in Holocaust Education 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Mar 4, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Mar 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
What is the role of Yiddish in Holocaust education, and: what role does the Holocaust as an event play in Yiddish studies curricula today? Meyer Weinshel will provide some examples that speak to the challenges in answering both of these questions.
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February 2021

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program

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  • Mon, Feb 1 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

THGC February 2021 Quarterly Meeting

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  • Mon, Feb 1, 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Zoom

My Father Was a Nazi

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  • Tue, Feb 2, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

The Hungarian Holocaust with Moshe Y. Vardi

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  • Tue, Feb 2, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Childhood after Atrocity Crimes: Hope for Peace, Dignity and Equality

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  • Thu, Feb 4, 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Microsoft Teams

Liberate History: Connecting Themes of Holocaust Education and African American History

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

BESA: Courage and Humanity during the Holocaust

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  • Thu, Feb 4, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Listening Contrapuntally to Witness Testimonies of Terezín

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  • Fri, Feb 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust

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  • Tue, Feb 9, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Film Screening Discussion "The Windemere Children"

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  • Thu, Feb 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Microsoft Teams

Jewish Identifiers: Reflections on Latin American Jewish Identity

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  • Thu, Feb 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

New Lesson Exploration: Prewar Jewish Life

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  • Thu, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

The Nazi Olympics

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  • Thu, Feb 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy

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  • Thu, Feb 11, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Standing Up in Uncertain Times: Rescuers in the Holocaust

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  • Thu, Feb 11, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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  • Location:  Zoom

Acts of Resistance: Love Stories of the Holocaust

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  • Fri, Feb 12, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Intimacy and Trauma

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  • Sun, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Presidents' Day (Office Closed)

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  • Mon, Feb 15 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism

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  • Mon, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Hitler's Helpers: Perpetrators & Collaborators

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  • Tue, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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  • Location:  Webinar

Women, Trauma and Genocide: Sexual Violence against Women in the Holocaust

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  • Tue, Feb 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The Impact of Colonial Rule on Rwanda

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  • Wed, Feb 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Athletes Against Antisemitism with Zach Banner, Josh Bell and Alysha Clark

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  • Wed, Feb 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

New iWitness Activities to Support Teaching with Echoes & Reflections' Updated Units

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  • Thu, Feb 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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  • Location:  Webinar

Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth

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  • Thu, Feb 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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  • Location:  Zoom

Why the Nazis Looted Art and Why it Still Matters

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  • Thu, Feb 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Lunchtime Talk Series - Remembering (for) Tomorrow: Re-Engaging History to Ask New Questions

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  • Fri, Feb 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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  • Location:  Zoom

Deep Dive into Unit 3: Nazi Germany & the Kristallnacht Pogrom

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  • Mon, Feb 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

So You Think You Know Anne Frank?

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  • Mon, Feb 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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  • Location:  Zoom

The Legacy: What do we want to do to ensure the memory of the Holocaust?

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  • Tue, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

From Segregation to Liberation: African American Soldiers and the Holocaust

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  • Tue, Feb 23, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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  • Location:  Zoom

“Working through the Past”: German Efforts to Face Their Nazi History

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  • Tue, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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  • Location:  Webinar

Oppression and Resistance in America’s World War II Concentration Camps

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  • Wed, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

A Study of the Holocaust & Social Emotional Learning

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  • Wed, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Film Discussion with Dr. David A. Patterson

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  • Wed, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Zoom

Shoah through Muslim Eyes: What Is at Stake and What Do We Need to Know

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  • Wed, Feb 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The Politics of Memory: Holocaust Distortion in Poland with Dr. Jan Grabowski

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  • Wed, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

ASU Center Lecture -- Prof. Havi Dreifuss on "The Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)"

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  • Thu, Feb 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Jewish and African American Relations in a Time of Rising Racism and Antisemitism

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  • Thu, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The History of Genocide in Cinema

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  • Thu, Feb 25, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Zoom

Through Their Eyes with Sandy Lessig

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  • Thu, Feb 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Pre-Service Teacher Conference: Holocaust Refugees & Contemporary Perspectives

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  • Fri, Feb 26, 7:45am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program

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  • Mon, Mar 1 (all day)
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  • Location:  Webinar

Creating Possibility | Disallowing Hatred – Introduction and Guided Inquiry

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  • Mon, Mar 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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  • Location:  Zoom

Texas Independence Day (Office Closed)

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  • Tue, Mar 2 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

A Recipe for a Better Future: Holocaust Education & Civic Engagement

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  • Tue, Mar 2, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism

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  • Tue, Mar 2, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Holocaust Museum Houston's 25th Anniversary

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  • Wed, Mar 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

Italian Internment during World War II and the Limits of Racism in America

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  • Wed, Mar 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The Holocaust Letter: Our Last and Only Chance

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  • Wed, Mar 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Nazi Crimes and Legal Ethics

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  • Wed, Mar 3, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar

Muslim Rescuers of Jews: Discovering the Righteous Among Arabs

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  • Wed, Mar 3, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays

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  • Wed, Mar 3, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The Holocaust at the Crossroad of Empire: West & Sub-Saharan African Approaches to African, Holocaust, and Jewish Studies

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  • Thu, Mar 4, 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Behind the Spectacle: Jews, Circuses, and Nazi Germany

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  • Thu, Mar 4, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The Female Voice: Women in the Holocaust

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  • Thu, Mar 4, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

HMMSA Reads

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  • Thu, Mar 4, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

What is the Role of Yiddish in Holocaust Education

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  • Thu, Mar 4, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

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