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August 2021

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Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior All Day (4 days)
Workshops
Starts Aug 2, 2021
Ends Aug 5, 2021
Taking place over four days, this Facing History & Ourselves seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. Daniel Ottenheimer, a second-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors, will join for a live session focusing on memory and legacy.
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Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Course
Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Course All Day
Workshops
Aug 2, 2021 (All Day)
Sign up for Echoes & Reflections' June 3-Part Online Course: Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism, for a self-paced and facilitator-guided exploration of Echoes & Reflections resources that support teaching about contemporary antisemitism and its connections to Holocaust history.
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THGC August 2021 Quarterly Meeting
THGC August 2021 Quarterly Meeting 9:00am - 1:00pm (4h)
Commission Meetings
Starts Aug 2, 2021 at 9:00am
Ends Aug 2, 2021 at 1:00pm
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Monday, August 2, 2021 beginning at 9:00 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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Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior All Day (4 days)
Workshops
Starts Aug 2, 2021
Ends Aug 5, 2021
Taking place over four days, this Facing History & Ourselves seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. Daniel Ottenheimer, a second-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors, will join for a live session focusing on memory and legacy.
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Summer Survivor Speaker Series 2021
Summer Survivor Speaker Series 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 3, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Aug 3, 2021 at 3:00pm
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum as they virtually feature Max Glauben, survivor.
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Teaching about the Holocaust with Echoes & Reflections
Teaching about the Holocaust with Echoes & Reflections 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 3, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Aug 3, 2021 at 4:00pm
Participate in this webinar for an introduction to Echoes & Reflections and an exploration of resources and strategies for effective Holocaust instruction.
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Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior All Day (4 days)
Workshops
Starts Aug 2, 2021
Ends Aug 5, 2021
Taking place over four days, this Facing History & Ourselves seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. Daniel Ottenheimer, a second-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors, will join for a live session focusing on memory and legacy.
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Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943)
Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943) 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 4, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Aug 4, 2021 at 12:00pm
Moissey Kogan (1879-1943) was an innovative, influential sculptor-craftsman and printmaker, whose career straddled the European avant-gardes of the first half of the 20th century. A cosmopolitan Russian Jew, whose work was marked by his interest in Jewish mysticism and theosophical beliefs, Kogan looked to non-European cultures and ancient sources, in common with many of his ontemporaries in Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris, to root his avant-garde experimentations and revivals of ancient techniques, in what were considered more authentic means of expression.
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2021 First Person Series: Rachel (Rae) Goldfarb
2021 First Person Series: Rachel (Rae) Goldfarb 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 4, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Aug 4, 2021 at 1:00pm
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Rae for a live conversation to learn about Rae’s experiences as a Jewish girl under Nazi occupation and how her mother’s quick thinking helped them escape from two ghettos and later join a group of partisan fighters.
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Passage to Sweden - Virtual Film Discussion
Passage to Sweden - Virtual Film Discussion 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Films
Starts Aug 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Aug 4, 2021 at 8:00pm
"Passage to Sweden" tells the lesser-known story of events occurring in Scandinavia and Budapest during World War II. Join Suzannah Warlick, Director of Passage To Sweden, and Chana Sharfstein, author & educator, for a live discussion about this film.
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Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior All Day (4 days)
Workshops
Starts Aug 2, 2021
Ends Aug 5, 2021
Taking place over four days, this Facing History & Ourselves seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. Daniel Ottenheimer, a second-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors, will join for a live session focusing on memory and legacy.
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Jewish Resistance in Film
Jewish Resistance in Film 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 5, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Aug 5, 2021 at 3:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, Yad Vashem educator Dr. Rocco Giansante will present different films exploring how cinema has portrayed Jewish resistance, and will examine the strategies filmmakers use to reflect on different forms of resistance.
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Crucial Conversations: Confronting Antisemitism - Combating Antisemitism
Crucial Conversations: Confronting Antisemitism - Combating Antisemitism 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 5, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Aug 5, 2021 at 8:00pm
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for the final session of their four-part series on antisemitism.
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Summer Survivor Speaker Series 2021
Summer Survivor Speaker Series 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 10, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Aug 10, 2021 at 3:00pm
Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum as they virtually feature Magie Furst, Kindertransportee.
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Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism
Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 10, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Aug 10, 2021 at 4:00pm
The Contemporary Antisemitism Unit in Echoes & Reflections provides an inquiry-based and student-centered learning approach to raise the important topics of antisemitism and hate in the US and globally, and what it means to be an ally.
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Exploring a Dimension in Testimony Activity: Prewar Jewish Life
Exploring a Dimension in Testimony Activity: Prewar Jewish Life 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 12, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Aug 12, 2021 at 4:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, teachers will learn about the USC Shoah Foundation’s new Dimensions in Testimony activity that introduces students to the topic of pre-World War II Jewish life through interactions with Jewish survivor, Pinchas Gutter.
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Meet the Author: Alan Schlesinger
Meet the Author: Alan Schlesinger 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 12, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Aug 12, 2021 at 7:00pm
Author Dr. Alan Schlesinger, whose father survived the Holocaust, will talk about his father’s life with Dee Dee Dochen. Join Holocaust Museum Houston and visit with them as they discuss his book, "Resilience: The Story of How My Father Survived the Holocaust."
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Holocaust Museum Houston Summer Free Day
Holocaust Museum Houston Summer Free Day 10:00am - 5:00pm (7h)
Exhibits
Starts Aug 14, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Aug 14, 2021 at 5:00pm
Enjoy free admission and visit the Museum’s special juried exhibition, Withstand: Latinx Art in Times of Conflict. Free admission also includes entry to the Museum’s Holocaust, Human Rights, Diaries and Samuel Bak galleries.
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When Families Disappeared: Camp Shvesters
When Families Disappeared: Camp Shvesters 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 15, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Aug 15, 2021 at 2:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Project Witness for a lecture exploring the phenomenon of camp shvesters (sisters) with Dr. Michael Berenbaum, world-renowned historian and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University.
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Music in the Holocaust
Music in the Holocaust 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 17, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Aug 17, 2021 at 3:00pm
This Echoes & Reflections webinar will be led by Tamar Machado-Recanati, music therapist, musicologist and researcher of Jewish music during the Holocaust.
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The Holocaust: Working to Understand the Unimaginable
The Holocaust: Working to Understand the Unimaginable 6:00pm - 7:30pm (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 17, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Aug 17, 2021 at 7:30pm
The City of Luling and the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission present this free workshop, "The Holocaust: Working to Understand the Unimaginable," which will include time for Q&A.
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Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure
Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 17, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Aug 17, 2021 at 7:00pm
In conversation with author Menachem Kaiser on Zoom.
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Holocaust Education: An American History
Holocaust Education: An American History 10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 18, 2021 at 10:30am
Ends Aug 18, 2021 at 11:30am
How do we understand these recent developments in historical context? How has teaching about the Holocaust changed in the seventy-five years since the end of World War II? Join Chhange Program Manager Spencer Cronin for a Lunch & Learn on the history of American Holocaust education.
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A Lasting Imprint: Photos Document a Vibrant Town Destroyed
A Lasting Imprint: Photos Document a Vibrant Town Destroyed 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
Workshops
Starts Aug 19, 2021 at 8:30am
Ends Aug 19, 2021 at 9:00am
On World Photography Day, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will look closely at one of the its most memorable displays.
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Holocaust in the Balkans: “A Question of Survival” Screening and Discussion
Holocaust in the Balkans: “A Question of Survival” Screening and Discussion 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 19, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Aug 19, 2021 at 5:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a special screening of A Question of Survival followed by a live discussion with the film’s director Elka Nikolova.
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Memento: Artist Talk with Adriana Corral
Memento: Artist Talk with Adriana Corral 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 19, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Aug 19, 2021 at 7:00pm
Join Holocaust Museum Houston for a talk with artist Adriana Corral.
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Religious Rescuers
Religious Rescuers 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 24, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Aug 24, 2021 at 3:00pm
During the Holocaust, some Jews were helped by members of different religious communities with convents and other religious institutions becoming a haven for Jewish adults and children. Others helped Jews find refuge in private homes, providing false papers, and assisting them to illegally cross borders.
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Tainted Games: The Role of Race and Racism in the Berlin Olympics of 1936
Tainted Games: The Role of Race and Racism in the Berlin Olympics of 1936 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Aug 24, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Aug 24, 2021 at 8:00pm
Going beyond the familiar (though often misconstrued) experiences of African-American Jesse Owens and Jewish-American Marty Glickman, David Clay Large, author of Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936, will examine how racial politics and theories of race defined all aspects of the 1936 Olympics.
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First Fall 2021 Center Research Colloquium on Holocaust Testimony
First Fall 2021 Center Research Colloquium on Holocaust Testimony 6:30pm - 8:00pm (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Aug 26, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Aug 26, 2021 at 8:00pm
Appalachian State’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the academic public to its first research colloquium of Fall 2021. The Zoom-based event features Dr. Noah Shenker (Monash University), who will join live from Melbourne, Australia.
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LBJ Day (Office Closed)
LBJ Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Aug 27, 2021 (All Day)
The THGC office will be closed.
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Holocaust Remembrance around the World: Japan
Holocaust Remembrance around the World: Japan 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Commemorations
Starts Aug 29, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Aug 29, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join the Emil A and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies as they tour the globe to meet and highlight those who promise to Never Forget, wherever they are in the world.
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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program All Day
Workshops
Sep 1, 2021 (All Day)
Echoes & Reflections' September Three-Module Online Course will help you prepare to effectively teach about the Holocaust and enhance your skills across all disciplines.
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2021 First Person Series: Estelle Laughlin
2021 First Person Series: Estelle Laughlin 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Sep 1, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Sep 1, 2021 at 1:00pm
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Estelle for a live conversation to learn about Estelle's experiences as a young Jewish girl under Nazi occupation and her parents’ resourcefulness, bravery, and resolve in trying to shield her from the unimaginable events they were experiencing.
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Robbing the Jews: Nazi Confiscation of Property in the Holocaust
Robbing the Jews: Nazi Confiscation of Property in the Holocaust 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Sep 1, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Sep 1, 2021 at 8:00pm
Before and during World War II, the Nazis engaged in an organized program of looting Jewish cultural objects, often using forced Jewish labor to catalog the stolen items. Join Dr. Martin Dean as he examines the Nazi policy of cultural plunder, including its aims and methods, and shows how many Jews sought to defy the Germans’ genocidal intentions through imaginative forms of cultural resistance.
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Being with Jerry: Compassionate and Collaborative Research with a Survivor of the Holocaust
Being with Jerry: Compassionate and Collaborative Research with a Survivor of the Holocaust 6:30pm - 8:00pm (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Sep 2, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Sep 2, 2021 at 8:00pm
Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to its first Fall 2021 online Center lecture by Professor Emerita Carolyn Ellis (University of South Florida). Prof. Ellis' public talk is entitled "Being with Jerry: Compassionate and Collaborative Research with a Survivor of the Holocaust."
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August 2021

Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior

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  • Mon, Aug 2 - Thu, Aug 5, 2021
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom/Canvas

Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism - 3 Part Course

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  • Mon, Aug 2 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

THGC August 2021 Quarterly Meeting

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  • Mon, Aug 2, 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

Summer Survivor Speaker Series 2021

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  • Tue, Aug 3, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching about the Holocaust with Echoes & Reflections

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  • Tue, Aug 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943)

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  • Wed, Aug 4, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

2021 First Person Series: Rachel (Rae) Goldfarb

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  • Wed, Aug 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  YouTube

Passage to Sweden - Virtual Film Discussion

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  • Wed, Aug 4, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Zoom

Jewish Resistance in Film

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  • Thu, Aug 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Crucial Conversations: Confronting Antisemitism - Combating Antisemitism

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  • Thu, Aug 5, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Summer Survivor Speaker Series 2021

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  • Tue, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism

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  • Tue, Aug 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Exploring a Dimension in Testimony Activity: Prewar Jewish Life

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  • Thu, Aug 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Meet the Author: Alan Schlesinger

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  • Thu, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston Summer Free Day

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  • Sat, Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Exhibits
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

When Families Disappeared: Camp Shvesters

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  • Sun, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Music in the Holocaust

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  • Tue, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Holocaust: Working to Understand the Unimaginable

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  • Tue, Aug 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  J.B. Nickells Memorial Library

Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure

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  • Tue, Aug 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Holocaust Education: An American History

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  • Wed, Aug 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

A Lasting Imprint: Photos Document a Vibrant Town Destroyed

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  • Thu, Aug 19, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Holocaust in the Balkans: “A Question of Survival” Screening and Discussion

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  • Thu, Aug 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Memento: Artist Talk with Adriana Corral

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  • Thu, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston | Zoom

Religious Rescuers

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  • Tue, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Tainted Games: The Role of Race and Racism in the Berlin Olympics of 1936

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  • Tue, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

First Fall 2021 Center Research Colloquium on Holocaust Testimony

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  • Thu, Aug 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

LBJ Day (Office Closed)

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  • Fri, Aug 27 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

Holocaust Remembrance around the World: Japan

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  • Sun, Aug 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program

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  • Wed, Sep 1 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Webinar

2021 First Person Series: Estelle Laughlin

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  • Wed, Sep 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  YouTube

Robbing the Jews: Nazi Confiscation of Property in the Holocaust

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  • Wed, Sep 1, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum | Zoom

Being with Jerry: Compassionate and Collaborative Research with a Survivor of the Holocaust

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  • Thu, Sep 2, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

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