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Fleeing Mussolini: Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States   View Event

  • Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  This program is about the exile of Italian Jews to America. Fleeing Mussolini’s racial laws, roughly two thousand Italian Jews landed in America in the 1930s and 40s. They didn’t fit in with either the Italian-American community or the Jewish-American community, yet many Italian Jewish refugees became leaders in their professions and productive contributors to American life. Registration for this program will open at a later date. Click here. Meet the PanelDr. Natalia Indrimi is an expert on Italy during the Holocaust. She is the director of the Centro Primo Levi in New York and previously was director of programs at the Center for Jewish History. She has coordinated research projects and conferences on many aspects of Fascism and the persecution of the Jews in Italy presented by institutions including New York University, Columbia University, the New School, CUNY, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the New York Public Library. Gianna Pontecorboli was born in Camogli (Genoa) and graduated in Economics at the University of Genoa in 1968. She then embarked on a career in journalism in Milan, working for Editoriale Domus and Rizzoli. After moving to New York in 1979 she became a US and UN correspondent for various Italian newspapers and director of Radio 105 in New York. She is now a correspondent for the Swiss paper Il Corriere del Ticino and Lettera22 of Italy. Her book America Nuova Terra Promessa was published in Italian by Brioschi Editore in 2013 and then in English with the title Americordo by CPL Editions in 2016. Massimo Calabresi is Time magazine’s Washington Bureau Chief. He leads a team of editors and writers responsible for news, features and investigations on American politics and policy. Calabresi joined Time’s DC bureau in 1999 and has covered the CIA, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department, Congress and the White House. He was the magazine’s senior investigative correspondent from 2013-17. He covered the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo as Time’s Central Europe bureau chief from 1995-99 and the collapse of the Soviet Union and its aftermath as a freelancer in Moscow from 1991-93. Annalisa Capristo writes about the effects of the anti-Semitic Fascist laws on Italian academia and Italian culture, the reactions of Jewish and non-Jewish intellectuals (Italian and foreign) to the persecution, and the the flight of Jewish scholars from Italy. She holds a postgraduate degree from the Vatican School of Library Sciences. Her books include L’espulsione degli ebrei dalle accademie italiane, Il registro; La cacciata degli ebrei dallo Stato italiano nei protocolli della Corte dei Conti, 1938–43 and Il razzismo del duce: Mussolini dal ministero dell’Interno alla Repubblica sociale italiana. She co-edited Let Our Music be Played: Italian Jewish Musicians and Composers under Fascism.

Saints and Liars: American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era   View Event

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  A number of Americans — Quakers, Unitarians, secular people, Jews — traveled to points around the globe to offer relief, and to rescue victims of Nazi Germany. Exploring the derring-do and the daily grind of these intrepid souls, Debórah Dwork opens a window on the role of the unpredictable and the irrational. Debórah Dwork is renowned for her scholarship on Holocaust history and a leading authority in this field. Her award-winning books include Children With A Star; Flight from the Reich; Auschwitz; and Holocaust. In 2020, Dwork received the International Network of Genocide Scholars Lifetime Achievement Award. PD hours and Co-Curricular credits will be provided. Register here.

Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust   View Event

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Microsoft Teams
  • Description:  The virtual panel discussion Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust will consider the issue of medical ethics during, and in response to, the Holocaust. The panelists will discuss educational initiatives that draw on the history of the Holocaust to develop ethical leadership in the contemporary context. The event marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Doctors Trial (9 December 1946) and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December). Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice (Moderator), Senior Historian, Division of the Senior Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Herwig Czech, Professor of History of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director, Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust Avi Omer, Founder, Social Excellence Forum Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation Hedy S. Wald, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Register here.

What Drives Antisemitism? A Search for Its Political/Mythological Roots   View Event

  • Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  This presentation will explore the defining motivations and motifs that fuel the phenomenon of antisemitism. It will focus in particular on (1) antisemitism’s claim to the word of Truth, (2) variations on the theme of blood libel and bloodshed, and (3) antisemitism’s stake in purification and redemption. Register here. David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, and is a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitsm and Policy (ISGAP). He is a former commissioner of the former Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission and a member of the Executive Board of the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. He has lectured at universities on six continents and throughout the United States. A winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the Holocaust Scholars’ Conference Eternal Flame Award, he has published 40 books and more than 240 articles, essays, and book chapters on antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish studies. His most recent books are "Judaism, Antisemitism, Holocaust: Making the Connections" (Cambridge, forthcoming), "Shoah and Torah" (Routledge, forthcoming), "Portraits: Elie Wiesel’s Hasidic Legacy" (SUNY, 2021), "The Holocaust and the Non-Representable" (SUNY, 2018), and "Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins" (Cambridge, 2015).

HMMSA Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022 Teacher Workshop   View Event

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  Are you a K-12 educator looking for guidance on how to incorporate Holocaust curriculum into your classroom? If so, please join the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio for a special teacher workshop to help prepare you for Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022. For Educators Grades K-4 In preparation for Texas Holocaust Memorial Education Week (January 24-28, 2022), learn how to utilize picture books and other literature to build foundations for future learning about the Holocaust and connect with character education TEKS. The focus will be on "grab and go" lesson plans. All educators who complete the 2-hour workshop will receive 2 State of Texas CPE hours. For Educators Grades 5-12 In preparation for Texas Holocaust Memorial Education Week (January 24-28, 2022), join a panel of local educators to learn best practices, tools, and resources for incorporating the Holocaust curriculum into your upper elementary, middle, or high school classroom. All educators who complete the 2-hour workshop will receive 2 State of Texas CPE hours. Register here.

We Charge Genocide: International Law & Anti-Black Violence in America   View Event

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  In 1951, the Civil Rights Congress mobilized its members to bring forth a petition to the newly created United Nations, listing the decades of crimes committed against the American Black community. The movement, We Charge Genocide, was meant to draw attention and end the policies that had disenfranchised Black America. Instead, it was ignored. This Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota panel will shed light on the efforts to use international law to challenge systemic racism, why it failed, and how groups are carrying the torch of the movement that was launched 70 years ago this month. Register here. Presented by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Paid for in part with funds from the Wexler Fund for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Human Rights Day presented by Perry Homes Foundation   View Event

  • Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Exhibits
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Holocaust Museum Houston will celebrate Human Rights Day with free general admission. Thanks to the generosity of Perry Homes Foundation, admission includes access to HMH’s Holocaust, Human Rights, Diaries and Samuel Bak galleries along with entry to the featured exhibitions, Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare and Speaking Up! Confronting Hate Speech. Schedule of Events 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Museum Educator Q&A 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Bilingual Story Time 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Curator Talk 11:30 a.m. – Noon Arts and Crafts Noon – 1:00 p.m. Holocaust Survivor Talk 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bilingual Story Time 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Special Matinee Film Screening: “Trumbo” Please note: Face masks are required for all guests ages 2 and up. Complimentary masks are available at the Security desk Reserve tickets here. All Holocaust Museum Houston programs and education initiatives are dependent upon philanthropic support. Please consider making a gift today to ensure the Museum can continue offering quality educational experiences.

Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week   View Event

  • Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission for the first of two webinars aimed at helping educators understand what resources are available for Holocaust Remembrance Week. This first webinar will focus on the available resources from the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC), Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio (HMMSA), and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (DHHRM) that can be used during the 3rd Annual Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week (January 24-28, 2022). This webinar will be an information session with brief presentations from: J.E. Wolfson, PhD, Director of Education, Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory CommissionJessica Hanshaw, Program and Collections Specialist, Holocaust Memorial Museum of San AntonioCharlotte Decoster, PhD, Ackerman Family Director of Education, Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum All Texas educators are welcome to attend, however content will be mainly directed at educators of grades 6-12. Each presenter will describe their available classroom resources. Panelists will be available to answer your questions regarding Holocaust Remembrance Week during a Q&A. Register here.PLEASE USE YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING FOR THIS WEBINAR.

Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week   View Event

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission for the second of two webinars aimed at helping educators understand what resources are available for Holocaust Remembrance Week. This second webinar will focus on the available resources from the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC), the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center (EPHM), and Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) that can be used during the 3rd Annual Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week (January 24-28, 2022). This webinar will be an information session with brief presentations from: J.E. Wolfson, PhD, Director of Education, Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory CommissionJamie Flores, Executive Director, El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study CenterWendy Warren, MEd, Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston All Texas educators are welcome to attend, however content will be mainly directed at educators of grades 6-12. Each presenter will describe their available classroom resources. Panelists will be available to answer your questions regarding Holocaust Remembrance Week during a Q&A. Register here.PLEASE USE YOUR SCHOOL/DISTRICT E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING FOR THIS WEBINAR.

Lunch & Learn: Schindler's Legacy: Creating South Africa's Largest Holocaust and Genocide Museum   View Event

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education for their December Lunch & Learn featuring Tali Nates, founder and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC). Tali will discuss her personal journey and the unique case of Holocaust and genocide memory in South Africa, the interwoven legacies of colonialism and Apartheid, and the decade-long journey to create this unique museum. Register here. Suggested $10 donation with admission. Free to Chhange members, Brookdale Faculty, Staff & Students. Tali Nates is the founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation. She is a historian who lectures internationally on Holocaust education, genocide prevention, reconciliation and human rights. She has published articles and contributed chapters to many books, among them God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors (2015), Remembering The Holocaust in Educational Settings (2018) and Conceptualizing Mass Violence, Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (2021). In 2010, Tali was chosen as one of the top 100 newsworthy and noteworthy women in South Africa, by the Mail & Guardian. Born to a family of Holocaust survivors, her father and uncle were saved by Oskar Schindler. The rest of the family was murdered.

Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed)   View Event

  • Friday, December 24, 2021 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.

Christmas Day   View Event

  • Saturday, December 25, 2021 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  Merry Christmas!