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Echoes & Reflections: "Examining the Holocaust and World War II: Teaching with The U.S. and the Holocaust", a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, April 2024   View Event

  • Monday, April 1, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Online course for educators
  • Description:  Participate in this asynchronous online course for a guided, facilitator-led exploration of resources centered around clips from The U.S. and the Holocaust, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein, that support teaching about the intersections of the Holocaust and World War II. Participants will explore topics such as antisemitism, immigration, xenophobia and the Final Solution. This course was developed in collaboration with Echoes & Reflections, Florentine Films, PBS LearningMedia and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. We applaud your commitment to teaching this topic and are eager to support you to ensure your students are able to engage in thoughtful, engaging, and historically accurate learning. This course is appropriate for secondary educators teaching European, World and US history as well as other disciplines where the Holocaust is addressed. Course Details Program includes three interactive modules released over three weeks; approximately 6 hours to complete in total – at no costProgram includes a ready-to-use lesson plan that incorporates film clips from The U.S. and the HolocaustParticipants proceed at their own pace each week, are supported by an instructor, and enjoy asynchronous interaction with other educatorsEducators complete all three modules for a 6-hour certificateGraduate credit available through the University of the Pacific. Please visit their site for more information. Course Schedule: Course opens Monday, April 1 and will remain open through April 29. Program Outcomes: Apply sound pedagogy when planning and implementing Holocaust lessons. Understand how the Nazi ideology of racial antisemitism and territorial expansion led to and shaped World War II and the Holocaust.Analyze America’s response to the Holocaust within the context of World War II.Identify and construct activities that build context around clips from the film The U.S. and the Holocaust To register for the course, click here. 

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Remembrance in a Time of Calamity   View Event

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Virtual program
  • Description:  During this virtual program, experts will discuss Azerbaijan’s brutal attack on Artsakh and how the ethnic cleansing of its Armenian population in September 2023 resulted in a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.  Our distinguished panel includes: Armine Mosiyan Born and raised in Artsakh, Armine was four when she lost her father, Meruzhan Mosiyan, in the first Artsakh Liberation War. After high school, she attended Yerevan State University in Armenia’s capital, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international relations. After graduation, Armine moved back to her hometown of Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, where she worked at the Office of the President of the Republic of Artsakh. In 2016, Armine spent a semester in the U.S. within the framework of the Tavitian Scholars Program in Public Policy and Public Administration at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Despite her young age of 34, Armine has seen four wars, survived a nine-month-long blockade, and witnessed an ethnic cleansing, the result of which was that she and her family were forcibly displaced from, in her own words, “her happy paradise.” Armine is currently based in Yerevan with her husband and three sons. She is certain that—against all odds—one day they will return home. Dr. Kim Hekimian Dr. Kim Hekimian is an Associate Professor of Nutrition in Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) and the Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) at Columbia University Medical Center. She is the Director of the IHN’s Master of Science in Nutrition program. She is also the Associate Director of Education for the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) Program in Education in Global and Population Health. In spring 2020, Dr. Hekimian co-organized a Public Health Working Group for Armenia during the time of COVID-19. This group of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health policymakers and risk communication experts from academic centers around the globe supports efforts of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia in health system strengthening activities. Currently, Dr. Hekimian is an advisor to the Minister of Health of Armenia. Her work focuses on developing nutrition policies and programs as well as perinatal care reforms to improve maternal mortality, cesarean deliveries, and postpartum care practices to promote exclusive breastfeeding. Dr. Khatchig Mouradian Dr. Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University and the Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. He also serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the project on Armenian Genocide Denial at the Global Institute for Advanced Study, New York University. Mouradian is the author of the award-winning book The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918 (2021). He is also the co-editor of After the Ottomans: Genocide’s Long Shadow and Armenian Resilience (2023) and The I.B.Tauris Handbook of the Late Ottoman Empire: History and Legacy (forthcoming in 2024). Dr. Mouradian received his PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University in 2016. Click here to register. 

St. Kevork Armenian Church: Armenian Genocide and Holy Martyrs Service   View Event

  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  St. Kevork Armenian Church
  • Description:  Armenian Genocide and Holy Martyrs Service at the Church

Passover Ends   View Event

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  It is possible that Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission staff who observe Passover will be out of the office.

The Specter of Persecution: Queer Women in the Third Reich   View Event

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Online
  • Description:  Female homosexuality was not explicitly criminalized in Nazi Germany, but queer women were still viewed and persecuted as an outsider group. What did their lives look like in a discriminatory society where they were not formally targeted? Join us on March 15 as Samuel Clowes Huneke, author of the award-winning States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany, uncovers stories about queer women during the Third Reich—their treatment in society and opportunities to resist. To register, click here. 

Echoes & Reflections- Teaching About Perpetrators: The Role of the German Police in the Holocaust   View Event

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Online via Zoom
  • Description:  How did the German police become mass murderers, involved in deportations and mass shootings of Jews and others during the Holocaust? This webinar will explore the transformation of the German police, staffed by "ordinary men," into an instrument of state repression and genocide under the Nazi regime. Join Yad Vashem educator Julian Tsapir to examine historical sources and get insights into the ideological training, the situational dynamics and the personal motivations at play in turning police into perpetrators. To register, please click here.

JAHM (Jewish American Heritage Month) -- ICS Workshop- Jewish Americans   View Event

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Online via Zoom
  • Description:  ICS will examine the rich diversity and history of Jewish Americans, and gain insights that deepen the understandings of identity for all students. Teachers of world history, U.S. history, ethnic studies, human geography and world religions will all find relevant applications and resources in this workshop. This workshop primarily supports 6-12 educators. However, all are welcome to participate! To register, click here. 

USHMM: 2024 Joseph & Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture- Preserving Shared History: Art in Internment during the Holocaust   View Event

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual event
  • Description:  The Nazi party introduced antisemitic exclusionary laws shortly after Adolf Hitler was appointed German Chancellor in January 1933. While Jews were the primary target of persecution and murder, those who did not fit the “Aryan” ideal espoused by the Nazis were also persecuted under exclusionary regulations, including Black people, and Sinti and Roma in Germany, among others. This year’s Meyerhoff Annual Lecture will explore work produced by Jewish and Black artists interned during the Holocaust and World War II. Speakers will pay special attention to Friedl Dicker-Brandeis’s work with children in the Theresienstadt ghetto and Josef Nassy’s visual diary of his life in the Laufen and Tittmoning internment camps for enemy aliens. They will discuss the importance of art in documenting persecution and murder, while bearing witness to the atrocities and preserving the stories of those who endured the Holocaust—including the stories of victim groups othered in society. SpeakersSarah Phillips Casteel, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Carleton University Elizabeth Otto, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, University at Buffalo ModeratorDanielle Battisti, Department Chair, Associate Professor of History, University of Nebraska Omaha This in-person or virtual discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the link to watch. Register here. 

Jewish American Heritage Month- An Evening with Award-Winning Novelist, Dara Horn   View Event

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar via Zoom
  • Description:  The Institute for Curriculum Services and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History are thrilled to host a webinar featuring Dara Horn, the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021), to enlighten participants about her body of work and offer educators with tangible ways to elevate and celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month in their classrooms. There will be a drawing to win one of five signed copies of her book, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021) after the webinar. To register, click here. 

HMH- Yom HaShoah/Walter Kase Free Admission Day   View Event

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  Museum admission fees will be waived on Sunday, May 5, 2024 in honor of Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, z”l and Yom HaShoah. When Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, it soon became clear that Walter’s family’s lives would never be the same again. At the end of 1940, Walter, his parents and his sister, Rysia, were herded into a Jewish ghetto. One day in 1941, the ghetto residents were told to gather in the city square. There, in front of her family, Rysia was lined up with other young children and shot to death. Twelve-year-old Walter was sent with his father to the labor camp of Pionki, later to Auschwitz and Sosnowiec, and finally to Mauthausen and two of its sub-camps. Walter and his father were liberated by the 71st Infantry Division of the United States Army on May 5, 1945. Taken to a hospital to recuperate, Walter regained his strength, but his father succumbed a month later. Walter made his way back to Poland, where he was reunited with his mother. In 1947, Walter came to the United States, settling in Kansas City, Missouri. There, he finished his schooling, started a career in sales and was drafted and served proudly during the Korean War. Walter was able to bring his mother to the United States, where she settled in Washington, DC. Walter moved to Houston, where he established a successful import business. He was active in Jewish causes, sitting on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League and Holocaust Museum Houston. The Anti-Defamation League established a Teachers’ Award in Walter’s name, and he was the first recipient of the St. Augustine Award from St. Thomas University in recognition of his life-changing impact on others. To reserve tickets for free, click here. 

Sonoro Presents: Donald McCullough's Holocaust Cantata   View Event

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  TBD San Antonio
  • Description:  N/A

Yom HaShoah   View Event

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  Yom HaShoah is observed as a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.

ISGAP: Professor Maiken Umbach, “The iconography of antisemitism: Continuity and Change”   View Event

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom online
  • Description:  "The iconography of antisemitism: Continuity and Change” Professor Maiken Umbach, Professor, Modern History, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K. Click here to register for this webinar. Webinars will be available live in German with simultaneous English translation. Recordings will be made available in German

March of Remembrance Texas- Houston   View Event

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Congregation Beth Yeshurun
  • Description:  March of Remembrance Houston 2024 Registered participants are asked to park at Congregation Beth Yeshurun (4525 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77096). There is no dedicated parking at the starting location. Upon gate arrival you will be directed to a dedicated parking area where your registration will be confirmed. A minibus shuttle will then take you to the starting location which is <1.5 miles away and ~5-10 minute ride. [The March of Remembrance Houston and the Citywide Yom HaShoah are two different events.]Show lesschevronNorth icon Location: Houston, Texas Date and time: Sun, May 5, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Organizer: Jeffrey Craig, (888) 546-8111, There is no cost to join the March, but for security, a head count is needed for the event. Please register here. 

Holocaust Museum El Paso- 2024 Yom HaShoah Commemoration   View Event

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Congregation B'nai Zion
  • Description:  Join EPHM at Congregation B'nai Zion at a community commemoration of Yom HaShoah as we gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust, honor the survivors, and reflect on what their legacy means for each of today.