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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship   View Event

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively. The Fellowship was created in 2003 and has more than 400 alumni. The Warren Fellowship's main objective is to provide new teachers with the necessary historical and pedagogical tools for teaching the Holocaust from the onset of their teaching careers. This program will also develop a teacher corps for Holocaust Museum Houston as the museum expands its educational outreach in Texas and the United States. Upon being named a Warren Fellow, eighteen pre-service teachers and two faculty Fellows will attend a six-day institute hosted by Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas. This institute will immerse participants in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. Holocaust scholars from across the country will provide historical content, and university faculty and museum educators will provide pedagogical context. The 2022 Warren Fellowship will take place May 22-27, 2022 at Holocaust Museum Houston. Due to health and safety protocols, all participants must submit proof of vaccination for COVID-19 during the application process. This program is generously supported by The Warren Fellowship Endowment Fund and the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation. Holocaust Museum Houston offers special thanks to United Airlines, the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston. For more information, please contact the HMH via e-mail or 713-527-1642. Applications are due March 11, 2022 at 11:59PM

How Putin's 'Denazification' Has Devastated Ukrainian Jewry   View Event

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The world was aghast when Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed he was on a mission to “denazify” Ukraine but Russia’s use, and abuse, of antisemitism against his western neighbor has been going on for years, usually to the detriment of the country’s Jewish community. Join Sam Sokol and Natan Sharansky, Chair, ISGAP, to discuss the launch of the latest ISGAP book, Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews: Antisemitism, Propaganda, and the Displacement of Ukrainian Jewry edited by Dr. Charles Asher Small, Founder and Executive Director, ISGAP; Director, ISGAP-Woolf Institute Fellowship Training Programme on Critical Antisemitism Studies, Cambridge, U.K., and learn how a war ostensibly fought to defend Jews and other minorities ended up devastating communities across Ukraine. Register here.

Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism: 2021 ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents   View Event

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Echoes & Reflections' webinars are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. Utilizing the newly released results of the 2021 ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, this webinar will discuss how antisemitism “is rarely the lone or last expression of intolerance in a society” (Samantha Power) and explore its many manifestations from Holocaust denial/distortion to anti-Israel bias and rhetoric. Join Echoes & Reflections Director Melissa Mott for a look into Echoes & Reflections' Gringlas Unit on Contemporary Antisemitism to learn approaches, and instructional strategies to teach this topic. This interactive webinar will focus on the history of antisemitism in the US and offer primary sources and classroom activities to help guide instruction on how when antisemitism remains unchecked, it endangers our democracy and harms both Jews and damages society as a whole. Register here.

Profits and Persecution: German Big Business and the Holocaust with Dr. Peter Hayes   View Event

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  Join Holocaust Museum Houston as they invite Dr. Peter Hayes to speak on the topic of German big business and the Holocaust. Peter Hayes holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale and was from 1980 to 2016 Professor of History and German and from 2000 to 2016 Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University. His publications have won several prizes and been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Slovak, and Spanish. His works on the Holocaust include not only Why? Explaining the Holocaust (2017), but also How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader (2015), The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies (2010) that he edited with John K. Roth; and German Railroads, Jewish Souls (2020), a study of deportation trains that he and Christopher Browning assembled around two path-breaking essays by the late Raul Hilberg. From 2014 to 2019, Hayes chaired the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on which he served for a total of twenty years. Also an award-winning teacher, he lectures widely on German and Holocaust history in the United States and abroad.

Connecting Stories Across Genocides   View Event

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Echoes & Reflections' webinars are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. This webinar will examine USC Shoah Foundation's iWitness platform through the lens of connecting stories across genocides. Participants will learn about the multi-part Echoes & Reflections Teaching About Genocide resource intended to help teachers support students’ understanding of genocide in the context of their Holocaust education. It includes a glossary of essential terms, an outline of Gregory Stanton’s “10 Stages of Genocide”, two to three testimony clips from iWitness that illustrate each stage as it occurred in different genocides, resources for activism and further study of genocide, and case studies of genocide. Register here.

Winning over Nazis to Win the War   View Event

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live
  • Description:  After escaping the Nazis, Arno Mayer and other German Jewish refugees learned how to glean information from the enemy as part of a secret American military operation during World War II. Mayer faced a moral dilemma when he was ordered to work with German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and other Nazis who immigrated to America after the war. Von Braun’s skills and know-how were considered so valuable that even President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had witnessed Nazi atrocities firsthand, embraced him. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn more about Jewish refugee soldiers and the 1,600 Nazis permitted to immigrate to America. GuestsDr. Mark Alexander, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumDr. Robert K. Sutton, author, Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II HostDr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view USHMM's program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Memorial Day Holiday (Office Closed)   View Event

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.

Examining and Responding to Antisemitism in American Culture and Society - Mini Course   View Event

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  TimeAt your convenience; courses open for two weeks. (Closes June 20, 2022 at 11:59PM EST) All the Details Dynamic 3-4 hour experience– at no cost.Learning takes place over one week, in conversation with other educators and an expert instructor.Certificate for professional learning hours provided.Receive a comprehensive package of teaching materials on the course topic.Gain instructional approaches for both traditional and online classroom settings. Examining and Responding to Antisemitism in American Culture and Society Explore Echoes & Reflections resources to support teaching about the historical roots of antisemitism, its unique history in the United States, and gain the tools to help students become agents of change and allyship in their schools and communities. After completing this module, you will be able to: Apply a sound pedagogy when planning and implementing effective Holocaust and antisemitism educationEnhance personal knowledge about the historical roots of antisemitism, how this hate has changed throughout time, specifically how it has manifested in American culture and society.Understand current “trends” in how antisemitism shows up; including extremism, Holocaust denial, misinformation, cyber-hate, or online propaganda.Identify ways to empower students to recognize and respond to antisemitism. Register here.

Timeline of the Holocaust: Other Victim Groups   View Event

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join a guided exploration of the Echoes & Reflections Timeline of the Holocaust. This interactive and multimedia resource illuminates key dates in Holocaust history, while offering primary sources and classroom activities to help guide Holocaust instruction in an in-person or virtual learning environment. This Echoes & Reflections webinar will focus on the expanded resources on the timeline, which now includes entries examining the experiences of other victim groups, including the persecution of homosexuals, Sinti-Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and people with disabilities. Participate in this webinar to discover ways that the timeline can be used to enhance students’ understanding of Jewish and non-Jewish experiences during the Nazi regime. Register here.

Using Animations to Teach About the Holocaust   View Event

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Echoes & Reflections' webinars are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. How can animations be used to safely teach younger students about the Holocaust? How can they be used to explain difficult historical concepts? In this Echoes & Reflections webinar, Yad Vashem educator Yoni Berrous will guide you through the effective approaches as well as the limitations of using animations in the classroom. Register here.

Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Everyone in between: Examining Complicity and Responsibility   View Event

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Echoes & Reflections' webinars are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. Help students to examine the complex issues of complicity, responsibility, and guilt within the context of the Nazi occupation of Europe. Join Echoes & Reflections Program Manager and co-developer of new units, to explore our revised lessons and assets on this topic, which include a focus on perpetrators, bystanders, and social responsibility as well as new testimony, primary sources, and photographs. Register here.

2022 Annual Seminar on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust   View Event

  • Friday, June 17, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Virtual
  • Description:  Theological Encounters of Race, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust in Transatlantic ContextJune 17-24, 2022 | Virtual The 2022 Annual Faculty Seminar on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust will examine the multifaceted encounters between Black American Christians and Jews in both the United States and Europe from the 1920s to the present. We will consider both the personal interactions and trans-Atlantic experiences of Black Christians and Jews in the years before, during, and after the Holocaust, as well as the transnational circulation of ideas that shaped Christian and Jewish theological understandings of and responses to persecution. Topics will include: the ways in which both Jews and Black Americans have had commonalities of experiences of persecution based on Christian theological principles; how cross-cultural experiences of religious leaders such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Sr. and Jr. shaped their views of their own communities; the responses of some European Jewish refugees, such as Abraham Joshua Heschel, to the Black church and civil rights movement; and how Black theologians have engaged the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust. The seminar will be led by Dr. Beverly Mitchell, Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History, C.C. Goen and Douglas R. Chandler Church History Chair at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC and Dr. Benjamin Sax, Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, Baltimore, MD. Seminar Format: The seminar will be conducted entirely online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous elements over five days between June 17 and June 24, 2022 (June 20 is a holiday). Participants can expect to attend no more than four hours of synchronous sessions in the virtual classroom per day (June 17; 21-24, 2022). Additional daily asynchronous activities will include independent readings, pre-recorded lectures, and online forums. Opportunities for informal networking and small-group meetings will be facilitated via the seminar’s digital platform. A full agenda and reading list will be provided one month before the start of the seminar through the Seminar’s digital platform. Eligibility: Applications are welcome from professors, instructors, and advanced doctoral students who are currently teaching or preparing to teach courses that could potentially integrate the Holocaust and related topics into their lectures, assignments, activities, or campus events (teaching an entire course on the Holocaust is not required). We welcome applicants from any religious tradition or denominational affiliation. Clergy and religious professionals who are engaged in adult Christian education or part-time teaching will be considered. Faculty based in institutions outside North America will also be considered if they meet the criteria above. Admission will be determined without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or reprisal. The Museum also prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment. Application Details: Applications must include: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of the applicant’s specific interest in strengthening their knowledge of the seminar’s topics, and Holocaust Studies more broadly, for the purpose of teaching (500 words) (3) a letter of support from a dissertation advisor, departmental chair, or dean addressing the applicant’s qualifications; and (4) a draft syllabus on a topic that could potentially incorporate any of the topics that the seminar will address. Participants must commit to attending the entire seminar. A complete syllabus will be made available to participants in advance of the program. Participants who complete all components of the seminar will receive a $500 honorarium. Applications must be submitted by April 18, 2022 and can be submitted online. Letters of support may be uploaded electronically or sent directly to Julia Liden, Program Coordinator, at jliden@ushmm.org. Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by April 25th. Click here for more information and to apply. This workshop is made possible by the Hoffberger Family Fund and by Joseph A. and Janeal Cannon and Family.

Exploring the Holocaust Through the Arts   View Event

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  Join Holocaust Museum Houston for a half-day educator workshop on artwork of the Holocaust. In this workshop, educators will explore the role and purpose of art during the Holocaust through interactive tours of the Holocaust Gallery and Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center. Educators will learn about Holocaust artists and their artwork while engaging in fine arts based activities designed for the classroom. Participants will receive instructional strategies and resources they can utilize in their classroom, including HMH’s Holocaust Remembrance Toolkit containing lesson plans, primary sources and student worksheets. Teachers from the 6th-12th grade, in all subject areas, are encouraged to participate in this FREE workshop. Attendees will earn 4 CPE and 3 GT hours upon completing the program. Register here. For more information contact The Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education via e-mail or 713-527-1642.

Emancipation Day (Juneteenth)   View Event

  • Sunday, June 19, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  Happy Juneteenth!

2022 Upstander Institute: The Power of Testimony (Holocaust & Genocide Studies)   View Event

  • Monday, June 20, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • Description:  Join a community of history lovers in the 2022 Upstander Institute: The Power of Testimony. In this week-long program, participants will uncover the past and realize the importance of testimony in shaping our understanding of history. Participants will meet expert historians and educators, follow along on specialized tours, join behind-the-scenes Museum activities, and attend private survivor presentations. Each week will culminate in a final project in which participants will conduct high-level research and present their findings. All programs are offered in-person at the museum or virtually. Holocaust and Genocide Studies: June 20-24, 2022Human and Civil Rights History: July 11-15, 2022 To view a tentative schedule, click here. To applyStudents (ages 11-18) must apply to the Upstander Institute via a short application. Applicants will be notified of the decision on a rolling basis. Apply here. Price$75 per student. Scholarships available. See application for details. What is included? Live and guided exhibition toursUpstander Institute resource and project packetLive survivor presentations and meetingsBehind-the-scenes museum activitiesLive meetings with leading research organizationsMuseum Educator support and guidanceCertificate of Completion PartnersThe Upstander Institute is presented in cooperation with the USC Shoah Foundation