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Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio Reads: The Girl Who Survived Auschwitz   View Event

  • Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community
  • Description:  Poland, 1944 The train slowed and halted with a squeal of the breaks. It felt like we waited in the carriage for an eternity, but eventually, the heavy doors opened, directly into the chaos inside. Sara Leibovitz, a 16-year-old Jewish girl, was a passenger on the train with her family. They spent their final moments together on the platform in Auschwitz before their horrific fates were sealed. Sara’s mother and baby brothers were sent straight to their deaths. Her father was made to work in the Sonderkommando as one of the men forced to remove the bodies from the gas chambers, and was later executed. Sara survived. This is the powerful true story of Sara Leibovits and the incredible pain and hardships she went through during her time in the death camp. Yet despite the horrors she faced, she always tried to maintain her family’s values of courage, faith and kindness to others. In this compelling memoir, Sara’s story is intertwined with that of her daughter, Eti. Seventy years after the horrors of the Holocaust, Eti reveals the inherited trauma of the second generation and completes the Holocaust survivor’s tale. Register here.

THGAAC December 2023 Quarterly Meeting   View Event

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Christians United for Israel
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 beginning at 8:30AM. Every quarter the THGAAC 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. Members of the public will have access and a means to participate in this meeting, by two-way audio/video, by connecting to the video access number identified below, by attending the meeting in person, or by clicking on the link contained on the agency website's event calendar. The video access number contained in this notice is subject to change by the conference provider at any time. Members of the public are encouraged to confirm the correct conference access number/link 24 hours before the meeting by going to the agency website. An electronic copy of the agenda will be available here. A recording of the meeting will be available after December 6, 2023. To obtain a recording, please contact Joy Nathan, at 512.463.8815 or via e-mail. For public participants, after the meeting convenes, the presiding officer will call roll of board members and then of public attendees. Please identify yourself by name and state whether you would like to provide public comment. You may also e-mail Joy Nathan in advance of the meeting if you would like to provide public comment. When the Commission reaches the public comment portion of the meeting, the presiding officer will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. All virtual participants are asked to keep their microphones muted when they are not providing public comment. Zoom Video Conference Meeting ID: 827 8866 4350 Registration can be completed here. The Commission may discuss and/or take action on any of the items listed in the agenda. Note: The Commission may go into executive session (close its meeting to the public) on any agenda item if appropriate and authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Pearl Harbor: A Turning Point In The Second World War and The Holocaust?   View Event

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  On December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor drawing the United States into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to it as a day that would "live in infamy", but what was the extent of its impact? What were the ramifications of this event, if any, on what was transpiring across Nazi-occupied Europe? Join Dr. Joel Zisenwine, head of Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations Department, to explore this fascinating topic. This webinar connects to the Complicity and Responsibility unit on the Echoes & Reflections website. Register here.

A Town Known As Auschwitz   View Event

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  Auschwitz is known to many as the definitive symbol of the Holocaust. However, the town of Oświęcim, Poland, in which the former Nazi killing center is located, has a rich Jewish history of its own that predates the camp. Before the war, Jews made up 60% of the town’s population. Today, there are no Jews living there. Please join us for a presentation with Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Scholar Maciek Zabierowski and Echoes & Reflections Facilitator Todd Hennessy for an introduction to "The Town Known as Auschwitz" and the significance of the Jewish Community of Oświęcim/Oshpitzin/Auschwitz before the Holocaust and today.This webinar connects with the Studying the Holocaust unit on the Echoes & Reflections website. Register here.

USHMM 2023 First Person Series: Peter Stein   View Event

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Live on Youtube
  • Description:  The current surge in dangerous antisemitism underscores the importance of the Museum’s work to share testimonies from Holocaust survivors. They are our most powerful teachers about the consequences of unchecked antisemitism. On his way to school in downtown Prague in the winter of 1943, six-year-old Peter Stein hurried off the tram, terrified the German SS officer who demanded his seat could sense his secret—that his father was Jewish. After the Germans invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, the Nazis forced Peter’s father to leave his family and build roads outside Prague. Eventually, they deported him to the Theresienstadt ghetto. Watch to learn how Peter managed to survive the war with his mother, who was Catholic, and what happened to his father and other Jewish relatives. SpeakerPeter Stein, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer ModeratorBill Benson, Journalist and Host, First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors Watch live here. You don’t need a YouTube account to view the program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's YouTube page. First Person is a monthly, hour-long discussion with a Holocaust survivor that is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation.

Film Screening: SHTTL   View Event

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
  • Description:  Join Holocaust Museum Houston and the American Jewish Committee Houston for a special screening of the Ukrainian film by Ady Walter SHTTL. This film follows a Jewish Soviet Red Army soldier returning home to his home shtetl in Western Ukraine, on the eve of the NAZI invasion. This film offers a rare glimpse into Jewish life in the Soviet Union before it was all but annihilated by the events of WWII and the Holocaust. Following the film will be a short talk back by the film’s producer Jean-Charles Levy. Register here