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The Life and Art of Alice Lok Cahana   View Event

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Exhibits
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  Celebrated artist and Holocaust survivor Alice Lok Cahan passed away in 2017, however, her story lives on through a prolific collection of artwork that illustrates her experience during the Holocaust and memorializes the lives lost. Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) will celebrate Cahana, not only as an artist, but as a devoted friend, loving mother and resilient survivor, with the opening of The Life and Art of Alice Lok Cahana, on view February 3 through April 9, 2023, in the Josef and Edith Mincberg Gallery. RSVP here.

Hitler's Furies: A Virtual Evening with Scholar & Author Dr. Wendy Lower   View Event

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development is proud to announce the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Foundation Holocaust/Jewish themed Sunday Salon Series. Hitler's Furies: A Virtual Evening with Scholar and Author Dr. Wendy Lower in conversation with Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff. Wendy Lower’s stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. The long-held picture of German women holding down the home front during the war, as loyal wives and cheerleaders for the Führer, pales in comparison to Lower’s incisive case for the massive complicity, and worse, of the 500,000 young German women she places, for the first time, directly in the killing fields of the expanding Reich. Register here.

The Final Stage of Hatred is Denial: Blaming Jews for Antisemitism   View Event

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  As part of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Policy's (ISGAP) landmark Fellowship Training Programme on Critical Antisemitism Studies, Discrimination and Human Rights at the Woolf Institute, ISGAP is pleased to announce the ISGAP-Woolf Institute Series titled “Creating a Conceptual Framework for the Critical Study of Contemporary Antisemitism.” The series will allow ISGAP Visiting Scholars to deliver their latest research to the broader Cambridge community. It will also bring ISGAP's network of scholars to the Woolf Institute, allowing for new ideas to be integrated into one of the most important academic institutions on issues of contemporary antisemitism. Housed at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, the seminar series will include in-person and virtual presentations from top experts in the field of contemporary antisemitism. “The Final Stage of Hatred is Denial: Blaming Jews for Antisemitism” Dr. Daniel Feldman, Lecturer, Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel Register here.

HMMSA Reads "The Light of Days"   View Event

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
  • Description:  Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children. Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, Band of Brothers, and A Train in Winter, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond. Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds. Join Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio for their discussion of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos by Judy Batalion. Learn more and register here.

Dr. Joel Finkelstein and Dr. Lee Jussim, Title TBA   View Event

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  As part of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Policy's (ISGAP) landmark Fellowship Training Programme on Critical Antisemitism Studies, Discrimination and Human Rights at the Woolf Institute, ISGAP is pleased to announce the ISGAP-Woolf Institute Series titled “Creating a Conceptual Framework for the Critical Study of Contemporary Antisemitism.” The series will allow ISGAP Visiting Scholars to deliver their latest research to the broader Cambridge community. It will also bring ISGAP's network of scholars to the Woolf Institute, allowing for new ideas to be integrated into one of the most important academic institutions on issues of contemporary antisemitism. Housed at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, the seminar series will include in-person and virtual presentations from top experts in the field of contemporary antisemitism. "Dr. Joel Finkelstein and Dr. Lee Jussim, Title TBA" Dr. Joel Finkelstein, Director, Network Contagion Research Institute; Visiting Scholar, Madison Program for Ideas and Institutions, Princeton University, Princeton, U.S.; and Dr. Lee Jussim, Chair, Psychology Department, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, U.S. Register here.

Maxine Cohen Hope for Humanity Educator Award DEADLINE   View Event

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Grants & Contests
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is requesting applications for the 2023 Maxine Cohen Hope for Humanity Educator Award. All nominations are due by February 15, 2023. The Maxine Cohen Hope For Humanity Educator Award was established to encourage and recognize K-12 educators who demonstrate the moral courage of an Upstander and in support of humility. It is presented to a local educator who teach universal lessons that can be learned from the study of the Holocaust and other genocides including: respecting differences, acting humanely, speaking out boldly against prejudice, bigotry and hate, and developing the courage, attitudes and behaviors that lead to good citizenship. Criteria includes:Assists students of all ages to recognize the distinction between right and wrong and to be an outstanding, humane personEncourages students to speak out boldly against prejudice, bigotry and hateDemonstrates personal qualities of integrity, moral courage, responsibility and a respect for humanity in his or her actionsDefines the differences between an Upstander and a Bystander and helps students develop the courage, attitudes and behaviors that lead to good citizenshipHelps students develop the ability to appreciate different perspectives, recognize oppressive and resist coercive regimesIdentifies the universal lessons that can be learned from the study of the Holocaust and others genocidesWorks to ensure that future generations will learn the lessons and understand the importance of respect and tolerance for others. Nominations for this award presented by the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio may be accepted from educators, school administrators, private citizens, community and religious groups, Holocaust Centers, government officials, etc. All nominations will be reviewed and selected by the HMMSA Education Committee. Nominate an educator here. The award will be presented at the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio's For Hop For Humanity Benefit on Thursday, March 30, 2023. For additional information, contact the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio via e-mail or by phone at 210.302.6807

History Highlights: La Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos   View Event

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Este evento virtual se llevara a cabo en la plataforma virtual Zoom. Le enviaremos un enlace a los usuarios registrados para entrar al evento una hora antes de empezar el programa. Acontecimientos destacados en la Historia: La Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos ¿Cuáles son los derechos humanos fundamentales y porque deben ser protegidos? En 1948, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas creó la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, que articula los derechos y libertades a los que cualquier persona es merecedora. La Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos es ampliamente reconocida como inspiradora de más de setenta tratados de derechos humanos alrededor del mundo. Acompañe a Maria Castaneda, Educadora del Museo, para aprender acerca de como este documento histórico fue creado y como continúa impactando a las personas alrededor del mundo. Este programa será presentado en español. This program will be presented in Spanish. Este programa es parte de la Serie de Historias Destacadas del Museo. Por favor registre un boleto para cada dispositivo utilizado. Inscríbase aquí.

When Extremist Ideas Are No Longer Considered "Extreme"   View Event

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual
  • Description:  Extremist beliefs and violence are on the rise. White supremacist and other hate groups exploit antisemitic myths, racism, and conspiracy theories often directly inspired by Nazi ideology. When hatred and deception go viral, they can appeal to more mainstream audiences. Holocaust history warns us of the violence that can follow when such threats go unchecked. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss the dangers posed when extremist ideas are normalized and what is being done to challenge them. SpeakersDr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Dr. Arie Kruglanski, Holocaust survivor and distinguished university professor in Psychology at the University of Maryland Vidhya Ramalingam, Founder and CEO, Moonshot This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here to attend virtually. For more information, please contact the USHMM’s Southeast Regional Office at southeast@ushmm.org.

Presidents' Day (Office Closed)   View Event

  • Monday, February 20, 2023 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities in Conflict with Antisemitism   View Event

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  As part of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Policy's (ISGAP) landmark Fellowship Training Programme on Critical Antisemitism Studies, Discrimination and Human Rights at the Woolf Institute, ISGAP is pleased to announce the ISGAP-Woolf Institute Series titled “Creating a Conceptual Framework for the Critical Study of Contemporary Antisemitism.” The series will allow ISGAP Visiting Scholars to deliver their latest research to the broader Cambridge community. It will also bring ISGAP's network of scholars to the Woolf Institute, allowing for new ideas to be integrated into one of the most important academic institutions on issues of contemporary antisemitism. Housed at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, the seminar series will include in-person and virtual presentations from top experts in the field of contemporary antisemitism.“Faculty Rights and Responsibilities in Conflict with Antisemitism” Professor Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, U.S. Register here.

The Essence of Antisemitism: Session 1 of 4 (Historical Patterns and Modern Manifestations)   View Event

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  This course begins by exploring the motifs that have defined antisemitism both over the centuries and into our own time. Moving then into the contemporary world, we will consider the three primary sources of the phenomenon of Jew hatred: the political right, the political left, and political Islam. Finally, the course will end with a discussion of how one might response to the rising tide of antisemitism and what might be done about it. Featuring Professor David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, U.S.; Senior Research Fellow, ISGAP Session One: Historical Patterns and Modern ManifestationsIn this class we identify three defining motifs in the history of antisemitism and its contemporary manifestations: (1) the claim to the word of Truth, (2) blood libel and bloodshed, and (3) the redeeming value of antisemitism. The redemptive aspect of antisemitism, it will be shown, most fundamentally defines the historical and contemporary essence of antisemitism in its various forms. Will be held on 1 March 2023 at 10AM Central Time Session Two: The Defining Case of National Socialist AntisemitismThis session will explore the essence of Nazi antisemitism as the phenomenon’s most extreme manifestation. The premise is that an examination of the extreme case reveals what underlies other instances of Jew hatred, as we make clear exactly what the Nazis set out to obliterate in the annihilation of European Jewry and therefore exactly what the antisemite is anti-. The presentation will end with a brief consideration of the Nazi influence on Jihadist antisemitism, to be examined more closely in the next class. Will be held on 8 March 2023 at 10AM Central Time Session Three: Political Islamist AntisemitismIn this class we shall trace the recent history of political Islam and Islamic Jihadism, their contemporary manifestations, and the centrality of antisemitism to their ideology. Of particular interest will be the Muslim Brotherhood and its widespread influence on organizations such as the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, Sudan, and throughout Europe and North America. This session will end by setting up the bonds at work in the Red-Green Alliance. Will be held on 15 March 2023 at 10AM Central Time Session Four: Red-Green AntisemitismHere we consider antisemitism as it appears among left-wing intellectuals, largely on college campuses, in professional organizations, and in student movements. Central to this discussion will be the relation between antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The presentation will touch upon the left-wing affinity with Critical Race Theory, the Boycott Divest Sanction Movement, Students for Justice in Palestine, Black Lives Matter, and left-wing political movements. Will be held on 22 March 2023 at 10AM Central Time This course costs $100. Register here.

Texas Independence Day (Office Closed)   View Event

  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.

53rd Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches   View Event

  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  UT Dallas
  • Description:  The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to join scholars March 4-6, 2023, as they celebrate the 53rd anniversary of this important conference and continue the legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke more than fifty years ago. This conference offers the opportunity to address the historical significance of the Holocaust through scholarship that is interfaith, international, and interdisciplinary. March 1: Film ScreeningThe film Three Minutes—A Lengthening will be screened ahead of the conference on March 1st at 7pm free of charge at Studio Movie Grill in Richardson. Registration is required. March 5 : Michael and Elaine Jaffe LecturePresented in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Scholars' Conference. There will be a pre-event reception at 8:30AM with the lecture starting at 9AM. March 5: Mitchell L. and Miriam Lewis Barnett LecturePresented in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Scholars' Conference. There will be a pre-event reception at 6:30PM with the lecture starting at 7:15PM. Learn more on the ASC's webpage here.