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Disability Awareness Month: “Science” That Maimed   View Event

  • Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live
  • Description:  In 1942, Nazi doctors subjected Jadwiga Dzido to barbaric “medical” experiments at the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. She was among more than 70 female prisoners, mostly Polish, treated as human guinea pigs. Survivors resisted in a number of ways, including using a camera smuggled into the camp to document their abuse. The secret photos and trial testimony from Jadwiga and others helped bring some of the perpetrators to justice. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum during Disability Awareness Month to learn about the innocent women subjected to experiments in the name of science. GuestsDr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocuast Memorial Museum 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.

Fighting Back: Commemorating the Jewish Uprisings at Sobibór and Auschwitz   View Event

  • Monday, October 3, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  The month of October marks the anniversaries of the uprisings that Jewish prisoners carried out at two Nazi death camps. In commemoration of these stunning acts of bravery, Echoes & Reflections will discuss these events, and resistance more broadly. Yad Vashem educator Lori Gerson will explore stories of profound courage that reveal the essence of the human spirit. Register here. 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.

HMMSA Workshop: Choices Matter: Complicity and Action During the Holocaust   View Event

  • Monday, October 3, 2022 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Virtual
  • Description:  Examine the consequences of inaction and the courage and difficult choices of those who rescued and resisted during the Holocaust. Educators also learn how to support students to implement an action-oriented project influenced by the lessons of this history. Learn more and register here. Earn 2 Hours CPE Credit. For more information on upcoming workshops and HMMSA Educator Resources contact Dr. Jessica Hanshaw, Education and Curations Manager at education@hmmsa.org Presented by Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio and Echoes & Reflections

Yom Kippur   View Event

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  It is possible that Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission staff who observe Yom Kippur will be out of the office.

Holocaust by Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe (Part 2 of 3)   View Event

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Day 2: Holocaust by Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe, led by Yahad-In Unum This is the second session of a three-part program sponsored by Yahad-In Unum and Echoes & Reflections. Registration and attendance for all sessions is required, and sessions will not be recorded. Registration is limited to in-classroom teachers only. To register for all three, please click here.

Hidden Children in Catholic France: Between Trauma and Normalcy   View Event

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  During the Holocaust, Jewish children of all ages were at times hidden among other students within Catholic institutions as seen in films such as Au Revoir Les Enfants. Their lives were completely uprooted as they were placed in a religious environment completely different from what they knew. Eliot Nidam Orvieto, Yad Vashem researcher, will discuss the challenges and coping strategies of these children and their rescuers living under the threat of discovery.Register here.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.

Mapping the Holocaust by Bullets   View Event

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join Dr. Ewa Schaller, Senior Program Officer, Educator and Education Coordinator at American Friends of Yahad-In Unum, for a discussion about investigations into the fate of the Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union. Schaller will explore the new interactive map that documents execution sites with archival documentation and witness interviews. Register here. The event is organized by the (KHC) at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Saint Elizabeth University; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

It Happened in a Village in Eastern Europe - A Case Study (Part 3 of 3)   View Event

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Day 3: It Happened in a Village in Eastern Europe - A Case Study, led by Echoes & Reflections This is the final session of a three-part program sponsored by Yahad-In Unum and Echoes & Reflections. Registration and attendance for all sessions is required, and sessions will not be recorded. Registration is limited to in-classroom teachers only. To register for all three, please click here.

Foundations of Holocaust Education   View Event

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  How do you encourage students to make meaningful connections with the Holocaust? What sources should we use? Join Director of Antisemitism, Holocaust, and Genocide Education, Melissa Mott, and explore key questions to inspire inquiry as you build your Holocaust unit. Participants will explore testimonies, maps, poems, and artwork to teach about antisemitism and intolerance, resistance and resilience, memory & justice after the Holocaust, while gaining a range of instructional strategies to support students' study and reflection of Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today. Register here. 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.

Author Speaker Series featuring HMMSA: A Conversation with Dan Grunfeld   View Event

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Barshop Jewish Community Center 12500 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX 78231
  • Description:  Author Speaker Series Co-presented with Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio: By The Grace of The Game by Dan Grunfeld When Lily and Alex entered a packed gymnasium in Queens, New York in 1972, they barely recognized their son. The boy who escaped to America with them, who was bullied as he struggled to learn English and cope with family tragedy, was now a young man who had discovered and secretly honed his basketball talent on the outdoor courts of New York City. That young man was Ernie Grunfeld, who would go on to win an Olympic gold medal and reach previously unimaginable heights as an NBA player and executive. In By the Grace of the Game, Dan Grunfeld, once a basketball standout himself at Stanford University, shares the remarkable story of his family, a delicately interwoven narrative that doesn't lack in heartbreak yet remains as deeply nourishing as his grandmother's Hungarian cooking, so lovingly described. The true improbability of the saga lies in the discovery of a game that unknowingly held the power to heal wounds, build bridges, and tie together a fractured Jewish family. If the magnitude of an American dream is measured by the intensity of the nightmare that came before and the heights of the triumph achieved after, then By the Grace of the Game recounts an American dream story of unprecedented scale. From the grips of the Nazis to the top of the Olympic podium, from the cheap seats to center stage at Madison Square Garden, from yellow stars to silver spoons, this complex tale traverses the spectrum of the human experience to detail how perseverance, love, and legacy can survive through generations, carried on the shoulders of a simple and beautiful game. Carla Keegan210-302-6828E-mail Carla

PATCHES: The White Rose Society   View Event

  • Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
  • Description:  Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio annually hosts its PATCHES – Others Deemed Dangerous or Inferior program, which highlights other groups outside of the Jewish community victimized by the Nazis during the Holocaust.   This year's program will feature The White Rose Society . This group of German university students, led by Hans and Sophie Scholl, distributed leaflets and painted anti-regime slogans on walls around Munich, that urged fellow Germans to rise up against Hitler and the Nazis. In the end, they were able to distribute thousands of pamphlets, reaching homes across Germany. "Our current 'state' is the dictatorship of evil. We know that already, I hear you object, and we don't need you to reproach us for it yet again. But, I ask you, if you know that, then why don't you act? Why do you tolerate these rulers gradually robbing you, in public and in private, of one right after another, until one day nothing, absolutely nothing, remains but the machinery of the state, under the command of criminals and drunkards?" - Third Pamphlet from the White Rose Society Featuring Keynote Presentation by Dr. Jason Dawsey Panel Discussion with Dr. Jason Dawsey, Dr. Roger Barnes, and Dr. Alberto Giordano Click here to learn more and to register.

Antisemitism: Educating About the Dangers of Hate   View Event

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  What is antisemitism? Where did it come from? Many students grapple with these questions when undertaking a study of the Holocaust. In Echoes & Reflections' new online activities for students, Explore the Past, Shape the Future, they explore this question and the role antisemitism played in the escalation of the Holocaust. This student activity is accessed through USC Shoah Foundation’s iWitness platform, allowing educators to assign activities to students, track progress, and assess learning via provided rubrics. Students are also able to interact and share their learning with teacher and classmates. Prior to attending this webinar, Echoes & Reflections recommend that you create an iWitness account to enhance your experience during the presentation. Simple, free iWitness registration can be done  here. Learn more about creating an iWitness group for your students  here. Register for the Antisemitism: Educating About the Dangers of Hate webinar here. 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.

The Einsatzgruppen Trial: The Biggest Murder Trial in History   View Event

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual
  • Description:  Following the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1945, the United States conducted twelve additional trials against other significant members of the Nazi regime. One of these trials involved 24 defendants of the notorious mobile killing units (Einsatzgruppen) for their role in murdering Jews, Communists, and countless others during Nazi Germany’s campaign against the Soviet Union. Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center with John Geiringer, a partner at Barack Ferrazzano law firm and a Co-Director of the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law at Chicago-Kent School of Law, as he delivers a compelling account of how the prosecution and defense responded to the challenge of prosecuting mass murder in a world where the concept of “genocide” was still in flux. He will also examine the men who perpetrated some of the most brutal crimes of the Holocaust, and explore lessons we can learn from the Trials today. Register here. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.00 Co-Presented by Center for National Security and Human Rights Law at Chicago Kent School of Law. Community Partner: Women's Bar Association of Illinois