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Mittelman-Berman Holocaust Education Series: Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper   View Event

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • Description:  Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper As news of the horrors of the Holocaust spread beyond Europe to the rest of the world, major publications had to decide how they would cover the murder of European Jews under Hitler’s Final Solution. In Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper, Laurel Leff, veteran journalist and professor of journalism at Northeastern University, asserts that The New York Times consistently and purposefully downplayed the Holocaust, burying the mass murder of Jews in its back pages. Join Professor Leff for a discussion of her research on The Times’ response to the Holocaust and its impact on the greater understanding of the American public. About the Speaker Laurel Leff is Professor of Journalism and Associate Director of Jewish Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Her latest book, Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life and Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe was a finalist for a 2020 National Jewish Book Award. Her previous book, Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper was chosen as the Best Media History Book of 2005 by The American Journalism Historians’ Association and Best History Book of 2005 by ForeWord Reviews. She has published several monographs on the response of American elites to pleas to rescue European Jews during the 1930s and 1940s, most recently an examination of Edward R. Murrow and the Holocaust in American Journalism. Leff has a master’s in the study of law from Yale University and a master’s in communications from the University of Miami. She received an A.B. from Princeton University with a major in the School of Public and International Affairs. She was formerly a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The Miami Herald and an editor with American Lawyer Media Inc. and The Hartford Courant. Registration includes a 6:00 p.m. reception and 7:00 p.m. program.

The Holocaust Garden of Hope Grand Opening Phase One   View Event

  • Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Holocaust Garden of Hope
  • Description:  Join us for the Unveiling Ceremony - a solemn moment of reflection as we unveil our Children's Memorial Garden, a symbol of remembrance and hope. Experience Phase 1 exhibits:Main Entrance Croatian Concentration Camp Gate ReplicaFounder’s CourtWhy Remember the Holocaust, and Life Before the Holocaust.Join our special guests:Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & News Anchor Shara Fryer EmceeKingwood High School Color GuardShofar and Kristallnacht presentation by Randy SpencerInternational, National and State dignitariesEducational, religious, and community leadersAmbassador of Croatia to the USAJay Zeidman, Commissioner, Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory CommissionSurvivors, Liberators, Repentant Nazi Descendants, Rescuers and their DescendantsTake photos with a Liberator and his WWII jeepExperience National anthems of USA and IsraelAs well as selections by Opera LeggeraDocent-led Garden toursDance groups featuring Machol Houston and Ad DeumPuppet theatreUpstander Stone Painting Raffles and GiveawaysFREE REGISTRATION

History Highlights: Wartime Upstanders   View Event

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual Event
  • Description:  History Highlights: Wartime Upstanders When the United States entered World War II, it called upon its citizens to make sacrifices for the war effort and take up arms to defend democracy. Millions of Americans, including many who were treated as second-class citizens in their own country, answered the call. In honor of Veterans Day, Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson, the Barbara Rabin chief education officer, and Dr. Charlotte Decoster, senior director of education, share the stories of three World War II Upstanders – Héctor P. García, Oveta Culp Hobby, and Dorie Miller – who fought for equal rights for their fellow service members and veterans. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. 

Kristallnacht: A Teachable Moment   View Event

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Webinar
  • Description:  Kristallnacht is often viewed as a turning point. On the night of November 9, 1938, the persecution of the Jews became dramatically visible and undeniable. Marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht presents a unique teachable moment: what happens when people are deprived of basic rights and others stand by without taking action? How does escalation occur? Why is it so important to fight hatred? This webinar, presented by Sheryl Ochayon of Yad Vashem, will explore these issues. This webinar connects with the Nazi Germany unit on the Echoes & Reflections website. Register here.

Stories of Exile Supporting Programs   View Event

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 5:45pm - 6:45pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Amarillo Public Library - Downtown Location
  • Description:  Amarillo Public Library received support from the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) for Stories of Exile supporting programs. These events will also take place this autumn at the Downtown Library with doors opening at 5:15 and programs beginning at 5:45 PM. Crystal Pennington of The Refugee Language Project will give the presentation The Refugees of Amarillo. For more information, contact Library Coordinator of PR and Programming Stacy Clopton. Phone: (806)378-3051 Email:

Kristallnacht Community Commemoration   View Event

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community
  • Description:  Join us for an evening of unity as we come together to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass," and stand up against hate in San Antonio. Register here.

Waging Resistance: Partisan Groups and Individual Stories   View Event

  • Monday, November 13, 2023 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  During the era of the Holocaust, a small group of individuals survived while waging resistance in the forests of Europe. These individuals were frequently part of partisan groups, units that moved from place to place within a geographic area subsisting by their own resourcefulness or with the rare assistance of local populations. In addition to the goal of survival, partisans also took action against the Nazi military to stop or hamper the war effort.This webinar will help educators further understand the partisan movement through the use of testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation visual history archives and the Echoes & Reflections Unit 7 on Jewish Resistance. 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.

It Starts with Words: Teaching the Holocaust to Combat Hate   View Event

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Free Virtual Program
  • Description:  The Holocaust arose out of antisemitic hatred fueled in part by the power of words. Participants examine the escalation of words to violence, which in turn, became genocide in order to consider where such a progression might have been interrupted. Educators gain tools to apply these lessons to modern day issues faced by students to ensure human dignity for all. Earn 2 Hours CPE Credit For more information on upcoming workshops and HMMSA Educator Resources contact Dr. Jessica Hanshaw, Education and Curations Manager at Register here. 

Destroyed Communities and Their Survivors: A Holocaust Research Project for Students Grades 6 - 12   View Event

  • Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Description:  Looking for an engaging research project for your students that combines historical events and personal narratives? Using online materials from both Centropa and Holocaust Museum Houston—primary/secondary sources, photographs, interviews, films, and more to help your students understand the depth and breadth of the Holocaust—this project takes students from prewar Jewish life through the devastation of the Holocaust, requiring them to reflect on both the historical events and experiences of those who lived through it. In this unique 90-minute online program you will learn about the project, spend time familiarizing yourself with the materials, and share ideas on how to implement this project in your classroom. We will provide you with the materials and links you need to do this project, including one version for middle school and one for high school. Houston area teachers will earn 1.5 CPE credit hours. Register here

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

  • Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 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 (USHMM) virtually as they discuss the dangers posed when extremist ideas are normalized and what is being done to challenge them. ModeratorDr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum PanelistsDr. Arie Kruglanski, Holocaust survivor and distinguished Psychology professor at the University of MarylandVidhya Ramalingam, Founder and CEO, Moonshot Event ChairsTracey and Dave Horwich This program, which is free and open to the public, is part of our award-winning Stay Connected Live series. Registration is required. Learn more about Stay Connected Live series here.