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Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio Reads: Beneath the Scarlet Sky   View Event

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Description:  Join us on Zoom for our discussion of Beneath the Scarlet Sky. Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager―obsessed with music, food, and girls―but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier―a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share. Register here.

THGAAC March 2024 Quarterly Meeting   View Event

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  TBD
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 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 March 6, 2024. 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: 872 6955 2000 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.

MJH Commemorating Artur Szyk's 130th Birthday   View Event

  • Monday, March 25, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Online via hyperlink
  • Description:  Polish-born Jewish artist Arthur Szyk (Łódź, 1894—New Canaan, CT 1951) was a great advocate for humanity and for the global Jewish community. Szyk (pronounced Shik) achieved world-wide recognition in the 1920s and 1930s in Poland, France, and England before immigrating to the U.S. in 1940 where he went on to become the leading anti-Nazi artist during World War II. Szyk is also famous for his illuminated Passover Haggadah, and his iconic towering Holy Ark for the Forest Hills Jewish Center. Szyk’s work fought injustice and intolerance, bigotry and racism as a “soldier in art.” This four-part lecture series by Szyk scholar Irvin Ungar will explore how and why Szyk is the artist of and for the Jewish people, and the ways his art and spirit remain eternal in the service of mankind. Irvin Ungar is the world’s foremost expert on the art of Arthur Szyk and the tireless force behind the Szyk renaissance. A former pulpit rabbi fluent in Jewish history and tradition, Irvin is the CEO and founder of Historicana, an antiquarian book firm and small publishing house of Szyk imprints. Beginning in 1987, Irvin first specialized in Szyk’s remarkable illustrated books and quickly expanded his repertoire to include original art, fine art prints, and other important Szyk works. He has curated and consulted for numerous Szyk exhibitions at major institutions worldwide, including: the New-York Historical Society (New York City); the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Deutsches Historisches Museum (Berlin); the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC); and the Library of Congress. Irvin is the author of Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art (2017 National Jewish Book Award winner) and Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk(1998). His most recent book Arthur Szyk Preserved: Institutional Collections of Original Art was published in 2023. Additionally, Irvin is the co-producer of the documentary film, “Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk,” and the publisher of the luxury limited edition of The Szyk Haggadah (2008). He also served as the curator of The Arthur Szyk Society (1997-2017) and its traveling exhibition program and continues lecturing and speaking about Szyk on university campuses, museums and other venues around the world. Irvin’s memoirs on his life with Arthur Szyk have been accepted by a major university press and will be forthcoming. As early as 1934, Arthur Szyk told the American press: "An artist, and especially a Jewish artist, cannot be neutral in these times... Our life is involved in a terrible tragedy, and I am resolved to serve my people with all my art, with all my talent, with all my knowledge." Szyk went on to become the most important anti-Nazi artist in America during World War II and the leading artist for the rescue of European Jewry. No one created more activist art to motivate America's fight against the Nazis than the "soldier in art" himself, and his Holocaust art was more widely reproduced than that of any artist. The Museum's exhibition The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do has several of these drawings and cartoons on display. Szyk's 1943 masterpiece De profundis: Cain, where is Abel thy brother? may well be the single most significant contemporary Holocaust work of art on paper. Szyk devoted himself to the dignity of every Jewish soul. Register here to attend virtually.