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May 2022

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"A Daughter's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust" with Anna Salton Eisen Book Talk
"A Daughter's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust" with Anna Salton Eisen Book Talk 10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 1, 2022 at 10:30am
Ends May 1, 2022 at 11:30am
The presentation includes her father’s Holocaust artwork, original documents from the Arolsen Nazi Archives, and the surprising reunion of Anna with families of her father’s fellow concentration camp prisoners.
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Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration 2022
Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Commemorations
Starts May 1, 2022 at 1:00pm
Ends May 1, 2022 at 2:00pm
Please join the Baltimore Jewish Council for the 2022 Virtual Yom HaShoah commemoration honoring the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and exploring the Wannsee Conference, where 15 high-ranking, Nazi officials gathered 80 years ago to create the Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.
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Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course
Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course All Day
Workshops
May 2, 2022 (All Day)
In this Mini Course, explore Echoes & Reflections resources to support the teaching of analyzing propaganda and media literacy.
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The Auschwitz Album
The Auschwitz Album 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts May 2, 2022 at 2:00pm
Ends May 2, 2022 at 3:00pm
This Echoes & Reflections session, led by Yad Vashem educator Liz Elsby, will explore the story behind the Auschwitz Album, examining what can be seen, as well as what is left out, of the photographs.
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Jewish Americans: Identity, History, and Experience
Jewish Americans: Identity, History, and Experience 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts May 3, 2022 at 3:00pm
Ends May 3, 2022 at 4:00pm
This Echoes & Reflections session examines the rich diversity of the Jewish American community in efforts to teach students about individual identities, as well as the diversity of the Jewish American community and its impact on American society.
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A Mother's Love: Sacrifices in Times of War
A Mother's Love: Sacrifices in Times of War 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
Workshops
Starts May 6, 2022 at 8:30am
Ends May 6, 2022 at 9:00am
Discover stories of mothers’ devotion during the Holocaust and sacrifices mothers are making today in Ukraine.
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Oral Histories of War and Holocaust in Kharkiv: On Methods, Parallels, and Autoethnography
Oral Histories of War and Holocaust in Kharkiv: On Methods, Parallels, and Autoethnography 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 10, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ends May 10, 2022 at 1:00pm
Professor Gelinada Grinchenko will talk about oral history as the source and method of researching wartime in Kharkiv (Ukraine).
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A Holocaust Survivor's Blueprint for Happiness
A Holocaust Survivor's Blueprint for Happiness 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts May 10, 2022 at 2:00pm
Ends May 10, 2022 at 3:00pm
In this inspiring Echoes & Reflections session, Yad Vashem educator, Yael Eaglstein, will take us on the journey of one survivor's choices.
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Friends of the Boniuk Library Book Group
Friends of the Boniuk Library Book Group 11:00am - 1:30pm (2h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 11, 2022 at 11:00am
Ends May 11, 2022 at 1:30pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy a special brown bag luncheon with Anna Salton Eisen, daughter of a Holocaust survivor and the author of "Pillar of Salt."
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In the East: The Neglected History of Holocaust Refugees in Soviet Gulags, Central Asia, and the Middle East
In the East: The Neglected History of Holocaust Refugees in Soviet Gulags, Central Asia, and the Middle East 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 11, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ends May 11, 2022 at 1:00pm
Join the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme for a conversation with two eminent scholars about Mikhal Dekel's book, "In the East: How My Father and a Quarter Million Polish Jews Survived the Holocaust".
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From Professor to Ambassador: Reflections on Combating Global Antisemitism
From Professor to Ambassador: Reflections on Combating Global Antisemitism 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 12, 2022 at 1:00pm
Ends May 12, 2022 at 2:00pm
In her first public event as US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Ambassador Deborah E. Lipstadt will be welcomed by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat and join a conversation with USHMM Director Sara J. Bloomfield about the significant global rise in antisemitism, violent extremism, and Holocaust distortion and denial—and our nation’s leadership in combating these trends.
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Foundational Skills in Holocaust Education - 3-Part Online Course
Foundational Skills in Holocaust Education - 3-Part Online Course All Day
Workshops
May 16, 2022 (All Day)
Examine a range of classroom content and instructional tools to support students’ study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today.
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Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Studens - 3-Week Online Course
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Studens - 3-Week Online Course All Day
Workshops
May 16, 2022 (All Day)
Examine a range of classroom content and instructional tools to support students' study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today through this three-part Echoes & Reflections workshop.
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Combatting Hate by Teaching the Holocaust and Other Hard Histories
Combatting Hate by Teaching the Holocaust and Other Hard Histories 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 16, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ends May 16, 2022 at 1:00pm
Join the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Holocaust Museum Houston for an online panel discussion that explores the power of personal narrative and personal identity as a tool for teaching and understanding history.
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2022 First Person Series: Allan Firestone
2022 First Person Series: Allan Firestone 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 18, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ends May 18, 2022 at 1:00pm
In one day in January 1942, Allan Firestone’s father was taken by Nazis and Ukrainian auxiliaries, then his mother, his sister, and her husband, all presumably murdered in a nearby forest. Allan was left with three surviving sisters. He was eight years old. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about Allan's traumatic losses and miraculous survival.
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Examining Assimilation: AAPI & Jewish Stories in America
Examining Assimilation: AAPI & Jewish Stories in America 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts May 18, 2022 at 3:00pm
Ends May 18, 2022 at 4:00pm
How can we help students examine assimilation as a concept? Focusing on the experiences of Asian and Jewish immigrants to the United States, this Echoes & Reflections webinar will explore the problematic nature of the word to describe a process of how people adapt, fit in, and learn to become “American,” and the obstacles they face in trying to do so.
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Wehrmacht Detention Sites and the Holocaust
Wehrmacht Detention Sites and the Holocaust 8:00am - 12:45pm (4h 45m)
Workshops
Starts May 19, 2022 at 8:00am
Ends May 19, 2022 at 12:45pm
Join this international conference to learn more about the findings in the recently released volume. What new avenues for research does it open? How can the scholarship help teach about Holocaust history? Expert panels will discuss research on Soviet, Jewish, and French African POWs, military war crimes, sexual violence, and other topics.
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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship All Day (6 days)
Workshops
Starts May 22, 2022
Ends May 27, 2022
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively.
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The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 22, 2022 at 2:00pm
Ends May 22, 2022 at 3:00pm
"The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive" powerfully chronicles the stories of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes in an extraordinary fashion workshop within the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship All Day (6 days)
Workshops
Starts May 22, 2022
Ends May 27, 2022
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively.
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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship All Day (6 days)
Workshops
Starts May 22, 2022
Ends May 27, 2022
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively.
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How Putin's 'Denazification' Has Devastated Ukrainian Jewry
How Putin's 'Denazification' Has Devastated Ukrainian Jewry 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 24, 2022 at 10:00am
Ends May 24, 2022 at 11:00am
Join Sam Sokol and Natan Sharansky to discuss the launch of the latest ISGAP book, ‘Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews: Antisemitism, Propaganda, and the Displacement of Ukrainian Jewry’ and learn how a war ostensibly fought to defend Jews and other minorities ended up devastating communities across Ukraine.
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Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism: 2021 ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents
Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism: 2021 ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts May 24, 2022 at 2:00pm
Ends May 24, 2022 at 3:00pm
Utilizing the newly released results of the 2021 ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, this webinar will discuss how antisemitism “is rarely the lone or last expression of intolerance in a society” (Samantha Power) and explore its many manifestations from Holocaust denial/distortion to anti-Israel bias and rhetoric.
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Profits and Persecution: German Big Business and the Holocaust with Dr. Peter Hayes
Profits and Persecution: German Big Business and the Holocaust with Dr. Peter Hayes 6:00pm - 8:00pm (2h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts May 24, 2022 at 6:00pm
Ends May 24, 2022 at 8:00pm
Join Holocaust Museum Houston as they invite Dr. Peter Hayes to speak on the topic of German big business and the Holocaust.
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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship All Day (6 days)
Workshops
Starts May 22, 2022
Ends May 27, 2022
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively.
Click for more info
Connecting Stories Across Genocides
Connecting Stories Across Genocides 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts May 25, 2022 at 3:00pm
Ends May 25, 2022 at 4:00pm
This webinar will examine USC Shoah Foundation's iWitness platform through the lens of connecting stories across genocides. Participants will learn about the multi-part Echoes & Reflections Teaching About Genocide resource intended to help teachers support students’ understanding of genocide in the context of their Holocaust education.
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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship All Day (6 days)
Workshops
Starts May 22, 2022
Ends May 27, 2022
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively.
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Winning over Nazis to Win the War
Winning over Nazis to Win the War 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
Workshops
Starts May 26, 2022 at 8:30am
Ends May 26, 2022 at 9:00am
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn more about Jewish refugee soldiers and the 1,600 Nazis permitted to immigrate to America.
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The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship All Day (6 days)
Workshops
Starts May 22, 2022
Ends May 27, 2022
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, funded by a generous gift from the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation in Houston, Texas, is developing a corps of pre-service educators who want to learn more about the Holocaust and how to teach about it in their classrooms effectively.
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Memorial Day Holiday (Office Closed)
Memorial Day Holiday (Office Closed) All Day
General
May 30, 2022 (All Day)
The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.
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May 2022

"A Daughter's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust" with Anna Salton Eisen Book Talk

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  • Sun, May 1, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Beth-El Congregation

Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration 2022

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  • Sun, May 1, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Virtual

Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy - Mini Course

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  • Mon, May 2 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

The Auschwitz Album

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  • Mon, May 2, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Jewish Americans: Identity, History, and Experience

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  • Tue, May 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

A Mother's Love: Sacrifices in Times of War

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  • Fri, May 6, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Oral Histories of War and Holocaust in Kharkiv: On Methods, Parallels, and Autoethnography

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  • Tue, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

A Holocaust Survivor's Blueprint for Happiness

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  • Tue, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Friends of the Boniuk Library Book Group

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  • Wed, May 11, 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

In the East: The Neglected History of Holocaust Refugees in Soviet Gulags, Central Asia, and the Middle East

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  • Wed, May 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Microsoft Teams

From Professor to Ambassador: Reflections on Combating Global Antisemitism

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  • Thu, May 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual

Foundational Skills in Holocaust Education - 3-Part Online Course

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  • Mon, May 16 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Studens - 3-Week Online Course

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  • Mon, May 16 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Combatting Hate by Teaching the Holocaust and Other Hard Histories

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  • Mon, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

2022 First Person Series: Allan Firestone

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  • Wed, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  YouTube

Examining Assimilation: AAPI & Jewish Stories in America

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  • Wed, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Wehrmacht Detention Sites and the Holocaust

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  • Thu, May 19, 8:00am - 12:45pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Virtual

The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers and Spector/Warren Fellowship

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  • Sun, May 22 - Fri, May 27, 2022
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

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  • Sun, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

How Putin's 'Denazification' Has Devastated Ukrainian Jewry

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  • Tue, May 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism: 2021 ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents

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  • Tue, May 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Profits and Persecution: German Big Business and the Holocaust with Dr. Peter Hayes

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  • Tue, May 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

Connecting Stories Across Genocides

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  • Wed, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Winning over Nazis to Win the War

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  • Thu, May 26, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

Memorial Day Holiday (Office Closed)

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  • Mon, May 30 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

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