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December 2021

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Fleeing Mussolini: Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States
Fleeing Mussolini: Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 28, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Nov 28, 2021 at 4:00pm
This program is about the exile of Italian Jews to America. Fleeing Mussolini’s racial laws, roughly two thousand Italian Jews landed in America in the 1930s and 40s. They didn’t fit in with either the Italian-American community or the Jewish-American community, yet many Italian Jewish refugees became leaders in their professions and productive contributors to American life.
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Saints and Liars: American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era
Saints and Liars: American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 30, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Nov 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
A number of Americans — Quakers, Unitarians, secular people, Jews — traveled to points around the globe to offer relief, and to rescue victims of Nazi Germany. Exploring the derring-do and the daily grind of these intrepid souls, Debórah Dwork opens a window on the role of the unpredictable and the irrational.
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Faith During the Holocaust
Faith During the Holocaust 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 1, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Dec 1, 2021 at 3:00pm
In this Echoes & Reflections webinar Dr. David Deutsch, Yad Vashem educator, will explore Jewish observance and how it adapted in the darkness of the ghettos and the camps.
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Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust
Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust 11:00am - 12:30pm (1h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 2, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Dec 2, 2021 at 12:30pm
The virtual panel discussion Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust will consider the issue of medical ethics during, and in response to, the Holocaust. The panelists will discuss educational initiatives that draw on the history of the Holocaust to develop ethical leadership in the contemporary context.
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Teach the Human Story: The Life of Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor
Teach the Human Story: The Life of Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 2, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 2, 2021 at 1:00pm
Teaching the Human Story is a core principle of pedagogy for Echoes & Reflections. Students and their teachers are invited to join Echoes & Reflections as they examine the life of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor in partnership with the organization she founded, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Terre Haute, IN.
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What Drives Antisemitism? A Search for Its Political/Mythological Roots
What Drives Antisemitism? A Search for Its Political/Mythological Roots 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 5, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Dec 5, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (ISGAP) and Indiana University Bloomington as Dr. David Patterson presents on what drives antisemitism.
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How Do We Celebrate? A Cultural History of Hanukkah
How Do We Celebrate? A Cultural History of Hanukkah 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 5, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Dec 5, 2021 at 4:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a program exploring the history of Hanukkah in the United States.
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After Auschwitz: Who Will Tell the Story?
After Auschwitz: Who Will Tell the Story? 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 5, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Dec 5, 2021 at 5:00pm
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.
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Remembering Pearl Harbor
Remembering Pearl Harbor 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 6, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 6, 2021 at 1:00pm
More than 750,000 Texans served in World War II. One of these was Doris “Dorie” Miller, a sailor whose heroic actions at Pearl Harbor earned him the Navy Cross. In this digital presentation, the Texas Historical Commission will discuss Miller’s story and the broader impact of Pearl Harbor Day on our state and country.
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2021 State of Antisemitism in America
2021 State of Antisemitism in America 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 6, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Dec 6, 2021 at 8:00pm
Join AJC's Community of Conscience Coalition and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for an in-depth briefing of the findings featuring AJC Dallas Director Joel Schwitzer and remarks by President and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Mary Pat Higgins.
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Rumbula Remembered: 80 Years Since the Mass Executions
Rumbula Remembered: 80 Years Since the Mass Executions 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 7, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Dec 7, 2021 at 2:00pm
On November 30 and December 8, 1941, approximately 26,000 Jews were murdered in the Rumbula Forest outside Riga, Latvia. Along with the massacre at Babyn Yar, the Rumbula Massacre represents one of the largest two-day Nazi mass shootings. Only three people who arrived at the Rumbula killing site survived the Holocaust.
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Operation Texas: LBJ and the Holocaust
Operation Texas: LBJ and the Holocaust 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 7, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Dec 7, 2021 at 5:00pm
Please join the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas for their workshop on "Operation Texas: LBJ and the Holocaust" which will explore the claim that Lyndon B. Johnson, while a freshman congressman, led a clandestine rescue mission to save European Jews from the Holocaust.
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Caring for Children Who Were Abandoned by the World
Caring for Children Who Were Abandoned by the World 8:30am - 9:00am (30m)
Workshops
Starts Dec 8, 2021 at 8:30am
Ends Dec 8, 2021 at 9:00am
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum live on Facebook to hear several stories: In one, a Muslim family, under the cover of darkness, finds shelter for a fleeing Jewish family. In another, after the war, a German Jewish refugee creates a sanctuary for dozens of children after losing most of her own family in the Holocaust.
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December 1941: 80 Years Later
December 1941: 80 Years Later 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Dec 8, 2021 at 4:00pm
Join Echoes & Reflections with Rebecca Erbelding, USHMM historian and author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe, as we discuss the importance of these anniversaries today.
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HMMSA Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022 Teacher Workshop
HMMSA Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022 Teacher Workshop 4:30pm - 6:30pm (2h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 8, 2021 at 4:30pm
Ends Dec 8, 2021 at 6:30pm
Are you a K-12 educator looking for guidance on how to incorporate Holocaust curriculum into your classroom? If so, please join the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio for a special teacher workshop to help prepare you for Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022.
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We Charge Genocide: International Law & Anti-Black Violence in America
We Charge Genocide: International Law & Anti-Black Violence in America 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 8, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Dec 8, 2021 at 8:00pm
This Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota panel will shed light on the efforts to use international law to challenge systemic racism, why it failed, and how groups are carrying the torch of the movement that was launched 70 years ago this month.
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Transforming Moments: A Conversation with Diane von Furstenberg
Transforming Moments: A Conversation with Diane von Furstenberg 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 9, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Dec 9, 2021 at 7:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a conversation with von Furstenberg about her identity as the daughter of survivors and how it has informed her remarkable career at the helm of one of the world’s most recognizable brands. She will be in conversation with Dr. Eva Fogelman, renowned psychologist and author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book "Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust."
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Human Rights Day presented by Perry Homes Foundation
Human Rights Day presented by Perry Homes Foundation 10:00am - 5:00pm (7h)
Exhibits
Starts Dec 10, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Dec 10, 2021 at 5:00pm
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Holocaust Museum Houston will celebrate Human Rights Day with free general admission.
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Dallas Jewish BookFest Author Event
Dallas Jewish BookFest Author Event 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 12, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Dec 12, 2021 at 12:00pm
BookFest In Your Living Room presents "David Patterson – Portraits: the Hasidic Legacy of Elie Wiesel and Alan Rosen – Filled with Fire and Light: Portraits and Legends from the Bible, Talmud, and Hasidic World"
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Turning Memory to Strength: Chapman University's 23rd Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest
Turning Memory to Strength: Chapman University's 23rd Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 13, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 13, 2021 at 1:00pm
Students and their teachers are invited to join Echoes & Reflections' special webinar with Chapman University to learn how to engage in their 23rd Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest focusing on the theme “Turning Memory to Strength: Living with Courage, Resilience and Hope”.
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Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week
Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week 4:30pm - 6:00pm (1h 30m)
Workshops
Starts Dec 13, 2021 at 4:30pm
Ends Dec 13, 2021 at 6:00pm
Join the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission for the first of two webinars aimed at helping educators understand what resources are available for Holocaust Remembrance Week.
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Addressing Antisemitism through Education: iWitness Website Launch
Addressing Antisemitism through Education: iWitness Website Launch 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 14, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Dec 14, 2021 at 1:00pm
To mark the launch of a new IWitness webpage on addressing antisemitism through education, UNESCO and the USC Shoah Foundation are organizing an online panel discussion on "How to Prevent Antisemitism: The Role of Educators and Education”.
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Reckoning with Totalitarianism: The Legacy of Hannah Arendt
Reckoning with Totalitarianism: The Legacy of Hannah Arendt 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 14, 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends Dec 14, 2021 at 3:00pm
The program will include a discussion between Samantha Rose Hill, author of the new book "Hannah Arendt," part of Reaktion Books’s short biography series Critical Lives, and the upcoming translation of Hannah Arendt’s Poems, and Ken Krimstein, author of "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt.:
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Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week
Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week 4:30pm - 6:00pm (1h 30m)
Workshops
Starts Dec 14, 2021 at 4:30pm
Ends Dec 14, 2021 at 6:00pm
Join the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission for the second of two webinars aimed at helping educators understand what resources are available for Holocaust Remembrance Week.
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Lunch & Learn: Schindler's Legacy: Creating South Africa's Largest Holocaust and Genocide Museum
Lunch & Learn: Schindler's Legacy: Creating South Africa's Largest Holocaust and Genocide Museum 10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 15, 2021 at 10:30am
Ends Dec 15, 2021 at 11:30am
Join the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education for their December Lunch & Learn featuring Tali Nates, founder and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC).
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Artists Migrating to the United States, In and Beyond the Nazi Period
Artists Migrating to the United States, In and Beyond the Nazi Period 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 15, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Dec 15, 2021 at 12:00pm
Shaped in accordance with the theme of the current Fritz Ascher Society online project, "Identity, Art and Migration," this brief conference focuses on psychological, historical and art historical aspects of migration—broadly and in particular within the context of artists seeking refuge in the United States during the Holocaust.
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Birth, Sex, and Abuse: Women and Children under Nazi Rule
Birth, Sex, and Abuse: Women and Children under Nazi Rule 7:00pm - 9:00pm (2h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 15, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Dec 15, 2021 at 9:00pm
This program will talk about the women who were identified by the Third Reich as ‘undesirables,’ including Jews, Roma, political dissidents, those who were cognitively or physically disabled, and others, were targeted for euthanasia; cruel and inhuman medical experimentation; sterilization; rape and sexual slavery; forced abortion; infanticide of any children born in the concentration camps; and other grievous practices.
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A Living Legacy: Bringing 3rd Generation Stories of Survival into the Classroom
A Living Legacy: Bringing 3rd Generation Stories of Survival into the Classroom 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Workshops
Starts Dec 16, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Dec 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
3GNY Descendant of Holocaust Survivors and The Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of NJ present Gumpert Teachers' Workshop - Preview Event
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Holocaust Survivor Talk with Pauline Rubin
Holocaust Survivor Talk with Pauline Rubin 11:00am - 1:30pm (2h 30m)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 18, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Dec 18, 2021 at 1:30pm
Please join Holocaust Museum Houston as Holocaust Survivor Pauline Rubin shares her testimony.
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America’s Refugee Camp: Voices of Fort Ontario
America’s Refugee Camp: Voices of Fort Ontario 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Dec 21, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Dec 21, 2021 at 7:00pm
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust for a program exploring life at Fort Ontario during World War II. The program will feature an introductory presentation by Rebecca Erbelding, historian, archivist, and curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, followed by a conversation with survivors who lived at Fort Ontario, moderated by journalist and Columbia professor Keren Blankenfeld.
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Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed)
Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed) All Day
General
Dec 24, 2021 (All Day)
The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.
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Christmas Day
Christmas Day All Day
General
Dec 25, 2021 (All Day)
Merry Christmas!
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New Year's Day
New Year's Day All Day
General
Jan 1, 2022 (All Day)
Happy New Year!
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December 2021

Fleeing Mussolini: Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States

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  • Sun, Nov 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar

Saints and Liars: American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era

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  • Tue, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Faith During the Holocaust

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  • Wed, Dec 1, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust

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  • Thu, Dec 2, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Microsoft Teams

Teach the Human Story: The Life of Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor

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  • Thu, Dec 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

What Drives Antisemitism? A Search for Its Political/Mythological Roots

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  • Sun, Dec 5, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

How Do We Celebrate? A Cultural History of Hanukkah

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  • Sun, Dec 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual

After Auschwitz: Who Will Tell the Story?

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  • Sun, Dec 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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  • Mon, Dec 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

2021 State of Antisemitism in America

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  • Mon, Dec 6, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Rumbula Remembered: 80 Years Since the Mass Executions

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  • Tue, Dec 7, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual

Operation Texas: LBJ and the Holocaust

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  • Tue, Dec 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Caring for Children Who Were Abandoned by the World

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  • Wed, Dec 8, 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Facebook Live

December 1941: 80 Years Later

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  • Wed, Dec 8, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

HMMSA Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022 Teacher Workshop

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  • Wed, Dec 8, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops

We Charge Genocide: International Law & Anti-Black Violence in America

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  • Wed, Dec 8, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Transforming Moments: A Conversation with Diane von Furstenberg

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  • Thu, Dec 9, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual

Human Rights Day presented by Perry Homes Foundation

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  • Fri, Dec 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Exhibits
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

Dallas Jewish BookFest Author Event

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  • Sun, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Turning Memory to Strength: Chapman University's 23rd Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest

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  • Mon, Dec 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week

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  • Mon, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Addressing Antisemitism through Education: iWitness Website Launch

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  • Tue, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  YouTube

Reckoning with Totalitarianism: The Legacy of Hannah Arendt

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  • Tue, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual

Planning for 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Week

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  • Tue, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Lunch & Learn: Schindler's Legacy: Creating South Africa's Largest Holocaust and Genocide Museum

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  • Wed, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Artists Migrating to the United States, In and Beyond the Nazi Period

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  • Wed, Dec 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Birth, Sex, and Abuse: Women and Children under Nazi Rule

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  • Wed, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

A Living Legacy: Bringing 3rd Generation Stories of Survival into the Classroom

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  • Thu, Dec 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Zoom

Holocaust Survivor Talk with Pauline Rubin

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  • Sat, Dec 18, 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Holocaust Museum Houston

America’s Refugee Camp: Voices of Fort Ontario

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  • Tue, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Virtual

Christmas Eve Day (Office Closed)

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  • Fri, Dec 24 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

Christmas Day

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  • Sat, Dec 25 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

New Year's Day

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  • Sat, Jan 1 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General

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