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November 2021

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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Oct 31, 2021 at 3:00pm
Ends Oct 31, 2021 at 4:00pm
Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, was the Olympic champion who defeated Nazi ideology in Hitler’s stadium. He later served on the Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Meet his grandson, Stuart Owen Rankin, who will be in dialogue with Lori Weintrob, historian and Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center.
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Sounds from Silence: Reflections of a Child Holocaust Survivor, Author, Psychiatrist, and Professor
Sounds from Silence: Reflections of a Child Holocaust Survivor, Author, Psychiatrist, and Professor 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Oct 31, 2021 at 4:00pm
Ends Oct 31, 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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Meet the Author: Rebecca Erbelding
Meet the Author: Rebecca Erbelding 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 2, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Nov 2, 2021 at 7:00pm
Join Holocaust Museum Houston and author Rebecca Erbelding, PhD as she speaks about her book "Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe."
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Holocaust Speaker Series: Tom Schaumberg
Holocaust Speaker Series: Tom Schaumberg 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 3, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Nov 3, 2021 at 11:00am
In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is held each Wednesday at 10AM on Zoom. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
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'Indecent', 'Forbidden', 'Taboo': Representing Lesbians in Fiction about the Holocaust/Nazi Era
'Indecent', 'Forbidden', 'Taboo': Representing Lesbians in Fiction about the Holocaust/Nazi Era 2:15pm - 3:15pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 4, 2021 at 2:15pm
Ends Nov 4, 2021 at 3:15pm
Drawing on her own creative practice and research, fiction writer and academic Dr. Emma Venables will guide participants through aspects to consider when representing lesbian characters and relationships in fiction set during the Holocaust/Nazi era.
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Virtual Launch of Morris Schnitzer’s Memoir, "Escape from the Edge"
Virtual Launch of Morris Schnitzer’s Memoir, "Escape from the Edge" 6:30pm - 7:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 4, 2021 at 6:30pm
Ends Nov 4, 2021 at 7:30pm
The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program, along with the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, invites you to the virtual launch of Morris Schnitzer’s memoir, Escape from the Edge.
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Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning (Day 1)
Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning (Day 1) 11:30am - 1:30pm (2h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 8, 2021 at 11:30am
Ends Nov 8, 2021 at 1:30pm
Join the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota for a two-day virtual symposium.
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Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning (Day 2)
Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning (Day 2) 11:30am - 1:30pm (2h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 9, 2021 at 11:30am
Ends Nov 9, 2021 at 1:30pm
Join the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota for a two-day virtual symposium.
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Holocaust Speaker Series: Al Miller
Holocaust Speaker Series: Al Miller 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 10, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Nov 10, 2021 at 11:00am
In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is held each Wednesday at 10AM on Zoom. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
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Intersecting Identities: Growing Up Asian and Jewish
Intersecting Identities: Growing Up Asian and Jewish 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 10, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Nov 10, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join Drs. Kim and Leavitt, along with Dr. Trevor Milton, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York, for a discussion about the layered multicultural identities of new spouses and their offspring.
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The Cartoon Crusader Comes to America: Arthur Szyk’s Battle against the Nazis in the New World
The Cartoon Crusader Comes to America: Arthur Szyk’s Battle against the Nazis in the New World 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 10, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Nov 10, 2021 at 12:00pm
This is an event of the Fritz Ascher Society's online project “Identity, Art and Migration” in which they investigate US immigration of European refugees during the first half of the 20th century through the lens of seven artist case studies: Anni Albers, Friedel Dzubas, Eva Hesse, Rudi Lesser, Lily Renee, Arthur Szyk and Fritz Ascher.
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Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series: Marguerite Barankitse
Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series: Marguerite Barankitse 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ends Nov 11, 2021 at 8:00pm
During the Burundian civil war in 1993, Marguerite Barankitse, a Tutsi, attempted to prevent the murder of more than 70 Hutus, who were hiding in a Ruyigi diocese.
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2021 Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Leah Garrett, author of "X Troop"
2021 Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Leah Garrett, author of "X Troop" 7:30pm - 8:30pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 11, 2021 at 7:30pm
Ends Nov 11, 2021 at 8:30pm
X-Troop tells the riveting true-life story of a motley group of intellectuals, artists and athletes, who stopped at nothing to defeat the Nazis. This group of Jewish refugees escaped to Britain from Germany, only to return to stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Little has been written previously about their top-secret missions, but Leah Garrett brings this story to life by drawing from extensive research and gripping interviews she conducted with surviving members of the group.
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The Legacy of Aristides
The Legacy of Aristides 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 14, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Nov 14, 2021 at 2:00pm
The documentary film The Legacy of Aristides asks the question: What is the legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes today? We are presenting a bilingual dialogue with the filmmaker, Patrick Séraudie. He will be in conversation with two of the subjects of the film: Gerald Mendes, grandson of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, and Cookie Fischer, whose mother was a Sousa Mendes visa recipient.
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Tools for Breaking Hate
Tools for Breaking Hate 10:00am - 11:00am (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 15, 2021 at 10:00am
Ends Nov 15, 2021 at 11:00am
The Tennessee Holocaust Commission welcomes Christian Picciolini, an Emmy award-winning director and producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist, for his talk "Tools for Breaking Hate".
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Narrating Srebrenica: Conducting Oral Histories with Genocide Survivors
Narrating Srebrenica: Conducting Oral Histories with Genocide Survivors 11:00am - 12:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 16, 2021 at 11:00am
Ends Nov 16, 2021 at 12:00pm
Join the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College for a conversation about the practical, ethical, and gendered challenges involved in conducting oral history interviews with and obtaining consent from genocide survivors.
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2021 First Person Series: Frank Liebermann
2021 First Person Series: Frank Liebermann 12:00pm - 1:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 17, 2021 at 12:00pm
Ends Nov 17, 2021 at 1:00pm
Learn about Frank’s experiences as a Jewish student in Nazi Germany and how his family worked together to secure visas so they could immigrate to a new life in the United States.
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60 Years Later: The Eichmann Trial in Media & Memory
60 Years Later: The Eichmann Trial in Media & Memory 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 17, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends Nov 17, 2021 at 2:00pm
Join the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota for a panel discussion on the Adolf Eichmann trial.
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Meet the Author: Dan Grunfeld
Meet the Author: Dan Grunfeld 6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Speaking Engagements
Starts Nov 18, 2021 at 6:00pm
Ends Nov 18, 2021 at 7:00pm
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.
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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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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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November 2021

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

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  • Sun, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar

Sounds from Silence: Reflections of a Child Holocaust Survivor, Author, Psychiatrist, and Professor

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  • Sun, Oct 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Meet the Author: Rebecca Erbelding

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  • Tue, Nov 2, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Holocaust Speaker Series: Tom Schaumberg

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  • Wed, Nov 3, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

'Indecent', 'Forbidden', 'Taboo': Representing Lesbians in Fiction about the Holocaust/Nazi Era

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  • Thu, Nov 4, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Virtual Launch of Morris Schnitzer’s Memoir, "Escape from the Edge"

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  • Thu, Nov 4, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning (Day 1)

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  • Mon, Nov 8, 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Antisemitism and Racism in a Moment of Reckoning (Day 2)

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  • Tue, Nov 9, 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Holocaust Speaker Series: Al Miller

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  • Wed, Nov 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Intersecting Identities: Growing Up Asian and Jewish

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  • Wed, Nov 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

The Cartoon Crusader Comes to America: Arthur Szyk’s Battle against the Nazis in the New World

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  • Wed, Nov 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series: Marguerite Barankitse

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  • Thu, Nov 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

2021 Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Leah Garrett, author of "X Troop"

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  • Thu, Nov 11, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Kaplan Theatre

The Legacy of Aristides

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  • Sun, Nov 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Webinar

Tools for Breaking Hate

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  • Mon, Nov 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Narrating Srebrenica: Conducting Oral Histories with Genocide Survivors

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  • Tue, Nov 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

2021 First Person Series: Frank Liebermann

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  • Wed, Nov 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  YouTube

60 Years Later: The Eichmann Trial in Media & Memory

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  • Wed, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

Meet the Author: Dan Grunfeld

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  • Thu, Nov 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Zoom

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

Ethics, Justice and the Holocaust

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

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