“Tolerance is what keeps humanity together, I believe.”

—Anne Willem Meijer, Member of the Dutch Resistance

Annual Meeting

On Thursday, September 12, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education (CHHE) hosts its Annual Meeting in Boymel Chapel at RockwernAcademy. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., and a meeting to follow at 6:00 p.m.

The program will celebrate CHHE’s many accomplishments during the 2012-2013 academic year. Through dynamic public programming, tours of permanent and traveling exhibits, presentations by members of the Speakers’ Bureau, and workshops for educators, CHHE touched the lives of over 40,000 individuals.

The evening will also feature a special presentation by Dr. Gary Brooks, former superintendent of West Clermont Schools whose Catholic mother endured 39 months in forced labor under Nazi persecution. Brook’s mother, Hildegard, was born in Yugoslavia and had begun a career as a teacher when World War II broke out. In October 1942, Hildegard and her family were removed from their home and she began thirty nine months of forced labor under Nazi persecution. During their time in forced labor, Hildegard lost many family members but herself survived and after the war met her husband, an American GI, and came to Cincinnati.

In addition, the meeting will salute outgoing President John Neyer and welcome President-elect Marc Randolph. New board members will also be installed. President-elect Randolph has served on the Board of Trustees for many years and helped to enhance CHHE’s permanent exhibit, Mapping Our Tears, through the addition of the Cincinnati Hillel Judaica Collection which features artifacts on the history and traditions of Judaism.

“We look forward to celebrating our continued success with our friends and supporters throughout the community,” says Sarah L. Weiss, Executive Director. “We are excited to also share with the community the story of Hildegard Brooks and her experiences during World War II.”

Dietary laws observed. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education is located on the campus of Rockwern Academy at 8401 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. For more information, or to R.S.V.P. contact CHHE at 513.487.3055 or truggles@holocaustandhumanity.org.