“If we do not talk about it, if we do not remember, then the world will never know. And that has made me speak about it.”

—Henry Meyer, Holocaust Survivor


Calling for Recipes

From family dinners to special events and holidays, one bite food can take us back to another time and place. The food prepared by Holocaust survivors and their families represents decades of culture and tradition. The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education (CHHE) hopes to keep this tradition alive for generations to come by collecting recipes of Holocaust survivors and their families. If you are a survivor or related to a survivor, contact The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education at 513-487-3055 to share a recipe or for more information about this...
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Medical Warriors & Resistors

Medical Warriors & Resistors during the Holocaust: A Study of Moral Courage   A Conversation with Dr. Cheyenne Martin   Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 7:30pm   Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church 5950 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45213   This program is presented in memory of Mrs. Trudy Coppel. A loving nurse, wife, mother, sister and friend, she will always be remembered for her kind heart and soul. One of the many people she cared for was her loving husband, Werner Coppel.   Dr. Cheyenne Martin, medical ethicist and noted scholar on medical resistance in the Holocaust, will present an interactive presentation on the legacy of Jewish and non-Jewish physicians, nurses and dentists involved in the Resistance during the Nazi era. Their actions contrast Dr. Josef Mengele and other Nazi doctors who murdered thousands of children and adults in euthanasia and experimental programs. Dr. Martin is the Rebecca & Edwin Gale Professor of Ethics at the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Nursing in Galveston. She received her doctorate in bio-medical ethics from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston and was a fellow at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics in Washington, DC and at Rice University.   For more information or to RSVP, please contact 513-487-3055 or...
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Ohio Holocaust Memorial

On Monday, June 1st, Governor John R. Kasich dedicated a memorial on the Statehouse grounds, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and honoring survivors and liberators. This memorial, designed by David Libeskind, designer of the Berlin Jewish Museum, is now one of seven memorials on the Statehouse grounds. Keynote presenter was Professor Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University. Her poignant words charged the audience with the responsibility of changing ‘Never Again’ into a reality. The memorial she explained, is just the beginning step in a process that should be supported by education. CHHE took a group of 20 Holocaust survivors to Columbus to be a part of this historical day. Past CHHE president, Dick Friedman, exclaimed after the dedication, “We entered into the Ohio Theater from an outside of gray and rain, when we emerged to view the memorial, it was sunny-this is a good omen. The memorial was impressive. The Mogen David opens into the sky which gives a signal of hope for the future and a new day of tolerance and understanding. It seems to me that in Ohio, a significant state of the Union, makes a commitment to express itself through it’s government regarding the message of the Holocaust. The memorial brought an emotional response from hundreds of people and sent an emotional signal to all of us that we must never allow this to happen again. Governor Kasich challenged us to create a world of tolerance and understanding. It is our job to do so.” Location: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215.                             “We need to have remembrance in the Statehouse. And I call on the Jewish Community along with our brothers in faith to develop some sort of a memorial that members of our legislature and members of the public as they pass through this great rotunda will be able to understand not just the history of a time when people wouldn’t stand, but the fact that it’s today we must stand against evil. Let’s construct something that can teach people about man’s inhumanity to man, best exemplified by what happened in the Holocaust.” -Remarks by Governor John R. Kasich, annual Governor’s Holocaust Commemoration, May 4, 2011.   About the Artist Daniel Libeskind Born in Postwar Poland, Libeskind immigrated to America with his family becoming an American citizen in 1964. He studied music...
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Celebrating Holocaust Studies For Educators 2014

During the week of June 16 – 20, thirty five enthusiastic educators attended a five day summer institute, The Roma & Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators. Jam packed with sessions led by educators and historians in the field of Holocaust Studies, free educator resources, and the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivors and eyewitnesses everyday, this summer institute left participants feeling humbled transformed, and prepared to incorporate the lessons of the Holocaust in their classrooms.   Here is what some of the participants said:  “I have learned so much this week and I have so much more to learn. I look forward to putting this week into action in myself, my family and my classroom. I am truly blessed, something which I always knew, but now I understand, the value of a human being is sacred.”   “You gave us 200% and we are much wiser for your tremendous effort. I have never been to any educational event that was so thoughtfully and thoroughly organized. Thanks!”   “This week has been amazing and moving for me! I have received so much information and I feel so much better prepared to teach abut the Holocaust and to teach humanity to my students. I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful opportunity.”   “I with great fear and anxiety realize I must find a way to reach out to our future and teach them the dangers of indifference. It is such a huge and complicated responsibility that I fear I will mess it up; however, I must remember that the only way I could mess it up is by not doing it at all. It is my job to help turn a horrific experience [of the Holocaust] into something worth while…a lesson for all humans. Thank you for an amazing and life changing experience.”   “Thank you for this fabulous opportunity! This program is so well-organized and the wealth of information from experts is unlike any other course I’ve ever taken. The professionalism and quality of every presenter and speaker is a true testament to the inspiring leadership at The Center.” Roma & Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators Class of 2014       ...
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The Future of Holocaust Memory

Wednesday, April 9, 2014,  7:00pm   University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash (Muntz Hall 119) 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 Holocaust memory is a creature of film, television, radio, architecture, and the print media. How will Holocaust memory fare in the era of digital interactive media? Considered from an ethical perspective, Holocaust memory is not a value in and of itself. How and where, if at all, does Holocaust memory impact government and community-driven decisions? Join The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash to explore these critical questions. A dessert reception will follow. Please RSVP to Alexis Storch at astorch@holocaustandhumanity.org or by calling 513-487-3055. Dr. Wulf Kansteiner is professor of history at Binghamton University. His focus is on the representation and collective memory of World War II and the Holocaust in Germany, particularly mass media representations of the events in television, as well as their impact on postwar historiography and philosophy. Kansteiner is co-editor of the journal Memory Studies and author of In Pursuit of German Memory: History, Television, and Politics after Auschwitz, The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe and co-editor of Historical Representation and Historical Truth. For Educators Please join us again on April 10 for the educator workshop, “Holocaust Film and TV: The Ethics of Visual Memory.” For more information, please click here or call CHHE at 513-487-3055 or...
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