“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

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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4th Annual Great Human Race 5k

Date: Sunday, June 1st, 2014 Location: CHHE 8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236 Time: Registration starts at 9:00am on the Montgomery Road side entrance. The race will begin promptly at 10:00am.  Route: The race will leave and circle back to CHHE which is located at 8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236. Map course below.           Please join us for the 4th Great Human Race 5k walk/run! Your admission supports The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education and helps children of all ages and adults learn about the lessons of the Holocaust and increase their commitment to inclusion. Special guest appearance by Bengals player, Taylor Mays, who will be present to sign autographs and take photos!   During the race, there will also be a children’s tie-dying activity led by The Art Spark! This activity is appropriate for ages 4-12 years old. Children left under the supervision of The Art Spark, must be potty trained. If you would like your child to participate in this activity while you run/walk, look for The Art Spark table during registration to sign your child in.         Register Now! by ACTIVE Network Today until May 15th: $25 May 16th through race day, June 1st:  $30 Students: $15 with student ID Ages 8 & under: FREE (no T-shirt)     Donate Today! Walk Register to walk as an individual walker. Run Register to run as an individual runner. Teams Register to walk or run by starting a team or joining an existing team. Sponsor A Runner or Walker Take your participation in the GHR to the next level and help CHHE reach more students this year! If you would like to sponsor a runner or walker, make a donation to CHHE. Volunteer The Great Human Race 5k walk/run would not be possible without the help of committed volunteers. Be a part of the race day and help support an important cause! Contact Trinity Ruggles at truggles@holocaustandhumanity.org or by calling 513-487-3055 if you would like to volunteer. Become a Sponsor By becoming a sponsor, you will enjoy prominent exposure on our race merchandise and advertising channels. Email Hagit Caspi at hcaspi@holocaustandhumanity.org for more information.   Thank you to our 2014 Great Human Race Sponsors!                                                       Thank you to the following local businesses for donating prizes...
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Yom Hashoah

Mayerson JCC 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH   2:00pm The annual commemoration of the Shoah includes a candle lighting by survivors, prayer and a moving program that remembers the lives lost during the Holocaust and honors the lives saved. This year we invite all descendants of survivors to light candles, at the end of the program, in memory of their loved ones.   Keynote presenter is Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and current National Director of Recruitment & Admissions, President’s Scholar, and Director of the Office of Community Engagement at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.     Call for student art to be displayed during Yom Hashoah “Mosaic of Memory: Piecing Together Holocaust Remembrance” The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education invites middle and high school students to participate in an art showcase in reflection of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Using materials of your choice, middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students are asked to create a mosaic representing Holocaust remembrance. These mosaics can focus on the universal lessons of the Holocaust, highlighting the good that can come out of horror. Students can submit their entries to The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education by March 28, 2014 by 5pm. In recognition of your creativity, a selection of mosaics will be chosen and displayed at CHHE’s Yom Hashoah commemoration on Sunday, April 27, 2014. For more information, please contact The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Click here for submission form & guidelines...
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