“Everybody — every human being — has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world”

—Edith Carter, Holocaust Survivor

The Last Survivor

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:30 PM   The Junior League of Cincinnati 3500 Columbia Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45226 Join The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, in partnership with the Refugee Project of the Junior League of Cincinnati for a viewing of the film, The Last Survivor. This film which follows four survivors of atrocity crimes as they rebuild their lives. Following the film, please stay for a panel discussion. To register click here For more information, contact Alexis Storch at 513.487.3055...
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Kristallnacht

75 Years Later: Remembering the Kristallnacht Pogrom Day of Learning & Commemoration     Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion 3101 Clifton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220   CHHE will host a day of learning and a special evening commemoration in observance of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Join us as we unveil our recent acquisition, “Crystal Night”, a glass sculpture by the late artist, Maria Lugossy. This will mark its North American debut of this award-winning sculpture. The keynote speaker is Dr. James Young. His most recent book is At Memory’s Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture. He was also the guest curator of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City entitled “The Art of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History”.   You are welcome to join us for any or all of the events. We highly recommend attending the commemoration ceremony at 5:30pm.   Day of Learning Events Include: 3:00pm Rescue in the Philippines film screening This is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers spearheaded a rescue to help 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines. 4:00pm Discussion with the daughter and son of glass artist Maria Lugossy, Eszter & Aron Bohus 5:30 pm Commemoration and Dedication of Maria Lugossy’s Crystal Night Sculpture in Memory of Rabbi Dr. Alfred Gottschalk Featuring music, candle lighting and remarks by Dr. James Young, author, The Art of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History 6:15 pm Reception 7:00 pm “The Art of Holocaust Memory in Time and Space” Lecture by Dr. James Young To RSVP, contact Trinity Ruggles at 513-487-3055 or truggles@holocaustandhumanity.org....
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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...
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Voices of Humanity

Thank You to our Voices of Humanity!     Guardian Steve & Carol Boymel The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ US Bank Foundation                Huntington Bank Union & Guardian Savings Banks   Patron  AK Steel The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Paul Heiman Seven/Seventy-Nine Unifund CCR Partners University of Cincinnati Dick Weiland Xavier University   Defender Jeffrey Bakst Neyer Management PNC Bank Weisser & Wolf   Supporter Berenfield Containers, Inc. Susan Brenner & Steven Mombach George & Kathleen Brinkman Julie & Dave Buckner John & Julie Cohen Malcolm & Adell Coleman Ron & Micki Coppel Steve & Ruth Coppel John D. Dovich Henry & Diana Fenichel Fifth Third Bank Dick & Gail Friedman Eddie & Arlene Goldstein Kim & Gary Heiman Cindy & Oscar Jarnicki Scott & Patricia  Joseph Ken & Carol Kabel Mark & Marcy Kanter Robert & Lynne Kanter Patsy & Barry Kohn Mark & Lilly Kurtz Eric Lamont Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer & Joe Neubauer Andrea Lerner Levenson Madison Wealth Management Mailender, Inc. Marc & Haviva Randolph Michael & Margaret Meyer Porter & Wright Myrtis H. Powell Alvin Roeher Steve Rosedale Theodore L. Schwartz Larry & Rhonda Sheakley The Private Client Reserve of US Bank Thompson Hine LLP Jim & Darla Wainscott Albert Weisbrot Sarah L. Weiss & Todd Schild Wiser Partners, LLC.   Friend Dabby Blatt Bree & Michael Bergman CedarVillage Ellenbee Leggett Co., Inc. Arna & Bobby Fisher John Isidor & Sandy Kaltman Jack Rouse Associates Rabbi Lewis & Renee Kamrass Susan & Sam Knobler Bill & Ginger Kroncke Dr. Robert & Cissy Lenobel Anita & Ed Marks Mayers Electric Co., Inc. Margie & Glen Meyer Dr. & Mrs. Albert W. Miller Sue & Jay Price Louis M. Prince Mark A. & Jan Rosenbaum Sass Eli & Renee Roth Rachel & Steven Schild SpencerHall Judy & Harold Spitz Raphael & Nancy Warren                                                                                                                                                                                            ...
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Dr. Jeffrey Burds

“Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest, 7-9 November 1941” Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Synagogue 3201 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 This presentation is a reconstruction of the harrowing events surrounding the German aktion that led to the massacre of some 23,500 Jewish men, women, and children at three sites in Sosenki Forest, outside Rovno, in Volhynia, Ukraine, on 7-9 November 1941. Often remembered as the “second Babi Yar,” the massacre of Jews in Rovno was one of nearly a hundred similar German-sponsored large-scale anti-Jewish killing operations perpetrated in Soviet zones that marked the first autumn and winter of World War II in the East. Dr. Burds’ presentation will weave together never before seen documents and archival footage. Join us for this difficult, yet eye-opening and important discussion of loss, remembrance and preservation. Professor Burds is Associate Professor of History at Northeastern University. He completed his PhD with distinction at Yale in 1990 and was part of the first wave of western historians who got almost unencumbered access to Soviet and post-Soviet archives in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the author of four books-three on Ukraine. His work has drawn from documents in archives in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the United States, and Israel. The result is an extraordinary reconceptualization of the intimacy of violence during the Holocaust, one that emphasizes the life trajectories that tied together victims and perpetrators before, during, and after World War II. Please RSVP to The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education (513) 487-3055 or...
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Rescue in the Philippines

Rescue in the Philippines Film Screening at the United Nations Mark your calendars: Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust returns to New York City on Thursday, November 7th with a special screen at the United Nations headquarters from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The screen is a part of The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme’s film series. The United Nations is located at One United Nations Plaza at 47th Street and 1st Avenue in New York City. This even is free to the public, though pre-registration will be required. To register, click the following link: www.un.org/holocaustremembrance. The Washington DC Capitol screening will be November 12th at 6:30 pm and feature appearances by House Speaker John Boehner, Susan Eisenhower, Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia and Israel Ambassador Michael Oren. Registration is FREE and there are plenty of seats available. Invite your friends!  RSVP is mandatory—click here to email. For more information, visit RescueInThePhilippines.com. New Documentary To Be Broadcast Starting April 2013 In Honor Of Holocaust Remembrance Month A fascinating, but seldom-told, chapter of WWII history is recounted in a one-hour documentary, narrated by Liev Schrieber, that airs on public television stations nationwide beginning in April (.) Produced by 3 Roads Communications, “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust,” is distributed by American Public Television (APT). The program will also air on WORLD, public television’s premier news and documentary channel, later in 2013. The documentary chronicles an intricate international plan of rescue and resettlement that saved 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. In pre-war Manila, an unlikely mix of poker players gathered to save lives. Five Jewish-American cigar makers from Cincinnati. The president of the Philippines. A future president of the United States. A U.S.High Commissioner. The high- profile group of poker buddies — Col. Dwight Eisenhower, First Philippine President Manuel Quezon, the U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt, and the Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen who made two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-World War II Manila – devised a plan. “It’s one thing to sit around a card table and talk about a worrisome situation—even a dire situation. It’s quite another to actually take some action, and I think that’s why this is a story for all time.” –Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Each brought a specific expertise to the mission. Its success depended upon Quezon’s pivotal support, McNutt’s diplomatic expertise and political savvy, Eisenhower’s organizational skills and gift...
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