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

—Anne Willem Meijer, Member of the Dutch Resistance

Additional Resources


The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education has produced several films and books. For more information on any of these materials, or to purchase, please contact The Center at 513-487-3055 or info@holocaustandhumanity.org.

 

RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST

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RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: REFUGE FROM THE HOLOCAUST recounts a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history. The documentary chronicles a real-life Casablanca, in which a high-profile group of poker buddies — including Colonel Dwight Eisenhower — devised an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1,300 Jews from Nazi concentration camps. RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES tells this story through interviews with historians, relatives of key participants, and first-person accounts from refugees who detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines. The RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES DVD can be purchased for $20 including tax, plus an additional shipping fee. (*DVDs are shipped out in bulk on Fridays)

Discounts available for purchases greater than 5. Contact us at 513-487-3055 for more information.

The documentary is also available for download. To learn more, please click here.

 UPCOMING SCREENINGS IN MARCH

April 8 / West Orange, NJ / 7:00 pm / Free
Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest / 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
Discussion afterwards with Frieder family member Jane Wilf
Contact: Barbara Wind at bwind@jfedgmw.org or 973-929-3067

 

April 13 / Tiki Island, TX / 2:00 pm / Free
Kinneret Hadassah / 1334 Outrigger
Discussion afterwards with Producer Barbara Sasser
Contact: Lana Croft at nanalana@att.net or 409-935-8111

 

April 23 / Philadelphia, PA / 7:00 pm
National Museum of Jewish American History / 1100 South Independence Mall
Introduction by Producer Peggy Ellis; Discussion afterwards with Frieder family members Sam and Dick Frieder, Belgian refugee Jacques Lipetz, and U.S. High Commissioner Paul V. McNutt biographer Dr. Dean Kotlowski
Contact: Dajana Denes-Walters at dwalters@nmajh.org or 215-923-3811 x 156
Tickets: $8 members, $12 general admission, available online at www.nmajh.org or call 215-923-3811

 

April 23 / Santa Barbara, CA / 6:00 pm / Free
Multicultural Program of UCSB / 1504 University Center
Contact: MultiCultural Center at www.mcc.ucsb.edu or 805-893-8411

 

April 26th / Ft. Lauderdale, FL / 6:00 pm
NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale / 1 E Las Olas Blvd
Presented by The Jets and GenZ Project
Film and discussion with Belgium Refugee Eric Lipetz, complementary reception to follow
To RSVP or for more information: Contact: Kelly Medlin at jets@moafl.org or 954-262-0245
Tickets available: Free for JETS members, $5 GenZ members, $10non-members – includes museum admission

 

April 28 / Chappaqua, NY / 6:30 pm / Free
Temple Beth – El / 220 S Bedford Rd.
Discussion following with Frieder Family members Sam and Stephen Frieder, and German refugee Ralph Preiss
Contact: Rabbi Alan Fuchs at rabadf@gmail.com or 914-238-3928

 

FINDING FAMILY

Finding Family is an Emmy nominated one hour-long documentary produced by Channel 12 WKRC-TV in conjunction with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.

Finding Family follows Henry (Henzi) Blumenstein, a social worker and grandfather in America, on a journey back to Europe to meet the descendents of the family who saved him 60 years ago. It is an uplifting story of courage and hope and a moving testament to love and kindness. As we journey with Henry to reconnect with his foster family, we learn the true meaning of belonging in the human family.

The Finding Family DVD and companion guide can be purchased for $12 plus $4 shipping and handling fee. Schools and non-profits may purchase the Finding Family DVD and companion guide at a 50% discount, for $6 plus a $4 shipping and handling fee. Additional copies of the companion guide are available at $4 per copy.

 

 

THE LAST SURVIVOR

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CHHE is proud to be in partnership with The Last Survivor to bring this film to your classroom FREE at no cost to you! This film documentary which follows four survivors of atrocity crimes-the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur and Congo-as they rebuild their lives as survivors and refugees, is a moving testament for any audience.

There are two versions of this film available to bring into your classrooms, community centers, religious schools and organizations: a full length (90 minutes) and an abridged classroom version (30 minutes). The film is available through online streaming or you may request a DVD copy. An electronic educational guide is also available.

To schedule a screening, please complete the registration form.

For additional information, please contact Trinity Ruggles at truggles@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513-487-3055.

 

DARE TO SPEAK

“In our minds we always resisted.”

Dare to Speak: Voices of Resistance explores the variety of ways Jews resisted during the Holocaust—not only by taking up arms but also spiritually, artistically, and intellectually, as well as the very will to survive against their oppressors as an act of resistance. Dare to Speak won a Silver Addy Award in February 2010.

The documentary is available for purchase through CHHE for $10, and includes a companion guide to assist educators.

 

LEARN AND REMEMBER

Learn & Remember: Cincinnati Reflections on the Holocaust - Published in 2008 by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in partnership with Cincinnati Community Kollel, this book contains testimonies and recollections of 22 Cincinnati based Holocaust survivors, as well as essays and reflections on the Holocaust written by community members, religious leaders, and scholars. Copies of Learn & Remember are available for purchase through CHHE. Please contact info@holocaustandhumanity.org.

 

THE 1936 OLYMPICS

Join the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education as we delve into the unique history of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

CHHE Explores the 1936 Olympics.