5 Events You Can’t Miss This Fall

From weekly digital programs to interactive museum experiences and in-person lectures featuring renowned speakers, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center has something for everyone. Don’t miss five new events coming this fall.

1. Holocaust Speaker Series

Every Wednesday, 11 a.m., on Zoom

In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The series is sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Register now

2. Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama

October 23, 6 p.m.

Join us at Union Terminal on Sunday, October 23,  for Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama. This performance combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimonials and narration to tell the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) who performed the celebrated Verdi Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a smuggled score, they performed the famous oratorio sixteen times, including one performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir: “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.” Get your tickets

3. Legacies of Genocide: Mauthausen and its Memorialization

November 2, 12 p.m., on Zoom

Do we have an ethical responsibility toward “violated spaces” like those of a former concentration camp? What legacy do such spaces create for us? And how might cultural differences alter our perceptions of the memorial in our 21st-century? Join us for the fourth event in the 2022-2023 KHC-NEH lecture series with Dr. Rebecca Rovit, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Kansas, who will explore Mauthausen as a site of remembrance connected to violence that permeated Austrian soil. She will draw on experiential and intergenerational aspects of memory, based on an excursion to the former camp memorial with a group of graduate students from the University of Vienna. As active spectators at sites like Mauthausen, they commemorate the Holocaust with its traumatic past traces from WWII. Register now

4. Kristallnacht Commemoration: An immersive concert experience of American Jewish composer Steve Reich’s Different Trains

November 9, 7 p.m.

Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center for an immersive concert experience of American Jewish composer Steve Reich’s Different Trains. To commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht, this powerful, moving performance comes to historic Union Terminal for one evening only on November 9 at 7 p.m. In Different Trains (1988), Steve Reich presents a semi-autobiographical account of the Holocaust that electronically mixes his memories of being a Jewish child in the 1940s with those of child-survivors of the Holocaust who later recorded their testimonies. Get your tickets

5. Turning 100 Years Old: Celebrating and Reflecting with Holocaust Survivor Al Miller

November 20, 4:30 p.m.

Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center as we celebrate the 100th Birthday of Dr. Al Miller, a beloved Cincinnatian, U.S. veteran, and Holocaust survivor. In conversation with former Chief Executive Officer Sarah Weiss, Miller will share his story and his advice and reflections on living a fulfilling and meaningful life. The conversation will begin at 4:30 pm. in Reakirt Auditorium, followed by a reception with cake and refreshments in the Union Terminal Rotunda. Get your tickets

ABOUT THE NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC impacts more than 2.5 million people every year through digital and in-person events, museum tours, educational experiences, social media, and virtual content. From Australia to India, individuals from more than 25 countries and 30 states engage with our mission. For  more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org