7 Upcoming Holocaust & Humanity Center Events You Just Can’t Miss

Here’s What to Look Forward to This Spring …


1. Holocaust Speaker Series: Al Miller and Steve Coppel

April 21, 11 a.m.

They both came to Cincinnati after the Holocaust. Their friendship lasted decades. Join us for a special Holocaust Speaker Series that explores the bond between Holocaust survivors Al Miller and Werner Coppel.
The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11 a.m., features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. 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.

2. The Al and Jane Miller Fund Launch Celebration

April 22, 7 p.m.

Al and Jane Miller have touched thousands of lives through Holocaust education. Now, we’ll celebrate their lasting contribution to students.
Join us on Thursday, April 22nd for the launch of the Al and Jane Miller Fund, a new fund to support educational partnerships with students and educators in the Hamilton, OH area. Together, we will honor Al and Jane Miller, celebrate their impact in the community, and introduce this exciting new initiative that will engage future generations in carrying forward the stories and lessons of the Holocaust.

3. Virtual Talk | One Survivor’s Story

April 30, 12 p.m.

Holocaust survivor Henry Fenichel tells his story of hiding in The Netherlands during the Nazi rise to power.
Discover local experts in Taft Museum of Art’s Lunch & Learn series on the last Friday of each month. On April 30th, hear “One Survivor’s Story” in partnership with the Holocaust and Humanity Center.Join Taft Museum of Art and the Holocaust & Humanity Center in learning how we can all inspire action today for a better future tomorrow.

4. Intergenerational Trauma, Memory, and Stories Carried Forward featuring Dr. Marianne Hirsch

May 4,  7 p.m.

How is trauma transmitted across generations? Join us to hear Dr. Marianne Hirsch speak on intergenerational trauma and memory.
Using the lenses of visual culture and gender, Hirsch will reveal how intergenerational trauma plays a role in the stories and memories that are carried forward and remembered. Dr. Marianne Hirsch is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

5. Upstanders Onstage: Performances for Social Change

Multiple Dates

In-person performances are back! Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is partnering with HHC for “Upstanders Onstage: Performances for Social Change.”
Join us for the first in a series of in-person, outdoor performance events! Featuring an eclectic mix of scenes, monologues, spoken-word poetry and music, this event highlights artists who are using art to create dialogue and affect change in the world. Each evening has a different line-up of artists and content, which will be announced at a later date.

6. Holocaust Speaker Series: Dr. Edith Eger 

Interviewed by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Katie Couric, bestselling author, psychologist, and Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger will join us for our weekly Holocaust Speaker Series.
A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just 16 years old in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents lost their lives there. She and her sister survived even though they were subjected to horrible treatment by Dr. Josef Mengele and survived the Death March in Austria.

7. Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators 2021

HHC is hosting some of the world’s most renowned Holocaust scholars for a multi-week seminar series in June and July.
From June 14 through June 30, HHC will host live Zoom sessions featuring renowned Holocaust scholars & experts like DORIS BERGEN, PETER HAYES, WENDY LOWER, JAKE NEWSOME, DAVID M. CRANE, MICHAEL A. MEYER, GARY ZOLA, ELIZABETH BAER, KATHERINE SORRELS, EWA SCHALLER, LAURA COHEN, CHRISTINA CHAVARRIA. Educators will receive contact hours for participation and the general public can purchase a Scholar Pass to gain access to lectures.