There are a variety of ways to connect with us digitally during this time when the Holocaust & Humanity Center is closed. You can take a virtual tour of the museum, discover your top character strengths, join our virtual book club, read our blog, and more! View the resources on this page for the latest digital engagement opportunities and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay in the know. Also visit the Events page to see listings of other upcoming digital events.

Learn about the stories of local Holocaust survivors and witnesses as you virtually visit the site where Holocaust survivors arrived in Cincinnati to rebuild their lives. Click Here to take the virtual tour.

July Virtual Book Club: The Unwanted by Michael Dobbs

Book Discussion: Tuesday, July 14 | 7:00 PM | Zoom Register Here
Michael Dobbs Talk: Wednesday, July 22 | 7:00 PM | Zoom Register Here
July’s book discussion will focus on The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between by Michael Dobbs. Community member Walter Spiegel will join us for the discussion to share his family’s story and its connection to the book’s themes. In The Unwanted, Dobbs weaves together the experiences of residents of Kippenheim, Germany and their desperate attempts to escape Nazi persecution, illuminating the barriers faced by Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism and the American response to the refugee crisis. Join us for a second event on Wednesday, July 22 to hear Michael Dobbs speak directly. Register at the links above.

Share your reflections as you read and view resources for engaging with the book in the Discussion Facebook Group.

July Now Streaming Discussion: 13th by Ava DuVernay | Tuesday, July 28 | 7:00 PM | Zoom

During this month’s exploration of what it means to be an American, we will watch the powerful documentary film 13th, written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The film examines the criminalization of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including through modern mass incarceration. Jodi Elowitz, HHC’s Director of Education & Engagement, and Tyra Patterson, Community Outreach Director for the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, will facilitate the discussion. Patterson will share her work with the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and her perspective on the film as someone who was formerly incarcerated. Register below for what will be a thought-provoking discussion.
To watch the full film for free on YouTube (presented by Netflix), click here. U.S. Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.

Register Here for the discussion.

On Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, the digital Holocaust Speaker Series features speakers presenting stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Upcoming Speakers:
July 8: Zahava Rendler, Holocaust survivor Register Here
July 15: Al Miller, Holocaust survivor Register Here
July 22: Cheryl Hecht, daughter of a survivor Register Here
July 29: Henry Fenichel, Holocaust survivor Register Here
August 5: Ray Warren, son of survivors Register Here

Click here if you would like to receive an e-mail with the Speaker Series link each week and click here to view speaker biographies.

The Holocaust Speaker Series is sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine.

Museum Mornings: Stories of Rebuilding Gallery Talk | Thursday, July 9 | 10:00 AM | Zoom

Hear the stories of three Holocaust survivors featured in the Holocaust & Humanity Museum who rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati. Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education & Engagement, Cori Silbernagel, Curator, and Trinity Johnson, Director of Development, will share how they designed the museum to tell the stories of local survivors and describe the obstacles and opportunities that Jewish refugees faced as they rebuilt their lives after the Holocaust.
Register Here
Gallery Talks are generously sponsored by Xavier University.

HHC will share compelling testimonies from local survivors on Facebook every Thursday, with planned activities for viewers. Note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the HHC Facebook page.

You are invited to write notes to survivors living in the region; click here for more information.

Keep up to date on HHC’s latest News & Notes, HHC’s blog! New posts will be available periodically.

Watch the Prayer Interrupted performance, violinist Guy Braunstein’s Yom HaShoah performance, Dr. Michael Meyer’s testimony, and other compelling videos on HHC’s Vimeo page.

You can also follow HHC on Medium to see our latest content.

In this unique time, take the VIA Character Strengths survey to determine what your top character strengths are and how you can leverage them to address challenges and make a difference. CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Digital Engagement Guide
Are you an educator or parent looking for substantive digital content? HHC’s Digital Engagement Guide is designed to help you navigate and make the most of HHC’s digital offerings. Click Here to view the guide.

Digital Echoing Voices
Students unpack the story of a local eyewitness, creating a human connection with the past. Digital files include video testimony, photos and links to the historic events and places the survivor experienced. Suggested activities are also included to assist educators in integrating Echoing Voices into their existing curriculum. Click Here to learn more and request a digital kit.

The Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators
Beginning on July 6, Holocaust Studies for Educators will proceed over 5 weeks online, featuring leading experts in the field of Holocaust Studies, testimony of local Holocaust survivors, and discussion about best teaching practices for Holocaust education.
Learn More Here