There are a variety of ways to connect with the Holocaust & Humanity Center online. You can take a virtual tour of the museum, participate in online programs, discover your top character strengths, 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. Visit the Events page to see the comprehensive listing of upcoming digital events.
Take a virtual or in-person tour of the Holocaust & Humanity Center to learn about the stories of local Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The museum has reopened and you can visit us at historic Union Terminal Thursday-Monday from 10 am-4 pm. Learn more about planning your museum visit here. To take a virtual tour of the museum, click here.
Visit the EVENTS PAGE to see a comprehensive listing of upcoming digital events.
Global Response to the Holocaust with Irene Shaland: The Islands and the Boot
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Zoom
Presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in partnership with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.
In the new Global Response to the Holocaust Series, internationally-published writer and educator Irene Shaland invites you to embark on a journey through the painful past and often controversial present of twelve countries on three continents to understand how and why various nations around the world respond to Holocaust remembrance. The series concludes on December 9 with The Islands and the Boot: Cuba, Calabria/Italy, Malta, Corsica. Learn More Here
Perseverance & Justice: Raphael Lemkin, Genocide, and Human Rights Gallery Talk
Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 4:00 pm | Zoom
Gallery Talks are sponsored by Xavier University.
December 10th is Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. On the day prior, December 9, 1948, the Assembly approved the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. The word genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin, who fought tirelessly to come up with a word to describe the mass atrocities that occurred to the Armenians during WWI and to Jews during the Holocaust. In this digital Gallery Talk, HHC staff members Jodi Elowitz and Trinity Johnson will discuss Lemkin’s impact and the importance of naming these atrocities. Learn More Here
Cincy Upstander Project: What We Can Do to Address Housing Insecurity During COVID-19
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. | Zoom
As temperatures drop during the winter months and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate Ohio communities, the issues of housing insecurity and homelessness only become more complex. Many families are one job loss or one medical emergency away from homelessness, and local nonprofits say they’re dealing with an uptick in those experiencing homelessness in our community. Nonprofit leaders discuss Cincinnati’s affordable housing crisis, why the pandemic is having a direct impact on housing insecurity, and how you can help. Learn More Here
On Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, the digital Holocaust Speaker Series features speakers presenting stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Register here for the Holocaust Speaker Series: December 2020
December 2: Helen Marks, survivor
December 9: Henry Fenichel, survivor
December 16: Erika Gold, survivor
December 23: Walter Frank, survivor
December 30: Ron and Steve Coppel
Click here if you would like to receive an e-mail with the Speaker Series link each week.
Generously sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine and presented in partnership with the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
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Educator Workshop: Diaries during Crisis, War, and Genocide with Alexandra Zapruder
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 4:30 p.m. | Zoom
In partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Salvaged Pages is a stirring collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust that reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences—some of the writers were refugees, others were hiding or passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos. The diarists ranged in age from twelve to twenty-two; some survived the Holocaust, but most perished. Taken together, their accounts of daily events and their often unexpected thoughts, ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust. This workshop will focus on how to use Salvaged Pages, and the accompanying documentary, I’m Still Here, with your students. Alexandra will also share resources designed to help Social Studies, English language arts, and other teachers use young writers’ diaries in their classroom. Click Here to register.
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.