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September 2020

HHC Annual Meeting 2020

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for an inspiring evening as we launch our 20th Anniversary year with some exciting announcements and plans for the future. This will be a meaningful, interactive program with featured guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation. We will also honor the leadership of our outgoing Chair, Dr. John Cohen, and welcome our incoming Chair, David Wise. Stephen D. Smith is the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Executive Director Chair…

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Digital Speaker Series: Joel Nahari

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:00 am via Zoom to hear Joel Nahari share his parents' story. Joel's parents, who were from Germany and Czechoslovakia, both escaped the Holocaust as children. Register Here Sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine

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Museum Open, Office Closed

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Monday, September 28, 2020, the museum will be open from 10:00 am-4:00 pm but the HHC office will be closed.

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Digital Speaker Series: Mark Heiman

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, September 30 at 11:00 am via Zoom to hear Mark Heiman share his parents' story of survival. Mark tells the story of his family, originally from Demmelsdorf, a small farming community in Bavaria. Mark’s grandfather, Karl, served in the German army in WWI. He later moved to Munich where…

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Creating a Concentration Camp Society: How Governments Push for Mass Detention and How People Resist

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creating a Concentration Camp Society: How Governments Push for Mass Detention and How People Resist Featuring Andrea Pitzer, author and journalist Moderated by Dr. Amy Traver, Professor of Social Sciences, QCC-CUNY Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Noon | Zoom The Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College and Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center present the first event in the 2020-21 KHC/National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium. The development of the German concentration camp system reveals how…

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October 2020

Digital Speaker Series

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00 am via Zoom to hear a story of survival. Speaker and registration information to be announced soon. Sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine

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History Repeating: The Forced Labor and Genocide of the Uyghurs

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST (Noon CT) | Zoom Presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Community Partners: Educators Institute for Human Rights, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Together We Remember  Over the past few years, the Uyghur population’s rights have been violently stripped away, with millions detained in detention camps in China for “re-education.”    Join Illinois Holocaust Museum and Campaign for Uyghurs in the fight to raise awareness of the plight of the Uyghurs and stop genocide…

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Digital Speaker Series

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, October 14 at 11:00 am via Zoom to hear a story of survival. Speaker and registration information to be announced soon. Sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine

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How was it Possible?: Introduction to the Holocaust

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How was it Possible?: Introduction to the Holocaust Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 4:00 pm | Zoom How was the Holocaust possible? This program will provide an introduction to the Holocaust through an exploration of the factors leading to the rise of Nazism. Jodi Elowitz, HHC's Director of Education and Engagement, will discuss the origins of the Holocaust, including the aftermath of World War I and the impact of antisemitism and nationalism in the rise of Nazism and its spread throughout Europe. If…

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In the Moment: Conversations Worth Having (October)

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Noon | Zoom | Series held the third Tuesday of the month   The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center invites you to join us for a monthly dialogue about the stories and issues that define our current moment. Having conversations about current events helps us to process and understand the importance of people, events, and issues that shape our world today. Each month, we’ll bring in community leaders, scholars, experts, and activists to discuss contemporary issues – like antisemitism, genocide, racial inequality,…

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