HHC Launches Themed Sunday Series Featuring Local Holocaust Survivor Stories

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Price of museum admission includes guided tour, lecture series

CINCINNATI (January 30, 2019) – The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is introducing the “First Sunday Series,” a reoccurring monthly event that combines guided museum tours and engaging lectures.

During the first Sunday of each month this year, visitors get an immersive experience when they purchase admission to the museum:

  • All-day access to the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Entry to a lecture series at 1 p.m., featuring local Holocaust survivors and family members
  • A guided tour at 2 p.m.

The series kicks off on Sunday, February 2, with “RESISTANCE: First Sunday Series,” which highlights the story of local Holocaust survivor Vera Gutin. Barbara McCoucha, daughter of Vera Gutin, will tell the gripping story of her mother’s survival.

Vera’s earliest memories begin with the events of Kristallnacht in her hometown of Trier, Germany. After experiencing the violence of Kristallnacht, Vera’s family relocated to Luxembourg and eventually France to stay ahead of the Nazis. Vera would spend the duration of the war in Vichy, France, passing as a French child with the help of the French Resistance.

A guided tour of the museum will be available following the lecture. Themes of resistance are available throughout the exhibits. The Humanity Gallery, within the museum, also helps visitors explore character traits within themselves that they can utilize to stand up against instances of inequality and intolerance in today’s world.

Future “First Sunday Series” will incorporate themes such as “Women in the Holocaust” and “Upstanders in the Holocaust and Today’s World.” The Holocaust Speaker Series is sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults; $5 for students; and $7.50 for military, seniors, and CMC members.

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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative programs and partnerships.