Rabbis 1943 March on Washington to be Subject of Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture

“The Day the Rabbis Marched in Washington: the 400 Rabbis Who Helped Change U.S. Policy Towards the Holocaust” is the focus of this year’s annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 pm. Dr. Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, will tell the story of the more than 400 hundred rabbis who, in 1943, converged on Washington D.C....

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Creative Entries Sought From Students for Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2015 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks creative middle and high school students to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 12th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of the grandchildren of sponsors Dr. Ira (of blessed memory) and Judith Gall. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be...

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Documentary About 109 Year-Old Survivor to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life, screening at 1pm on January 25, 2015. The screening will take place in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This Academy Award-winning film (Best Documentary- Short Subject) tells the inspirational story of 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer (1903-1914), pianist and Holocaust survivor, who shares her story of how to achieve a long and happy life—filled with...

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As a Young Girl of Thirteen to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series is As A Young Girl of Thirteen: Simone Lagrande Remembers Auschwitz, screening at 1 pm on December 28, 2014. The screening will take place in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. In this inspiring documentary, survivor Simone Lagrange recounts her life before the war, her deportation to Auschwitz –Birkenau, and her role in bringing Nazi war criminal, Klaus Barbie, to justice. Extended conversation,...

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The Inheritance to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be The Inheritance, screening at 1 pm on October 26, 2014, in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.  This powerful documentary traces Monika Hertwig’s journey to accept the truth about her father Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commander portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in the film Schindler’s List. Monica reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by her father during the war. More...

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Lecture on the Holocaust, the Vatican and the Jews Presented at HMLC

“The Holocaust, the Vatican and the Jews” will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Susan Zuccotti, on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm, presented by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Dr. Susan Zuccotti will address the complex questions of how much Pius XII, pope from 1939 to 1959, knew about the Holocaust as well as examine his and the Catholic Church’s actions and inactions during this period. While defenders claim Pius XII was directly or indirectly responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of Jews, detractors assert his lack of...

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