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Wednesday, July 18 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity 

Karen Treiger shares the riveting story of her mother- and father-in-law, Esther and Sam Goldberg. Sam was drafted into the Soviet army, but when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, he was captured and sent to a prisoner of war camp. Sam escaped the camp but was later rounded up and sent to Treblinka. In August 1943, during the Treblinka revolt, Sam escaped to the forest, where he met Esther, who had established a hiding place with the support of the non-Jewish Stys families. Sam joined her and they lived in hiding until their liberation in 1944. Karen traveled to Poland in 2016 to meet the Stys'.

Guests are welcome to view the exhibit With My Own Eyes before or after the program.

$10 general admission. Free to museum members. Not a member? Join today!  
Bring your own lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Reservations required. Seating is limited.

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selahattin ulkumen WebThe Rhodes/Cos Memorial Committee | July 23, 2018 | 7:00-9:00pm | Congregation Ezra Bessaroth | 5217 S Brandon St, Seattle | Flyer

"The Rescuers," a film excerpt by director Michael King

Panel Presentations:
Dee Simon, Baral Family Executive Director, Holocaust Center for Humanity
"Diplomatic Rescuers during the Holocaust"

Dr. Roberto Dondisch-Glowinski, Consul General of Mexico
"Challenges and Opportunities Facing Diplomats Today"

Seattle premier of Yad Vashem's exhibit: "Beyond Duty," honoring righteous diplomats, among them two who rescued Jews from Greece. 

The event is free to attend and will be followed by a Hashkava memorial service and Sephardic dessert reception.

RSVP: 206-582-3000 or

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Developing Compassionate Leaders through Mentorship and Action

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Student Leadership Board! 


Open to students in grades 7-11. Deadline for applications - October 1, 2018.

America and the Holocaust Event graphicThursday, November 8, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | Seattle | $20 registration fee includes lunch and 6 clock hours. | First-time attendees will receive a $15 Amazon gift card! | Flyer

What did Americans know and how did conditions in the United States impact Americans’ responses to the Holocaust? With special guest Rebecca Erbelding, Ph.D., historian at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a lead historian for the USHMM’s new exhibition, “Americans and the Holocaust.” Geared towards teachers of grades 5-12. At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Participants will:

  • gain practical tools and resources to teach about America’s role in and response to the Holocaust
  • identify and use materials that align with state standards
  • be able to integrate new materials into their existing classroom lessons
  • explore the new features of the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s exhibit, “With My Own Eyes”

Special thanks to: Seattle 4 Rotary Club



WMOE Exhibit ImageThe Holocaust through Local Stories | June 3, 2018 and ongoing | Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity

Through stories and artifacts of local Washington State Holocaust survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in the history of the Holocaust and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.

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EDUCATION FOR EXCELLENCE, DIVERSITY, AND RESPECT: Transformative 21st Century Innovations  

August 22-25, 2018 | Seattle | A joint international conference hosted by the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University and the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA. Conference participants will have a chance to stay on campus at SPU. Participants at this conference will:

- Learn about the latest research findings and school innovations and their impact on school students, teachers, and reforms in education.
- Discover Korczak’s theory and practice, and get inspired.  
- Engage with international groups of students, teachers, researchers, social workers, psychologists, child-rights advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders with an interest in education.
- Present, promote and discuss their own projects in education with both supporters and challengers.  
- Strengthen their social networks with new national and international contacts from around the world.  
- Earn up to 24 clock hours in professional development.



How to Respect Students' Rights, Promote Social-Emotional Development and Facilitate Agency | August 25, 2018 | 8:30am - 6:30pm | Seattle Pacific University | $10 (includes 8 clock hours)

Join renowned practice-oriented researchers and educators for an engaging, interactive workshop on the work and legacy of Janusz Korczak (1878-1942).  A Polish/Jewish educator, pediatrician, and writer, Dr. Korczak was a strong advocate for youth and an author of the first Declaration of Children’s Rights. His work has influenced educational practices around the world, led to creating International Korczak movement and helped establishing compassionate schools, culturally responsive classrooms, and providing unique opportunities for social emotional learning in schools.Join renowned practice-oriented researchers and educators for an engaging, interactive workshop on the work and legacy of Janusz Korczak (1878-1942).  

Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with presenters and teachers to design and share Korczak-based projects for classroom use.  Overall, this unique workshop will provide educators with new strategies for developing innovative ideas and projects supporting students’ emotional and social development across diverse communities. More information about the conference can be found here: For questions regarding the schedule and registration, please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.