The Holocaust Center for Humanity is excited to announce our new affinity group, Ambassadors for Change. This new cohort of young adults will help carry out the mission of the Holocaust Center through raising both funds and awareness. Group members commit to planning and attending mission-based social, educational, fundraising, professional development, and networking opportunities throughout the year.
Programs & Events
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | 6 Clock Hours Available
At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | Guest Presenter: Sheryl Ochayon, Program Director, Echoes & Reflections, at Yad Vashem
Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking, and personal understanding among students. This comprehensive program delivers professional development and a rich array of interactive resources for middle and high school teachers.
Topics to be discussed include antisemitism, and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Holocaust Center, learn about field trip opportunities, and gain access to resources including the Echoes and Reflections multi-media curriculum.
$25 Registration Fee | 6 Clock Hours Available | Register Now
We are in this together. Find out what you can do. Offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to confront growing antisemitism and intolerance.
The course examines connections between historic and contemporary antisemitism and addresses current events. This interactive, discussion-based program engages participants and provides practical tools for responding to antisemitism and hate in our society.
"Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance" is a single 3-hour course.
Location: Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
Free | Registration Required (no walk-ins) | Dinner provided | Space is limited | Participants commit to attending for the duration of the class | 3 clock hours are available for teachers
Classes run from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at the Holocaust Center for Humanity.
- Thursday, October 24, 2019
Funding for Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance: A Program for the Community was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city." - Local Holocaust Survivor Steve Adler
Finding Light in the Darkness - Through stories and artifacts of Washington State Holocaust survivors, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in this history and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.
Visitors to the Holocaust Center can take a Virtual Reality tour of the Anne Frank annex, interact with embedded testimony screens that feature survivors and stories of coming to Seattle, explore artifacts that bring history to life, and learn about local students who are upstanders in their schools and communities.
Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm
Please note that the Holocaust Center will be closed to visitors on the following Wednesdays:
August 7, 2019
October 9, 2019 in observance of Yom Kippur
Group Tours & Field Trips by appointment every day except Saturday
At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
At the entrance to the Holocaust Center for Humanity are photos of children who experienced the Holocaust. All are survivors who later moved to the Seattle region, with the exception of one. Come visit and learn more about the stories. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer.
A bookcase opens to reveal a photograph of the stairs leading to Anne Frank's hiding place in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. Explore this feature and learn more about Anne Frank when you visit the Holocaust Center. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer.
A memorial to the 6 million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust and the millions of other victims invites visitors to leave notes, prayers and wishes at the Holocaust Center. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer.
Train tracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland at the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Designed by architects Olson Kundig. Photo by Stefanie Felix.
This exhibit was supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax and The State of Washington.
The 2019 Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education
October 23-25, 2019 | Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
The 2019 Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education, in its 12th year at Pacific Lutheran University, will be dedicated to exploring the roles of Jewish resistance and rescue of the Holocaust. Keynote Speaker on October 24: Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt, cultural/architectural historian, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. On Thursday and Friday, there will be opportunities to attend presentations by members of the Center's Speakers Bureau, including a Friday afternoon presentation moderated by Baral Family Executive Director Dee Simon.
A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss, Stepsister of Anne Frank
November 5, 2019 7:00 PM | Husky Union Building at University of Washington, 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle
Join the University of Washington's Chabad student group for an opportunity to hear the story of noted speaker and author, Eva Schloss, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank. Eva will be joined on stage by University of Washington President, Ana Mari Cauce, who will lead the conversation. Eva will be traveling here from London to provide a face-to-face encounter with someone who represents fortitude, positivity, courage against all odds, and many more values that are priceless in today's society. Purchase Tickets | More info: Facebook Event
Member Eligibility and Commitment:
- Open to young adults, aged 25-40, of all backgrounds
- Application process will be open from Nov. 2019-Jan. 2020
- 12 members will be accepted for a one-year commitment
- $150 (or more) personal contribution for participation. If cost is a barrier, please contact us! We do not want to turn anyone away due to financial need.
- Members must attend at least two Holocaust Center events as an ambassador
- Meetings occur every other month at the Center, beginning Feb. 2020; During off months, there will be one optional informal social event offered to the cohort.
We will be holding a Kickoff Event on November 14, 2019 from 6-8pm at Optimism Brewing. We'll provide more information, answer any questions, and walk you through the application process.