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.
Monday, October 7, 2019 | 4:30 - 7:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | Flyer
With Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, Kurt Mayer Endowed Chair in Holocaust Studies at Pacific Lutheran University and Rosemary Conroy, teacher at St. Luke School, Shoreline.
$20 registration | Dinner provided
- Gain practical lessons to implement in the classroom
- Understand the role of the Catholic church during the Holocaust and how this history affects Catholic teaching today
- Discuss and workshop barriers and challenges to teaching the Holocaust
- Explore the Holocaust Center for Humanity's exhibit, "Finding Light in the Darkness"
- Become familiar with available local resources including teaching trunks, scheduling a speaker, arranging a field trip, and more
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:30pm
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 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
"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.
Everything is Illuminated
September 11 - October 6, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM | Book-It Theater: 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109 | By Jonathan Safran Foer, Adapted & Directed by Josh Aeseng.
Jonathan treks to Ukraine to uncover the truth of a family legend-what happened to the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis? With the help of Alex, his less-than-fluent translator, and Alex's grandfather, Jonathan's journey leads him back in time and deep into his own imagination. The trio squabbles and struggles to understand each other and where they're headed, but their quixotic search brings a vision of the past to vibrant, terrible, charming life before our eyes.
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A House in Scheveningen: Harriet’s Journey to the United States
September 17, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM | Stroum Jewish Community Center Auditorium: 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 | Co-sponsored by Endless Opportunities, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW, and the SJCC.
Join us as local author and activist, Harriet Mendels, a member of the Holocaust Center's Speakers Bureau, takes us back to May of 1939 and her journey from Holland to Hoboken, NJ. Through slides and stories we will learn about her life as a non-English speaking child in America and how Harriet’s family - her parents, brother, and two aunts - escaped the Netherlands exactly one year before the German invasion.
A powerful drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, Indecent charts the true story of a controversial 1906 Yiddish play, Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. Indecent is a love story about the power of art to provide solace and light through the darkness. Following its recent success on Broadway, this critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning play with music comes to Seattle Rep featuring an ensemble of actors and musicians who bring to life one of at the most engrossing scandals in theater history.
Stay tuned for more info about an upcoming program at the Holocaust Center featuring actors from this production.
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Peter Metzelaar: Hidden Holocaust Survivor
October 10, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Senior Center of West Seattle: 4217 SW Oregon St. Seattle, WA 98116 | Co-sponsored by the Holocaust Center
Join us as Holocaust Survivor Pete Metzelaar shares his story of living with his mother in hiding for two and a half years while being sheltered by the Dutch Underground. Pete's story will be followed by a question and answer period.
Free and open to the public, RSVP required: (206) 932-4044 x1 or stop by the Senior Center front desk.
More info: Facebook Event