CarlaP2Wednesday, July 26 | 11:30-1:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle

Carla Peperzak grew up in Amsterdam, the daughter of a Jewish father and Catholic mother. When the Nazis invaded Holland, Carla, like other Jews, had to register to have her identification card branded with a "J," but Carla's father was able to acquire papers that identified Carla, her sister, and mother as non-Jewish. 

With this freedom, Carla joined the Dutch resistance. She stole a German ID and bought a German nurse's uniform and, with this disguise, she traveled, securing hiding places for Jews in rural Holland. She brought them food, medical supplies, and forged papers. Her efforts helped save about forty people.

Carla joined our Speakers Bureau in 2014. She is the last known survivor speaking in the Spokane area.

 

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$10 general admission. Free for museum members.

Bring your own lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Reservations required. Seating is limited.

 

The Lunch and Learn Series is generously sponsored by:

 

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Lucia Capelluto

Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm | Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S Brandon St, Seattle, WA 98118

      The Rhodes/Cos Memorial Committee Presents

A Recital of "My Life in Auschwitz & Bergen Belsen"
The Testimony of Lucia Capelluto as told to Lina Galasso Delfini

    Compiled and published by Isaac Habib

 

Schedule:

7:00     Photographic Exhibit Viewing

7:15     Welcome & Introduction

7:25     Video Introduction by Isaac Habib of Cape Town, South Africa, son of Lucia Capelluto

7:40     Recital of Lucia Capelluto Testimony by Ms. Claire Marx

8:10     Acknowledgement of survivors and families of survivors

8:15     "Ashkava"/Memorial for the 1,604 martyrs of the Jewish communities of Rhodes and Cos at the "Martyrs Monument" in the Franco courtyard.

Sephardic Dessert following the program

 

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The TransportsJune 14 - August 13, 2017 at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity. 

H. Henry Hirsch was born in 1942 in Santiago, Chile. His parents, both Jewish, fled Nazi-controlled Berlin just a few years before his birth. Throughout his life, Hirsch felt the burden of guilt having avoided the Holocaust knowing that had he been born in Berlin, he most likely would not have survived.

The 5 pieces on display come from a larger collection of 13 paintings which Hirsch created as a tribute to the memory of the millions who perished in the Holocaust. It is the first time any of these paintings have been shown publicly. 

H. Henry Hirsch passed away in November 2016. This exhibit is made possible by Michael Hirsch, Henry's son, and his family, who reside in Seattle. 

Plan Your Visit

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August 20 - December 13, 2017 

F2F Front Cover 600 xIn Forced to Flee, we bear witness to the memories, struggles and dreams of youth forced to flee violent conflict and persecution in Burma, also known at Myanmar. The visual stories in this exhibit illustrate that emotions conveyed and evoked by a single narrative image can tell a story of a thousand words, open hearts and build bridges for understanding.

The exhibit was curated by Seattle resident Erika Berg who facilitates visual storytelling workshops in all too often marginalized and misunderstood communities, including refugee communities from war-torn countries around the world. Forced to Flee won the 2016 Indie Book Award for Social Change.

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Group-Powell-Fellows-Bainbridge-Ferry-2CropAugust 7-11, 2017 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle |  Information about the 2018 Summer Institute will be available in the fall of 2017. 

The Holocaust Center for Humanity offers an intensive 5-day summer institute designed for teachers of grades 6-12. In a collaborative environment, teachers will explore in-depth topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, while gaining practical tools to bring these lessons to their students. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national scholars, local experts, and experienced educators, as well as to take part in field trips to areas of interest. Accommodations will be provided. Deadline for the 2017 program has passed. Seminar is full.

Program Flyer (pdf)

Participants will explore topics related to Holocaust history, including antisemitism, rescue and resistance, genocide, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Japanese Internment, current events, and local connections. Each day will focus on selected themes and will include reference and discussion of today’s world and practical applications for the classroom.

Participants who complete the program will become the second cohort of Powell Fellows. Powell Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in advanced professional development opportunities throughout the year and will help to mentor new teachers. In the year following the seminar, Powell Fellows will be responsible for submitting a lesson or curriculum map demonstrating what new information from the seminar they have incorporated. 

Eligible teachers will currently be teaching grades 6-12 in a classroom.

Seminar is limited to 20 participants. Overnight accommodations will be provided for those coming from outside of the greater Seattle area. Lunch will be provided each day.

Participation Fee—$100 due upon acceptance to the program. ($50 will be returned upon attendance.) Teachers can receive up to 40 clock hours. Application Deadline: April 1, 2017.

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Photo - Powell Fellows 2016

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Powell Family Foundation
Conference on Material Claims Against Germany

2015.11 13seminar sm2Friday, October 6, 2017 | 3:30 - 6:30pm | Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Open to all teachers, WSU students in the Education program, and informal educators 

  • Teaching Trunks: What they are and how to use them
  • Activities and resources for the classroom
  • Short film for classroom use with sample discussion questions
  • Earn 3 clock hours
  • Coffee and snacks provided

Register Now!

Sponsored by the Holocaust Center for Humanity and Washington State University. 

Trunk Kitsap1Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 9am-3pm | Sunnyside, WA | Open to all educators
Presented by DKG International Society for Key Women Educators and the Holocaust Center for Humanity

 

Teach your students that each of them can make a difference. 

  • Learn about free "teaching trunks" filled with everything you need to teach a Holocaust unit, personalized for your needs, grades 5-12
  • Hear a Legacy Speaker tell the Holocaust story of a parent or grandparent, and learn how you can bring a speaker to your class
  • View the film "With My Own Eyes: Holocaust, Genocide, Today," which introduces the Holocaust and contemporary genocide through local survivors' experiences
  • Enter to win an all expense paid field trip for your class to the Holocaust Center for Humanity, located in Seattle, and learn about the Field Trip Scholarship Fund.
  • Fee $20 (includes lunch) | 5.5 Clock Hours | Registration Deadline September 29, 2017 | Location: Aspire Education Training Center, 511 Decatur Ave., Sunnyside, WA

 

To register, please complete this short form and mail with your $20 payment.

 

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Trunk Kitsap1Tuesday, October 24 | 10:00am - 12:15pm | Seattle University, Casey Commons | Free | Register Now!

You don't need to be a Seattle University student or faculty to attend! All Education students and current teachers welcome. 

  • Teaching Trunks: What they are and how to use them
  • Activities and resources for the classroom
  • Short film for classroom use with sample discussion questions
  • Coffee and snacks provided

Co-sponsored by the Louis Gaffney S.J. endowed chair, Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez

Flyer (pdf)

 

WMOE Exhibit ImageOngoing | Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | On display 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.

Plan Your Visit!

General Admission | Student Groups | Adult Groups