Anne Frank Highlight220x125March 4 - May 30, 2018 | Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity 

North American Exhibit Premiere

The exhibition Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank had its world premiere in 2015. Since then it was introduced worldwide in several countries. Let Me Be Myself contains a chapter in which young people of today address subjects like identity, exclusion, and discrimination.

Making use of large size pictures, the exhibition Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank shows the story of Anne Frank from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Each exhibition panel also contains images and texts about the world around Anne Frank: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the Jews and the Second World War. 

One-third of the exhibition is dedicated to stories of young people today. This part also contains several film clips. The visitors get to know how these youngsters see themselves, but also how strangers respond to them. This makes clear what the role of prejudice can be and how this can lead to exclusion and sometimes even discrimination. 

The exhibition has several objects on display, among them: a replica of the diary of Anne Frank and a scale model of the hiding place.

Anne Frank: Let Me By Myself is made possible with funding from our Lead Sponsor, Debbie Killinger.

Plan Your Visit | Schedule A Field Trip (scholarships available!) | Attend a Teacher Workshop



Birkenau brama z abiejJune 24 - July 3, 2018 | Open to all. The Holocaust Center for Humanity invites you to explore the history and culture of Lithuania and Poland. Come with us to the places important in the history of the Holocaust and enter into a dialogue with local witnesses, experts, and educators.

Trip includes: Vilnius, Warsaw, Treblinka, Tykocin, Polin Museum, Krakow, Schindler’s Factory, Plaszow, Warsaw Zoo, Auschwitz-Birkenau, meetings with a survivor , rescuer, and local educators, and Shabbat dinner at the Krakow Jewish Community Center.



Day 1 | Sunday, June 24 - Arrive Vilnius | Welcome dinner 
Day 2 | Monday, June 25 - Vilnius | Vilnius Castle Complex, the Old Jewish Quarter, Holocaust Museum and Gallery of the Righteous
Day 3 | Tuesday, June 26 - Vilnius | Paneriai (Ponary) Forest | Fly to Warsaw 
Day 4 | Wednesday, June 27 - Warsaw | Warsaw Ghetto, Genscher Cemetery, Meeting with local Polish educator and students, Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument, Polin: Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
Day 5 | Thursday, June 28 - Warsaw | Day Trip to Treblinka, Stoczek & Tykocin, Meeting with rescuer
Day 6 | Friday, June 29 - Warsaw | Train to Krakow | Warsaw Zoo and Zabinski Villa, Tour of Krakow Old Town, Shabbat dinner with the Krakow Jewish Community Center
Day 7 | Saturday, June 30 - Krakow | Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy), Galicia Jewish Museum, Meeting with local Holocaust survivor, Schindler’s Factory, Plaszow Camp
Day 8 | Sunday, July 1 - Krakow | Kazimierz District, Synagogues and Jewish Cemetery, Afternoon visit to Auschwitz 
Day 9 | Monday, July 2 - Krakow | Morning visit to Birkenau , Oswiecim Jewish Center, Optional afternoon tour of Wawel Castle, Closing Dinner
Day 10 | Tuesday, July 3 - Depart Krakow

There is a significant amount of walking on this trip.


A trip geared to those who want an in-depth and meaningful experience with other open-minded travelers committed to Holocaust education. Pre-reading materials will be suggested and a pre-trip meeting will be held in Seattle in late May. Participating teachers will have the opportunity to share and discuss lesson plans and will receive clock hours. For those researching and exploring their own family histories, we are happy to help make suggestions or connections. Custom extensions are available.


$4495 (per person, double occupancy) | $5590 (per person, single room)
$500 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Payment due in full May 1,

Educators: Limited partial scholarships will be available to teachers currently teaching in a classroom. 2018. 100 Clock Hours offered for no additional fee.

Costs include: Accommodation in five-star hotels, daily breakfasts and additional meals as listed, land transportation (private bus), one-way plane ticket from Vilnius to Warsaw, 1st class tickets for express train from Warsaw to Krakow, trip manager/special guide, entry fees, local guides, and baggage handling at hotels and railway stations. Airfare and recommended travel insurance not included.

For registration, details and questions, please contact Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-582-3000. 


Powell Fellows 2017 webAugust 6 - 10, 2018 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity

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
- Gain practical tools to bring these lessons effectively to their students 
- Identify and use materials that align with Common Core State Standards 
- Integrate local stories into their lessons  
- Hear from national scholars, local experts, and experienced educators
- Take part in field trips to areas of interest 
- Become part of a dynamic and motivated group of Powell Fellows

Accommodations will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. Application deadline: April 1, 2018. 




MemorialNames1Sunday, April 15, 2018 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | 10am - 4pm | Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Limited number of tickets available at the door. Seating is limited. | Free 

Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day is a memorial day for the 6 million Jewish people, and the millions of non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Please join us throughout the day on Sunday, April 15 to remember, to learn, and to be inspired.  

*Programs and exhibit recommended for age 11 and up.

10:00am-4:00pm - Exhibit "Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank."  First time in North America!

11:00am - Agi Day, Holocaust survivor and hidden child from Belgrade, shares her story of escape and survival as a young child.

2:00pm - Ingrid Steppic, a young child in Holland during the Holocaust, remembers her family hiding and saving 40 Jewish people.

3:00pm - Memorial Service and Candle Lighting


Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Limited number of tickets available at the door. Seating is limited. 

Planning a Holocaust Remembrance Day Program or looking for educational resources? Check our list of "15 Meaningful Ways to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day."

For questions, or more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



DSC01289 edTuesday, May 22, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | Seattle | Flyer

At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, in partnership with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Participants will:

• Gain practical tools and resources to teach about social justice and the Holocaust 
• Identify and use materials that align with Common Core State Standards
• Be able to integrate Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards into existing classroom materials
• Explore the Holocaust Center for Humanity's special exhibit, "Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank." 

Geared towards English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and History teachers in grades 5-12. Clock hours and lunch provided. $20 registration fee. 

REGISTER NOW (You will be prompted to make the $20 payment after registering.)



WMOE Exhibit ImageNow through February 25, 2018 | 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


TEACHING THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT AND PEACE PROCESS WITH PRIMARY SOURCES: A free 3-hour professional development workshop for educators | March 17 | Seattle 

Sponsored by the Institute for Curriculum Services. Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Participants will:
-receive a $100 honorarium for attending
-experience student activities as you work with colleagues with a variety of primary sources
-leave with classroom-ready, standards-aligned curricular resources
Click here to register and for more information


JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG - A Staged Reading | April 20 & 21 | Lake City Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle | 7:30pm | Tickets | Join us for a staged reading of Abby Mann's powerful play "Judgment at Nuremberg," directed by Seattle Rep veteran Gordon Coffey, and followed by a community discussion. This event is co-produced, and features performances by Coffey, Theodore Deacon and appellate lawyer Mike King. The cast features luminaries in the Seattle legal community, including retired Court of Appeals judge Ken Grosse, retired King County Superior Court judge Robert Alsdorf, and sitting King County Superior Court judges John Erlick and Holly Hill. 

Well known from Stanley Kramer's film and a Playhouse 90 version, the play explores the choices that confront those charged with responsibility for law and justice, when a country seized by fear turns for salvation to a "leader" who cares nothing for human dignity, human rights, democracy or the rule of law.


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.