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A New Perspective. Lecture by Historian Laurence Stern | A Bagels and Bellinis Speaker Event |  Sunday, August 26 | 11am | Big Picture Theater, 2505 First Avenue, Seattle | Presented by Big Picture in association with the Holocaust Center for Humanity | All tickets sales will be donated to the Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Since the end of World War II, leaders of the American Jewish community have questioned US policy related to the German death camps; had the Roosevelt administration been attempting to take action? Could the Administration have done more?

Historian Laurence Stern discovered old microfilm documents and diaries related to World War ll and the Holocaust which had gone unnoticed for 70 years. These documents, which have been accepted by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, shine new light on President Roosevelt's views regarding what could be done. Stern found an untold story that may burst some long-held opinions about FDR and the Holocaust. Stern's lecture touches on the context of the overall war strategy, the disparate goals of the various players to execute a rescue, and the very real cloak and dagger actions and inactions that played out at the State Department in a race against time to save thousands of people.

Join us for this fascinating and reveling lecture. A real eye opener for anyone interested in that period and why it is so relevant today. Doors open at 11am. Lecture starts at noon. Supporting documents, magazines and newspapers will be on display. 

Admission: $15 per ticket.  All ticket sales will be donated to The Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity. Ticket includes: Reserved seating, fresh bagels and cream cheese, plus keep your ticket stub to enjoy a specially discounted Bellini for only $5.



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 900x550The Holocaust through Local Stories | June 3, 2018 - October 31, 2018 | Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity

The Holocaust Center will be CLOSED TO VISITORS from November 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019.  Please visit us on January 2, 2019 and beyond to see the exciting changes to our core exhibit! 

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!



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.