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Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

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851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
407-628-0555 https://www.holocaustedu.org/

As a nationally and internationally recognized facility, we focus on building an inclusive community in the Orlando area through exhibits, programs, initiatives, and educational programs centered around the events of the Holocaust.

October 2018

HMREC Board Meeting

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center Board Meeting.

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November 2018

Yom HaShoa

November 8, 2018
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Each year, the Holocaust Center hosts a commemoration ceremony in honor of the survivors, rescuers, and liberators of the Holocaust.

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April 2019

Exhibit:Dr. Seuss Wants You; Facing Prejudice

April 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Description: Facing Prejudice encourages the examination, in a constructive, non-threatening manner, of the complexities of the prejudices and stereotypes that exist in all human beings. Facing Prejudice is an unparalleled exhibition: a journey of questions, personal insights and factual statements designed to challenge and empower the visitor to fight for understanding and tolerance in their everyday lives. This exhibit was created through a collaborative effort between The University of Cincinnati and The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education, Cincinnati. Dr.…

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Dr. Seuss Wants you! / Facing Prejudice

April 7, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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"Dr. Seuss Wants You!" is an exhibit of Theodor Geisel's political cartoons that highlights an unexpected and unknown aspect of his career and showcases his remarkable insightful works. Typical Dr. Seuss characters encourage us to consider the opinions and beliefs that were too often ignored by American while the rest of the world was at war: isolationism, willingness to appease, racism, and antisemitism. This exhibit also has a useful timeline of events, which provides context for the Seuss illustrations. "Facing…

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New permanent exhibit: Displaced Person

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Displaced Person traces the journey of Oswald “Valdik” Holzer, a Czech Jewish doctor. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Holzer briefly served in the Czechoslovak army before making a harrowing escape from the Nazis to a port of last resort, Shanghai, in 1939. A determined man, Dr. Holzer kept in touch with friends and family in various places via letters. These letters, a collection of more than 400 from 78 correspondents, serve as first-person testimony, providing insight into how the…

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FILM: Shanghai Ghetto

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Join us for a special screening of Shanghai Ghetto. When Nazi influence overrode Germany, many Jews were forced to leave their homes and flee the country. This is the story of those who made their way into the far-flung slums of Shanghai, where they built a humble enclave before Japanese invaders chased them across the Pacific Ocean to eventual residence in the United States. Their heartbreaking trials and travels are revealed through archival footage, personal letters and modern-day interviews with…

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May 2019

Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration

May 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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The Holocaust Center invites individuals and families from throughout the community to join us for our annual Yom HaShoah commemorative program. The Center hosts the observance each year to remember the lives of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust along with the Liberators and Rescuers and to honor the Survivors. Other program highlights include: *Candle lighting *Responsive reading and prayer by local clergy *Awards presentations to winners of the Yom HaShoah Student Creative Arts Contest For more…

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Interfaith Discussion with the Three Wise Guys

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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“An eye for an eye? Turn the other cheek? Love for your Brother?… Learn not only how to respond, but how to flourish while confronting Hate.” The Three Wise will engage attendees in a lively and intelligent conversation about how to turn the negative into the positive using strategies based on the values and principles of their faith traditions. Featuring: Imam Muhammad Musri – Senior Imam, The Islamic Society of Central Florida and President of Islam, Inc. Rabbi Steve Engel…

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June 2019

Summer Teachers’ Institute

June 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - June 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Learn How to Effectively Teach About the Holocaust Every year, the Holocaust Center hosts a week-long summer teachers institute so educators gain the knowledge and tools needed to fulfill the state of Florida’s Holocaust Education Mandate. Community members are also invited to attend. Speakers include the Holocaust Center’s Resource Teacher, local experts on Holocaust education, and Survivors. Teachers of any subject area and grade level are welcome to attend. You can earn up to 40 hours of in-service credits. For…

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July 2019

Words and Colors: The Artwork and Musing of Peter Z. Malkin

July 1, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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An original exhibition featuring the poetry, prose, and artwork of Peter Malkin, the Mossad agent credited with the captured of Adolf Eichmann.

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September 2019

Global Peace Film Festival: What Will Become Of Us?

September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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The Holocaust Center is proud to partner with the Global Peace Film Festival for the showing of What Will Become Of Us, a movie directed by Steven Cantor, founder of the New York based Stick Figure Studios. RSVP on our website! https://www.holocaustedu.org/event/what-will-become-of-us-global-peace-film-festival/ About the Film: Frank Lowy started with one Australian store and built his business into a global billion dollar enterprise – the shopping mall giant Westfield. Now in his late 80s, he faces the prospect of a merger…

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Joint Professional Development Workshop with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 7:00 am

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Come join us for a professional development workshop! Please call the Holocaust Center (407)628-0555 for any further details.

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October 2019

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Ann Frank

October 6, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Through pictures, artifacts, scale models, video, and narrative, Let Me Be Myself offers an insider's view of Ann Frank's life, from her birth in 1929 to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, at the age of 15. Visitors will learn about the Frank's family's insulated life in hiding juxtaposed against a world in turmoil: the rise of Hitler, the persecution of the jews and the second world war. The exhibit culminates with a section in which today's…

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November 2019

Remembering Kristallnacht

November 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Every year the Holocaust Center marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht “The Night of Broken Glass.” Kristallnacht was a turning point in the Holocaust. It was the first time that violence against Jews was coordinated on such a large scale in Nazi Germany. For more details, please visit our website.

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January 2020

Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

January 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Created by Rina Taraseiskey, Michael Murphy and Danny King In 1942, a secret society of teenage boys set out to defy the Third Reich’s ban on free speech and undermine the propaganda machine behind the regime’s biggest hoax by launching what would become the longest-running underground magazine regularly produced by Nazi camp prisoners. Vedem, which means “In The Lead” in Czech, unflinchingly documented life within the walls of the Terezin Ghetto, a Czechoslovakia “show camp” designed by the Nazis to…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Join us on January 27, 2020 as we observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember the innocent six million jews and millions of other people who fell victims to Nazi persecution. This date was chosen by the United Nations in recognition of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, and, this year, marks the 75th anniversary of its liberation. At the same time, we remember the ordinary people who courageously and heroically expressed the very best of the…

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February 2020

Teacher PD Workshop- African-American Studies Mandate

February 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Florida law requires both Holocaust education and teaching about the history and contributions of African-American people to society. We believe that these endeavors need not stand alone. On Sunday, February 23rd, the Holocaust Center will conduct a professional development workshop for teachers to explore the many ways that these twin mandates support each other to create uniquely enriching opportunities for students across grade levels and subjects. Dr. Patrick Coggins is an expert in the field of Cultural Diversity and Multicultural…

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March 2020

Write for Change: S.K.A.I. Teen Writers Workshop

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Led by the teens of SKAI (Sagacious Kids Aiming to Inspire), this workshop will empower teens with the tools to write creatively. The foundation for making your voice heard on the causes most important to you begins with our ability to use words knowledgeably and powerfully. The program will inspire you on the power of words; equip you with tools to write more powerfully and persuasively, and have you leave prepared to affect change on causes that touch your heart!…

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November 2020

Uprooting Prejudice: Faces of Change

November 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until March 2, 2021

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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When someone faces an act of antisemitism, racism, or any form of identity-based hate, whether it results in death or not, there is an uprising of many emotions. We felt it was important to bring the human experience of the aftermath to our museum. In the days immediately following one brutal event, photographer John Noltner brought a simple studio to the intersection of 38th and Chicago, set up on the sidewalk, and asked the people gathered a question: “What do…

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January 2022

2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day program

Thursday, Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Join us on January 27 from 5:00-7:00PM for our 2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day program. During this in-person event, guests will hear from Abe Pizam, the founding Dean of Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida and Holocaust Survivor. This will be the first time Abe will tell his story publicly. Abe will be joined onstage by his daughter and grandchildren. This annual commemoration marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January…

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February 2022

Uprooting Prejudice: A Conversation with Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis – A Shik and former white supremacist find friendship after hate.

Thursday, Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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Uprooting Prejudice: A Conversation with Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis - A Shik and former white supremacist find friendship after hate. In-person and virtual event February 17 at 5:30-7:30 Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center 815 N Maitland Avenue Maitland, Fl 32751 https://www.holocaustedu.org/events/uprooting-prejudice-program-pardeep-and-arno/

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June 2022

Lawyers Without Rights – Opening Exhibition

Thursday, Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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The Holocaust Center invites the Central Florida community to attend the opening reception for its newest touring exhibit – Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich. This powerful exhibit explores the fate of Jewish lawyers in Berlin and all of Germany, as more than a historical footnote – as a wake-up call that a system of justice free of improper political considerations remains fragile and should never be taken for granted. The exhibit is on display…

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August 2022

Taming My Monsters: A Survivors’ Son’s Story with Mark Newhouse

Friday, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, 851 North Maitland Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
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The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida presents an In My Own Words Event, “Taming My Monsters: A Survivors’ Son’s Story.” Mark H. Newhouse, The Award Winning Author of The Devil’s Bookkeepers Trilogy, Shares His Experience Growing Up As The Child Of Holocaust Survivors, Fighting For Social Justice, And How He Believes Love Is Stronger Than Hate. WHEN: August 19, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Virtual, Zoom https://www.holocaustedu.org/events/taming-my-monsters-the-survivors-sons-story/ COST: Free. RSVP required. The Holocaust Memorial Resource…

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