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June 2020

Dr. Norman M. Wall Teachers’ Institute

June 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Teachers of all grade levels and subjects are invited to participate in the first ever online Summer Teachers’ Institute on Holocaust Education through the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida. Utilizing a combination of live virtual events and asynchronous learning experiences, teachers will grow their understanding of the complexities of the Holocaust while honing their skills in the best practices for appropriately and effectively incorporating Holocaust education into their classes. Sessions will be facilitated by local professors, Holocaust…

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Names, Not Numbers: A Movie in the Making

June 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The story never dies. Generations combine. Join us for an evening of inspiration, enlightenment and hope as we carry the story forward. Ensuring students meet with Holocaust Survivors is a critical piece of our mission. Names, Not Numbers is an interactive multi media Holocaust Oral History Film Documentary project created by educator, Tova Rosenberg. The “Names, Not Numbers©” program, transformed the Holocaust educational experience for the 8th graders at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School into something special. Moving beyond the…

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White Myths Black Lives : The Roots of Racial Oppression in America

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for this live, online virtual event featuring Dr. Julian Chambliss In this presentation, we will explore the roots of antiblack social, political, and economic practices in the United States. Far from the accidental consequences of a radical few, white supremacy is rooted in a systemic embrace of oppression adopted after the Civil War. Black people and white allies have fought against these practices for more than a century. This presentation will build our understanding of the myths that…

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Eva Schloss: A Story of Survival

June 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Eva Schloss will share her experiences as the childhood friend and step sister of Anne Frank, including accounts of the publishing of Anne’s diary. In 1938, Germany invaded Austria, causing many Jewish families to flee Austria to avoid persecution. Among the emigrants was 8-year-old Eva Geiringer, who with her mother, brother, and father moved first to Belgium and then to Holland, where one of her neighbors was a German Jewish girl of the same age. The two girls became friends…

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July 2020

Ally or Accomplice: Multiple Pathways to Racial Justice

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

We all need to make a choice…are we going to be part of the solution, or are we going to be part of the problem? On the journey to racial justice, it is important to recognize that each of us has a role to play – and even inaction has major consequences. There is not one right approach, though. In fact, it is going to take a multi-pronged strategy for sustainable change. What action will you take? This session will…

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August 2020

SFA- Color-Coded: Language as a Survival Tool

August 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this presentation, we will tackle an old discussion with a new 2020 twist about code-switching – the skill in which one adapts language, demeanor and dialect to survive and thrive inside a dominant culture established by European roots. We will discuss why many Black Americans code-switch, the emotional tax behind it and will examine what a society without code-switching looks like inside of educational and corporate institutions. This will be an interactive discussion so please bring an open mind…

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A Conversation With Holocaust Survivor Joseph Weismann

August 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us for a live virtual conversation with Joseph Weismann, Holocaust Survivor of the Vél d’Hiv roundup of 1942. On July 16, 1942, at age 11, Joseph Weismann was arrested with his family by French police as part of Operation Spring Wind, more commonly known as the Vél d’Hiv roundup. Of the 13,152 Jews who were taken into custody, over 8,000 were put in the Vélodrome d’Hiver, a covered bicycle stadium in Paris, without food, water or toilets for five…

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Meet Author Dr. Danny M. Cohen

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Holocaust scholar Danny M. Cohen didn’t set out to write a historical novel. At this meet-the-author online event, Danny will answer questions and talk about why and how he wrote TRAIN, a thriller, set in 1943, that gives voice to the unheard victims of Nazism — the Roma, the disabled, homosexuals, intermarried Jews, and political enemies of the Nazi regime. TRAIN was selected as the inaugural text of the ‘Museum Teacher Fellowship’ bookclub of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.…

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Documentary Film: Harbor from the Holocaust

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for a virtual preview of the new PBS documentary, Harbor from the Holocaust, on Thursday, August 27 at 12 p.m. The documentary, which airs on September 8 at 10 p.m. on WUCF, chronicles the story of nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees who fled Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II, to the Chinese port city of Shanghai. Exploring the extraordinary relationship of these Jews and their adopted city of Shanghai, and in tragic contrast to those who could not escape,…

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Conversation With Peter Grose: The Town That Saved Thousands: Le Chambonsur-Lignon

August 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

During World War II, the largely Protestant population of the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon risked their lives and those of their families to protect Jews. The locals—descendants of Huguenots who were persecuted themselves in the centuries prior—hid approximately 3,500 Jewish refugees, mainly children in barns, spare rooms, attics, cellars, abandoned houses, hotels, guest houses, camp sites. On the day after France surrendered to Germany in June 1940, the town’s pastor, André Trocmé, of the Reformed Church of France, addressed his congregation saying,…

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September 2020

Holocaust Survivors Max and Hanne Liebmann

September 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us for a live virtual conversation with Holocaust Survivors Hanne and Max Liebmann. Johanna (Hanne) Hirsch was born November 28, 1924, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her father, Max, a photographer, died in 1925. Her mother, Ella, perished in Auschwitz. Her aunt and her paternal grandmother, Babette, died in Gurs. Two aunts survived and eventually came to the United States. Max Liebmann was born September 3, 1921, in Mannheim, Germany. He attended German school until 1938, but continued studying in a…

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SFA: Building Emotional Bravery

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Many of us are unsure about how to approach difficult conversations and this can be especially difficult when a relative or good friend holds views vastly different from your own. Often times, it is our own fears that hold us back. Jenny will help us identify how our fears play into our actions and reactions and how we can rewire some of our thought patterns. About Our Speaker: Jenny Susser Experienced Clinical Sport & Performance Psychologist with a demonstrated history…

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Teacher PD: From Democracy to Dictatorship -Hitler’s Consolidation of Power

September 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Often, students have the misconception that Hitler took over Germany in a revolutionary coup which leads to an oversimplification and lack of understanding as to why the German people appeared embrace him as a dictator. In this professional development we will review and analyze the steps that were taken by Hitler and the Nazi party following his appointment as Chancellor in order to dissolve the democracy of Germany and solidify his position as a dictator. Throughout this presentation we will…

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SFA: Your Voice. Your Power. Your Vote.

September 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

With the election coming up quickly, it will be important to be informed not only about changes in the voting process, but on the issues. This lunch and learn is being hosted by the League of Women Voters and will help you understand how to make truly informed decisions. During this session, our speaker, Denise Burton will touch on the following topics: review the history of voting in the US, starting with the inception of the declaration of Independence in…

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October 2020

Becoming A Beloved Community

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for this live online virtual event featuring Kyle Steele. The Beloved Community is a notion popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he envisioned a society where there is justice and equal opportunity for all, and both are undergirded by love for fellow human beings. Kyle believes this is attainable and worth fighting for. Moreover, Kyle believes in affirming the dignity and worth of all humans and in methods that do not put people of different views…

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Teacher PD: Holocaust Education Week – The New State of Florida Mandate

October 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

This year, the Florida State Legislature passed legislation that adds to the existing Holocaust Mandate. The new legislation designates the second week in November as Holocaust Education Week. This week was chosen to commemorate Kristallnacht, also called “Night of Broken Glass” as windows of thousands of Jewish places of business were smashed and over 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground in Germany and Austria. Many Jews were murdered, and others were sent to concentration camps where they had to…

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Holocaust Survivor Renee Kann Siver

October 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Renée Kann Silver was born in 1931 in the Saarland. After a plebiscite in 1935 called for reunification with Germany, her family moved to France. Because they were of German origin, when the War broke out in France in May 1940, her family was interned in Gurs, but they were released once the Armistice was signed. They ended up in Villeurbanne, outside of Lyon, and then Renée and her younger sister, Edith, were taken to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, but were housed…

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November 2020

Holocaust Survivor Peter Feigl

November 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us for a live virtual conversation with Holocaust Survivor Peter Feigl. Peter Feigl (born Klaus Peter Feigl) was born on March 1, 1929, in Berlin, Germany. Peter and his family were assimilated secular members of middle-class Austrian society. Peter’s family moved to Prague in 1936 and then to Vienna in 1937 for reasons connected to his father’s work. Hoping to protect Peter from Nazi anti-Jewish policies, Peter’s parents had him baptized as a Catholic. As the German occupation spread…

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Teacher PD: No Asylum – The Jewish Refugee Crisis

November 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

One of the significant impacts of Kristallnacht and other instances of Nazi aggression in 1938: an intensifying refugee crisis. We will explore how countries around the world responded to thousands of European Jews trying to escape the danger of Nazi Germany. The goal of this PD will be to provide teachers with different tools to help students to think deeply about the rights and responsibilities of governments and individuals to respond to events that take place within the borders of…

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Holocaust Survivor Dr. Mordecai Paldiel

November 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us for a live virtual conversation with Holocaust Survivor Dr. Mordecai Paldiel. Dr. Mordecai Paldiel is a leading scholar on the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. Born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1937, to Jewish parents who had moved there from Poland – during the German invasion of Belgium, in May 1940, the family fled to France. Originally settled in St. Gaudin, southwestern France, the family, then known as Wajsfeld, moved to various parts of occupied France. In September…

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December 2020

In My Own Words with Holocaust Survivor Edith Eger

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for a live virtual conversation with Dr. Edith Eger Moderated by Talli Dippold. A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers but Edith’s bravery kept her and her sister alive. Toward…

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Hanukkah Rocks!

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$5.00

HANUKKAH ROCKS!!! ROCK ART PAINTING EVENT!!! Bring the whole family to celebrate a Rocking good time painting rocks with Hanukkah designs on them! These are really fun to create and will make great decorations for your home and garden! We will listen to Hanukkah music and have a great time together for the Festival of Lights! ZOOM VIRTUAL EVENT DATE: December 10th, 2020 TIME: 5pm-6pm EST PRICE: $5.00 Per Family! (not per person) This will be a fun family event!…

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January 2021

Daughter Rochy Miller and Granddaughter Kerryn Letman of Holocaust Survivor Lea Leibowitz

Sunday, Jan 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Rochy Miller, the author of “Not Just a Survivor – a portrait of my mother”, is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. This memoir of her mother’s story is both a chilling narrative of an exceptional woman’s life journey, and a personal reflection on being the child of a Holocaust survivor. Drawing on her mother’s many stories and the abundant written and recorded information she provided, the book delivers a harrowing personal insight – often in her mother’s own words…

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Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations

Thursday, Jan 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us for this live online virtual event featuring Annetta Wilson. A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there’. Uncomfortable conversations are a fact of life. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have them. Our frustration often comes from not knowing how to keep our emotions, and civility, in check. Discover why people show up with preconceived ideas, how to diffuse anger, how to make your point without being pushy, why ‘proving’ your point rarely works and…

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