Honoring the Legacy of Survivors in Our Community

Tuesday, July 23 | 7:00-9:00pm | Congregation Ezra Bessaroth

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Please join us for a special evening that will include:

  • a screening of the film “Sephardic Memories of the Holocaust”
  • a panel discussion featuring local descendants of survivors, moderated by Prof. Devin Naar
  • musical selection by Hazzan Isaac Azose, with Hashkava (Memorial Prayer) led by Rabbi Benzaquen
  • a Sephardic dessert reception

To register, call Susan at (206) 722-5500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This annual program is generously supported by:
Congregation Ezra Bessaroth | Lela and Harley Franco | Holocaust Center for Humanity | Sephardic Studies Program - UW | Sephardic Bikur Holim | Seattle Sephardic Network | Kline Galland Community Based Services

July 29th, 2019 | Free admission | Broadway Performance Hall: 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 | RSVP

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The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle and the Holocaust Center for Humanity present:

A film screening of Sugihara Survivors and panel discussion with award-winning director Junichi Kajioka, followed by a screening of the film Persona Non Grata.

Event Schedule

5:45pm | Doors Open (refreshments served)

6:30-745pm | Short film Sugihara Survivors and Panel Discussion

8:00-10:20pm | Persona Non Grata Film Screening

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Chinue Sugihara served as Vice Consul for the Japanese government in Kaunas, Lithuania. During the Second World War, Sugihara helped some six thousand Jews flee Europe by issuing visas to them so that they could travel through Japanese territory, risking his job and his family's lives.


Additional support provided by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

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We are in this together. Find out what you can do. Offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to confront growing antisemitism and intolerance.

The course examines connections between historic and contemporary antisemitism and addresses current events. This interactive, discussion-based program engages participants and provides practical tools for responding to antisemitism and hate in our society. 

"Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance" is a single 3-hour course.  

Location: Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
Free | Registration Required (no walk-ins) | Dinner provided | Space is limited | Participants commit to attending for the duration of the class | 3 clock hours are available for teachers

All classes run from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at the Holocaust Center for Humanity.  

Choose one date:

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019


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Funding for Confronting Antisemitism and Intolerance: A Program for the Community was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

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Monday, October 7, 2019 | 4:30 - 7:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | Flyer

With Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, Kurt Mayer Endowed Chair in Holocaust Studies at Pacific Lutheran University and Rosemary Conroy, teacher at St. Luke School, Shoreline. 

$20 registration | Dinner provided

Participants will:

  • Gain practical lessons to implement in the classroom
  • Understand the role of the Catholic church during the Holocaust and how this history affects Catholic teaching today
  • Discuss and workshop barriers and challenges to teaching the Holocaust
  • Explore the Holocaust Center for Humanity's exhibit, "Finding Light in the Darkness"
  • Become familiar with available local resources including teaching trunks, scheduling a speaker, arranging a field trip, and more

Register Now!

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"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city." - Local Holocaust Survivor Steve Adler

Finding Light in the Darkness - Through stories and artifacts of Washington State Holocaust survivors, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in this history and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.

Visitors to the Holocaust Center can take a Virtual Reality tour of the Anne Frank annex, interact with embedded testimony screens that feature survivors and stories of coming to Seattle, explore artifacts that bring history to life, and learn about local students who are upstanders in their schools and communities.   



Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm

Group Tours & Field Trips by appointment every day except Saturday
At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | 2045 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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At the entrance to the Holocaust Center for Humanity are photos of children who experienced the Holocaust. All are survivors who later moved to the Seattle region, with the exception of one. Come visit and learn more about the stories. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer. 


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A bookcase opens to reveal a photograph of the stairs leading to Anne Frank's hiding place in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. Explore this feature and learn more about Anne Frank when you visit the Holocaust Center. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer. 


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A memorial to the 6 million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust and the millions of other victims invites visitors to leave notes, prayers and wishes at the Holocaust Center. Photo by Alan Berner, Seattle Times staff photographer. 

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Train tracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland at the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Designed by architects Olson Kundig. Photo by Stefanie Felix. 

This exhibit was supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax and The State of Washington.

Never Again is Now: China's Uyghur Muslim Community

July 14, 2019 5-6:30 PM | Kadima: 832 32nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 | Details

The Jewish community knows all too well about religious minorities being demonized, rounded up, and targeted for genocide. This is what Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Province of China are experiencing today. Come for a heartfelt presentation by a recent UW PhD, himself a Uyghur, and Darren Bylar, PhD (University of Washington) to learn more about this crisis and what we can do as individuals and as an organized Jewish community. Read more about the crisis from Jewish News here.