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Tuesday, May 28 | 7:00pm | Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island | Flyer | Free - Registration Required

"When I was in hiding, I feared I would be the only Jew who survived. A terrible empty feeling came over me at the loss of so many cousins, and I felt as though I were standing all alone in a huge stadium." - Henry Friedman

Born in Brody, Poland in 1928, Henry Friedman will share his story of survival during the Holocaust. Henry, his mother, his younger brother, and their teacher lived in hiding for 18 months. Henry is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Antisemitism has been a threat to society throughout history and that remains true today. The most effective road to change is education and hearing the stories of others. 



Organized by Maya Sulkin.  Sponsored by the Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Stroum Jewish Community Center. 

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Join us for a community celebration! | Sunday, June 2, 2019 | At the Holocaust Center for Humanity | RSVP Required  

4:00pm | Writing, Art, and Film Contest Award Ceremony

5:00pm | Celebration for the signing of Holocaust Education Bill SB5612

On April 19th, Governor Jay Inslee signed into action Holocaust education bill SB5612, creating a partnership between the Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Together, we will develop best practices and guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust and genocide—a significant step towards ensuring that every student in our state has access to quality Holocaust education. Celebrate this Holocaust education victory with us at a 5pm reception!

Before the Education Bill celebration, we will be holding an awards ceremony for the winners of our 2019 Writing, Art, & Film Contest. This year, we received hundreds of student entries from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Join us at 4pm to celebrate the passion, talent, and creativity of this year's winners!



 The Writing, Art, and Film Contest is generously sponsored by Steve and Betty Block.

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Apply now for the 2019-2020 Student Leadership Board. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for application - October 1, 2019. | Learn More!

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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:

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019


Questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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, June 24 | 7:00pm | Sheraton Grand Hotel, Seattle | Tickets Required | More Info & Tix

The Chabad centers of Washington State in partnership with the Holocaust Center for Humanity, are proud to invite you to an evening of unity and inspiration with Rabbi Yisrael, Meir Lau, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel and Chairman of Yad Vashem. 

Keynote: "The Rebbe and the Youngest Survivor of Buchenwald: Transformative Life Lessons" - Rabbi Lau

Remarks by: Steven Baral and Chanie Levitin

More Info & Buy Tix | $18 early-bird tickets until May 27 | $25 general admission | $90 preferred seating | $500 Underwriters Reception

More about Rabbi Lau | "Out of the Depths: The story of a child of Buchenwald who returned home at last" - memoir by Rabbi Lau 

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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
CLOSED for a special event, Wednesday March 6
Open Thursday, May 2 | 10am - 4pm | In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day | Free

Group Tours & Field Trips by appointment everyday 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.

Chabad of Kirkland Presents: Behind Enemy Lines with Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn

June 3, 2019 | Lake Washington High School, Kirkland | Details & Tickets

Marthe Cohn was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a devoutly religious Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. When the Nazis occupied France, Marthe joined the French army. Taking advantage of her Aryan looks, perfect German accent, and medical training, Marthe posed as a German nurse and mingled freely with the German troops. She was able to secretly supply Allied commanders with invaluable information about German troop positions. Marthe was awarded the “Medaille Militaire”, France's highest military honor, at the age of 80.

In 2002 Marthe penned her memoir, "Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany". She travels with her husband internationally, sharing her remarkable story. Book sale will be available on event site, signing to follow the lecture.