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With My Own Eyes - Exhibit

June 1 - August 28, 2016 | Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | On display at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity.

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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.

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General Admission | Student Groups | Adult Groups

1,500 Stones to Remember 1.5 Million Children

June 1 - August 28 at the Holocaust Center.  
Join us this summer to paint stones honoring the 1,500,000 children lost during the Holocaust. The stones will be placed at the Anne Frank Tree, which is planted in the Seattle Center's Peace Garden. This activity will be offered every Sunday and Wednesday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. (The Holocaust Center will be closed August 10.) Group stone painting may be combined with museum tours weekdays, by appointment.

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1,500 Stones to Remember the 1.5 Million Children

June 1 - August 28, 2016 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity. 

Join us this summer to paint stones honoring the 1,500,000 children lost during the Holocaust. The stones will be placed at the Anne Frank Tree, which is planted in the Seattle Center's Peace Garden. This activity will be offered every Sunday and Wednesday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. (The Holocaust Center will be closed August 10.) Group stone painting may be combined with museum tours weekdays, by appointment.

The Holocaust Center for Humanity is one of 11 U.S. organizations that received a sapling from the original Anne Frank Tree in Amsterdam. The sapling was planted in 2016 at the Seattle Center and was dedicated to the city of Seattle. (More about the Anne Frank Tree)

Stones painted by participating children will be placed at the base of the Anne Frank tree as an act of remembrance and hope. In the Jewish faith, stones are placed as symbols of life and memory.

During their visit to the Holocaust Center, children and their families can explore the Center’s core exhibit, With My Own Eyes. This exhibition engages visitors in a conversation about the Holocaust and its lessons through stories, artifacts, and testimonies of local Holocaust survivors. It challenges visitors to consider how each of us makes a difference through our words and actions. The core exhibit includes artifacts on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland.

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Lost Voices: Greek Jews and the Holocaust

Thursday, July 21 | 7pm - 10pm | Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S. Brandon St, Seattle. 

Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, in partnership with Harley and Lela Franco, the University of Washington Sephardic Studies Program, the Holocaust Center for Humanity, and Sephardic Bikkur Holim, presents Lost Voices: Greek Jews and the Holocaust, an exhibit on loan from the the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough College, in commemoration of the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes and Cos in July of 1944.

 

The exhibit opens for viewing at 7 pm along, followed by a talk by Dr. Devin Naar at 7:45 and a presentation at 8:15 by Cynthia Flash, author of A Hug From Afar, about her family's escape from Rhodes. Dessert reception. More info.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945 - Exhibit

September 11 - October 31, 2016 | On display at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity.

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Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 is a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Through reproductions of historic photographs and documents, this exhibition explores the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime’s persecution of homosexuals, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Plus: Slides from Robbin Hammond's evocative photo project Where Love is Illegal, which tells the story of LGBTQ persecution today.

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Image: “Solidarity.” Richard Grune lithograph from a limited edition series “Passion des XX Jahrhunderts” (Passion of the 20th Century). Grune was prosecuted under Paragraph 175 and from 1937 until liberation in 1945 was incarcerated in concentration camps. In 1947 he produced a series of etchings detailing what he witnessed in the camps. Grune died in 1983. —US Holocaust Memorial Musuem, courtesy Schwules Museum, Berlin

Women and the Holocaust - Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

PLU-holocaust-conference-banner2016October 17-19, 2016 | Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma. | Save the date - more details coming soon.  

Voices for Humanity Luncheon 2016

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Thursday, October 27 
11:45am-1:15pm 
Sheraton Seattle 

Exhibits and registration open at 10:30am.

Celebrate the many ways your investment in the Center educates and inspires students to take action. You make it possible for 40,000 students throughout the Northwest to learn critically important humanitarian lessons for our time through Holocuast education.

Our 2016 luncheon program will share highlights from this landmark year. In October of 2015 we opened the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity in downtown Seattle. In the first six months, over 15,000 visitors have toured our exhibits, heard from speakers at Lunch & Learn lectures, attended teacher training seminars.

At the luncheon, you will meet members of the inaugural class of the Student Leadership Board, and students from the Muckleshoot Tribal School, the World School, and Middle College High School.

Voices for Humanity Award 2016

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The Holocaust Center for Humanity proudly recognizes Steven Baral for his ongoing commitment to Holocaust education.

Click here for a copy of the digital Save the Date postcard you can send to friends, family, and coworkers. Share with them the stories that have inspired you, and encourage them to join you to hear those stories themselves. 

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Click one the following links for information about joining us as a Sponsor or Table Captain.

View last year's luncheon video here. 

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