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1,500 Stones to Remember the 1.5 Million Children

Join us at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity 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 current exhibition and artifacts from local Holocaust survivors and their families. exhibit includes artifacts on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland.

The exhibition challenges visitors to consider how each of us makes a difference through our words and actions. 

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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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Lost Voices: Greek Jews and the Holocaust

On display now through August 28 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | Wednesdays and Sundays, 10am - 4pm

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"Lost Voices: Greek Jews and the Holocaust" offers a summary of Greek Jewish history, focusing on how the Holocaust affected the Jews of Salonika, as well as the communities of Ioannina and the islands of Rhodes, Kos, and Corfu. The exhibit is on display in commemoration of the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes in July 1944.

The exhibit is on loan from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough College, and made possible by the generous support of Harley and Lela Franco.

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

Teacher Workshop - Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust

BadgesThursday, September 22, 2016 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity

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Offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945.”

Although Jews were the primary targets, the Nazis and their collaborators also persecuted other groups for racial or ideological reasons. Targeted groups included political opponents, Poles, homosexuals, Roma (Gypsies) and the handicapped. The Nazis and their collaborators murdered millions of individuals from these groups.

Participants will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the exhibit, “Nazi Persecution of
Homosexuals, 1933-1945,” on display at the Holocaust Center from Sept. 11 - Oct. 31, 2016.

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.

This interactive workshop will help to prepare educators to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates critical thinking and to make connections between this history and our world today.

Registration fee—$20. Dinner provided. 3 clock hours available.

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.  

Teacher Seminar: Echoes and Reflections

TeachersBelSem2012Friday, November 4, 2016 | 8:30am - 3:00pm | East Valley Middle School, 4920 N. Progress Rd., Spokane, WA 

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Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking, and personal understanding among students. This comprehensive program delivers professional development and a rich array of interactive resources for middle and high school teachers. All participants will receive a free multi-media curriculum.

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Registration deadline: October 24, 2016. Regsitration fee: $20.00. Lunch and clock hours provided.

Carla Peperzak: Holocaust Survivor and Resistance Fighter
Nov. 3, 2016 | 7:00pm | Trent Elementary, Spokane
Join us on November 3, 2016 to hear Holocaust survivor Carla Peperzak share her incredible story of resistance and survival. 7:00pm. Trent Elementary Auditorium, 3303 N. Pines Rd, Spokane. Free and open to the public.

A joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem. 

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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