Lunch-and-Learn: Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Arbeit-Macht-FreiJanuary 25, 2017 | With Jack Schaloum, son of Auschwitz survivor, Magda Schaloum | 11:45am - 1:00pm | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jack Schaloum shares the powerful story of his mother, Magda Schaloum. Born in Hungary, Magda was deported to Auschwitz with her family in 1944. Her story is one of determination, love, and resilience. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated by countries throughout the world and marks the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 1945.

Bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies provided.

Free for members. $10 for non-members.  Space is limited.

Reservations required. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seats.

With My Own Eyes: The Holocaust through Stories of Local Survivors - Exhibit

WMOE Exhibit ImageOngoing | Open Wednesdays and Sundays | 10am - 4pm | On display at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity.

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.

Plan Your Visit!

General Admission | Student Groups | Adult Groups


1.5 Million Stones to Remember the 1.5 Million Children

at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity

The Holocaust Center for Humanity invites you to paint a stone to remember one of the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust.

Selected stones will be placed at the Anne Frank Tree, which is planted in the Seattle Center's Peace Garden. This activity will be available during the museum's open hours and for field trips.


Writing, Art & Film Contest 2017

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Open to students in grades 6-12 in WA, OR, ID, MT & AK. 


In Memory of Jacob Friedman

AMSTERDAM: Memory and Memorial - A Holocaust study trip for students

Amsterdam-StudentTrip-2017-imageDeadline for application: Feb. 1 | Travel July 1 - 10, 2017 | For students in grades 8-12 | Offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity and Museum Without Walls | Apply Now

Program Flyer & Application


MEMORY: Explore the world of Anne Frank on an in-depth tour of her life in Amsterdam. Visit Anne Frank’s neighborhood and school, and take a private tour through the Anne Frank House — the Annex in which she and her family hid for two years.

MEMORIAL: The one-of-a-kind experience gives students a private audience with a Holocaust survivor whom students will be able to interview for a special memorial project. The students will take part in the Stolpersteine Project, a global art project created “to remind us of the fate of people who were persecuted, murdered, deported, expelled or driven to suicide during the Nazi period.”

Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) are bronze cobblestone bricks placed in front of the homes of Holocaust victims. More than 50,000 stolpersteine have been set in 18 European countries. Memory and Memorial is an opportunity to be a part of one of the first US student groups involved in this powerful project.


  • Must be a current student in grades 8–12
  • Interested and eager to learn more about

the Holocaust, human rights, genocide,
and related issues

  • Works well with others of all ages
  • Committed to plan and carry out the research for a future Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) project honoring a local Holocaust survivor
  • Able to participate in meetings at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in downtown Seattle. One meeting each month, from March 2017 to June 2017
  • Can commit to any follow-up work needed to complete the project
  • Can travel July 1–July 10 to The Netherlands



To apply, please complete the application. Email or mail your application and a $400 deposit to:

Museum Without Walls
Attn: Suzzanne Lacey
2560 9th Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119

Deadline for application: February 1, 2017

For details and questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Batsheva Dance Company Performing "Last Work" - benefitting the Holocaust Center

Batsheva HCH eCardFebruary 11, 2017 | Paramount Theater
Tel Avi-based Batsheva Dance Company will be performing the acclaimed "Last Work." Use code HCHBS at checkout and 20% of your ticket proceeds will be donated to the Holocaust Center.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Reason to See It:
BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world.

Photo credit: Gadi Dagon.

The Journey that Saved Curious George: Margaret and H.A. Rey's Wartime Escape - Exhibit

GeorgeBike2March 2017  - May 2017 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | Plan Your Visit

More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as “Curious George.” But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H. A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II.

Created by artist Allen Drummond from the Houghton Mifflin book by Louise Borden (“The Journey that Saved Curious George”), the water color paintings depict the plight of Curious George’s creators - Margret and H. A. Rey from Nazi Europe.

This exhibit is a fantastic way to connect a familiar and beloved literary character to lessons of history, and the dangers of religious persecution.

Powell Holocaust Summer Institute: Teaching for Humanity

Group-Powell-Fellows-Bainbridge-Ferry-2CropDeadline for application Apr 1. | Seminar runs August 7-11, 2017 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle | Apply Now

The Holocaust Center for Humanity offers an intensive 5-day summer institute designed for teachers of grades 6-12. In a collaborative environment, teachers will explore in-depth topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights, while gaining practical tools to bring these lessons to their students. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national scholars, local experts, and experienced educators, as well as to take part in field trips to areas of interest. Accommodations will be provided. Deadline for applications - April 1, 2017.

Program Flyer (pdf)

Application (docx)

Participants will explore topics related to Holocaust history, including antisemitism, rescue and resistance, genocide, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Japanese Internment, current events, and local connections. Each day will focus on selected themes and will include reference and discussion of today’s world and practical applications for the classroom.

Participants who complete the program will become the second cohort of Powell Fellows. Powell Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in advanced professional development opportunities throughout the year and will help to mentor new teachers. In the year following the seminar, Powell Fellows will be responsible for submitting a lesson or curriculum map demonstrating what new information from the seminar they have incorporated. 

Eligible teachers will currently be teaching grades 6-12 in a classroom.

Seminar is limited to 20 participants. Overnight accommodations will be provided for those coming from outside of the greater Seattle area. Lunch will be provided each day.

Participation Fee—$100 due upon acceptance to the program. ($50 will be returned upon attendance.) Teachers can receive up to 40 clock hours. Application Deadline: April 1, 2017.

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Photo - Powell Fellows 2016

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Powell Family Foundation
Conference on Material Claims Against Germany

Advanced Teacher Workshop: How Was the Holocaust Humanly Possible? - With Facing History and Ourselves

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle | Register Now

Open to educators who have attended one or more professional development programs through the Holocaust Center for Humanity or Facing History and Ourselves.  (Other teachers - please check out the seminar on March 24, "Holocaust and Human Behavior.")

$20 registration fee. Dinner and clock hours provided. 

This workshop will explore some of the complex and difficult issues that focus on human behavior and historical and political circumstances that surround the steps that led to the Holocaust.
We will examine such questions such as:

  • What were the preconditions that led to an unfolding of genocide?
  • How was it possible for neighbor to turn against neighbor? How could human beings exist in a dual universe of living a “normal” family life and murdering other human beings? 
  • How could people who were moral barometers in society (doctors, lawyers, and teachers) participate in a culture of killing? 
  • What might this history suggest about the future? 
  • As educators, what can we do to motivate our students to become active in prevention of human rights violations?

Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Holocaust Center’s exhibit, “With My Own Eyes” and traveling exhibition, “The Journey That Saved Curious George: The Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey.”

POLAND: Holocaust Study Tour 2017

June 25 - July 2, 2017 


Birkenau-brama-z-abiejREGISTER NOW!

Open to all! Educators and general public welcome. The Holocaust Center for Humanity invites you to explore the history and culture of Poland. Come with us to the places important in the history of the Holocaust and enter into a dialogue with local witnesses, experts, and educators.

Trip includes: Warsaw, Treblinka, Tykocin, Schindler’s Factory, Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Shabbat dinner at the Krakow Jewish Community Center.

Day 1, Sun, June 25 - Arrive Warsaw • Welcome dinner
Day 2, Mon, June 26 - Warsaw
Day 3, Tue, June 27 - Warsaw • day trip to Treblinka and Tykocin
Day 4, Wed, June 28 - Warsaw • train to Krakow
Day 5, Thu, June 29 - Krakow
Day 6, Fri, June 30 - Krakow • afternoon visit to Auschwitz • Shabbat dinner
Day 7, Sat, July 1 - Krakow • morning visit to Birkenau • Closing dinner
Day 8, Sun, July 2 - Depart Krakow

We begin our travel in Poland in Warsaw. In 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded and World War II began, Warsaw was home to the largest Jewish community in the world. We will walk through the remnants of its prewar streets, its wartime Jewish ghetto and memorials, and explore newly built POLIN: Museum of the History of Polish Jews. 

We will travel east to the evolving memorial site of the Treblinka death camp. From there we visit the village of Tykocin and its preserved baroque synagogue built in 1642, one of the very first Jewish sites to be restored in Poland. 

Traveling south to Krakow we will explore the architectural and cultural renewal of the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz. Over a two day period we will visit the memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On Friday night, we will share a Shabbat dinner with the small but lively Jewish community at the Krakow Jewish Community Center. 

At each stop will have opportunity to meet with local leaders, educators, and others involved in Holocaust education.

Flyer (PDF) 

Detailed Itinerary and Pricing


$2945 - Land package price per person, based on double occupancy

Single room supplement: $765

Costs are based on a group size of 15 and include: trip manager/special guide, entry fees, local guides, 7 nights at 5 star hotels, daily breakfasts and 9 additional meals, land travel (train and private bus), and baggage handling at hotels and railway stations. Airfare and recommended travel insurance not included.

Educators: 70 clock hours available at no additional charge. Limited scholarships funds may be available for teachers. To find out more, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

$500 deposit required by January 13, 2017. Full payment required by May 1, 2017.

Teacher Seminar: Holocaust & Human Behavior - With Facing History and Ourselves

Holocaust-and-Human-Behavior-coverFriday, March 24, 2017 | 8:00am-3:30pm | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle | Register Now

Flyer (pdf)

Lunch and clock hours provided. $20 registration fee. All grade 6-12 educators welcome.  First priority will be given to teachers who have not previously attended programs offered by the Holocaust Center.

(Advanced teachers - check out the workshop offered with Facing History on March 23, "How was the Holocaust Humanly Possible? -Advanced Teacher Workshop.")

In this one-day workshop featuring the fully revised edition of Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior—teachers will:

  • Learn current scholarship on the Holocaust and new research focused on human behavior, group dynamics, and bias
  • Increase their ability to facilitate respectful classroom discussions on difficult issues in a way that invites personal reflection and critical analysis
  • Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
  • Tour the Holocaust Center’s exhibit, “With My Own Eyes” and traveling exhibition, “The Journey That Saved Curious George: The Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey.”


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International Holocaust & Genocide Remembrance Day

Thursday, January 26 | 6:30pm | Seattle University Campus | Student Center 160 | The Holocaust challenges all peoples and nations—and people of faith in particular—to stand against genocide, bigotry and racism wherever they occur. Mindful of this challenge, Seattle University Campus Ministry and the School of Theology and Ministry convene an annual Holocaust and Genocide Remembrance Day Commemoration as both a reminder of past horrors and a call to action to prevent future tragedies. Come bear witness to the courageous stories shared by a survivor of the Holocaust, and participate in a discussion on genocide in the world. Light refreshments will be available. Learn More


Children of the Holocaust

Saturday, January 28 | 4:30-6:30pm | Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue | Free  | Bob Herschkowitz, a Holocaust survivor and member of the Holocaust Speakers Bureau, will explore the topic of Children of the Holocaust and tell his story of survival. Between 1938 and 1945, 89.5% of all Jewish children living in Europe were murdered. A small number survived by their own wits, on the "Kindertransport" or were saved by the Righteous among the Nations. We will conclude with Havdalah. Co-Sponsored by the Holocaust Center for Humanity.  For more info, please email Temple B'Nai Torah - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Medicine & Medical Ethics After the Holocaust

Feb. 1 | 7:00-8:00 pm | Thomson Hall 101 on the UW Campus, Seattle |Lecture by Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld of Baylor College of Medicine | Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld is the editor of Medicine After the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond (Palgrave, 2010) as well as the founding chairman of the Center for Medicine After the Holocaust. This lecture will review the complex history of Holocaust bioethics and challenge medical professionals and healthcare policy makers to apply that knowledge to contemporary medicine. Free and Open to the Public. Sponsored by UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Learn More