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Teacher Webinar: Part II – It Happened in a Village of Eastern Europe, A Case Study

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  Register Here Event Flyer   Please Note This is Part II of a 2-part webinar: Part I: Holocaust by Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe / January 20 Part II: It Happened in a Village of Eastern Europe: A Case Study / March 10 If you did not attend Part I: Holocaust by Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe on January 20, please do not sign up for this workshop. A separate registration is required for each Part of the webinar. This webinar will NOT be recorded. Registration for teachers in Alabama and Georgia will be on a first-come,Continue Reading ...

Teacher Webinar: Part I – Holocaust By Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe

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  Register Here Event Flyer   Please Note This is a 2-part webinar: Part I: Holocaust by Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe / January 20 Part II: It Happened in a Village of Eastern Europe: A Case Study / March 10 Attendance at Part I is a pre-requisite for Part II.  Please do NOT sign up for Part II only. A separate registration is required for each Part of the webinar. This webinar will NOT be recorded, and attendees will only receive resource materials for the Session(s) that they attend. Registration for teachers in Alabama and Georgia will beContinue Reading ...

Teacher Workshop: Teaching With Stories-ROMANIA

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DESCRIPTION When Hungary joined the Axis alliance in 1940, they were given the Northern Transylvania region of Romania as a reward for siding with Germany. The Jews of Transylvanian were soon subjected to Hungary’s anti-Jewish regulations. Four years later, as they seemed to be losing the war, the Nazis occupied Hungary and focused their efforts on the last major Jewish deportations of the war. Explore this history through the lives of three survivors who lived within 75 miles of each other in Transylvania: Max Steinmetz, born 1925, Târgu Lăpuș, Romania Martin Aaron, born 1927, Săpînţa, Romania Elie Wiesel, born 1928,Continue Reading ...

Teacher Cadre: The Struggle for Jewish Equality before the Holocaust

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For many people, anti-Jewish and antisemitic violence is crystallized in the Holocaust, but do not know how it fits within the larger narrative of Jews’ centuries-long endeavor to become citizens with equal rights. In this talk/workshop, Dr. Meola will introduce the struggle for Jewish emancipation alongside a different view of Jewish history, one that looks to show Jewish life and contributions to society and how they fought for equality. 1.5 CEU Credits for Teachers available through PowerSchool   Register Here   Dr. David Meola is the Bert & Fanny Meisler Assistant Professor of History & Jewish Studies at the UniversityContinue Reading ...

Archives at Home: Threads of the Past-Recreating Clothing of Holocaust Survivors

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Heidi Damsky is a talented knitter, a devoted grandmother, and a globetrotter, well-versed in the history of the Holocaust. All of these characteristics converged serendipitously when a friend of Heidi’s shared a pattern for a very special child’s sweater. The pattern replicates a green sweater worn by Krystyna Chiger while hiding from the Nazis in the sewers of Lvov, Poland, from 1943 to 1944. Knitted by her beloved grandmother before the war, the sweater survived Krystyna’s harrowing experience. Heidi knitted a beautiful replica of the sweater and generously donated it Birmingham Holocaust Education Center’s archives. Heidi participated in a similarContinue Reading ...

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On the Knife’s Edge: Resisting the Holocaust from within the SS – The Story of Kurt Gerstein

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Kurt Gerstein was a committed and outspoken opponent of the Nazi Regime. He was also an officer in the SS. This presentation will tell the story of Gerstein’s unique path of resistance, emphasizing the contradictions and mysteries of this enigmatic man. Register Here   About Dr. Valerie Hébert Dr. Hébert is an associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies at Lakehead University Orillia in Ontario, Canada where she teaches on modern European history, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and the photography of human rights violations and international conflict. About the Kristallnacht Commemorative Lecture On November 9-10, 1938, Nazi leaders unleashedContinue Reading ...

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Teacher Workshop: Visual Echoes – Holocaust Photography in Teaching and Research

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DESCRIPTION This workshop will be an interactive discussion of Holocaust photography, highlighting the specific challenges and advantages that these sources pose to the teacher, researcher, and student. – Online registration required. (Maximum participants, 40) – Open to Alabama teachers in grades 6-12. – Two (2) hours of CEU credit available Teachers must attend both online sessions & complete a post-workshop evaluation to be eligible for credits.   Register Here Workshop Flyer   FACILITATOR Dr. Valerie Hébert is an associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies at Lakehead University Orillia in Ontario, Canada where she teaches on modern European history, NaziContinue Reading ...

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Teacher Workshop: Teaching With Stories – Romania

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DESCRIPTION When Hungary joined the Axis alliance in 1940, they were given the Northern Transylvania region of Romania as a reward for siding with Germany. The Jews of Transylvanian were soon subjected to Hungary’s anti-Jewish regulations. Four years later, as they seemed to be losing the war, the Nazis occupied Hungary and focused their efforts on the last major Jewish deportations of the war. Explore this history through the lives of three survivors who lived within 75 miles of each other in Transylvania: Max Steinmetz, born 1925, Târgu Lăpuș, Romania Martin Aaron, born 1927, Săpînţa, Romania Elie Wiesel, born 1928,Continue Reading ...

Lesbians, Gay Men, and Trans Men and Women in Nazi Germany

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Dr. Marhoefer is a historian of queer and trans politics. This program will focus not only on gay men’s experiences during Nazi Germany but also the seldom acknowledged experiences of lesbians, trans men, and trans women. Register Now

Teacher Cadre: The Importance of Teaching Holocaust Literature to Middle and High School Students

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Dr. Sterling will explore why it is important to teach Holocaust literature (including drama and fiction) to middle and high school students, as well as methods of teaching the literature effectively.  He will discuss personal connections, empathy, teaching strategies, ways of creating meaningful discussions, and various Holocaust literary works that students like and that function effectively in the classroom. Eric Sterling is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, where he has taught for the past 27 years. He teaches various English classes, including Holocaust literature. He has published widely on the Holocaust, including the book LifeContinue Reading ...

The Holocaust and the Victims of Nazi Persecution

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This program will focus on the basic tenants of Nazi antisemitic and racial ideology and explain how this warped view of the world impacted the victims of the Holocaust era: Roma (Gypsies), disabled persons, persons of African descent, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and political opponents of the Nazi regime.   Register Now  

In the News: The Holocaust Revealed in Birmingham Newspapers

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BHEC interns and UAB students, Chris Bertolini and Emma Herr, have enriched the BHEC with their year-long research into how Birmingham newspapers reported the unfolding events in Nazi Germany. Join us as we explore “What We Knew?” and “When?” Register Now

Teacher Workshop: Word Smugglers-A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto

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The Oyneg Shabes underground archive is the largest collection of Jewish documentation detailing Jewish life under Nazi occupation. Directed and organized by Polish Jewish historian, teacher, and social aid worker Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum, the work of the Oyneg Shabes continued, even when hundreds of thousands of Jews-including members of the archive-were deported from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka in the summer of 1942. In her book, Word Smugglers: A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto, Amy McDonald tells the story of the Oyneg Shabes archive from the perspectives of Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum, Rachel Auerbach, Israel Lichtenstein, David Graber, andContinue Reading ...

Bearing Witness: Why Document Survivor Stories?

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Minna Goldberg, BHEC Intern, has spent the last year editing Holocaust survivor stories for the BHEC archives and website. Join us as she shares some of these amazing stories and the impact this experience has had on her.       Register Now



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