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"Life Reborn: Jewish Displaced Persons After the War, The Surviving Remnant"
October 22, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
 
This is a two-part educational experience that tells the story of the Jewish survivors in the immediate years after World War II. The presenter, G. Daniel Cohen, is a Rice University associate professor of history and author of "In War's Wake: European Refugees in the Postwar Order." This first part entitled, "The Surviving Remnant" explores the experiences of those who survived the camps and those who survived the war in the Soviet Union. The class will explore the phenomenon of antisemitism in Poland after the war and the establishment of the International Refugee Organization (IRO). This program is cosponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but reservations are requested, To RSVP, call Aaron Howard at 281-561-6753 or email gamy@hal-pc.org.
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“The Soap Myth”
October 23, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
This film version of the play, “The Soap Myth,” is an interesting story that provokes discussion. More than a half-century after World War II at the desperate urging of a passionate survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story. Played out against the backdrop of deadline reporting and journalistic integrity, the critically acclaimed “The Soap Myth” by Jeff Cohen questions who has the right to write history — those people who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it or those who would seek to distort its very existence? And finally what is all our responsibility once we know the truth? Arnold Mittelman, the producing artistic director, will introduce the film and take questions afterward. He is the president and producing artistic director of the not-for-profit National Jewish Theater/Foundation, which celebrates the cultural significance of Jewish history and the creativity of Jewish American composers, lyricists, playwrights and performers. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
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“The Stages of Memory at Ground Zero,” with James Young 
October 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Professor James Young believes that the World Trade Center Memorial began with the first flyers of lost loved ones, with the first candlelight vigils at Union Square and the laying of flowers around New York City. It continued with the devastating pile of debris and search and rescue operations, cleanup and salvage operations, the reconstruction of the void at the heart of Ground Zero and the public arbitration of the new site design through the public process of the memorial competition. Young is a distinguished university professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was appointed to the commission for Germany’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in 1997. He has also consulted with Argentina’s government on its memorial to the desaparecidos, as well as with numerous city agencies on their memorials and museums. Most recently, he was appointed to the jury for the World Trade Center Site Memorial competition. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
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"Life Reborn: Jewish Displaced Persons After the War, A New Life"
October 29, 2014 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
 
This is the second of the two-part educational experience that tells the story of the Jewish survivors in the immediate years after World War II. The presenter, G. Daniel Cohen, is the Rice University associate professor of history and author of "In War's Wake: European Refugees in the Postwar Order." This session entitled, "A New Life" looks at how Jews displaced persons came to be recognized as political refugees and how the urgency of the Jewish refugee problem led to the birth of Israel. This program is cosponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but reservations are requested, To RSVP, call Aaron Howard at 281-561-6753 or email gamy@hal-pc.org.

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Opening Reception: “Birthrights Left Behind” 
October 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Central Gallery
 
In “Birthrights Left Behind,” artist Pauline Jakobsberg poses the question: “Is it possible to shape the future through memories of the past?” “Birthrights” is a selection of Jakobsberg’s work consisting of more than 20 original hand-pulled prints using various printmaking techniques, ranging from engraving, etching, silkscreen and collagraph. Jakobsberg dedicates the exhibition to her children and her late husband Wolfgang, who fled Nazi Germany at the age of six with his parents to Bolivia in 1939. Inspired by the stories of her husband’s family who suffered considerable loss at the hands of the Nazis, Jakobsberg has devoted much of her art to telling their stories. Many of the works address the Holocaust and the loss of birthright that accompanies the loss of one’s homeland. She states, “I am inspired to create a permanent impression of works filled with tenderness, caring and humanity balanced with pathos and grief leaving haunting memories and making my visions a reality. I believe that creating images of people now gone or maybe never known, renews their lives and gives substance to their memory. The remarkable courage of those who fled Europe to pick up the pieces of their lives in a new and foreign environment filled me with admiration of Holocaust survivors, a desire to learn from them and a need to continue to know more about those who did not survive.” HMH members are invited to a free preview reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. To renew your membership or to join and attend, visit our Web site at www.hmh.org, e-mail membership@hmh.org or call 713-527-1640.

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Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), D-Day (June 6, 2015), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000



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