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“The Last Mentsch”
March 12, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Mena’hem Teitelbaum, a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, has been running from his experience all his life by denying his Jewish heritage. He sought to forget the trauma by creating a new identity for himself, Marcus Schwarz, in Germany, one without Jewish friends or ties. Now faced with his own mortality, he suddenly wishes to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. To be buried there, a person must be Jewish and much to his dismay, his word is not enough for the rabbis; he must prove that he is, in fact, Jewish. However, with all his family gone and no remaining records, he has no evidence, save for the faded tattoo on his forearm. Marcus’s only hope is to return to the Hungarian village he grew up in to try to find proof of his birth. A young Turkish girl is deeply moved by his story and offers to drive him to Hungary – she knows exactly what it means to feel lost and uprooted. The unlikely duo set out on a road trip across Europe that will end up irrevocably changing them both. Award-winning documentarian Pierre-Henri Salfati’s 90-minute foray into feature narrative filmmaking is a thoughtfully rendered story of friendship and healing. Poignant, funny and deeply moving, "The Last Mentsch" is a powerful, emotional journey. This film is presented in conjunction with the Houston Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $8 for HMH members, members of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, the JCC Patron of the Arts, students, seniors age 60+. Tickets for the general public are $10. HMH members may purchase tickets online at http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. JCC members may purchase tickets by calling 713-942-8000, ext. 400.




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“Implementing ‘All Behaviors Count’ in School Settings”
March 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
On Friday, March 27, join Holocaust Museum Houston’s education team for a one-day workshop to learn about utilizing the Museum’s “All Behaviors Count” program in your classroom. “All Behaviors Count” is a free modular program that examines the five forms of social cruelty: taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying. This program examines the role each of the five forms of social cruelty plays in both school life and in culture. Broadening the topic to include other aspects of social cruelty is significantly more effective than approaching bullying as a singular behavior. In addition to teaching about these negative behaviors, this program also focuses on teaching about how to respond to social cruelty in positive ways. These social resiliency skills – both intra-and inter-personal – mean that students who participate in the program are prepared to address issues of social cruelty directly. In this session, educators will learn how to use examples from media and popular culture in classroom instruction to widen the experiences students see and discuss. This program is highly recommended for districts working to meet state guidelines regarding stopping bullying in all grade levels (K-12). Teachers, principals, curriculum leaders and guidance counselors should consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six hours in Social and Emotional Needs of G/T Learners. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 teachers and must take place by March 23, 2015. To register, visit www.hmh.org.


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"The Rise of Antisemitism in Europe and Why America Should Care"
March 30, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
In recent months, acts of antisemitic and xenophobic violence have grabbed headlines across Europe. In France, Belgium and Germany, violence and hate speech targeting Jews marred protests on the war between Israel and Gaza. Antisemitic, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim far-right parties scored electoral gains in a number of European countries this spring, giving them 59 seats in the European Parliament. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front made large gains in both European and local elections. In Greece and Hungary, the openly racist and antisemitic parties Golden Dawn and Jobbik continue to amass political power while they foster discrimination and violence. Political leaders in both countries have failed to combat the rising tide of violent antisemitism and extremism, at times empowering extremist parties to gain more ground. At a time when the transatlantic alliance is more important than ever, the United States cannot afford to allow its allies, especially those in the European Union, to erode democratic norms. At a recent meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power cautioned that antisemitism is a threat to the future of Europe. During this discussion, Human Rights First's Elisa Massimino and Tad Stahnke will discuss the growth of antisemitism in Europe, and how the American policymakers and European leaders should respond to these trends in order to protect the values of liberal democracy and maintain a strong Trans-Atlantic Alliance. 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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Hours and Admission
 
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

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, 2015) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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