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Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide
April 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100
 
Join Holocaust Museum Houston for a lecture by Dr. Alex Alvarez, author of "Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide," for the fourth lecture of the Spring 2018 Public Lecture Series, Intergenerational Trauma & Memory: History Carried Through Generations. Climate change is increasingly impacting communities and nations around the world and challenging our ability to cope and adapt to new environmental realities. It also poses significant risk for the onset of communal violence, war and genocide. This talk examines some of the risk factors for violent conflict brought by climate induced stress, especially around resources, population displacement and borders.

Dr. Alex Alvarez earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire in 1991 and is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. From 2001 until 2003 he was the founding Director of the Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance and Humanitarian Values. His main areas of study are in the areas of collective and interpersonal violence, including homicide and genocide.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.

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It's a Latino-Jewish Thing: Making Ancestral Connections through Genealogy
April 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100
 
Join HMH for the inaugural Latino-Jewish Genealogy Workshop featuring speaker Dr. Peter Tarlow, Chairman of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. As director at the Center for Latino-Jewish Relations and Crypto-Jewish Studies, he works to educate the Latino and Jewish communities about their shared history and lineage.

The lecture will be followed by Susan Kaufman of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research with the Houston Public Library, who will be leading a session on how the public can access information and research these ancestral connections through the Clayton Library Services. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.

This program is in collaboration with Houston Public Library.



This program was made possible in part by Wells Fargo.




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Across the Waters (Denmark, 2016, 95 min, Drama, subtitles)
Director: Nicolo Donato
April 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100
 
Unsure of whom they can trust, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark. Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, Jewish jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews. An overnight raid however, forces the couple to flee their home with their five-year-old son Jakob. Aided by a church pastor and underground resistance, they set out on a journey for the fishing village of Gilleleje, where refugees await passage to Sweden by boat. Amidst lurking danger from the Gestapo and their collaborators, the family puts its fate in the hands of strangers whose allegiance and motives are not always clear. Across the Waters is a gripping story of survival and rescue and based on true events. The film is directed and co-written by Nicolo Donato, whose own grandfather was among the courageous Danish fisherman to ferry war refugees to safety.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Denmark




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