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“A Genocide Scholar’s Travelogue”
July 30, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
In his popular textbook, "Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction," Dr. Adam Jones wrote, “It is thus in the interest of humanity — both morally and practically — to oppose the crime against humanity that is genocide." Jones does so as he travels the world, using his intellectual skills to learn, explore and then teach about the scourge of genocide. He is also an avid photographer who powerfully and provocatively documents his research journeys. He recently concluded five months of sabbatical travels in South and Southeast Asia, taking him through Myanmar/Burma, northern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Jones serves as scholar in residence during the 2014 Max. M. Kaplan Summer Institute. He will work with participants, sharing his insights, writings, and photographs. Jones’s "Global Photo Archive" now comprises nearly 12,000 images. During this lecture, Jones will highlight some images of direct relevance to genocide, crimes against humanity, war, as well as peace and reconstruction in the areas of his recent travels and in other regions he has researched in the past. Jones is professor of political science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He is a political scientist, writer and photojournalist and is the author or editor of 15 books, mostly on genocide and crimes against humanity. In 2010, Jones was chosen as one of "Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide" for a book of that name. He serves as executive director of Gendercide Watch (www.gendercide.org), a Web-based educational initiative. He has also recently worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG). 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.
 
 
 
Inaugural Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Lecture: “Passivity and the Power of Active Bystanders in Genocide and Everyday Life"
July 29, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Dr. Ervin Staub addresses new understandings of the role of bystanders both in times of genocide and day-to-day life. This talk will address the great harm done by the passivity of witnesses/bystanders, from internal bystanders in a society and external bystanders, outside groups and nations, as a society moves toward genocide or other extreme violence. Staub will consider reasons for passivity and the harm done by passivity in less extreme, more everyday situations. He will discuss the characteristics of rescuers, heroic helpers who endanger themselves and often their families to save the lives of intended victims of genocide. The discussion will consider the potential power of bystanders, individuals and especially groups and nations to prevent or stop violence by groups against other groups. The talk will be based on Staub’s and others' research on helping, passivity, the origins of the Holocaust and other genocides, the prevention of genocide and his practical work on reconciliation in Rwanda and other settings. Staub also will discuss raising inclusively caring and morally courageous children and his training of active bystanders, including teaching police officers to prevent the use of unnecessary force by fellow officers, and students in schools to prevent or stop harmful actions by fellow students. Staub is professor emeritus and founding director of the doctoral program in the psychology of peace and violence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is past president of the International Society for Political Psychology and of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators
July 29, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wiesenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators at Holocaust Museum Houston is a four-day program that moves beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various dimensions and implications of the Holocaust and other genocides. The institute, held each summer, provides substantive content and the opportunity to network with scholars and teachers from around the world. Working in the Museum’s exhibit space and classrooms, teachers grow in their understanding of the Holocaust and refine their skills to teach about the history and lessons of the Holocaust and genocide. Each year’s schedule includes one or two evening lectures. The program is directed toward educators on a secondary or higher level, but university students and educators of all levels who have a specific interest in, and background knowledge of, the Holocaust and genocide are invited to apply. Seating is limited and is on a competitive basis. The cost to attend the program is $150, which includes lunch and materials for the four days. See the application form online at www.hmh.org for early registration discounts. For more information, e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.
 
 

 
 
 
“Creating a Life in Difficult Circumstances”
July 17, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
How do you begin again when the life you have known is destroyed? What does resilience mean for survivors of profound trauma, dislocation and the violent death of loved ones? For immigrants fleeing political oppression and genocide, the commitment to begin a new life in America involves radical choices about who they intend to become and how to carry and honor memory. In this panel discussion moderated by Claudia Kolker, recent immigrants and survivors of the Holocaust will reflect on the material, psychological and spiritual choices they made as they created new lives. Kolker is a journalist and author of “The Immigrant Advantage: What we can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope.” This program is cosponsored with The Jung Center. 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.
 
 
 
"In the Land of Blood and Honey"
July 10, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
The film "In the Land of Blood and Honey," written and directed by Angelina Jolie, unfolds a tragic love story set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war. In a land where people of different cultures long lived in peace, there was a brief moment when a Muslim girl, Ajla, and a Bosnian police offer, Danijel, fell in love. Then, violence tore through the nation pitting neighbor against neighbor, and the age-old evils of religious hatred surfaced in the region. Ajla is taken prisoner and saved from the horrors of war by her captor, Danijel. As circumstances place them on opposite ends of the conflict, their relationship is ravaged by questions of loyalty and betrayal. 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.

 
 
 
Opening Reception: “Life: Survivor Portraits”
June 26, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Central Gallery
 
In Hebrew 18 is “chai,” meaning life, and Holocaust Museum Houston’s upcoming exhibition “Life: “Survivor Portraits” serves as an exploration and a celebration of the lives that Houston-area survivors of the Holocaust have created for themselves. Beginning on June 26, 2014 during the Museum’s 18th anniversary year, this new series by local artist Kelly Lee Webeck will include 18 portraits of local survivors and 18 images that document the home space each survivor has created. The exhibit will include 36 gelatin silver prints. To increase the exhibit’s interactivity, broaden accessibility and extend its reach beyond the physical and temporal exhibit, two iPads will include additional images not shown on the walls. Through the use of technology, these images, and the 36 images in the show will be available through the iPad technology utilized in the Museum’s Digital Trunk program. On the digital screens, the photographs can be viewed and used in classrooms and other community spaces to continue the inquiry begun in the exhibit space. Please note: this event is intended for HMH members. 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.
 
 
 
“The Walk to Freedom”
June 19, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004
 
Join the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) and Holocaust Museum Houston as we come together to commemorate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration marking the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The evening will begin at HMAAC with light refreshments and an historical overview of the history of Juneteenth. At 6:35 p.m., participants will take a reflective walk four blocks down Caroline Street to Holocaust Museum Houston to remember those who walked off plantations 148 years ago to begin their lives as freed individuals. The WALIPP-TSU Preparatory Academy will accompany walkers by playing and singing inspiring hymns of freedom. The evening will conclude at HMH with the screening of the documentary film “The New Juneteenth,” followed by a question and answer session by filmmaker Isaac Fanuiel. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 
 
 
“Berlin Calling,” with Survivor Ben Waserman
June 12, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
As a child growing up in suburban Houston, Kastle Waserman always knew a big, dark cloud hung over her family, but her father never talked about his past. Later in life, she uncovered what happened to him during his childhood in the dark days of Berlin and the Holocaust. The documentary film, “Berlin Calling” follows Kastle on a journey of discovery through five cities – Berlin, Prague, Paris, Los Angeles and Houston. This amazing true account of one family in the big shadow of history’s most harrowing times reveals the emotional impact that is handed down through generations. Kastle is the daughter of Holocaust Survivor Ben Waserman of Houston. Waserman was a young teenager in war-torn Berlin. After his father was murdered by the Nazis, and with no papers, he went into hiding before being captured by the Nazis in 1943 and sent to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia. After years of fearing for his life and living in the squalor of the disease-infested ghetto, he was liberated by the Russians and went to America to start anew. He will introduce the film and take questions afterward. The documentary recently won a Golden REMI award at Worldfest Houston. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. For more information, e-mail events@hmh.org.
 
 
 
Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner
May 29, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010
 
Join us for Holocaust Museum Houston’s biggest event of the year, the presentation of the 2014 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will receive the award posthumously, with his son Martin Luther King III accepting on his behalf. Human rights activist and survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein will also be honored during the Museum’s annual dinner. To reserve your ticket or table, please visit
https://www.hmh.org/hmhdinner or call 713-527-1612.

 Press Release
 
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Memorial Day.
 
 
 
“His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg,” Louise Borden 
May 19, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg” is an amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many. Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. He did this by issuing protective passports and housing Jews in buildings established as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives. Louise Borden researched Wallenberg’s life for many years, visiting with his family and the site of his childhood home, and learned his story from beginning to end. Borden is a children’s author who has had numerous books published. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. For more information, e-mail events@hmh.org.

 
 
 
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers 
May 19, 2014 8:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center
 
The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers is a week-long program that introduces university students preparing for a career in teaching to the history and to the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. The Warren Fellowship, supported by The Warren Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust.The fellowship takes place at Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas each spring. Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators and graduate students will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel and will be designated as Warren Fellows Once accepted to this prestigious fellowship, participants attend a six–day, expense-paid institute designed to immerse the Fellows in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust.Eminent Holocaust and genocide scholars provide historical and academic content and university and Fellowship faculty and Museum staff provide pedagogical context. This prestigious program is by application only. For more information, e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.
 
 
 
In a Community, “All Behaviors Count:” Implementing the ABC Program in Community Settings
May 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Do you need to be able to discuss bullying and social cruelty with young people in your programs? You can help people understand more about how to respond positively when confronted with meanness in this half-day workshop focusing on the Museum’s anti-bullying curriculum, “All Behaviors Count.” In this program, community leaders and others will learn how to implement this free modular program that examines the five forms of social cruelty: taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying. This program examines the roles each of the five forms of social cruelty plays in both school life and in culture. Broadening the scope to include other behaviors beyond bullying is significantly different than approaching bullying as a singular behavior. In addition to teaching about these negative behaviors, this program also focuses on teaching how to respond to social cruelty in positive ways. These social resiliency skills – both intra-and inter-personal – mean that participants in the program will be prepared to address issues of social cruelty directly. In this session, participants will learn how to use examples from media and popular culture to widen the experiences they see and discuss. This program is appropriate for community program leaders who work with young people in grades K-12. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 people, and must be received by April 28, 2014. To register online, visit

 https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.

 Press Release
 
 
 
"Sweet Dreams"
May 11, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005
 
Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drumming troupe is called Ingoma Nshya. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs, Jennie Dundas and Alexis Miesen of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream, to open Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream shop, these remarkable Rwandan women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. The 84-minute film "Sweet Dreams" interweaves intimate, heart-wrenching stories with joyous and powerful music to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. Tickets are $7 for HMH members, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.mfah.org.
 
 
 
"Sweet Dreams"
May 10, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005
 
Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drumming troupe is called Ingoma Nshya. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs, Jennie Dundas and Alexis Miesen of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream, to open Rwanda’s first-ever ice cream shop, these remarkable Rwandan women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. The 84-minute film "Sweet Dreams" interweaves intimate, heart-wrenching stories with joyous and powerful music to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. Tickets are $7 for HMH members, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.mfah.org.
 
 
 
"Curious George Arts and Crafts Story Time"
May 10, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Laurie and Milton Resource Center and Library
 
Bring the kids to come and relax on colorful bean bags in our library for "Story Time" while readers from the Houston Center for Literacy and Houston Public Library read from books about the cartoon character "Curious George." "Story Time" admission is free, but advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France," which runs through June 15, 2014.
 
 
 
"A Portrait of a Survivor"
May 7, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Please join Holocaust Museum Houston's Next Generation for an evening with Holocaust Survivor Helen Colin and photographer and University of Texas professor Dennis Darling. A reception, generously sponsored by US Capital Advisors, will begin at 6 p.m. with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Colin will share her moving story of survival from the Lodz Ghetto and the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. She gave testimony in front of the mass graves after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and inspires others every day to use their voices to speak out. Colin has a challenge for the next generation to build a community of respect. Darling is a professor at University of Texas in Austin and works worldwide as a freelance photographer. His exhibition, "Portraits of Holocaust Survivors," tells the story of individuals who survived in Terezin, also known as Theresienstadt. Located in what is now the northern Czech Republic, this camp was a unique place that served as a transit camp for western Jews en route to other camps like Auschwitz but was also the temporary "home" to some of the most notable artists and cultural leaders from Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. Darling's work has been featured in a wide range of publications, including Fortune, Texas Monthly, American Photo, Popular Photography, American Way, Rolling Stone, Discovery Magazine and Modern Photography. As an outreach program of Holocaust Museum Houston, Next Generation is dedicated to promoting inclusion among individuals through preserving the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides and cultivating awareness of these lessons in contemporary society. Membership is open at all individuals age 21 to 39. To RSVP online, please visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. For questions about Next Generation please call 713-942-8000, ext. 400 or email us at nextgeneration@hmh.org.
 
 
 
"From Killing Fields to the White House," with Ambassador Sichan Siv
May 1, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
While the United States battled Vietnamese Communists in the 1960s and 1970s, in neighboring Cambodia, dictator Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge declared war on their own people, enslaving and slaughtering anybody who disagreed with them. Sichan Siv knew he would soon be a target — ending up, perhaps, as one of the millions of anonymous human skeletons buried in his nation's killing fields so he heeded his mother's pleas and ran. Captured and forced to perform slave labor, Siv feared that he would be worked to death or killed. It was only a matter of time. But he never abandoned hope or his improbable dream of freedom — a dream that liberated him, astonishingly, from his brutal captors and ultimately led him to the United States, where he later became a senior White House aide. Ambassador Siv is the author of “Golden Bones” which chronicles his experiences. He will discuss his work in this public lecture and sign books afterward. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door. For more information, e-mail events@hmh.org.
 
 
 
Better Now Houston Forum
April 29, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Holocaust Museum Houston presents the Better Now Houston Forum, a town hall-style meeting that will include a panel of experts in the fields of education, government, social services, religion and psychology offering facts and compelling stories relating to the current state of affairs for youth and families within the community. The forum is presented in conjunction with “it gets better,” a moving performance and 5-day residency featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and presented by the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) in partnership with Legacy Community Health and Bayou City Performing Arts. “it gets better” utilizes the power of song and story to transform painful histories of bullying, harassment and discrimination into a celebration of courage and a campaign for social justice in Houston. The forum is free; but seating is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Mary Lee Webeck at 713-942-8000, ext. 123, or-mail mwebeck@hmh.org.  

 
 
 
Citywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration
April 27, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77096
 
Join us for Houston’s annual Yom HaShoah commemorative service in memory of all who died in the Holocaust and to pay tribute to those who survived. The service is free and open to the public. Admission is free.
 
 
 
The Museum Experience
April 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location The Museum Experience
 
Get to know the new Houston Museum District Day by joining the Museum Experience. Featured museums in Zone 2 set for Saturday, April 26, are Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, The Weather Museum, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Czech Center Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Lawndale Art Center and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.For more information, visit

 http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org.

 
 
 
"Curious George Arts and Crafts Playtime"
April 12, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Bring the kids to play with 'Curious George' for Arts and Crafts Playtime, a unique Saturday program that gives children the opportunity to learn about the creators of "Curious George" while crafting a fun project to take home. This activity is recommended for children age three to 10. Tickets are $5 per child to participate in the activity. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France," which runs through June 15, 2014.
 
 
 
“Genocide Studies 101”
April 11, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
How did “Never Again” turn into “Ever Again”? As part of Genocide Awareness Month activities, Holocaust Museum Houston will provide this one-day workshop examining the development of the controversial definition of genocide and providing backgrounds to genocides that have occurred since the Holocaust, including Rwanda and Darfur. Rwandan genocide survivor Yannick Tona wil lmake a private presentation on his story and the need for youth engagement. In his talk, “A Survivor’s Journey to Inspire,” Tona will share the story of his family’s struggle to survive the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the lessons he learned from seeing prejudice at its most extreme and his subsequent determination to make the world a better place. Time will also be spent considering the concept of “responsibility to protect” and the roles of the various levels of the U.S. government that are involved in genocide prevention. Using primary source materials and film segments, participants will be prepared to make pedagogical choices as they implement studies related to genocide. This program will meet the TEKS requirements for social studies (particularly world history) and English/language arts teachers in grades three through 12. Art and music educators who wish to incorporate these histories in their studies may also wish to consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for five hours in creativity and instructional strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 people, and must be received by April 4, 2014. To register online, visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
“A Survivor’s Journey to Inspire,” with Yannick Tona 
April 10, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
In his young life, Yannick Tona has witnessed and endured more than most can imagine. In his talk,  “A Survivor’s Journey to inspire,” Tona will share the story of his family’s struggle to survive the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the lessons he learned from seeing prejudice at its most extreme and his subsequent determination to make the world a better place. His passion and belief in the possibility for change makes him an extraordinary individual and an inspired young activist. Fearing for their safety, Tona and his mother fled the violence by foot. Only four years old at the time, he was forced into the bush and walked for three weeks without food.  Tona and his mother survived, a feat he believes can only be described as a miracle, but sadly many members of their family were lost. At only 20, Tona was one of the founding members of the Aegis Students/Aegis Trust’s grassroots movement in Rwanda, engaging young Rwandans to learn about the genocide and work to ensure it never happens again. He has organized international conferences on youth mobilization, worked on issues of genocide prevention and human rights. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door. For more information, e-mail events@hmh.org.
 
 
 
Opening Reception: “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage”
March 27, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Mincberg Gallery
 
Since its opening in 1996, Holocaust Museum Houston has asked visitors to consider the roles taken by people during the Holocaust and other genocides with the goal of eliminating apathy as a response to hatred and prejudice. Holocaust Museum Houston’s newest exhibition will explore these important choices when “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage,” opens March 28, 2014. In this exhibition, viewers will encounter images and stories of people who engaged in rescue activities during the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda. “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage” is based on the work of Leora Kahn, who researched and interviewed rescuers from the Holocaust and other genocides. Each person’s image and testimony that visitors encounter in this exceptional photographic exhibition reflect “ordinary” citizens, who, by choosing to rescue the “other,” became heroes in a time when their country was committing acts of genocide. They came from different countries and different times, and for many, this is the first time they have told their stories - some risking their lives again in the telling. More than 30 images, accompanied by text from interviews, will tell the stories of farmers, taxi drivers, nuns, mothers and fathers who risked everything to save neighbors, friends and strangers. Kahn is founder and executive director of PROOF: Media for Social Justice. She works on global projects, partnering with organizations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations. Holocaust Museum Houston members are invited to a preview reception Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested for the reception. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Nonmembers who wish to join and attend may call 713-527-1640.
 
 
 
"The Real Inglorious Bastards"
March 21, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096-3907
 
"The truth is way stranger than fiction," muses one interviewee in this unbelievable true account that Quentin Tarantino's mega-hit was based upon. As teenagers, Hans Winberg and Fred Meyer fled Nazi Germany. Both loved their adoptive country, spoke German and hated the Nazis. Both enlisted in the U.S. Army, becoming part of an elite unit engaged in undercover missions in Austria. But to be successful, they need an accomplice who knows the area, finding one in Franz Weber, a former Nazi officer, conscientious deserter and prisoner of war. These courageous men recount their unbelievable adventure whose finale beats any Hollywood movie hands down. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
"Wagner's Jews"
March 20, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096-3907
 
Opera composer Richard Wagner was notorious for his anti-Semitic writings. What is little known, however, is that many of his close personal relationships were with Jews, including a rabbi’s son who conducted the premier of Parsifal, a pianist who lived with the Wagner family, and the teenaged piano prodigy Carl Tausig. This documentary explores the complex relationship between Wagner and the Jews, and whether it is possible to draw distinctions between the art and the artist. Musicians appearing in the film include the Zubin Mehta, Director of the Israeli Philharmonic, and Leon Botstein, Conductor Laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: “Jewish Resistance to the Nazis,” with Dr. Patrick Henry 
March 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Dr. Patrick Henry’s book “Jewish Resistance to the Nazis” not only puts to rest definitively the myth of the Jews going passively to the slaughter like sheep, but also explains why different types of resistance occurred in some places but not in others. Resistance will be conceived of as armed resistance, rescue and all attempts by Jewish people to fight the dehumanizing project of the Nazis. Henry will discuss his work in this public lecture presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Henry is the Cushing Eells Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Literature, Whitman College. He has published books on Voltaire, Camus, Montaigne and the novel “La Princesse de Clèves.” More recently, he published “We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust,” which has been translated and published in French as “La Montagne des Justes.” Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door. For more information, e-mail events@hmh.org.
 
 
 
"Aftermath"
March 19, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096-3907
 
Based on true events from a dark age in Poland's history, "Aftermath" is considered one of the most controversial and important films ever made in Poland. Now, a year after its initial release, this film from award-winning director Wladyslaw Paskiowski is still causing shockwaves and soul-searching throughout Poland. The provocative thriller is set in motion when Franek returns to his native village in Poland after living in the U.S. There he discovers that his brother Jozek, is hated by his fellow Catholic villagers. The danger escalates through broken windows, anonymous threats and police harassment. When Jozek is attacked and beaten senseless for wresting old Jewish tombstones being used to pave the village roads, he finally reveals the reasons for the hostility. What Franek discovers next is an ominous and terrifying secret that has claimed countless lives and scarred his village for almost half a century. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
"Rewriting History"
March 18, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood | Houston, TX, 77096-3907
 
Ninety-five percent of Lithuania's Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Yet, the ultra-nationalist Lithuanian government is determined to rewrite history, investigating those who fought with the partisans and accusing them of war crimes. It is a government that wants to change the way the Holocaust is perceived, not only in Lithuania but worldwide. "Rewriting History" deals with the campaign of Danny Ben-Moshe, a professor of Yiddish at Oxford University, who leaves his job to gather records of the few Yiddish speakers left in Lithuania, including an 88-year-old Jewish woman, a former partisan, who having been investigated by the government decides to fight back. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: "Süskind," 5:30 p.m. Screening
March 16, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
This riveting drama based on a true story tells the story of Walter Süskind’s courageous actions during World War II.  To obtain protection for himself and his family, Süskind pursues a post with the Jewish Council. But it involves the unimaginable task of having to decide which Jews are to be sent to the labor camps in Germany. When he discovers what really awaits his fellow Jews, he is horrified to be part of this heinous plan.  Courageously, he attempts to double-cross the Germans. He befriends a high-ranking SS officer, while cooperating with the underground movement to save almost a thousand Jewish children from certain death. This film is presented as part of the Houston Jewish Film Festival and the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members of the ERJCC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Holocaust Museum Houston; seniors and students. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. HMH members may register online at www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx.  Nonmembers may purchase tickets in advance at the HMH Store or at the door the day of the event. For a complete list of all the festival films, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: "Süskind," 8 p.m. Screening
March 16, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
This riveting drama based on a true story tells the story of Walter Süskind’s courageous actions during World War II.  To obtain protection for himself and his family, Süskind pursues a post with the Jewish Council. But it involves the unimaginable task of having to decide which Jews are to be sent to the labor camps in Germany. When he discovers what really awaits his fellow Jews, he is horrified to be part of this heinous plan.  Courageously, he attempts to double-cross the Germans. He befriends a high-ranking SS officer, while cooperating with the underground movement to save almost a thousand Jewish children from certain death. This film is presented as part of the Houston Jewish Film Festival and the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members of the ERJCC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Holocaust Museum Houston; seniors and students. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. HMH members may register online at www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx.  Nonmembers may purchase tickets in advance at the HMH Store or at the door the day of the event. For a complete list of all the festival films, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
"Curious George Arts and Crafts Story Time"
March 15, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Laurie and Milton Resource Center and Library
 
Bring the kids to come and relax on colorful bean bags in our library for "Story Time" while readers from the Houston Center for Literacy and Houston Public Library read from books about the cartoon character "Curious George." This event will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 11, March 15, and May 10. "Story Time" admission is free, but advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France," which runs through June 15, 2014.
 
 
 
"Closed Season"
March 13, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096-3907
 
Wartime makes strange bedfellows. Fritz, a German farmer residing in a remote area of the Black Forest, agrees to hide Avi from the Nazis. The offer, however, comes with strings: Avi must work on the farm and attempt to father a child with Fritz's wife Emma. Not only is Emma opposed to harboring a Jew, but opposed to having a sexual relationship with him. Years later, the child of the coupling travels to Israel to deliver a letter to Avi from his dead mother and the story of the strange threesome unfolds. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmhttp://www.erjcchouston.org/filmfestfest.
 
 
 
"Gloomy Sunday"
March 12, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096-3907
 
"Gloomy Sunday" was a favorite at the First Annual Jewish Film Festival, so it is only fitting to repeat its showing as a tribute to the founders of the Festival, Doreen Joffe and Sharon Kagan. In Budapest during the 1930s. Laxzlo runs a restaurant; he loves the hostess, Ilona. Both are marginally Jewish. Andreas, the piano player also loves Ilona and has composed a haunting song for her entitled "Gloomy Sunday." To complicate matters further, a German businessman, Hans, is smitten with Ilona, who rejects him. War breaks out. Hans is now a Nazi in charge of the final solution in Hungary. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
"The Real Inglorious Bastards"
March 11, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096-3907
 
"The truth is way stranger than fiction," muses one interviewee in this unbelievable true account that Quentin Tarantino's mega-hit was based upon. As teenagers, Hans Winberg and Fred Meyer fled Nazi Germany. Both loved their adoptive country, spoke German and hated the Nazis. Both enlisted in the U.S. Army, becoming part of an elite unit engaged in undercover missions in Austria. But to be successful, they need an accomplice who knows the area, finding one in Franz Weber, a former Nazi officer, conscientious deserter and prisoner of war. These courageous men recount their unbelievable adventure whose finale beats any Hollywood movie hands down. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to be a community partner in the 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.erjcchouston.org/filmfest.
 
 
 
“Music of Memory and Hope”
February 22, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096
 
Composers Lawrence Siegel and Paul English will premiere new works about hope, featuring the words of Holocaust survivor Naomi Warren. Siegel’s “Nunia: A Portrait of Naomi Warren,” continues Warren’s story from where it leaves off in the final movement (“I Am Here”) of his “Kaddish,” which was premiered in its full orchestra and chorus version by the Houston Symphony in 2010. Cantor Daniel Mutlu will sing the “Kaddish” from this work. “I Am a Memorial,” a poem by 2003 Warren Fellow Erin Balfour, inspired by Warren and set to music by English, will be performed as the concert finale. This program is being presented in conjunction with the Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of the Holocaust opera “The Passenger.” Admission is free. To RSVP, call 713-771-6221, ext. 336.
 
 
 
Anne Frank Tours Presented in Conjunction with "The Diary of Anne Frank" by A.D. Players
February 22, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Each Saturday in February, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free tours of the Museum with a focus on Anne Frank, whose life and death became one of the most well-known stories of the Holocaust. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.” These special tours are presented in conjunction with the presentation of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on performance at A.D. Players, 2710 W. Alabama,  from Jan. 29, 2014, through March 2, 2014. Holocaust Museum Houston members receive discounted ticket prices for each performance. For tickets or more information about the play, please visit www.adplayers.org.
 
 
 
“Paralleled Histories: The Holocaust, Jim Crow and Japanese-American Internment”
February 21, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
How do the histories of the Holocaust, the Jim Crow era and Japanese-American Internment intersect? During this one-day workshop, educators can learn how fear, enmity, prejudice and apathy worked together to harm civil societies in Nazi Germany and the United States. Topics will include how legal frameworks were implemented to remove identified “others” from society and restrict their movements to gain power over – and in the case of the Holocaust – murder the identified people. Using primary source materials and media literacy, participants will leave this program prepared to connect these paralleled histories in their classrooms. This program will meet the TEKS requirements for Social Studies and English/Language Arts teachers in grades three through 12. Art and music educators who wish to incorporate these histories in their studies may also wish to consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for five hours in creativity and instructional strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 people, and must be received by Feb. 14, 2014. To register online, visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: “The Journey that Saved Curious George,” with Louise Borden
February 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
The cartoon character Curious George is known and loved all over the world. But few people know the exciting history of his creators. In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey had to flee their Paris home as the German army advanced.  They began their harrowing journey on bicycles with their children’s book manuscripts among their few possessions. Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Rye’s pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Louise Borden is an author of numerous children’s books and recently published a book on Raoul Wallenberg. This program is presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door. For more information, e-mail exhibits@hmh.org.
 
 
 
"Curious George Arts and Crafts Playtime"
February 15, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Bring the kids to play with 'Curious George' for Arts and Crafts Playtime, a unique Saturday program that gives children the opportunity to learn about the creators of "Curious George" while crafting a fun project to take home. This activity is recommended for children age three to 10.This event will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Feb. 15 and April 12. Tickets are $5 per child to participate in the activity. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France," which runs through June 15, 2014.
 
 
 
Anne Frank Tours Presented in Conjunction with "The Diary of Anne Frank" by A.D. Players
February 15, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Each Saturday in February, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free tours of the Museum with a focus on Anne Frank, whose life and death became one of the most well-known stories of the Holocaust. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.” These special tours are presented in conjunction with the presentation of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on performance at A.D. Players, 2710 W. Alabama,  from Jan. 29, 2014, through March 2, 2014. Holocaust Museum Houston members receive discounted ticket prices for each performance. For tickets or more information about the play, please visit www.adplayers.org.
 
 
 
“An Afternoon in Spanish at Holocaust Museum Houston”
February 9, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Thousands of students in Houston each year study the Holocaust, many of them by reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” or Elie Wiesel’s “Night.” Although the narratives of facing difficulty resonate with many, for some in the Houston area, this study is complicated as they learn English. To assist in this learning process, Holocaust Museum Houston will present a special afternoon of Spanish-language programming for parents and students on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Adults are invited to tour the Museum's permanent exhibition “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers,” starting at 2 p.m. This tour will be conducted in Spanish by docents with special connections made to books read by students in our community that relate to the Holocaust. In the classroom, students in grades five through 10 are invited to join in an interactive session using multiple texts about the Holocaust in both English and Spanish. Check in for this program will start at 1:30 p.m., and parents must show a photo ID when enrolling students in this activity and when picking them up. This session, which will reinforce STAAR testing strategies, will be led by bilingual educators, Michelle Tovar of the Aldine Independent School District and Jaime Acosta of the Houston Independent School District. These programs are free, but space for each program is limited to 40 participants, and registration is required. To register, call 713-942-8000, ext. 302 and provide your name, phone number, e-mail address if available and the number of adults taking the tour and the number of students participating in the classroom activity.


 
 
 
Anne Frank Tours Presented in Conjunction with "The Diary of Anne Frank" by A.D. Players
February 8, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Each Saturday in February, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free tours of the Museum with a focus on Anne Frank, whose life and death became one of the most well-known stories of the Holocaust. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.” These special tours are presented in conjunction with the presentation of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on performance at A.D. Players, 2710 W. Alabama,  from Jan. 29, 2014, through March 2, 2014. Holocaust Museum Houston members receive discounted ticket prices for each performance. For tickets or more information about the play, please visit www.adplayers.org.
 
 
 
"Up Close and Personal," with Carolyn Dorfman
February 6, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
In intimate conversation, artistic director and choreographer Carolyn Dorman, a child of survivors of the Holocaust, reveals her inspiration for the Legacy Project, a celebrated body of work that honors Dorfman’s Eastern European roots and Jewish heritage. With depth, humor and reverence, she draws on the rich Jewish legacy, its history, philosophy, traditions, gestures, music and liturgy to create work that is honestly personal yet powerfully universal. Through live dance performance, multimedia presentation and interactive dialogue, Dorfman dips a ladle into a historical caldron and takes us on a journey of faith, survival and renewal. She is acclaimed not only for artistry, craft and vision but also her leadership. Since founding the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company in 1982, she has created more than 50 works and achieved a highly respected position among artists and arts institutions throughout the United States. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door.


 
 
 
Meet the Cast of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
February 4, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Meet the cast members and crew for "The Diary of Anne Frank" as performed by the A.D. Players. Houston-area Holocaust survivor Chaja Verveer will tell the story of her life in the Netherlands, when she was hidden with a Dutch family and subsequently discovered by the Nazis and sent as a "Ubenkanntes Kind" (unknown child), at age three, from Amsterdam to Westerbork, Bergen-Belsen
and finally to Theresienstadt to await the last transport to Auschwitz. This reception is presented in conjunction with the presentation of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on performance at A.D. Players, 2710 W. Alabama, from Jan. 29, 2014, through March 2, 2014. Holocaust Museum Houston members receive discounted ticket prices for each performance. For tickets or more information about the play, please visit www.adplayers.org. To RSVP for this reception with the A.D. Players cast, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.

 
 
 
Anne Frank Tours Presented in Conjunction with "The Diary of Anne Frank" by A.D. Players
February 1, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Each Saturday in February, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free tours of the Museum with a focus on Anne Frank, whose life and death became one of the most well-known stories of the Holocaust. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.” These special tours are presented in conjunction with the presentation of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on performance at A.D. Players, 2710 W. Alabama,  from Jan. 29, 2014, through March 2, 2014. Holocaust Museum Houston members receive discounted ticket prices for each performance. For tickets or more information about the play, please visit www.adplayers.org.
 
 
 
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
A memorial service, cosponsored by the American Jewish Committee, will be held for all members of the Consular Corps to commemorate the tragic loss of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. This year's observance will honor citizens of Croatia who, living under the Nazi puppet Ustasha regime, resisted fascist oppression and risked their lives to save Jews from persecution and murder and will feature remarks by His Excellency Josip Paro, Croatian ambassador to the United States. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 104 or e-mail events@hmh.org.
 
 
 
“Defiant Requiem”
January 27, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
This 2012 film tells the story of a cultural and spiritual resistance inside the Terezin camp. Led by imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, the inmates of Terezin fought back... with art and music. This creative rebellion reaches its peak when Schächter teaches a choir of 150 inmates one of the world's most difficult and powerful choral works, Verdi's “Requiem,” re-imagined as a condemnation of the Nazis. The choir would ultimately confront the Nazis face to face and sing to them what they dare not say. For more than 10 years, conductor Murry Sidlin dreamed of bringing the “Requiem” back to Terezin. Now, through soaring concert footage, powerful survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations and evocative animation, “Defiant Requiem” brings the incredible story of this artistic uprising to life. This film is being presented at Holocaust Museum Houston in conjunction with the Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of the Holocaust opera “The Passenger.” Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 
 
 
Film Screening and Brown Bag Lunch: “Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story”
January 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
“Honor and Sacrifice” tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by World War II. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became a hero, fighting against the Japanese with Merrill's Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma. He was born near Los Angeles, educated in Japan and became a hero when he used his Japanese language skills and military training to save his surrounded, starving battalion deep in the Burmese jungle. At the same time, his parents and sisters were living in their family's ancestral home, Hiroshima. The story is told by Roy's daughter Karen as she discovers her father's work in military intelligence, kept secret for 50 years. Ann Takehara and Marion and Kenneth Takehara will lead a post-film discussion. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door. For more information, e-mail exhibits@hmh.org.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“Honor Bound: A Personal Journey”
January 16, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“Honor Bound: A Personal Journey” is the story of Wendy Hanamura, a news reporter who chronicles the history of her father, Sgt. Howard Hanamura, and his military unit, Company L, First Platoon, who fought for the highly decorated yet controversial 442nd Regiment of the U.S. Army. These Japanese-American soldiers fought with legendary courage during World War II, while their families were forced into internment camps at home. This award-winning documentary follows Wendy and Howard throughout Europe, where they retrace the steps of the 442nd along their barnstorming tour. Sgt. Hanamura and his fellow soldiers detail their battles, the hardships of wartime travel as well as life as a Japanese American during World War II. Their stories flesh out a harrowing time for Japanese Americans, which was during a highly anti-Japanese era in the United States. Veterans also recount the 442nd's rescue of the "Lost Battalion," an operation the Army calls one of the top 10 battles of all time. Tommie Okabayashi and Mari Okabayashi will lead a post-film discussion. Tsutomu “Tommie” Okabayashi, a native Texan, joined the 442nd regiment in the Spring of 1943 at the age of 18. He trained at Camp Shelby, MS, and fought in Italy and France with the Cannon Company. His unit rescued a battalion in France made up of Texans, now known as the “Lost Battalion.” This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door. For more information, e-mail exhibits@hmh.org.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea” with Tom Graves
January 15, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
San Francisco writer and photographer Tom Graves spent a decade with the Nisei (Japanese American) soldiers of World War II and the Korean War, determined to share their unlikely story. That story is now being told in “Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea.” At first denigrated and mistrusted, Nisei veterans - now in their 80s and 90s - earned the praise of a nation, and ultimately, a Congressional Gold Medal. The most decorated U.S. military unit in history, these are the same men and women who fought while their families were interned in bleak American prison camps during World War II, a black mark on America's promises of equality and liberty. Graves will autograph copies of his book following the program. This event is presented by the Japan America Society of Houston in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Holocaust Museum Houston. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“A Flicker in Eternity" Film Screening and Discussion with Lane Hirabayashi 
January 11, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004
 
“A Flicker in Eternity” is the coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami, a talented young teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. Based on Hayami’s own, this documentary is the firsthand account of a 15-year-old thrust into the turmoil of World War II and is a poignant reminder of the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war. Through Stanley’s endearing cartoons and witty observations, this film chronicles his life behind barbed wire and as a soldier in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. It is based on his diary and letters, which are archived at the Japanese American National Museum, and Joanne Oppenheim’s annotations from Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son. Lane Ryo Hirabayashi is a full professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA, where he is also the inaugural "George & Sakaye Aratani Chair in Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community.”  Hirabayashi teaches courses on the Japanese American experience, Asian American history through the medium of documentaries, and contemporary issues in the Asian American community, among other classes and seminars. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Holocaust Museum Houston. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. To RSVP, please visit http://asiasociety.org/texas or call 713-496-9901.
 Press Release
 
 
 
"Curious George Arts and Crafts Story Time"
January 11, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Laurie and Milton Resource Center and Library
 
Bring the kids to come and relax on colorful bean bags in our library for "Story Time" while readers from the Houston Center for Literacy and Houston Public Library read from books about the cartoon character "Curious George." This event will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 11, March 15, and May 10. "Story Time" admission is free, but advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France," which runs through June 15, 2014.
 
 
 
“The Passenger”
January 6, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Described by the New York Times as a film with "the precise and harrowing balance of romantic beauty and profound terror," Andrzej Munk's “The Passenger” is considered to be a classic of Polish cinema and is one of the most audacious films made about the Holocaust. Munk, who died while filming “The Passenger” at the age of 39, based his film on the same source that Mieczyslaw Weinberg used for his opera, “The Passenger: Zofia Posmysz's radio play, Passenger from Cabin Number 45.” Munk's film was completed by his close friend Polish film director and screen writer Witold Lesiewicz. Upon its release, the film won main awards at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. This film is being presented at Holocaust Museum Houston in conjunction with the Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of the Holocaust opera “The Passenger.” Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 
 
 
New Year's Day
January 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, and remain closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in observance of New Year’s Day. The Museum reopens at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
 
 
 
2013 Events

Christmas Day
December 25, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, and remain closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in observance of Christmas Day. The Museum reopens at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
 
 
 
“Honorable Journey” and Panel Discussion Moderated by Christine Sato-Yamazaki
December 20, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“Honorable Journey” charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the 16-minute film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recount a lifelong journey from barbed wire, battlefields and jail cells to vindication and the highest honors in the land. As World War II veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye says in the film, "That's one thing about democracy. You must be patient." Christine Sato-Yamazaki, chairperson of the National Veterans Network will lead a post-film discussion. Please note: this event is by invitation only. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. For more information, e-mail exhibits@hmh.org.
 
 
 
“Honorable Journey” and Discussion with Director Stephen Menick, 1 p.m.
December 20, 2013 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“Honorable Journey” charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the 16-minute film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recount a lifelong journey from barbed wire, battlefields and jail cells to vindication and the highest honors in the land. As World War II veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye says in the film, "That's one thing about democracy. You must be patient." Film director Stephen Menick will lead a post-film discussion. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“Honorable Journey” and Discussion with Director Stephen Menick, 1:40 p.m.
December 20, 2013 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“Honorable Journey” charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the 16-minute film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recount a lifelong journey from barbed wire, battlefields and jail cells to vindication and the highest honors in the land. As World War II veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye says in the film, "That's one thing about democracy. You must be patient." Film director Stephen Menick will lead a post-film discussion. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“Honorable Journey” and Discussion with Director Stephen Menick, 2:15 p.m.
December 20, 2013 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“Honorable Journey” charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the 16-minute film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recount a lifelong journey from barbed wire, battlefields and jail cells to vindication and the highest honors in the land. As World War II veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye says in the film, "That's one thing about democracy. You must be patient." Film director Stephen Menick will lead a post-film discussion. This event is presented in conjunction with “American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and The Congressional Gold Medal” on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The National Veterans Network has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program to share this extraordinary story during an exclusive seven-city tour, ending at Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 
 
 
"Curious George Arts and Crafts Playtime"
December 14, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Bring the kids to play with 'Curious George' for Arts and Crafts Playtime, a unique Saturday program that gives children the opportunity to learn about the creators of "Curious George" while crafting a fun project to take home. This activity is recommended for children age three to 10.This event will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Dec. 14, Feb. 15 and April 12. Tickets are $5 per child to participate in the activity. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is presented in conjunction with the Museum's newest exhibit "The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France," which runs through June 15, 2014.
 
 
 
"From Terezín"
December 8, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004
 
Produced in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston and the Houston Grand Opera, this special concert will explore the music, art, poetry and philosophy that emerged in the horrific climate of Terezín, a camp that housed scientists, philosophers, instrumentalists, singers, composers and other leaders during the Holocaust, supposedly to “protect” them from the dangers of war. This program will honor those who lived through their art and created prolifically while detained there. This concert, hosted by Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer, is complimentary but advance registration is requested. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.

 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: “Into the Arms of Strangers”
December 5, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
This Academy Award-winning documentary chronicles one of the lesser-known stories of the Holocaust: that of the kindertransport, a rescue operation which saved the lives of 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany by transporting them via train to England. They were placed in foster homes and hostels. This moving film bears witness to the kindness of people and to the resilience of the kinder, now elderly, who recall in haunting stories the unimaginable grief of being suddenly torn from their parents, the trauma of not knowing whether they would ever see them again and the difficulties some faced in their new homes. The film is narrated by Dame Judi Dench. Dec. 2 has been proclaimed World Kindertransport Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the kindertransports. This program is presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: online registration is not refundable.
 Press Release
 
 
 
Thanksgiving Day
November 28, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Museum reopens at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
 
 
 
Museum Members Only Sale
November 21, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Are you a member at any of the 20 Museum District museums? If so, you can save 20 percent at any of the 20 Museum gift shops, including the Holocaust Museum Houston Store, during this special sale just for members. Just present your membership card at the time of purchase to qualify for the discount. Some restrictions may apply.
 
 
 
“The Stefi Altman Seminar for Educators: Using Literature Sources in Holocaust and Genocide Education”
November 19, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Do you use the same book or the same author each time you teach about the Holocaust? Educators can learn how to expand the literary offerings in education and invite rigorous learning via literature with students in this one-day workshop. The program will focus on school-age appropriate literature for grades three through 12, including how to incorporate the use of literature in all classrooms for all development levels. From the inclusion of diaries and memoirs to the use of poetry and historical fiction, participants will consider the pedagogical best practices in teaching about the Holocaust. Participants will engage in a rich examination of picture books and graphic novels and be actively involved in strategies to incorporate in teaching about the Holocaust based on the book, “The Book Thief.” All participants will leave with classroom-use materials and new ideas on teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides. This program will meet the TEKS requirements for both English/language arts and social studies teachers in grades three through 12. Art and music educators who wish to incorporate Holocaust-based literature in their studies may also wish to consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for five hours in creativity and instructional strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials but not lunch. Registration is limited to 40 people, and must be received by Nov. 8, 2013. To register online, visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.



 
 
 
Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon
November 18, 2013 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010
 
Join us for this annual luncheon honoring dedicated Houstonians who have worked to enhance the lives of others. Selected to receive this year’s award are master builders of our community, Murry Bowden and Holocaust survivor William J. "Bill" Morgan. For tickets or table information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 121 or e-mail spiritlunch@hmh.org.
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“My Dream of Freedom,” with survivor Helen Colin
November 17, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Join Holocaust survivor Helen Colin for the official launch of her memoir “My Dream of Freedom.” All proceeds from the signing event will benefit the museum. Colin published this inspiring, uplifting memoir at the age of 90. “My Dream of Freedom” takes the reader from her life as a child in a loving family through her survival journey during the Holocaust and on to her life with her husband and two daughters in Houston. Colin is one of the founding members of Holocaust Museum Houston. Colin will autograph her book during the event, and copies will be available for purchase. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
Holocaust Museum Houston’s Next Generation Kickoff Party
November 13, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Ciao Bello, 5161 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77056
 
Meet Houston philanthropist, Holocaust survivor and real estate developer Bill Morgan as Holocaust Museum Houston’s Next Generation, a new group for young professionals ages 21 to 39, begins its winter season of events. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with other young professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer provided by Ciao Bello. Next Generation is dedicated to promoting inclusion among individuals through preserving the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides and cultivating awareness of these lessons in contemporary society. Attendees who join the evening of the party will receive a 10 percent discount. Advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. For more information about Next Generation, please call 713-942-8000, ext. 400 or e-mail nextgeneration@hmh.org.  
 
 
 
"America’s Soul in the Balance"
November 13, 2013 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096
 
At the height of World War II, lawyers in the U.S. Treasury Department discovered that highly educated, patrician diplomats had covered up a Nazi extermination scheme, placing a disturbing spotlight on the moral bankruptcy of the State Department. With narrative prowess, author Gregory Wallance examines America’s dismal failure to intervene to save European Jewry. Wallance is a prolific author, human rights activist and partner at the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP. This program is presented as part of the Jewish Book and Arts Fair Nov. 2 through Nov. 17 and is co-sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston. The program is free to series pass holders, $10 for center members and $15 for the general public. For tickets, visit erjcchouston.org.
 
 
 
“Kristallnacht – 75th Commemoration Concert”
November 10, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096
 
This concert will mark the 75th commemoration of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” focusing on global headlines and first-person accounts of this tragic historical event. The program features the premiere of a new work by HGO Studio alum and composer David Hanlon (“Past the Checkpoints,” 2013), based on the story of his grandfather, one of the thousands of Jewish people rounded up on Kristallnacht and sent to Dachau. This concert will be performed with members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Houston artists. To RSVP, call the ERJCC Box Office at 713-551-7255.
 
 
 
Opening Reception: "The Wartime Escape:  Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France"
November 7, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Central Gallery
 
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. Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five-month odyssey by bike, train and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores. Beginning in the years prior to the war, "The Wartime Escape" explores the Rey’s early creative collaborations and traces how the story of George himself (originally titled "The Adventures of Fifi") spanned the wartime period. The monkey emerged as a character in one of the Rey’s pre-World War II stories, and the manuscript that became Curious George was already in progress by 1939. However, wartime constraints on printing as well as the general turmoil of the period prevented the original contract from being fulfilled. When the Reys were forced to flee Paris along with thousands of other refugees in advance of the German occupation, the manuscript and illustrations for the book were among the few personal possessions that they managed to take with them. Escaping via Spain and Portugal, then across the Atlantic to Brazil, the Reys finally reached the United States in October 1940. A month later, they received a new contract from Houghton Mifflin for "The Adventures of Fifi," later re-titled "The Adventures of Curious George." PLEASE NOTE: This event has reached its seating capacity, and advance registrations are no longer being accepted for the remarks portion of this event.
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Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: “Nicky’s Family”
October 30, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Archival footage is blended with vivid reenactments to tell the remarkable story of heroic Englishman Sir Nicholas Winton, who coordinated the rescue of more than 650 Jewish Czech and Slovak children in the turbulent days before World War II. His efforts may have gone unnoticed had it not been for a curious discovery made by his wife in their attic 50 years later. Today, the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Winton's story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They wanted to show the unique phenomenon that has emerged from Winton's story, how his courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good. This event is presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers. Seniors and students may pay $4 at the door. Seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“The 2014 Butterfly Project Calendar Launch Party”
October 28, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Deutsch and Deutsch Fine Jewelry, 3747 Westheimer Road at Weslayan
 
Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the official launch party for the 2014 Butterfly Project calendar. The butterfly - with its story of rebirth and transformation into new life - has become a symbol of freedom from oppression, intolerance and hatred ever since Pavel Friedman, a young boy held captive in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, wrote his poem “The Butterfly.” A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through the Terezin concentration camp from 1942 to 1944. Less than 100 survived. To remember all of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust, Holocaust Museum Houston has collected 1.5 million butterflies prepared from arts and crafts materials for a breath-taking exhibition that all will remember. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 
 
 
Bonhoeffer Tours, Oct. 26
October 26, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Holocaust Museum Houston will offer tours focusing on the life and ministry of the German Lutheran theologian Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer each Saturday in October at 11:30 a.m. Bonhoeffer's actions against the Nazi Party and his message to the church in the context of the events of the Holocaust will be the focus of tours of the Museum's permanent exhibit, German railcar and Danish fishing boat. Tours include a look at the early influences on Bonhoeffer before the Holocaust, his organization of the Confessing Church to stand with the Jews in reaction to the Aryan clause, his involvement in assassination attempts on Adolf Hitler and his imprisonment and execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp by direct order from Hitler. The tours include the stories of the Bishop of Munster and Pastor Trocme, church leaders who strived to protect victims from Nazi tyranny. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.”
 Press Release
 
 
 
Ruth Vinn Hendler Lack Lecture: “It Is Difficult,” with Alfredo Jaar
October 23, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Alfredo Jaar  -  a Chilean born artist, architect and filmmaker who lives and works in New York  -  talks about the power of art to reveal social injustice and inspire public action. He has a specific mission of engaging communities in dialogue. He combines imagery with performance art in the form of public interventions, which confront many terrible events happening around the world. His projects challenge critical issues that the international community neglects to acknowledge such as genocide, displacement, poverty and violence. Jaar’s projects have taken him to locations all over the globe and his installations are the outcome of thorough research and interaction with the indigenous people of those regions. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He recently completed two important permanent public commissions, “The Geometry of Conscience,” a memorial located next to the just opened Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago de Chile and “Park of the Laments,” a memorial park within a park sited next to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door.
 Press Release
 
 
 
Bonhoeffer Tours, Oct. 19
October 19, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Holocaust Museum Houston will offer tours focusing on the life and ministry of the German Lutheran theologian Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer each Saturday in October at 11:30 a.m. Bonhoeffer's actions against the Nazi Party and his message to the church in the context of the events of the Holocaust will be the focus of tours of the Museum's permanent exhibit, German railcar and Danish fishing boat. Tours include a look at the early influences on Bonhoeffer before the Holocaust, his organization of the Confessing Church to stand with the Jews in reaction to the Aryan clause, his involvement in assassination attempts on Adolf Hitler and his imprisonment and execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp by direct order from Hitler. The tours include the stories of the Bishop of Munster and Pastor Trocme, church leaders who strived to protect victims from Nazi tyranny. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.”
 Press Release
 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: “Refugees and Rescue: Scandinavian Responses to the Holocaust” and Opening Reception: “Denmark: October 1943”
October 17, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
October 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the Danish rescue of the Jewish people of Denmark. In this public lecture, Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Ph.D., senior researcher in foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Denmark and Karin Kvist Geverts, Ph.D., teacher and researcher in the Department of History and the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University, Sweden, will discuss “Refugees and Rescue: Scandinavian Responses to the Holocaust.” This event is presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series and is presented in conjunction with the poster exhibition “Denmark: October 1943.” Consisting of 11 framed posters, the display tells the story of rescue and resistance against Nazi persecution. Approximately 7,200 lives were saved, through the efforts of Danish citizens who ferried Danish Jews by boat to the safety in Sweden. The exhibition is traveled by The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa. The preview reception on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, has reached its seating capacity, and we are no longer able to accept reservations. The exhibit will remain on view through Nov. 3, 2013.
 Press Release
 
 
 
Bonhoeffer Tours, Oct. 12
October 12, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Holocaust Museum Houston will offer tours focusing on the life and ministry of the German Lutheran theologian Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer each Saturday in October at 11:30 a.m. Bonhoeffer's actions against the Nazi Party and his message to the church in the context of the events of the Holocaust will be the focus of tours of the Museum's permanent exhibit, German railcar and Danish fishing boat. Tours include a look at the early influences on Bonhoeffer before the Holocaust, his organization of the Confessing Church to stand with the Jews in reaction to the Aryan clause, his involvement in assassination attempts on Adolf Hitler and his imprisonment and execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp by direct order from Hitler. The tours include the stories of the Bishop of Munster and Pastor Trocme, church leaders who strived to protect victims from Nazi tyranny. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.”
 Press Release
 
 
 
Bonhoeffer Tours, Oct. 5
October 5, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Holocaust Museum Houston will offer tours focusing on the life and ministry of the German Lutheran theologian Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer each Saturday in October at 11:30 a.m. Bonhoeffer's actions against the Nazi Party and his message to the church in the context of the events of the Holocaust will be the focus of tours of the Museum's permanent exhibit, German railcar and Danish fishing boat. Tours include a look at the early influences on Bonhoeffer before the Holocaust, his organization of the Confessing Church to stand with the Jews in reaction to the Aryan clause, his involvement in assassination attempts on Adolf Hitler and his imprisonment and execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp by direct order from Hitler. The tours include the stories of the Bishop of Munster and Pastor Trocme, church leaders who strived to protect victims from Nazi tyranny. Admission and the walk-in tour are free. Tour sizes are limited, and advance reservation is requested. To register for any tour, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. To schedule a separate private group tour for 10 or more in advance, visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.hmh.org and check the “Plan Your Visit tab.”
 Press Release
 
 
 
Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series: “Bully”
October 3, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
This year, more than 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. The award-winning documentary “Bully” shows how everyone has been affected by bullying, whether as victims, perpetrators or silent witnesses. The Museum’s education staff and docents will lead activities related to the film prior to and after the film’s screening. Directed by Lee Hirsch and written by Cynthia Lowen, “Bully” has sparked a nationwide movement, “The Bully Project,” to stop bullying that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. Holocaust Museum Houston’s “All Behaviors Count” initiative is one such response to this call to action about the dangers of social cruelty, which includes taunting, rumoring, exclusion, ganging up and bullying. More information about “All Behaviors Count” can be found at www.hmh.org/sc_All_Behaviors_Count.shtml. This event is presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series. Tickets are $5 for Museum members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Please note: online registration is not refundable.


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Smithsonian Magazine’s National Museum Day
September 28, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Holocaust Museum Houston is honored to participate in this year’s National Museum Day sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. Hundreds of museums nationwide will open their doors for free to magazine readers and Smithsonian.com Web site visitors. Bring your Smithsonian magazine admission card from the September 2013 issue or download your card from www.Smithsonian.com. For more information, call 713-942-8000 or e-mail membership@hmh.org.
 
 
 
The Museum Experience
September 28, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location The Museum Experience
 
Get to know the new Houston Museum District Day by joining the Museum Experience. Featured museums in Zone 4 set for Saturday, Sept. 28, are Children’s Museum of Houston, The Health Museum, Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo and the Rice University Art Gallery. For more information, visit
 http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org.

 
 
 
Yom Kippur
September 14, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be closed Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in observance of Yom Kippur. The Museum reopens at noon on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
 
 
 
“Why Good Kids Act Cruel”
September 11, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Why do many good children treat one another so badly? Dr. Carl Pickhardt will tackle that question in this public lecture. Pickhardt, an author and psychologist, coined the term “social cruelty,” which is antisocial behavior that serves a social purpose. His work with adolescents has shown that bullying and other behaviors often exist in “good kids,” and that it is important to know why these behaviors are engaged. His work is relevant to parents, teachers and community leaders who work to address issues of social cruelty – teasing, exclusion, bullying, rumoring and ganging up. Pickhardt has advice for all those targeted and for those engaging in these behaviors. Pickhardt’s work was influential in the creation of Holocaust Museum Houston’s “All Behaviors Count” program, which addresses these issues. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and earned his doctorate from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a member of the American and Texas psychological associations. Pickhardt’s books include “Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years” (about social cruelty and what parents and schools can do), “Stop the Screaming” (about family conflict), “The Future of Your Only Child” (about growing up as an only) and many other parenting books. He writes a weekly parenting blog for Psychology Today about adolescence. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“Why Good Kids Act Cruel”
September 11, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Why do many good children treat one another so badly? Dr. Carl Pickhardt will tackle that question in this public lecture. Pickhardt, an author and psychologist, coined the term “social cruelty,” which is antisocial behavior that serves a social purpose. His work with adolescents has shown that bullying and other behaviors often exist in “good kids,” and that it is important to know why these behaviors are engaged. His work is relevant to parents, teachers and community leaders who work to address issues of social cruelty – teasing, exclusion, bullying, rumoring and ganging up. Pickhardt has advice for all those targeted and for those engaging in these behaviors. Pickhardt’s work was influential in the creation of Holocaust Museum Houston’s “All Behaviors Count” program, which addresses these issues. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and earned his doctorate from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a member of the American and Texas psychological associations. Pickhardt’s books include “Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years” (about social cruelty and what parents and schools can do), “Stop the Screaming” (about family conflict), “The Future of Your Only Child” (about growing up as an only) and many other parenting books. He writes a weekly parenting blog for Psychology Today about adolescence. Tickets are $5 for HMH members and $8 for nonmembers, and seating is limited. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door.
 
 
 
Rosh Hashanah
September 5, 2013 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
The Museum will be closed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. The Museum reopens at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
 
 
 
"Shaping Holocaust Memory: The Second and Third Generation Response"
August 27, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
There have been two major paradigm shifts in literary memory of the Holocaust. Following survivor writings, what Elie Wiesel calls "The Age of Testimony," the second generation has reflected on the psychic wounds of growing up in survivor households. They are the "hinge generation," turning from experience to history. Novels by the third generation (grandchildren of survivors) have dealt with the burden of emotional inheritance of Holocaust trauma seeking to define their Jewish identity. Dr. Alan L. Berger, the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar for Holocaust Studies, the first Holocaust chair established in the state of Florida, will discuss these variations in this public lecture. Representative second generation authors will include Helen Epstein, Art Spiegelman and Thane Rosenbaum. Third generation authors will include Daniel Mendelsohn, Johanna Adorjan and Joseph Skibell. Berger is also professor of Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, students and seniors and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Students and seniors may pay $5 at the door.
 
 
 
"History Is Never Set" – Gallery Talk by Anne Tucker
August 15, 2013 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Central Gallery
 
Thanks to historian David Shneer, the knowledge of 20th-century Soviet photography and our understanding of many of the photographs were upended by the publication of his book “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes” published in 2012. Most prominent among his discoveries was that most of the great photographers of the 1920s to 1940s were Jewish and to his analysis of those pictures. Anne Tucker will tour the Holocaust Museum Houston exhibition “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust” and discuss her revelations. Anne Wilkes Tucker is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This event is presented as a benefit of Museum membership and is limited to current Museum members. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. To RSVP online, visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
Implementing “All Behaviors Count” in School Settings
August 9, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Start your school year off prepared to handle issues related to bullying and other socially cruel behaviors with this . one-day workshop to learn about Holocaust Museum Houston’s “All Behaviors Count” program. “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 roles each of the five forms of social cruelty plays in both school life and in culture. Broadening the scope to include other behaviors beyond bullying is significantly different than approaching bullying as a singular behavior. In addition to teaching about these negative behaviors, this program also focuses on teaching 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 five hours in social and emotional needs of gifted and talented 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 be received by Aug. 2, 2013. To register online, visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
The Museum Experience
July 27, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location The Museum Experience
 
Get to know the new Houston Museum District Day by joining the Museum Experience. Featured museums in Zone 3 set for Saturday, July 27, are The Jung Center, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. For more information, visit
 http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org.

 
 
 
“What New Can We Learn about the Holocaust?: Perspectives from Dr. Michael Berenbaum”
July 11, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
In a second lecture offered this week on what new learning can come from the Holocaust, leading Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum will provide his unique insights. Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films. He is the author and editor of 20 books, scores of scholarly articles and hundreds of journalistic pieces. Berenbaum is the director of the "Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University," where he is also a professor of Jewish studies. He was the director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Hymen Goldman Adjunct Professor of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Berenbaum served as project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, overseeing its creation. He also served as deputy director of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, where he authored its “Report to the President.” Berenbaum’s lecture is underwritten by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Fund; the Chevra Kadisha Holocaust Studies Scholarship Fund; Fund for Educators, in honor of Stefi Altman, and United Airlines, the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 123 or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.
 
 
 
“What New Can We Learn about the Holocaust?: Perspectives from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum”
July 9, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Dr. Ann Millin, historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), will present a public lecture that examines the question of what new can be learned about the Holocaust, from the perspective of the USHMM. Currently working in the USHMM’s National Institute for Holocaust Education, Millin previously was the historian in the USHMM’s photo archives, specializing in the photographs of German Jewry, the Aliyah Bet and the European Roma, as well as in the work of the Wehrmacht Propaganda Company photographers. She received her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College, a master’s in religious studies from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate in Jewish history at the Hebrew Union College-JIR. Formerly a research fellow at the University of Göttingen and an Inter-University Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she has taught Jewish history, Judaic studies, world religions and Holocaust studies at the Hebrew Union College-JIR, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky-Lexington. Millin’s lecture is underwritten by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Fund; the Chevra Kadisha Holocaust Studies Scholarship Fund; Fund for Educators, in honor of Stefi Altman, and United Airlines, the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 123 or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.
 
 
 
Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators
July 9, 2013 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wiesenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators at Holocaust Museum Houston is a four-day program that moves beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various dimensions and implications of the Holocaust and other genocides. The institute, held each summer, provides substantive content and the opportunity to network with internationally known scholars of the Holocaust and teachers from around the world. Working in the Museum’s exhibit space and classrooms, teachers grow in their understanding of the Holocaust and refine their skills to teach about the history and lessons of the Holocaust. Each year’s schedule includes one or two evening lectures. The program is directed toward educators on a secondary or higher level, but university students and educators of all levels who have a specific interest in, and background knowledge of, the Holocaust are invited to apply. Seating is limited and is on a competitive basis. The cost to attend the program is $150, which includes lunch and materials for the four days. Applications are available for financial support to attend the Institute. Please see the Chevra Kadisha Holocaust Studies Scholarship Fund application at http://www.hmh.org for information and instructions on how to apply. For more information, e-mail
 teachertraining@hmh.org.

 Press Release
 
 
 
“Artistic Reflections on the Holocaust: Memory and the Arts”
June 20, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
The Holocaust has been source material for many artistic explorations. Houston’s own Naomi Warren has been a significant inspiration to several artists. This one-night-only panel will discuss a range of works, including those inspired by Naomi’s experiences, beginning with the poem “I am a Memorial” written by 2003 Warren Fellow Erin Balfour. Ballet Austin’s artistic director and award winning choreographer Stephen Mills will discuss his research about the Holocaust and the creation of “Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project” in 2005 and its national and international presence today. “Light” will be performed in three venues in Israel this fall. Benjamin Warren will discuss his role in supporting the oratorio “Kaddish,” which graced Houston with its orchestral premiere in 2010, and was presented in the Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem in 2011. “Kaddish” uses verbatim testimony of Holocaust survivors, including four Houstonians, in its libretto. Leslie Meimoun will share her experience creating the award-winning film “Naomi Warren: A Story of Hope and Renewal,” and Sandra Bernhard will speak about the upcoming HGO opera, “The Passenger,” which explores Holocaust memory and about a new piece, “Nuinua,” being created about Naomi by “Kaddish” composer Lawrence Siegel. Paul English will speak about his newest commission, to put the poem written at the first Warren Fellowship, “I am a Memorial.” to music. The panel will be moderated by Barry Mandel. This program is presented as part of the 2013 Warren Fellowship Alumni Institute, generously funded by the Naomi and Martin Warren Family Foundation. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 
 
 
“The Walk to Freedom: Feeling the Emotions of Our Forebears”
June 19, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004
 
Join The Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum, Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) and Holocaust Museum Houston as we come together to commemorate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration marking the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The evening will begin at HMAAC with light refreshments and an historical overview of the history of Juneteenth. At 7 p.m., participants will take a reflective walk four blocks down Caroline Street to Holocaust Museum Houston to remember those who walked off plantations 148 years ago to begin their lives as freed individuals. The WALIPP-TSU Preparatory Academy will accompany walkers by playing and singing inspiring hymns of freedom. The evening will conclude at HMH with a lecture by Dr. Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt professor of American history at the University of Washington. Taylor will discuss his perspective on understanding Texas through the prism of African American history. In addition to the lecture, vocalist Charles Clemons will do a reading of the proclamation, and The Praise Team from the Historic New Zion Temple Church will perform. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
 Press Release
 
 
 
“Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust”
June 6, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
“Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” recounts a fascinating, yet seldom-told, chapter in World War II history. This documentary film chronicles a real-life Casablanca, in which a high-profile group of poker buddies —  including Col. Dwight Eisenhower —  devised an intricate international plan of rescue and re-settlement, saving 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust” tells this gripping story through interviews with historians, friends and relatives of key participants, and first-person accounts from refugees who detail their harrowing escape from Europe and immigration to the Philippines. Barbara Sasser, a senior consultant on the project, will introduce the film and take questions afterward. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Seniors and students may pay at the door. Please note: online registration is not refundable.
 Press Release
 
 
 
First Thursdays
June 6, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Morgan Family Center
 
Holocaust Museum Houston will be open extended hours on the First Thursday of every month. The Museum will remain open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For questions about First Thursdays, please call 713-942-8000 or e-mail
 events@hmh.org.

 
 
 
Mixers on the Map
May 21, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Hotel Derek, 2525 W. Loop South, Houston, TX 77027
 
Join CultureMap at the quarterly happy hour series Mixers on the Map, where savvy young professionals mingle for a good cause. This month, the gathering welcomes supporters of SEARCH Homeless Services, Friends for Life, Young Neighbors and Holocaust Museum Houston's Next Generation. Guests will bid on a silent wine auction and have the opportunity to win a weekend stay at Hotel Derek and dinner for two at Valentino Vin Bar. Proceeds will benefit the young professional groups. Admission fee includes a complimentary cocktail, light bites and the chance to win cool prizes. Visit http://houston.culturemap.com/mixers-on-the-map/tickets to RSVP online.
 
 
 
"Brighten the Future by Coloring for a Cause!"
May 19, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Local Foods, 2424 Dunstan, Houston, TX 77005
 
Did you know one out of five kids say they have been bullied, and 85 percent of youths say they would stand up against bullying if given the right tools. The Holocaust Museum Houston B’nai Mitzvah Project offers an opportunity for youths preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvahs to connect to the message of tolerance and ending hate. This project will empower participants and notecard recipients to become upstanders. Participants will be provided with notecards depicting a butterfly, a symbol of children’s lives lost. After hand-painting or coloring the cards, students can sell them to family and friends to spread the Museum’s message regarding the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. Proceeds from the cards will be donated to Holocaust Museum Houston to help educate our community and create a more respectful society.To RSVP online, visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
 
 
 
“Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust”
May 16, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Central Gallery
 
Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences have had little exposure to Soviet images. The exhibition “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust” features 58 photographs revealing the war as presented through the lens of the most important Soviet photojournalists. Printed over six decades, the collection highlights works by Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma and Dmitrii Baltermants, among others, from the dawn of the Soviet era and throughout the Great Patriotic War, also known as the war’s Eastern Front. A large number of Soviet photojournalists were Jewish, and the exhibition explores aspects of what this religious and cultural identity might have meant when confronting war and Nazi persecution through Soviet and Jewish eyes. Charged by the Stalinist state to tell the visual story, these artists were emotionally and intellectually connected to recording the Holocaust. With their compelling war photography, they were the first to document the liberation of Nazi sites of atrocity – three years before others chronicled the liberation of concentration camps in Germany. The public is invited to a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013. Admission is free, but advance registration is required for the reception. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. For more information, call 713-942-8000 or e-mail
 exhibits@hmh.org.

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"Through Their Eyes: A Survivor's Story"
May 9, 2013 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Avrohm I. Wiesenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Join Holocaust Museum Houston for breakfast and a presentation of "Through Their Eyes: A Survivor's Story." Breakfast will include a program by Sandy Lessig, who uses the oral history of her father, a Holocaust survivor, to share his story of life in Germany under the rise of Nazism and Adolf Hitler. This interactive program pioneers a way to authentically share both the survivor's experience and the important lessons they tea