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"Holocaust 101: Teaching about the Holocaust"
August 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
The workshop “Holocaust 101: Teaching about the Holocaust” will help educators learn how to properly teach about the Holocaust. Created in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this workshop will focus on understanding both content and contexts of the Holocaust and how to incorporate them into the classroom for all students. From the inclusion of diaries and memoirs to the intersection of law and culture, participants will consider content, context and pedagogical best practices in teaching about the Holocaust. Participants will engage in a rich examination of Holocaust history and will also be actively involved in using strategies to incorporate directly into the classroom. All participants will leave with new materials to use and new ideas on teaching about the Holocaust. 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 should also consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six hours in Creativity and Instructional Strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials, morning snacks and lunch. Registration is limited to 30 teachers and will close July 27, 2015. Educators can attend this workshop as part of the Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators (http://www.hmh.org/ed_kaplan.shtml) or as a standalone worksho. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx.


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Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators
August 4, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg 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 and teachers from around the world. Working in the Museum’s exhibit space and classrooms, teachers grow in their understanding and refine their skills to teach about the history and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. 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, genocide and 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. See this year's application form for information about early registration discounts. For an application form, visit http://www.hmh.org/ed_kaplan.shtml.
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“The Armenian Genocide: Is It Still Forgotten After 100 Years?”
August 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
April 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Holocaust Museum Houston will host this special lecture by Dr. Taner Akçam, the Kaloosdian/Mugar Professor at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, on the latest research on the genocide and ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 20th century. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a "crime against humanity and civilization," the Ottoman government initiated a policy of denial and the Turkish Republic disputes any involvement in those crimes and the use of the word "genocide" to describe them. The case for Turkey's "official history" rests on documents from the Ottoman imperial archives, to which access has been heavily restricted until recently. By uncovering the central roles played by demographic engineering and assimilation in the Armenian genocide, the lecture will explain how this crime is understood and show that physical destruction is not the only aspect of the genocidal process. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
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Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Lecture: "The Holocaust: Myths and Misconceptions"
August 5, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Historical scholarship doesn't make its way immediately into the public consciousness. In the case of the Holocaust, Northwestern University historian Peter Hayes sees a "widening and particularly stark gap" between what scholars of the Holocaust have discovered in years of serious study and what the general public thinks about the Holocaust. During the 2015 Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute and his Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Lecture, Professor Peter Hayes, the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor at Northwestern University and who specializes in the history of Germany in the 20th century – particularly the Nazi period – will counter common myths and misconceptions about the Holocaust. Hayes is the author or editor of 11 books, including the prize winners "Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era" and "Lessons and Legacies I: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World" and "The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies." 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. Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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“Hitler on Trial”
August 11, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 

If you missed the first showing, join us in the second screening of “Hitler on Trial.” This 90-minute film concerns the largely forgotten story of Hans Litten, a German lawyer who took on Adolf Hitler. Litten was half-Jewish and, needless to say, when he was later arrested and sent to the camps he was forced to wear a yellow star. In the Eden Dance Palace Trial of 1931, in which four Nazi storm troopers stood accused of criminal assault and attempted murder, Litten, a lawyer for the prosecution, requested the presence of Hitler as a witness. At the trial, Hans clearly outwitted Hitler, who was frequently unable to answer his questions. The Brown Shirts were convicted, but Litten’s victory was short-lived as, two years later, Hitler became chancellor and Litten was arrested. However, Litten continued his resistance against the Nazis and fought back from the concentration camps.



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"Judaism and the Arts"
August 13, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Museum of Fine Arts Houston, American General Conference Room, Beck Building, 5601 Main St. Houston, TX 77005
 

Please join us for a special program on “Judaism and the Arts.” Our speaker will be Dr. Helga Aurisch, curator of European paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Dr. Aurisch will examine the important contributions of the Jewish communities in three great cities ruled by the powerful Habsburg family: Prague, Vienna and Budapest. This empire, stretching over vast parts of Europe for nearly 600 years, was a multiethnic, multilingual and multinational configuration. At different periods the Jewish communities enjoyed religious tolerance, thrived and made noteworthy contributions to the empire’s cultural and economic prowess, while at other times they suffered persecution and reprisals. The fate of the Jews was often a direct reflection of the emperor’s political wishes or even personal attitude. The program is $18.00 general admission or $13.00 for seniors. Seating is limited. Please reserve your ticket online by Aug. 3. This event is for members of The Guild. To join the Guild, please contact Courtney Tutt at ctutt@hmh.org or 713-527-1640.


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The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


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

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

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

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

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

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



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

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