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Sunday, February 10 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Remembering and Facing Ourselves Through Holocaust Museum Learning

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Museums can educate, promote unity, and encourage peace and understanding. This presentation will explain how museums such as Yad Vashem, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Museum of Tolerance make it happen.  
Yad Vashem is a world Holocaust remembrance center and includes databases of information and photo archives of databases. It honors ""The Righteous Among Nations"" which is a powerful reminder of the action and character of people who stood up to the atrocities of the Holocaust.  
The USHMM has remarkable information for teaching the  Holocaust, and a current project, ""History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust.""  The project surveys how newspapers covered the Holocaust while it was happening.  It is a hands-on history project for people to contribute headline information of what their local paper included in the 1930s.  
The Museum of Tolerance is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.  Understanding the Holocaust in both historical and contemporary contexts and confronting all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today is the challenge made to visitors.   The museum has an outstanding timeline of the Holocaust.  It will be discussed and studied during the presentation.
Individually, each museum contributes to an understanding of the Holocaust and ourselves.  A fusion of knowledge about the museums creates a dynamic of knowing the past and insights into actions each of us can make in the future.


Jay Levinsohn

Jay Levinsohn has taught Holocaust and Character Development at Temple Solel for B'nai Mitzvah students for the past five years.  He has also taught at Hebrew High School, and Bureau of Jewish Education.  Jay is a graduate of Southern Methodist Law school and graduated from Scottsdale... Read More →

Sunday February 10, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MST
226 Graham

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