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Past Events


Educating the community about the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy
Honoring the memory of the six million Jews and other innocent victims of the Holocaust
Remembering the inspirational legacy of those who survived

The Holocaust Memorial Museum and Utterly Global Bullying Prevention

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 from 9:00am — 12:00pm

Campus for the San Antonio Jewish Community
12500 N.W. Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231

-3 Continuing Professional Education Hours for Educators (TEA approved)
-3 Continuing Education Units for Social Workers
   CEU Provider: Arthur F. Dawes, III, LCSW; provider number: 4954

Cost: $30

RSVP by June 7th to Christina Forsythe at forsythec@jfsatx.org or 210-302-6812

Space is limited

Workshop Topics and Handouts On:
   • Important elements regarding bullying prevention and intervention
   • Strategies to reduce bullying
   • Strategies to improve school/classroom climate

The Barshop JCC & Holocaust Memorial Museum Film Series

Defiant Requiem

Showing Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Barshop JCC

This feature-length documentary film illuminates the extraordinary, untold story of how a rare form of courage, hope, and survival sparked an entirely unique method of fighting Nazi oppression, enabling the prisoners to maintain their dignity and humanity while battling the worst of mankind with the best of mankind.

Return to the Hiding Place

Showing Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 7pm at the Barshop JCC

When resistance fighter Piet Hartog witnesses atrocities toward the Jews, he is drawn by his beautiful love Aty and her Aunt Corrie into the web of espionage and clandestine activities in the Hiding Place, embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through underground tunnels, Gestapo hijacks, daring rescues, and stunning miracles in one of history’s most famous dramas. Climaxing in the true, breath-taking rescue of an entire orphanage of Jewish children marked for mass execution by Hitler’s assassins, audiences will both cheer and weep at this exciting, sobering tale.



Yom HaShoah Observance: A Community’s Promise

Congregation Agudas Achim
16550 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX
April 7th, 2013 7:00pm

Once home to more than 70 survivors of the Holocaust, San Antonio will reaffirm its dedication this year to the preservation of memory with A Community’s Promise.

Join us for a moving evening as we honor the memory of those lost and recount the stories of those who called San Antonio home after having survived the horrors of the Holocaust. Service will include a procession of San Antonio's Survivors and a liturgy performed by our community's leaders.

Please click this flyer to download a PDF.

If you would like to purchase admission to this
workshop, please click the button below.

12th Annual Barshop JCC
Jewish Film Festival

Santikos Embassy 14
13707 Embassy Row/281 @ Bitters
February 9-13, 2013
Call (210)320-6820 for tickets

Holocaust Related Films
The Flat (documentary) Monday, Fe. 11 at 5 pm
Joanna (feature film), Tuesday, Feb.12 at 5 pm
Torn (documentary with filmmaker in attendance), Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5 pm

For additional films, dates, and screening times, click here.

An Evening with
Ambassador Siv

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
825 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209
January 26th, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Former United Nations Ambassador and author of “Golden Bones” Sichan Siv will tell of his escape from the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge in his native Cambodia and his experiences as a refugee in the United States.

The Ambassador and Mrs. Siv will join guests for a private dinner and evening of conversation following his presentation. Those wishing to join the Sivs can contact the Museum to reserve dinner tickets at (210) 302-6965 or mengerk@jfsatx.org.

"The World Must Know:
The Power of History, The Triumph of Memory"

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Campus, Holzman Auditorium
12500 N.W. Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78230
January 9th, 2013
7:00 p.m.

The museum’s first event of 2013 will feature Dr. Edward Westermann, Museum Scholar in Residence and Professor of History, Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The evening’s presentation will also include a short film and Holocaust survivor accounts of their experiences as youth in Nazi occupied Europe.

Dr. Westermann, a published author and scholar of the Holocaust, is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and has served as an academic consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Museum. A renowned speaker, his presentation will focus on the evolving shifts in the meaning and significance of the Holocaust since World War II, and the implications this has on today’s world.

"Our Voices, Our Lives: Twenty Holocaust Survivors Remember"

A Workshop At Region 20

ESC-20 Conference Center, Building 4 & The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
June 26, 2012 8:00AM-4:00PM

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is pleased to offer a six-hour session titled "Our Voices, Our Lives: Twenty Holocaust Survivors Remember," featuring a look at a recent publication of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio of the same name. This text, written by four area teachers, also includes teaching activities and two DVDs of survivor interviews. Our day will include training with the text in the morning and a visit to our museum in the afternoon with a docent-led tour and a presentation by a local survivor sharing their story. The participants will learn background information about the Holocaust and this project in particular. We will discuss the importance of testimony and look at primary and secondary sources used in research. The application of oral / visual history will be the centerpiece of the presentation. Active participation will include developing possible applications of the material as well as the potential to replicate this project in one's own community.

The Diary Of Anne Frank

A Free Movie Event at the Bijou

Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
May 24, 2012
7:00PM - 9:00PM

A winner of three Academy Awards, The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, and the personal diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who lived in a hiding place with her family during World War II. It is the first film version of both the play and the original story, and features three members of the original Broadway cast.

Box office opens at 6:00pm & seating is limited to 200 people. Individuals 18 yrs. and older will be admitted to the theatre with a picture ID. Patrons age 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

“An Evening of Remembrance:
The Warsaw Ghetto Short Film”

and dramatic
re-enactment by BMSN
National History Day Team

Patrick Heath Public Library
May 21, 2012
7:00 PM

Join us for a special evening with Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Max Glauben. The BMSN National History Day Team won 2nd at state for their performance. This evening’s event is free; however, donations are welcome to help send this team to the National Competition in Maryland in June.

This event is not recommended for young children.

Inaugural Walk Against Genocide

Woodlawn Lake Park
April 29, 2012
1:30 PM

Please join the San Antonio Coalition Against Genocide and your Memorial Museum at the inaugural Walk Against Genocide. This one of a kind event will feature the first hand accounts from victims of genocide the world-wide.

A Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Observance:

Out of the Ashes

Congregation Rodfei Sholom
April 19, 2012

Our local Holocaust survivors will recount stories of courage in the face of the unimaginable cruelty of Hitler's regime. This moving one-hour program will include audio-visual depictions of the Holocaust that may be inappropriate for children under 16. Please join us in preserving the memory of those lost, and the legacy of those who survived.

A Holocaust Remembrance Candle Lighting at Randolph Air Force Base

April 19, 2012

Access to the base is restricted to activity duty military, retired military, and civil service employees. Civilians may attend only with a sponsor.

“The Bully, The Bullied and
the Bystander”

A One-Day Teacher Workshop featuring Barbara Coloroso

Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose
Learning Center
Houston Holocaust Museum
April 18, 2012
8:45 AM - 3:30 PM

This program provides information about the five behaviors of social cruelty and how schools can develop communities in which humanity is in action. Teasing, exclusion, bullying, rumoring and ganging up have all led to violence in the past few years; in a world of total connectedness, with no down time as in the past, these behaviors are causing greater damage. This interactive afternoon will include presentations, visiting of relevant exhibition spaces and rich discussion. The cost for the one-day session – including materials and a copy of Coloroso’s book “Extraordinary Evil: A Brief History of Genocide ... And Why it Matters,” is $25. Lunch is not included. To register, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.

An Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service at Lackland Air Force Base

The Freedom Chapel
April 17, 2012
6:00-7:00pm, Refreshments till 8:00pm

An interfaith service in memory of the 11 million who perished during history's greatest horror. Access to the base is restricted to activity duty military, retired military, and civil service employees. Civilians may attend only with a sponsor.

Randolph Air Force Base Remembers

Randolph Theater
April 16, 2012

Hear Holocaust survivor George Fodor's moving account of his time in concentration camps in Hungary, Austria and Czechoslovakia, and his eventual liberation from Theresienstadt by the Russian army. Distinguished Scholar in Residence Dr. Westermann will lecture on the history of the Holocaust and the role of the military in a just and equitable society. Access to the base is restricted to activity duty military, retired military, and civil service employees. Civilians may attend only with a sponsor.

Confronting Hatred: Implications of the Holocaust For Contemporary Society

The Agudas Achim Gurinsky Family Social Hall
April 15, 2012

Dr. Edward B. Westermann's evocative presentation will explore shifts in the meaning and significance of the Shoah redefined in light of mass murder and genocide in a post World War II world. He will also discuss the issue of the reemergence of the "rhetoric of annihilation" with respect to Israel in the past decade.

Dr. Westermann is a Professor of History at Texas A&M University — San Antonio, and former Professor of Military Strategic Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy. A Fulbright Scholar at Freie Universitat Berlin, Dr. Westermann served as an Academic Consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum before joining the Holocaust Museum of San Antonio as the Distinguished Scholar in Residence.

Unmasked: Judeophobia

The Santikos Bijou Theatre at Crossroads
March 26, 2012

Sponsored by The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation with Israel Public Affairs Committee of Congregation Rodfei Sholom (IPA) and The Mazal Holocaust Library, this documentary examinrd the growing threat of anti-Semitism and judeophobia around the world. $8 general admission, students free. For ticketing and information contact Judy Lackritz at 210-302-6960 or Bobbie Ghitis at 210-493-3557

Light / The Holocaust &
Humanity Project

A Ballet Austin Production

The Long Center
Austin, TX
March 23, 24, & 25
3:00 & 8:00pm

One of the most talked about Ballet Austin works, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project brings heartbreaking beauty to the stage and a timely reminder that injustice to one is injustice to all. Light is a multi-media, community-wide human rights arts project including a lecture series, multi-genre art and educational programming and the art of dance as you have never seen it before. Set to the music of five of the most important living composers, Mills' original choreography turns the spotlight on discrimination and triumph of the human spirit. Tickets are available online.

Murder, Mystery and Egon Schiele’s Dead City

Jewish Campus
February 8, 2012

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio’s Community Relations Council and Holocaust Memorial Museum and the San Antonio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will sponsor Raymond Dowd's exciting tour of one of history’s great puzzles.

In 1998, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau seized Egon Schiele's Dead City and Portrait of Wally at the Museum of Modern Art, creating a scandal that changed the legal landscape of Europe and the United States for victims of Nazi persecution and their survivors. Mr. Dowd represents the heirs of Fritz Grunbaum, a Jewish cabaret performer murdered in the Dachau Concentration Camp. Fritz's wife Lily died
in the Minsk Death Camp. Grunbaum's art collection surfaced in Switzerland in 1956 under disputed circumstances, and led to the first Holocaust-era art recovery trial in U.S.history, Bakalar v. Vavra, but the intrigue was far from over.

Mon-Fri    9am - Noon
Sun          1pm - 3pm

Afternoon tours can be arranged
by appointment.

Holiday hours may apply

The Holocaust Memorial is located on the upper level of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Cammunity.
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