"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

Archive - 2013

Date

February 27th

Annual USHMM Professional Development Trip

Are you a teacher looking for an opportunity to learn how to effectively teach the Holocaust to your students? Or are you new to teaching the Holocaust and want to learn how to effectively teach the Holocaust to your students?

Then join us on Thursday June 27th, 2013 for a professional development trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Cost is $50 per person ($5 discount for Museum members).

Register now. RSVP deadline is Friday June 14. We have a waiting list--please contact us

  • 7am departure from the Holocaust Awareness Museum, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • 4pm departure from the USHMM, returning to the Holocaust Awareness Museum between 8-9pm
  • Lunch will be provided. Dinner is on your own at the Chesapeake House rest stop on I-95
  • On bus talks and trip escort by Ruth Hartz, Holocaust survivor, Mike Dickerman, Professor, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Richard Stockton College and Gratz College, and Phil Holtje, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum
  • Reserved admission to the USHMM
  • Professional Development Workshop with Christina Chavarria, Program Coordinator, National Institute for Holocaust Education -- "Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust"

Please select your choice of lunch sandwich from the following and include it in your RSVP:

  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Corned Beef
  • Vegetarian
  • February 14th

    "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" and Holocaust speaker

    Join us on Wednesday February 27th, 2013 at 10am for a stunning performance of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" from the Wolf Performing Arts Center and stay to hear Trudy Klein Gompers speak at 11am about her Holocaust experience and her family that was left behind in Austria in 1938.

    Recommended donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum: $10

    For more information and to reserve your seat, call 215-464-4701.

    January 15th

    Six Million and One Film Screening

    The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to partner with the Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors to announce the film screening of Six Million and One, a 2G/3G Holocaust related film on Monday January 21st at 7pm at the Gershman Y (401 South Broad St, Philadelphia). Tickets are $9 a person.

    Dinner with local 2nd and 3rd generation survivor families will be arranged at Olive Garden (1346 Chestnut St, Philadelphia) and organized by the Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors and the Holocaust Awareness Museum.

    RSVP to Jeanette Berstein (goaliebl@verizon.net) or Tammy Forstater (tforstater@yahoo.com) for details and reservations.

    Click here for more information about the film.