"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)

Upcoming Community Events

The Remembrance and Legacy of Babi Yar
Sunday, September 14th
1pm-3pm
Klein JCC, Polonsky Theater
Vice President and Curator, Don Wittenberg, and Historian Jacqueline Cherepinsky, will present research on Babi Yar and why the Soviet Union covered up the bloodiest shooting massacre of the Holocaust. Rabbi Leizerowski will lead a Yizkor.
Cost: Free, recommended donation $5
Please register: holocaustawarenessmuseum@gmail.com or by phone at 215-464-4701

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Marty Brounstein Talk and Book Signing
Date: Sunday, October 19th
Time: 1pm
Location: Temple Beth Ami, Philadephia
Author Marty Brounstein will present his book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, followed by a book signing. Brounstein’s book is about a Catholic couple that helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.
Cost: Free, recommended donation $10
Please register: holocaustawarenessmuseum@gmail.com or by phone at 215-464-4701

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Annual Auction Dinner - Click here for details!
Saturday, November 8th - More Info TBA
Philmont Country Club, Huntingdon Valley

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Gratz College Tuzman Holocaust Teach-In
The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Gratz College Arnold and Esther Tuzman Memorial Holocaust Teach-In

Registration is OPEN
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3 - 6 pm
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027

Featuring keynote speaker:
Father Patrick Desbois
The Holocaust by Bullets

Father Patrick Desbois is a French priest who has dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism, and furthering relations between Catholic and Jews. His grandfather's experience as a WWII French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska labor camp motivated him to research the story of the Jews, Roma and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe. The result was his award-winning book, The Holocaust by Bullets, which explains how almost 1.5 million Jews were murdered between 1941 and 1944 in the Ukraine by Nazi Einsatzgruppen, mobile firing squads. Wearing the priest's collar, Father Desbois was uniquely qualified to gain the trust of Ukrainian villagers who witnessed the destruction of entire Jewish communities but would never speak about it. Through his efforts, over 1,300 execution sites have been discovered and over 3,500 testimonies have been recorded.

Father Desbois is President of Yahad - In Unum and also serves as director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations under the auspices of the French Conference of Bishops.

Seminar II sessions after the keynote on a wide variety of topics.

View the complete brochure

Special morning session for middle and high school teachers on Echoes and Reflections Holocaust resource for the classroom 11:00 am -2:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. Participants from all affiliations welcome.
General public: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Teachers seeking ACT 48 or NJ prof ed credits (up to 6 hours): $18 in advance; $25 at the door
Attorneys seeking CLE (1 substantive): $30 in advance; $40 at the door
Register and Pay Online
(Read the brochure and choose a Session II Seminar first)

For more information, contact Mindy Blechman, 215-635-7300 x154.