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Holocaust Families: What We Learned from Elie Wiesel
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Robert Krell, child Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist specializing in treating trauma in Holocaust survivor families, and Howard Reich, Emmy Award-winning journalist (Chicago Tribune), filmmaker, and author of 'The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel', moderated by Marilyn Sinclair, Founder of Liberation75. This event is presented by Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts in partnership with Liberation75 as part of Bravo Niagara!'s 2020 Voices of Freedom Festival: Sounds of Hope initiative to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. To learn more and sign up for updates, visit: www.bravoniagara.org www.liberation75.org
Beyond All Memories: The Semer Ensemble & The Rescued Treasure of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin
On November 9th, 2020 we remembered “Reichspogromnacht”, the “Night of Broken Glass”. On November 9 to November 10, 1938, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses, killing many Jews. This program presented a film screening and discussion about a treasury of music by Jewish artists destroyed during “Reichspogromnacht” or “Night of Broken Glass” that was almost forgotten – but miraculously found! The German Ambassador to the US, H.E. Emily Haber, the German Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Sabine Sparwasser and Marilyn Sinclair from Liberation75 were joined by panelists Dr. Alan Bern, Dr. Rainer Lotz, Sasha Lurje as well as moderators Laila Biali and Ben Wittman to screen the documentary film Beyond All Memories – The Semer Ensemble and the Rescued Treasure of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin (written and directed by Christoph Weinert) which was followed by a discussion and audience Q&A. The webinar and film screening were free to attend. Semer Ensemble brings back to life the eclectic Jewish music captured on historic recordings made in Berlin between 1933-1938 on the short-lived Semer Records label. At a time when Jewish artists were banned by the Nazis from participation in the mainstream music industry, Semer offered a home to a vast array of artists and styles, including Yiddish folk and theatre songs, Berlin Cabaret, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, operatic arias, klezmer, and cantorial music. After the destruction of the label’s shop on “Reichspogromnacht” (Nov 9, 1938), this music was lost and forgotten for 60 years, until ethnomusicologist Rainer Lotz scoured the world tracking down vinyl copies of the label’s entire catalog. Now, joined by an all-star cast, New Jewish Music pioneer Alan Bern (Brave Old World, Other Europeans) directs a live concert program based on these recordings. The Semer Ensemble creates fresh interpretations and provocative, contemporary arrangements of repertoire from the original Semer Records catalog. This moving music re-creates a golden age of Jewish music, opening a tunnel in time between pre-war Berlin and today’s vibrant Jewish Music scene. This event was presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the US, the Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada and Liberation 75. The film Beyond All Memories shown during the event was commissioned by the German Embassy in Ottawa and the German Embassy in Washington.
RELEVANCE & SUSTAINABILITY: The Future of Holocaust Museums
September 30, 2020 A collaboration with the Museum of Eternal Faith and Resilience Featuring: Paul Salmons, Curator & Education Consultant Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Conceptual Development of Museums and Historical Films Dr. Piotr Cywinski, Museum Director at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Alice Herscovitch, Consultant in Donor and Government Relations, Montreal Holocaust Museum Zev Lanton, Director of International Relations at the Museum of Eternal Faith & Resilience Dr. Edna Frieberg, Senior Program Curator at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Tali Nates, Founder & Director of Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Director of International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem
Memory Forward: A 3G Fireside Chat Around the Menorah!
Featuring Stephanie Butnick (Tablet Magazine, "Unorthodox" Podcast), Shai DeLuca (CityLine), Jaime Reich (Liberation75), Raquel Binder (Liberation75), Rafi Yablonski (Liberation75), and Dave Wachs (3GNY). Co-presented by Liberation75's 3G Committee and 3GNY. 3GNY is an educational non-profit organization founded by grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. As a living link, they preserve the legacies and the lessons of the Holocaust. Their mission is to educate diverse communities about the perils of intolerance and to provide a supportive forum for the descendants of survivors. Find out more at 3GNY.org!
Memory Forward: How the Third Generation Tells the Stories of the Holocaust 2020-08-24
Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors from around the world discuss how they are carrying the memory of the Holocaust into the future. Rachael Cerrotti (USA) Rachael's podcast, We Share The Same Sky, documents her journey to weave together her family’s Holocaust history. Ricki Gurwitz (Canada) Ricki’s documentary, The Accountant of Auschwitz, follows the trial of a 94-year-old former German SS officer. Dr. Liat Spier-Livny (Israel) Liat's research focuses on the changing commemoration of the Holocaust in Israel from the 1940s until the present. Moderated by Cayle White (3GNY) Cayle is a board member of 3GNY and speaker for New York public schools. 3GNY and Liberation75 are thrilled that presenters and attendees from (at least) three countries came together for this program! USA-based 3GNY and Canada-based Liberation75 share a similar mission of uniting people, across borders, who are connected to or interested in the Holocaust. We believe that the future of Holocaust education depends on collaboration between descendants, organizations, educators, students, academics, and “friends.” Our presenters have demonstrated some amazing examples of how personal projects can inspire and uplift Holocaust awareness and genocide prevention within an international community of individuals working toward a common goal. We hope that this program has inspired YOU to tell the stories of the Holocaust and to continue to explore the amazing and diverse work being done around the world! Not sure where to start? To make a pledge to carry a Survivor’s story forward, visit https://www.liberation75.org/iwtys and learn about the #IWillTellYourStory movement. To learn more about 3GNY and upcoming programs, visit us at: www.3GNY.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/3GNewYork Twitter: www.twitter.com/3gny Instagram: www.instagram.com/3gny To learn more about Liberation75 and upcoming programs, visit us at: www.Liberation75.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/Liberation75 Twitter: www.twitter.com/Liberation_75 Instagram: www.instagram.com/Liberation.75
Stories Are Stronger Than Hate: A Call to Action
Through the personal narrative of Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter and other stories, the Stories are Stronger Than Hate: A Call to Action student program explores how stories create the possibility to learn about ourselves, about others and about how we can affect the change we want to see in our communities right now. Commemorating 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps and the end of World War II, the program considers what we have learned about the experiences of survivors and witnesses of genocide and offers reflections on how that knowledge can help us take action to counteract hate. Presenters: Host: Mike Myers – Producer, Director, Actor (Shrek; Austin Powers) Moderator: Dr. Stephen D. Smith – Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Chair, USC Shoah Foundation Special Guest: Pinchas Gutter – Holocaust Survivor from Greater Toronto Area Special Guest: Akim Aliu – Co-founder of Hockey Diversity Alliance Panelist: Dr. Claudia Wiedeman – Director of Education, USC Shoah Foundation Panelist: Rachel Luke – High School Educator from Greater Toronto Area Copyright USC Shoah Foundation 2020
Film Roundtable | Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses
In conjunction with the Web Premiere of Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, USC Shoah Foundation hosted a conversation with WWII Liberator Alan Moskin and Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger. About Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses Produced as part of USC Shoah Foundation's Stronger Than Hate initiative, this one-hour documentary explores the journeys of Liberators and Liberation Witnesses drawing parallels between the past and present. These one-of-a-kind stories of World War II heroes serve as a compelling reminder of what is at stake as antisemitism and xenophobia are on the rise again, and as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms. To support this and similar programs, please consider supporting USC Shoah Foundation's Stronger Than Hate efforts. Donate at bit.ly/SFIGIVE Copyright USC Shoah Foundation 2020
Stolpersteine – Stumblingstones. Every stone has its story
Die Ausstellung Stolpersteine stellt das oft unbekannte Fundament und die vielfältigen Facetten des europäischen Kunst- und Erinnerungsprojekts des Künstlers Gunter Demnig vor. Diese kurze Dokumentation legt den Schwerpunkt auf die Gesichter, Namen und Geschichten hinter jedem Stein und interviewt kanadische Nachkommen des Holocaust über die Bedeutung der Stolpersteine für ihren Erinnerungsprozess. Der Dokumentarfilm wurde anlässlich des 75. Jahrestages des Endes des Holocaust im Mai 2020 produziert. The Stumbling stones exhibition introduces the often unknown groundwork and manifold facets of the European art and remembrance project by artist Gunter Demnig. This short documentary places emphasis on the faces, names and stories behind every stone, interviewing Canadian Holocaust descendants about the importance of the Stumbling stones for their process of remembrance. The documentary was produced on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust in May 2020.