When Jewish children were no longer permitted to attend regular public schools in Belgium, Roman Catholic teacher Jeanne Daman was asked to teach at a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. Not only did she accept the job, but when deportations began in 1942, she helped find hiding places for 2,000 Jewish children. She also helped rescue many Jewish men by finding false papers for them and played...
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In 1939, Hannah Szenes (Shenesh) left Budapest for Palestine. Why did this young Jewish woman return to certain danger in Nazi-dominated Europe in 1944? [ Bit.ly Link ] #WomensHistoryMonth

Photo: Hannah Szenes at Kibbutz Sdot Yam admonishing her brother to take care of himself. Haifa, Palestine, 1943. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Beit Hannah Senesh
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is proud to award German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, recognizing her singular contributions in support of Holocaust memory and education.

The Elie Wiesel Award is the Museum’s highest honor and is named for its inaugural recipient and Museum Founding Chairman, Elie Wiesel.

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What role did Polish Catholic teacher Kazimiera Banach Justynowa play in the Polish resistance? What consequences did she face? [ Bit.ly Link ] #WomensHistoryMonth
“In my mind’s eye I can still see my father dying

Behind my back I hear my mother’s voice as they kill her”

Resistance and Its Price

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Learn how Dutch musician Frieda Belinfante risked her life in the Resistance during World War II. #WomensHistoryMonth
NYC - Join us on March 28 at 7 PM EDT as we meet a Holocaust survivor and an eyewitness to the Syrian crisis who will share their personal experiences of persecution and displacement. Their accounts prompt us to consider our obligation to those threatened by mass atrocities today.

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How can history help us think about the world we live in today?

St. Louis—Join us on March 22 at 7PM CDT at St. Louis County Library to hear about the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930-40’s when seeking safe haven in the United States.

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The daughter of a Serbian nationalist, Mirjana Babunovic Dimitriejvic of Sarajevo was arrested with her mother and aunt by Croatian police. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #WomensHistoryMonth
There's no "right" way to respond in the face of genocide. Abba Kovner's reflections remind us of the complicated choices victims and survivors of the Holocaust were forced to make.

Resistance and Its Price

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In our newest episode of Curators Corner, Judy Cohen shares items from the recently acquired Katz Ehrenthal Collection. Judy explains how this collection of antisemitic materials, some around 500 years old, demonstrates that the stereotypes and images found in Nazi propaganda were not new but were already familiar to their intended audience.
How can history help us think about the world we live in today?

California—Join us on March 27 at 7 PM PDT at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center to hear about the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930-40’s when seeking safe haven in the United States.

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Americans' Response to Jewish Refugees

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There's no "right" way to respond in the face of genocide. Abba Kovner's reflections remind us of the complicated choices victims and survivors of the Holocaust were forced to make. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Former partisans from Belorussia and Lithuania gather for a reunion in Palestine. Abba Kovner is seated in the center, second row. 1946. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of...
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Today begins our 2017 First Person season. These live interviews allow visitors to listen to Holocaust survivors as they tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power.

Today’s speaker is Fanny Aizenberg, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

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Listen as Holocaust survivor Fanny Aizenberg recalls placing her daughter Josiane in hiding in Nazi-occupied Belgium. [ Ushmm.org Link ] #WomensHistoryMonth

Photo: Studio portrait of Fajga (Fanny) Orenbuch Aizenberg and her daughter Josiane Aizenberg taken shortly before they were forced to go into hiding. Brussels, Belgium, 1942. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Fanny...
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This week we begin our 2017 First Person series. These live interviews allow visitors to listen to Holocaust survivors as they tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power.

First Person is free and open to the public. Doors to the auditorium open at 10:45 a.m. and programs begin at 11 a.m. First...
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How can history help us think about the world we live in today?

St. Louis—Join us on March 22 at 7 PM CDT at St. Louis County Library to hear about the barriers Jewish refugees faced in the 1930-40’s when seeking safe haven in the United States.

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Americans' Response to Jewish Refugees

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In our next Curators Corner, Judy Cohen will talk about a new collection that consists of over 900 objects and illustrates antisemitism over the past 500 years. Here's a preview.
An extensive period of economic stagnation, political dictatorship, and intense Nazi propaganda inside Austria gave way to German troops entering the country on March 12, 1938. The incorporation of the country into the German Reich was received with enthusiastic support from a majority of the non-Jewish Austrian population.

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Purim starts tonight at sunset. Chag sameach to all who are celebrating!

Photo: Portrait of Miriam Spitzer dressed in a powder puff costume for Purim. Osijek, Yugoslavia, 1936. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Miriam Spitzer Onel.