Amos Flier

   Fall 2010 - 5771

Dear Holocaust Educators,

We are pleased to send you the
Holocaust Education Newsletter for Fall 2010.

We have two exciting conferences in the Philadelphia area this fall as well as five films celebrating their Philadelphia premieres.  These programs, coordinated with the anniversary of Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, offer the opportunity to enhance your professional development and design classroom lessons. 

Josey G. Fisher, Holocaust Education Consultant
Editor
 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council (PHEC)
Statewide Conference for
Pennsylvania Educators


Let Memory Speak: Voices of the Holocaust


Sunday - Monday, October 10 - 11, 2010


Reading Arts District, Reading, PA

Keynote Speaker: Alexandra Zapruder,
editor of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust

A screening of I'm Still Here, based on her book will follow.


Additional films to be shown will include:

- As Seen through These Eyes, followed by Q&A with director Hilary Helstein, and

- No. 4 Street of Our Lady, followed by Q&A with survivor
Fay Miliken.

Opportunities for Echoes and Reflections training, including a free curriculum guide, and choice of breakout sessions.

ACT 48 credit available.


Pre-registration required.  Click here for further details
or contact Jennifer Goss.


*****
Gratz College
Esther Tuzman Memorial Holocaust Teach-In

Sunday, November 7, 2010   2:30 - 9:00 PM


Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 

Keynote Speaker: Nechama Tec,
"From Dry Tears
to Defiance -
Altruism, Mutual Help and Resistance
in the Holocaust"


Choice of seminars, panel of child survivors, and screening of "Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers during World War II," followed by a discussion with child psychoanalyst
Dr. Henri Parens.


ACT 48 credit and professional development hours for
New Jersey teachers available.

Click here for more information and to register, or contact Mindy Blechman, 215.635-7300, ext. 154.


*****
A concurrent exhibit in the Kramer Gallery, "Renée in the Shadows," created by artists Linda Dubin Garfield and
Elsa Wachs, and inspired by the story of Ruth Hartz

(Your Name is Renée) will remain on display until the
end of November.
PHILADELPHIA FILM PREMIERES
 
A FILM UNFINISHED

Opens Wednesday, October 15, 2010
for a two-week run at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse


At the end of the war, 60 minutes of raw film footage, shot by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto in May 1942 , was discovered.  Initially the footage was seen by historians as an authentic record, but the discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings of the footage. This important film presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences and probes into the making of a now infamous Nazi propaganda film.  2010 Sundance Film Festival Winner.

SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT

Monday, November 8, 2010  7:00 PM
Gersham Y, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Broad and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Feature length film based on the memoir of Marga Spiegel, whose family was rescued by German farmers during the Nazi deportation of 1943.  Introduction by Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell and Q&A with director Ludi Boeken.  In German and French with English subtitles.  More information


PROTEKTOR

Tuesday, November 9, 2010  7:00 PM
Hiway Theatre, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
212 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 

Award-winning film of domestic suffering of 1938 Prague under Nazi occupation.  Post-film Q&A with actor Jana Plodkova. In Czech with English subtitles.
More information


INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE


Sunday, November 14, 2010  3:00 PM
Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Based on internationally acclaimed book Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine, this film documents the efforts of a group of Japanese school children determined to discover the ownership of a battered suitcase sent from Auschwitz to a Tokyo museum. Post-film Q&A with Fumiko Ishioka, Director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center, who helped the students unravel the mystery. Sponsored by Temple University and Temple University, Japan Campus.
More information


THE CLOWN AND THE FÜHRER

Thursday, November 18, 2010  7:00 PM
Gershman Y, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Broad and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Award-winning film based on a true encounter between Hitler and Spain's most beloved clown who had come to Berlin in 1944 to perform for Hitler's birthday celebration. The clown's apolitical, playful intent turns subversive with input from a Gestapo agent. More information
EXHIBITIONS/CONFERENCE IN
NEW YORK CITY
  
ANNE FRANK CENTER USA,
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEICA GALLERY

Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album - 
The Leica Photographs of Otto Frank

On view through October 30, 2010
Leica Gallery - 670 Broadway, NYC

More information

MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE

Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh

Opening October 13, 2010
36 Battery Place, NYC

More information

CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY

Yiddish Schools in Poland: Creating the Culture, Awakening the Spirit

On view through October 31, 2010

16 mm Postcards: Home Movies of American Jewish Visitors to 1930's Poland

On view through January 2, 2011
15 West 16thStreet, NYC

More information

DAVID S. WYMAN INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES

Students Against the Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Seminary Students Who Spoke Out Against the Nazi Genocide

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

- Session One, 1:00 - 3:15, featuring
Professor David S. Wyman
Union Theological Seminary
Broadway & 120thStreet, NYC

 - Session Two, 3:40 - 5:30 PM
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Broadway & 122ndStreet, NYC

More information


 

Je
wish Community Relations Council
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.832.0536


Save the Dates for JCRC Programming



Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition for
Grades 7-12

Deadline: 
March 1, 2011


Submit all entries to:
Jewish Community Relations Council
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For general questions, contact Beth Razin,
215-832-0536.

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For Holocaust Education consultation,

contact
Josey G. Fisher,
215-832-0862. 

Further information and links to resource materials.



Youth Symposium
for  Grades 9-12

at St. Joseph's University, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel and West Chester University -
March 2011,
specific dates to be announced.

 

 
Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration
Sunday, May 1, 2011,
1:00 PM

16th and the Parkway

"Dorothy Freedman Memorial Conversation with a Survivor" program for middle and high school students will precede the ceremony.
 


For questions regarding all JCRC Holocaust programs and for requests from Speaker's Bureau, contact
Beth Razin, 215-832-0536.

The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation

Service Learning Opportunity
"You are the Messengers to
a Time I Will Not See:" A Conversation with Gerda Weissman Klein




This videoconference will prepare teachers for student service learning projects, January to March 2011.

The first videoconference will be on November 16, 2010, from
1:00 - 2:00 PM.


Additional dates and more information

The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation
    


Links to
Kristallnacht
Resources





Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass - Selected Resources


Jewish Life in Pre-War Germany: Readings for the Anniversary of Kristallnacht,
November 9-10, 1938


Free Resource for Educators

THE FÜHRER GIVES THE JEWS A CITY
is the unfinished propaganda film created by filmmaker/prisoner
Kurt Gerron at the demand of the Nazi authorities in Theresienstadt to prepare for the
Red Cross visit of
June 23, 1944.

It is now available free for educational and scholarly use
(shipping and handling costs only).

23 minutes

More information




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