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"Holocaust 101: Teaching about the Holocaust"
July 5, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Join scholars to explore the history and pedagogy of the Holocaust. This workshop will focus on understanding both content and contexts of the Holocaust and how to incorporate them into the classroom for all students. From the inclusion of diaries and memoirs to the intersection of law and culture, participants will consider content, context and pedagogical best practices in teaching about the Holocaust. Participants will engage in a rich examination of Holocaust history and will also be actively involved in using strategies to incorporate directly into the classroom. All participants will leave with new materials and new ideas for
teaching about the Holocaust. This program will meet the TEKS requirements for social studies (particularly world history) and English/language arts teachers in grades three through 12. Art and music educators who wish to incorporate these histories in their studies also should consider attending. This workshop has been approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for six hours increativity and instructional strategies. The fee for this program is $20 per person, which includes workshop materials, morning snacks and lunch. To RSVP online, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.


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Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Lecture:
“The Holocaust in the Courtroom: From Nuremberg to Demjanjuk”
July 6, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Professor Lawrence R. Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, is fascinated by the power of law to shape social meaning. His research explores the possibilities and limitations of war crimes trials as tools for responding to mass atrocities. His book, “The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust,” published in 2001, explored the uses of war crimes trials —how they aimed to teach history and define collective memory — focusing on several spectacular trials—including Nuremberg, Eichmann and Barbie trials. His most recent book, “The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial,” builds on the work of “The Memory of Judgment.” “The Right Wrong Man” began as an essay Douglas wrote for Harper’s on the Munich trial of John Demjanjuk. In part a trial narrative, the book uses the Demjanjuk case, the most convoluted and lengthy to arise from the crimes of the Holocaust, to explore how three distinct legal systems — the American, Israeli and German — each struggled to deal with the problem of the collaborator in Nazi genocide. Douglas will lecture and sign copies of his books, which will be for sale in the Museum store. Tickets are $8 for nonmembers and $5 for HMH members, students and seniors. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online.

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“The Youth Diarists of ‘Salvaged Pages,’” with editor Alexandra Zapruder
July 7, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Alexandra Zapruder is the editor of “Salvaged Pages: Young Writers` Diaries of the Holocaust,” which won the Jewish Book Council's 2001-2002 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. The second edition of “Salvaged Pages” was published in 2015. Zapruder will speak about her collection of youth diaries. This stirring collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust reflects a vast and diverse range of experiences — some of the writers were refugees, others were hiding or passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos. “Salvaged Pages” offers the first comprehensive collection of such writings, with extensive excerpts from 15 diaries, 10 of which had never before been translated and published in English. The diarists ranged in age from 12 to 22; some survived the Holocaust but most perished. Taken together, their accounts of daily events and their often unexpected thoughts, ideas and feelings serve to deepen and complicate understanding of life during the Holocaust. Zapruder was the exhibition researcher and educator for the permanent and traveling versions of “Remember the Children, Daniel’s Story” at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is currently an independent writer and scholar. The evening includes Zapruder’s lecture and her signing purchased copies of her book. Tickets are $8 for nonmembers and $5 for HMH members, students and seniors. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online.

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"Sweet Dreams"
July 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
 
Join us for this year's exclusive Members-only event. Enjoy exclusive access to our exhibitions during Members-only Hours from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and stay for a a free film screening of the award-wining documentary "Sweet Dreams" starting at 6:00 p.m. Top off your evening with ice cream and treats from Custom Confections - Houston's first and only mobile baker and confections shop. The road to reconciliation is paved with vanilla beans in "Sweet Dreams," which follows a group of Rwandan women as they endeavor to open the first ice cream shop in a country where the frozen dessert is something more rumored than known. In documenting this improbable mission, directors Lisa and Rob Fruchtman have made a valuable and affecting addition to the burgeoning canon of post-genocide Rwanda portraits, which saw ample awards including: Official Selection BIG SKY Documentary Film Festival (2013); Winner of the Audience Award - IFEMA (2013); Winner - HBO Films Producer Award, Savannah Film Festival (2012); Top 10 Audience Award - IDFA (2012); Winner Jury Prize - Mujerdoc (2013); Official Selection - Doc NYC (2012); and Official Selection AFI/Discovery Channel "SilverDocs" Documentary Festival (2012). Members receive free reservations but Member guests require a special event ticket  of $10.00. To RSVP online, visit http://www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx.

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"Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt” 
July 17, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005
 
The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the “banality of evil” while covering the trial of Adolph Eichmann for The New Yorker. Romantically involved with German philosopher Martin Heidegger, Arendt remains a topic of ongoing debate, as reflected in this new documentary film. HMH Director of Education Dr. Mary Lee Webeck will lead a post-film discussion. General admission is $9. MFAH members, students with ID and seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount. HMH members using the code HMH2OFF may also tsake $2 off. For more information, call the MFAH at 713-639-7531.

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Book Discussion: “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys
July 26, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Conference Room
 
This July, Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys. This novel, based on the author's family, is set in 1941. Fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp. Lina fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. This event is free. Registration is limited to 12 participants, but the discussion may be offered on a second date. If registration is full, contact library@hmh.org or call 713-942-8000, ext. 100 to add your name to an interest list.
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"Inside Government" – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Junior Workshop
July 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center
 
Build a vision for a better world while learning how to stand up and speak out as a social innovator! Girls will complete the Junior "Inside Government" Badge by exploring historical leadership, prejudices and experiences with Holocaust Museum Houston. The cost of this program is $15, which includes snacks, program supplies and a Museum tour. For more information, contact the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council by email at nfrank@sjgs.org or by phone at 713-292-0338 or email Holocaust Museum Houston at education@hmh.org. Registration closes July 18, 2016. To register, visit https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=2032744122. Note: This activity is girls-only. Girls may be dropped off for the program. Adults may stay at the Museum if they desire, but will not participate in activities with girls.


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The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Boniuk Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

ADMISSION RATES:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
AARP members with valid ID card $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 30, 2016), D-Day (June 6, 2016), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2016) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2016).

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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

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