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“Jewish Witness to a European Century:  An Introduction to”
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center

Join us on March 29, 2012 for a workshop that highlights the rich resources for teaching about European Jewish life and memory. If possible, please bring a laptop or iPad/Tablet to the workshop. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. 
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Come Learn About New and Innovative Ways to Respond to Bullying at Your School: An Opportunity for PTAs and School Boards

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 l 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center

On the evening of Wednesday, April 18 a public program will be held at Holocaust Museum Houston in which best-selling author Barbara Coloroso will discuss how both parents and teachers can respond to bullying, an aspect of school that she feels "is a life-and-death issue that we ignore at our children's peril." Tickets are $8 for HMH members and $10 for nonmembers. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. 
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Join Us for "Race, Rescue and Responsibility: Themes of Holocaust Education"
July 10-13, 2012
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multi-Purpose Learning Center

The Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators will be held July 10-13, 2012, at Holocaust Museum Houston. The 2012 institute will focus on the concepts of race, rescue and responsibility. Applications for the program are available online.
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The Education Department is looking to revise its curriculum trunk program to use more technology. Help the department  understand more about the use of our trunks by completing this 10-question survey.
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The Jewish Partisans Education Foundation currently offers five online courses including "Resistance Basics," an introduction to the Jewish partisans, and "Teaching with Defiance," a curriculum based on the motion picture "Defiance." Most courses can be completed in less than one hour from the comfort of your classroom or home. Later this spring, the foundation will offer the popular "Ethics of War" and "Finding Leadership" classes online.
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Holocaust Museum Houston's “Adopt an Artifact” program allows visitors and school groups to help protect our collections for future generations in an inexpensive way. At only $10 per card, it's easy for a class planning a tour to help out.

Baby Dress: Netherlands, 1942

I am a symbol of hope in the form of a hand-embroidered silk baby dress worn by a Houston child survivor. I bear witness to the painful choices Jewish parents were forced to make for their children's safety. This mother placed her one-year-old daughter in hiding with another family. Tragically, they were betrayed, sending the child to three different concentration camps to survive alone. Mother and daughter were reunited at war's end.




Holocaust survivor Bill Morgan refers to Holocaust Museum Houston as the “House of Love,” because it teaches people to love and respect one another instead of hating one another. He often has been an inspiration to all of us here at the Museum, which he helped to build. A short video of Morgan was created recently that details his experiences during and after the Holocaust. He explains the need to give up hate in his life so that he could live. We highly recommend this video for all classrooms. To watch, click here.

-- The Education Department


Visit our Web site for lesson plans, resources for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides and information about current exhibitions.  Educators can also order a curriculum trunk, request a docent-led tour or register for public programs offered at the Museum. 

New In The Store
The stories of the young Holocaust victims come to life as read by some of today’s talented young actors. The documentary skillfully weaves together personal photos, handwritten pages and drawings from the diaries, and archival films. It complements them with original footage shots in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the remnants of the old Jewish ghetto. Produced and directed by Oscar nominee Lauren Lazin won the Jewish Image Award for best television special and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Only $24.95 on DVD in the Museum Store.

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