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Upcoming Events


 

For further details, select one of the following Upcoming Events:

 

March 2015

          Holocaust Film Series
          Emmet O'Neal Library
          Mountain Brook, AL

 

March 2015

 

          Birmingham Public Library Speaker Series
          Birmingham Public Library
          Birmingham, AL

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

          Birmingham Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration
          Temple Beth-El
          Birmingham, AL

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

          Alabama Holocaust Commission Days of Remembrance
          Alabama State Capitol
          Montgomery, AL
         

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

          Jacksonville State University Holocaust Remembrance Program
          Jacksonville State University
          Jacksonville, AL

        

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

         Auburn University at Montgomery Holocaust Remembrance Program
         Auburn University at Montgomery
         Auburn, AL

 

        

 


         

        

        


            

 

 

 

 

 
          


                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holocaust Film Series

  Date/Time:

Sunday, March 1, 2:00 pm

Hannah Arendt

 

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm

Ida

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER.

Now showing on Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm.

 

Sunday, March 8, 2:00 pm

Lore

 

Thursday, March 12, 6:30 pm

The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)

  Location:

Emmet O'Neal Library

50 Oak Street

Mountain Brook, AL

  Program Details:

Discussions will be led by Dr. Andre Millard, UAB.

See FLYER linked here for further details.

  Fee:

This event is free and open to the public.

  Other:

Co-sponsored by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and the Emmet O'Neal Library.

     
 
     
Birmingham Public Library Speaker Series
  Date/Time:

Wednesday, March 4, 12:00 Noon

Lisa Byrd,  "Survival in the Forest: Isidore Karten and the Partisans"

Lisa Byrd, a teacher at Mortimer Jordan High School, introduces "Survival in the Forest: Isidore Karten and the Partisans," a film by the Jewish Partisan Education Foundation. The documentary follows two teenage brothers as they trace the footsteps of their grandfather, a Jewish Partisan who saved over 400 Jews during World War II. In 2013, the boys returned to the forests of modern-day Ukraine and the rural villages now void of any Jewish population. Told from a unique teen perspective, the film captures this journey of self-discovery as the brothers accept the responsibility for preventing genocide from happening again. Lisa will lead a brief discussion after the film.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 Noon

Esther Gerson Levy, "Tobi Kamornik Gerson: My Mother's Story"

Esther Gerson Levy shares the story of her mother, Tobi Komornik Gerson, who was born in Poland in 1925. After the Germans invaded Poland, 14-year-old Tobi became part of the German labor force - working in the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and at a munitions factory. She was evacuated from the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and brought to Sweden by the Swedish Red Cross.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 Noon

Ruth Scheuer Siegler, "A Survivor's Story of Survival and Triumph"

Not a day goes by that Ruth Siegler does not remember things from her past. She often wonders why it was she who survived. She will never forget, but believes one has to forgive and look for the good in what life has to offer. Ruth Siegler tells her story of survival in hopes that future generations will learn from her and other survivor's experiences.  Afterwards, Ruth will be available to sign copies of her book, "My Father's Blessing." Books can be purchased at the event for $15, cash or check accepted.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 12:00 Noon

Michael Sznajderman & Melina Goldfarb, "Jack Bass: A Comfortable Life Soon Changed"

Jack Bass was born in Bernkastel, Germany. After the death of his father in 1932, he and his mother moved to Cologne, seeking anonymity in a larger city. The noose tightened and Jack was ultimately deported to Auschwitz, where he found himself working in the "fields of human hair." When he was liberated by American troops on May 8, 1945, he weighed a mere 60 pounds. Bass family friend, Melina Goldfarb, talks of Jack's life both during the Holocaust and his later years in Birmingham. Her discussion will follow a PowerPoint slide show created and presented by Michael Sznajderman.

  Location:

Birmingham Public Library

Arrington Auditorium, Linn Henley Annex

2100 Park Place

Birmingham, AL

  Fee: This event is free and open to the public.
  Other: Co-sponsored by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and the Birmingham Public Library.
     
   
     

Birmingham Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration

  Date/Time:

Sunday, April 12, 3:00pm

  Location:

Temple Beth-El

2179 Highland Avenue

Birmingham, AL

  Program Details:

This year's remembrance program will feature the stories of deceased Holocaust survivors, as told by their local descendants:  "Stories Remembered and Retold."  There will also be a candle lighting ceremony in honor of all victims of the Holocaust.

  Fee:

Free and open to the public.

  Other: This event is sponsored by the BHEC, Birmingham Jewish Federation, Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, Knesset Israel Congregation, and the Levite Jewish Community Center.
     
 
     

Alabama Holocaust Commission Days of Remembrance

  Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 11:00 am

  Location:

Old House Chamber, State Capitol

600 Dexter Avenue

Montgomery, AL

  Program Details:

Keynote Speaker:  Rabbi Scott Kramer

There will be a candle lighting ceremony in honor of all victims of the Holocaust.

  Fee:

Ceremony is free and open to the public.

 

There will be a lunch following for $18 per person.  Reservations Required.

Reservations may be made by contacting the BHEC office at 205-795-4176.

 

Make checks payable to: Alabama Holocaust Foundation

  Other: This event is sponsored by the Alabama Holocaust Commission.
     
 
     

Jacksonville State University Holocaust Remembrance Program

  Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 pm

  Location:

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

  Program Details:

Featured Speaker:  Robert May, Holocaust Survivor

  Fee:

Free and open to the public.

  Other: This event is sponsored by Jacksonville State University.
     
 
     

Auburn University at Montgomery Holocaust Remembrance Program

  Date/Time:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 9:30 am

  Location:

Auburn University at Montgomery

Auburn, AL

  Program Details:

Featured Speakers: Max Steinmetz and Max Herzel, Holocaust Survivors

  Fee:

Free and open to the public.

  Other: This event is sponsored by Auburn University at Montgomery.