"It was cool to have a chance to listen to a real person speak about what he went through during the Holocaust. He was the most credible source that we could have. I learned a lot more through his pictures and stories." ~ Boys Latin Charter School student

Miriam Krugman Caine (1933-2017)

Miriam (nee Krugman) Caine passed away on Sunday, February 21st, after dedicating many years to teaching children and adults about her Holocaust experiences at the hands of the Nazis and then under Soviet occupation.

Miriam was seven years old when the Nazis arrived in Bialystok, Poland. Due to the Non-Aggression Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union, Bialystok was turned over to the Soviet Union in September 1939. In July 1941 she, her family, and others were packed into trains andspent two days traveling without food or water to a labor camp in Siberia. There they suffered continuously from hunger and cold.

Miriam was twelve years old when the war ended in 1945. She and her family made their way to the western part of Germany and lived in a Displaced Persons camp. In 1949 her family moved to Philadelphia where she later met and married Allen Caine, another survivor. He had survived Auschwitz. They had two children and two grandchildren.

For many decades, Miriam served tirelessly as a leader in the Philadelphia community and was passionate about speaking to students about her experiences, providing them insights into the effects of hatred and anti-Semitism. May her life serve as an example for others and a blessing for all of us.

Read her bull bio here

HAMEC mourns the passing of long time supporter, Martin Kreithen

Through the years and decades, along with his wife Sylvia, Marty has helped us become an effective force for tolerance in our area and beyond. He will be sorely missed.

Read his obituary

Save The Date: 5th Annual Educators' Luncheon


Save The Date: 5th Annual Educators' Luncheon



Speaker: Stefanie Seltzer



"My Memories as a Child Survivor -- And Moving Forward"

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road | Huntingdon Valley, PA
Cost: $50 per person couvert*

Stefanie Seltzer is the Founder and President of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

Please join us as we honor the Abington School District with our first annual Excellence in Education Award for their pioneering efforts in the development of internationally recognized Holocaust curriculum and awareness/educational programs for grades 5 through 12.

For additional information or to reserve your ticket, contact Shelley Rappaport, Program Director, shelley@hamec.org or 215.464.4701

*A portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

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