Our blog is your opportunity to read current articles related to our programming and Holocaust education in the United States and across the world, and recent Holocaust-related news.
For years, museum director Paul Rivet opposed the ideology fueling Hitler’s rise. Then he helped French fighters take the battle underground
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 31, 2020 at 10:27 pm
Paul Rivet addresses a congress of the French Socialist Party on July 2, 1948. (AGIP – Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC) . By LAURA SPINNEY, Smithsonian Magazine, June 2020, Click for full report. . When Nazi tanks rolled into… Continue reading →
As many Holocaust Survivors struggle amid the pandemic, virtual gatherings are helping.
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 31, 2020 at 10:19 pm
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Never Again Education Act opens new opportunities for Holocaust education. We are ready to serve your school, congregation or civic group with live or Skype testimony by our Survivors and Liberators.
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 31, 2020 at 3:02 am
Rhonda Fink Whitman We are proud to honor HAMEC activist Rhonda Fink-Whitman for her efforts in passing Holocaust Education legislation in Pennsylvania, other states and in Congress. Honorable Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia) Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks, Montgomery) We salute Pennsylvania Congresspersons… Continue reading →
President signs Never Again Education Act into law.
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 29, 2020 at 12:25 am
By ERIC CORTELLESSA, TImes of Israel, May 29, 2020. This report is a summary. Click for full report. . New legislation will allocate $10 million to expand Holocaust awareness and create website with curriculum materials for teachers nationwide. … Continue reading →
Maintaining Holocaust education in the era of COVID-19
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 29, 2020 at 12:24 am
SandraMatic / iStock / Getty Images Plus . By ARLENE B. HOLTZ, Jewish Exponent, May 28, 2020. Click for full report. Holocaust education in public schools can have a precarious life in the best of times because the high school… Continue reading →
At University of Denver, Holocaust course offers new perspective to law students
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Forget statutes and regulations. Save the discussions of torts and court cases. In Don Smith’s class this spring, the conventional law school curriculum has been on hold. By LORNE FULTONBERG, University of Denver, May 28, 2020. Click for full report.… Continue reading →
German government urged not to honor Holocaust rescuer with murky record
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 28, 2020. Click for full report. Hans Calmeyer, shown in 1940, has long been seen as a rescuer of Jews. (Courtesy of Laureen Nussbaum) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — More than 200 people, including a… Continue reading →
Our mission continues through digital programming. Book your program today.
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 24, 2020 at 5:13 am
During the week of May 14, HAMEC joined with the Holocaust Education Center of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania to bring a virtual version of the annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust to Scranton area students. . Virtual classroom… Continue reading →
National Holocaust education bill awaits signature by President
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm
By SOPHIE PANZER, Jewish Exponent, May 21, 2020. Click for full report. . A student asks questions after a January youth symposium on the Holocaust presentation by Holocaust survivor Marius Gherovici. (Photo by Beth Razin) . The United States Senate… Continue reading →
Auschwitz renovations unearth prisoners’ hidden trove of tools
by Holocaust Awareness Museum on May 22, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Inmates stowed the items—including forks, knives and fragments of shoes—in a chimney flue Found in Block 17, the cache includes scissors, shoemaker’s tools and utensils. (Courtesy of Nationalfonds / Kaczmarczyk / Marszałek) . By NORA McGREEVY, smithsonianmag.com, May 21, 2020. … Continue reading →