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Our large network of survivors, liberators, upstanders, and more have been featured in hundreds of articles. The latest articles can be found below.

News – 2019

Greater Philadelphia to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation January 22, 2020, Jewish Exponent

Woman tells of childhood escape from Nazi Germany December 5, 2019, Mainline Suburban Life

BUCKS COUNTY SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Goldsmith, a survivor speaks November 28, 2019, Bucks County Local News

VIDEO: One on One with Holocaust survivor David Tuck November 8, 2019, The Daily Item

Holocaust survivor shares story with Danville students November 6, 2019, Danville News

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story With Students November 6, 2019

Green Valley Country Club Celebrates 100 Years June 7, 2019, Jewish Exponent

M.S. St. Louis Survivor Ronnie Breslow Is Still Fighting Anti-Semitism May 14, 2019, Jewish Exponent

‘We were very lucky’: Jewish refugee recalls experience on SS St. Louis in 1939 May 13, 2019, KYW NewsRadio

Survivor remembers 80th anniversary of SS St. Louis departure May 13, 2019, 6ABC

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry May 13, 2019, Jewish Exponent

Teen symposium on the Holocaust May 7, 2019, PAHomepage.com

After synagogue attacks, the Holocaust is remembered in the Lehigh Valley May 2, 2019, LehighValleyLive.com

How German journalists are using Snapchat to teach teens about the Holocaust April 30, 2019, Washington Post

Holocaust survivor David Tuck to speak at SteelStacks on Holocaust Remembrance Day April 19, 2019, The Morning Call

Holocaust survivor David Tuck to visit Penn State Berks on April 1 March 13, 2019, PennState

https://temple-news.com/temple-students-help-share-holocaust-survivors-stories January 18, 2019, Temple News

 

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Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to sponsor Mr. David Tuck, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak to over 1,400 students

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to sponsor Mr. David Tuck, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak to over 1,400 students

November 20, 2016

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia is sponsoring Mr. David Tuck, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak to over 1,400 students at Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia, on Tuesday December 20th.  There will be three separate programs at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:30 PM.

HAMEC offers one-of-a-kind Holocaust Survivor and WWII Liberator programs to students who want to learn about the lessons of the Holocaust from those who experienced it.  In the last three years alone, our 30 eyewitnesses have reached more than 100,000 students in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our survivor presentations are memorable and have a great impact on the students who attend them.

OUR GOAL:

The Holocaust Awareness Museum, located at 10100 Jamison Ave., Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA, is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley.  In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students. With passage of Pennsylvania’s new Holocaust and Genocide education law and implementation currently under way, those numbers are expected to increase exponentially.  HAMEC recently began connecting with students worldwide through “Microsoft Skype in the Classroom.” The museum has been dedicated to educating students about of the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year museum programs reach thousands of students through Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, Skype, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project.  The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants, and also private donations.

For more information contact: Chuck Feldman, President, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia, (215) 803-6641, info@hamec.org

Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to hold its 55th Annual Auction and Fundraiser

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to hold its 55th Annual Auction and Fundraiser

October 12, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will hold its 55th annual Auction and Fundraiser at Philmont Country Club located at 301 Tomlinson Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA.

This year we will be honoring Hal Kessler and Donald Wittenberg and celebrating the legacy of our Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center!

All are welcome! Tickets are $95 individual / $175 per couple. Please RSVP to info@hamec.orgor 215-464-4701.

The Holocaust Awareness Museum is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley. In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students. With passage of Pennsylvania’s new Holocaust and Genocide education law and implementation which began this fall, those numbers are expected to increase exponentially. The museum has been dedicated to educating students about of the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year museum programs reach thousands of students through Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, and plays through our Anne Frank Theater Project.

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants, and also private donations.

For more information contact: Geoff Quinn, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum, (215) 464-4703, geoff@hamec.org

Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center Creates Holocaust Awareness Junior League and Embarks on Crowdfunding Campaign

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center Creates Holocaust Awareness Junior League and Embarks on Crowdfunding Campaign

July 25, 2016

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia introduces the “HAJL” – the Holocaust Awareness Junior League, made up of students in grades 7 through college!  There is no other organization like it! Under HAMEC’s guidance and tutelage, these students are forming and chairing their own committees through which they will participate in furthering Holocaust education, fund-raise for the museum to support survivor programs, get involved with advocacy to mandate Holocaust education nationwide, create Holocaust-themed art projects, and more!  The team is building. Interested students are welcome to join! Contact info@hamec.org for details.

And the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia has begun a CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN to raise funds to Skype Holocaust survivor programs into schools which are geographically located too far away for our survivors to travel. View the campaign on Indiegogo Generosity here:

https://igg.me/at/gXaK2OsKR4I

HAMEC offers one-of-a-kind Holocaust Survivor and WWII Liberator programs to students who want to learn about the lessons of the Holocaust from those who experienced it. In the last three years, our 30 eyewitnesses have reached more than 100,000 students in Greater Philadelphia!

OUR GOAL:

Our survivors and WWII liberators are geographically constrained to the Greater Philadelphia area and we are increasingly receiving phone calls from schools outside of our program area that we can’t reach. We want to raise funds to build a Skype media center for our speakers to reach these schools

and DOUBLE the number of programs and students we educate over the next two years.  Every dollar raised is another student reached!

Time is running out, as this is the last generation of Holocaust survivors, WWII liberators and eyewitnesses. Those interested in donating any amount to perpetuate this program, should visit our Generosity fundraiser and share this campaign with their friends and family on social media.

https://igg.me/at/gXaK2OsKR4I

Thanks to some generous angel donors, $1 will be ADDED for every $2 dollars donated through October 15th!

The Holocaust Awareness Museum, located at 10100 Jamison Ave., Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA, is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley.  In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students. With passage of

Pennsylvania’s new Holocaust and Genocide education law and implementation currently under way, and other states recently mandating Holocaust and genocide education as well, those numbers are expected to increase exponentially.  The museum has been dedicated to educating students about of the

consequences of intolerance and hate.  Each year museum programs reach thousands of students through Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project.  The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported

by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants, and also private donations.

For more information on HAMEC contact: Geoff Quinn, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum, (215) 464-4703, geoff@hamec.org

Rhonda Fink-Whitman

Media and Marketing Coordinator,

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, Phila., PA

rhonda@hamec.org