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Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to screen two important Holocaust-related films

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to screen two important Holocaust-related films

May 4, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will host screenings of two important Holocaust-related films, each coupled with Q&A sessions with the respective filmmakers.  “Rescue in the Philippines” will be screened on Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 p.m. at Gratz College, and “Trezoros – The Lost Jews of Kastoria” will be screened on Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Both events are free and open to the community.

June 4 – “Rescue in the Philippines” – Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. at Gratz College, 7605 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA

“Rescue in The Philippines” is the one-hour documentary of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign), and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower, helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines. “Rescue” aired over 2,000 times on over 375 PBS stations across the country – including, of course, on WHYY in Philadelphia. Reviewed in the New York and LA Times, “Rescue” also qualified for Oscar consideration. Following the screening, the audience will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Richard and Samuel Frieder, whose father was one of the five brothers; and Peggy Ellis, senior producer of the film and a granddaughter of another Frieder brother. Co-sponsored by Gratz College.

June 19 – “Trezoros- The Lost Jews of Kastoria” – Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History, corner of 5th & Market Street Philadelphia, PA

The story is set in the beautiful, idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia. In October of 1940 it would all be destroyed after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe. After Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control of the town, dooming the community that had existed since the times of the Roman Empire. The film uses never before seen archival footage, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that had existed in Greece before the end of World War II. “Trezoros” (a Ladino/Judeo Spanish term of endearment meaning “Treasures”) is a highly emotional story told by its survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. Please join us after the screening for a dessert reception & an opportunity to speak with Larry Confino & Lawrence Russo – filmmakers of Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria. This event is presented in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Reservations are recommended for both events by calling HAMEC at 215-464-4701 or email shelley@hamec.org.

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. 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 contact: Shelley Rappaport, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia, shelley@hamec.org (215) 464-4701

Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to host its 5th Annual Educators’ Luncheon

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to host its 5th Annual Educators’ Luncheon

April 4, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will hold its 5th Annual Educators’ Luncheon on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This year we will honor the Abington School District with our first annualExcellence in Education Award for their pioneering efforts in the development of internationally recognized Holocaust curriculum and awareness/educational programs for grades 5 through 12.

Guest speaker will be Stefanie Seltzer, founder and president of World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants.

Cost is $50 per person couvert – a portion of the proceeds is a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

The program is open to the public. Reservations are required.

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 and beyond. In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students locally. This year, HAMEC partnered with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom and began Skyping our survivors and their testimonies into classrooms worldwide, reaching hundreds more students in places across the globe! The museum is dedicated to educating students about the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year, museum programs reach thousands of students through in-person Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, Skype events, 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 contact: Shelley Rappaport, Program Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia, shelley@hamec.org (215) 464-4701

Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom

January 12, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom!  Following a successful fundraising campaign on Indiegogo Generosity last fall, HAMEC raised enough money to build a dedicated Skype media center within the museum from which our 30+ survivors and WWII liberators will be able to Skype their testimonials into classrooms around the globe.  HAMEC has already completed its first program between Auschwitz survivor David Tuck and educators in Wisconsin. Within days of partnering with Microsoft, HAMEC received Skype requests from classrooms in several U.S. states as well as from other countries including Italy, India, and more!  This Skype program allows Holocaust survivors to connect with students outside of their geographical reach. With Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Rhode Island recently enacting Holocaust education laws, requests for our unique, one-of-a-kind programs has increased exponentially. The partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom allows us to help educators meet those requirements and enables students to learn about the lessons of the Holocaust from those who experienced it.  

Educators who wish to schedule a Microsoft Skype in the Classroom session with one of HAMEC’s survivors or liberators can sign up here: https://education.microsoft.com/FindaLesson/witness-to-history-skype-with-a-holocaust-survivor or contact:info@hamec.org.

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. 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 contact: Chuck Feldman, President, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia, (215) 803-6641

Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to sponsor Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to sponsor Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club

January 3, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) of Philadelphia is sponsoring Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club on Friday, January 27th at 7:15am, at Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. This program is free and open to the public. This special program, an observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is one aspect of HAMEC’s annual commemoration of the 1945 liberation by Soviet troops of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp.

January 27th is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation, and to honor the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust.

HAMEC offers one-of-a-kind Holocaust survivor and WWII liberator programs for students and adults 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 great impact on the students and adults who attend them.

OUR GOAL:

The Holocaust Awareness Museum, and Education Center, located at 10100 Jamison Ave., Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19116, 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 implementation currently underway of Pennsylvania’s newly passed Holocaust and Genocide education law, those numbers are expected to increase exponentially.  HAMEC recently began connecting with students worldwide through “Microsoft Skype in the Classroom.” Our organization has been dedicated to educating students about the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year HAMEC programs reach thousands of individuals 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 private donations.

Contact Geoff Quinn, Education Director, HAMEC at geoff@hamec.org or 215-464-4701 for more information.

 

 

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

Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to host its annual Summer Music Festival

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to host its annual Summer Music Festival

June 10, 2017

On Sunday, July 10, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00pm, the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will hold its annual Summer Music Festival at Congregation Keneseth Israel located at 8339 Old York Rd in Elkins Park, PA.

Our performers will be Rak-Dan, Ross M. Levy and our headliner, the Bobby Block Klezmer Trio.

There will be food for sale, vendor tables, raffles, and books written by our survivors for sale as well.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, $10 for Museum members, seniors and students.  Children under 12 are free. The event is open to the public. Please RSVP to tammy@hamec.org or 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, those

numbers are expected to increase exponentially.  The museum has been dedicated to educating students about 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 private donations.

For more information contact: Tammy Forstater, Special Events/Descendent Engagement Director, Holocaust Awareness Museum, (215) 464-4701, tammy@hamec.org