January 26, 7:00 p.m. The White Theatre Jewish Community Campus
Dr. Geoffrey Megargee, senior applied research scholar at USHMM, serves as editor of the encyclopedia, heading up a team of researchers, scholars and volunteers from all over the world.  MCHE will host Dr. Megargee, who will speak about the camp system in Nazi occupied Europe, addressing the differences among death camps, slave labor camps, and concentration camps and explaining which prisoners were sent to each and their places within the German Reich.

Complimentary reservations are available by calling 913-327-8196 or emailing Those making reservations by Monday, January 23 will be seated beginning at 6:15 p.m.; walk-ups will be seated on a space-available basis beginning at 6:45 p.m.


We are pleased to share with you this recording of “return to life, music of the ex-Concentration Camp Orchestra,” a commemorative concert held on November 6, 2016, to mark 70 years since the first wave of holocaust survivors arrived in Kansas City.

The program featured music from the orchestra’s 1946 concert for prosecutors and staff of the international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. A 40-piece orchestra under the direction of James Murray, III, director and conductor of the northland symphony and music coordinator and instructor of music at metropolitan community college – maple woods. performed these pieces on stage at the beautify and historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.

Proceeds from the concert will support future holocaust programs offered by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education.  If you enjoy this podcast, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to further our mission: to teach the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide.


Thursday, January 12 | 7:00 p.m. | The White Theatre

Director: Markus Rosenmüller | Germany | 2011 | German Subtitled | 96 minutes
Rated PG-13

In partnership with The Kansas City Jewish Film Festival

It is 1941 in Ukraine and the Germans are invading. Three musical child prodigies – Hannah, a talented German girl, and Larissa and Abrasha, two Jewish virtuosos – have to learn to use their musical skill, their undying friendship and all of their courage to survive in the face of a grown-up world gone mad.

MAY 24

7:00 P.M.


Social Hall
Jewish Community Campus
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas

12-1:15 P.M.

Multi-Activity Room
Jewish Community Campus
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas

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