The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education teaches the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide. We serve Kansas, western Missouri and the Midwest.
MCHE is proud to announce our partnership with Union Station in providing programmatic and educational support for the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world.
More than 20 presentations and events for the public and educators are scheduled through January 2022.
During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left “time capsules” full of documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps. They were determined that posterity would remember them on the basis of Jewish and not German sources. The Ringelblum archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this national mission, only three survived. This will be their story.
Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in support of the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.
While most accounts of Jewish resistance to the Nazis focus on the armed uprisings in ghettos and the exploits of Jewish partisans in the forests, in fact Jewish resistance took many others forms as well including writing, schooling, religious observance, smuggling and collective cultural activity. This lecture will explore this little-understood way that Jews defied Nazi attempts to dehumanize them and break their morale.
Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library in support of the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.
Additional resources provided by USHMM to begin understanding the scope of the Holocaust.
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