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The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education teaches the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide.
In recognition of the unique and profound place that survivor testimony holds in Holocaust memory and education, MCHE is pleased to present this monthly conversation with a Holocaust survivor throughout our 30th anniversary year.
Each month we will feature a survivor in conversation with MCHE’s Executive Director, Jessica Rockhold, exploring not only their experiences in the Holocaust, but about their life before and after the war and their perspective on the world today.
Registration is required.
Annual Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration. In-person at The White Theatre or livestreamed on the MCHE Kansas City YouTube channel.
In the late 1950s a group of Kansas City Holocaust survivors came together to form the New Americans Club. Within a few years they commissioned one of the country’s first Holocaust memorials and established an annual commemorative program. Yet, they were interested in so much more than their common past that united them. By examining their projects and priorities we gain important insight into their integration into American life and community in the metro area. This talk will follow their growth and change as the Jewish community of Kansas City moved into Johnson County.
This program is presented by MCHE’s Dr. Shelly Cline at the Johnson County Museum.
The State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration will take place on April 18, 2023 in Topeka, Kansas. Personal remarks will be provided by Harold Youngentob as he reflects on his family’s journey to Brest, Poland – the community they fled during the Holocaust.
The commemoration is open to the public and to school audiences. School groups may register for attendance utilizing the button below. The program will be live streamed on YouTube. The commemoration is organized by the Kansas Holocaust Commission.
Thank you for your remarkable response to the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. All presentations from the Auschwitz Speaker Series are available here.
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