MCHE Calendar

MCHE programs include public programs, commemorative programs, professional development for educators, special events and exhibits, and events for students.
January

February 2021

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Americans and the Holocaust Educator Workshop
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Holocaust history raises important questions about what Europeans could have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews. Questions must also be asked about the responsibility of the international community, including the United States. What did the US government and the American peop

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Early Beginnings
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the first meeting of the Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Anatomy of Auschwitz

This session will look at the origins of Auschwitz. Why was this site chosen? Who were the original prisoners? What were the goals of the Nazis in 1940 when it was established?

Registration is required.

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Americans and the Holocaust Educator Workshop
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Holocaust history raises important questions about what Europeans could have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews. Questions must also be asked about the responsibility of the international community, including the United States. What did the US government and the American peop

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Developing a Death Camp
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the second meeting of the Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Anatomy of Auschwitz

This session looks at the expansions made to the camp and the changes it underwent as the overall purpose of the Auschwitz complex evolved. How was the landscape altered after the implementation of the Final Solution? How did it c

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Legacy of Jedwabne Zoom Discussion
6:30 pm

Inspired by Jan Gross’ book Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, this film tells a shocking and brutal story that was kept secret in Poland for over 60 years. It explores a pogrom in 1941 in Jedwabne, Poland and examines the implications of the past for present constructions and ne

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March 2021

March 02
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Life and Resistance in the Camp

As the nature of the camp changed so too did the type of prisoners and the harshness of life within the camp. This session will look at the experience of those who lived and died in the Auschwitz complex.
March 09
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Liberation and Aftermath

This session will look at the days leading up to liberation, the death marches out of it and who was left behind. It will unpack these now famous scenes of liberation and look at how this camp became so central to Holocaust memory.
March 16
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Smoke Over Birkenau

In this session we will discussion the memoir by Holocaust survivor Liana Millu and relate her experience to what we have learned in the course so far.
March 24
6:30 pm

The Last of the Unjust Zoom Discussion

More than twenty-five years after Shoah, this Claude Lanzmann film reveals a little-known yet fundamental aspect of the Holocaust, and sheds light on the origins of the “Final Solution” like never before.

April 2021

April 08 - 09
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Yom HaShoah

April 15
5:30 pm

Common Book – Spring 2021

Zoom
Announcing MCHE’s Spring 2021 common book, the community is encouraged to read Smoke Over Birkenau by Liana Millu. Liana Millu was a Jewish Italian Partisan who was arrested in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Of the ...
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