Monday, March 03, 2014
History Teacher Amy McDonald Shares Commitment of Teaching the Holocaust, March 5
The Birmingham Public Library is marking its ten-year partnership with the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center in presenting Remembering the Holocaust, presentations by Birmingham residents sharing their experiences and perspectives. The programs are held every Wednesday in March at noon in the Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library and are free and open to the public.
Remembering the Holocaust - A High School Holocaust Studies Teacher Perspective
Amy McDonald, history teacher and chair of the Social Studies Department at Shades Valley High School, recently received the Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at their Annual Dinner in N.Y. She will share her deep commitment and reasons for teaching the Holocaust that brought her to the attention of this prestigious organization.
Remembering the Holocaust - A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
Dr. Robert May, who with his daughter, Ann Mollengarden, Education Vice President of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, discuss his passage from the age of ten, experiencing Kristallnacht in Frankfurt, Germany, joining the Kindertransport to England, and finally to the United States where he became a practicing Birmingham physician and a member of the United States Army.
Remembering the Holocaust - Holocaust Survivor Speaks
Max Herzel, a member of the BHEC and an Alabama Holocaust Commissioner, will speak of his experience, and show a film on the Power Point created by Ann Mollengarden, giving new facts and interesting aspects of his life from his escape from Germany at the age of ten, until his liberation five years later.
Remembering the Holocaust - The Path to Nazi Genocide, a USHMM Film
This 38-minute film examines the Nazis' rise and consolidation of power in Germany. Using rare footage, the film explores their ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other victims. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis and their collaborators led a state to war and to the murder of millions of people. By providing a concise overview of the Holocaust and those involved, this resource is intended to provide reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945.
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