Films, Presentations, Virtual Tours, Informative Lectures Offered During Holocaust Education Week

The legacy of the Holocaust will be considered through cultural, academic and personal perspectives in a series of enlightening film presentations, lectures and community discussions during Holocaust Education Week, November 7-12, 2021.

All of the events will be presented online, unless otherwise noted.

Holocaust Education Week is a community-wide program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

All programming will be virtual, unless otherwise noted and are free and open to the public.  RSVP’s are necessary to gain access to each individual event.

Holocaust Education Week is a community-wide program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Information on how to access each program will be sent after the RSVP has been confirmed.



One of the most tragic days in modern Jewish history, Kristallnacht will be commemorated on the 83rd anniversary of the event. Widely considered to be a major turning point in Hitler’s campaign to annihilate the Jewish people, Kristallnacht was marked by a series of coordinated attacks on Jews in Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938.

Join the community online to remember the victims of this event and honor the Survivors.

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HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK OPENING DAY PROGRAM:

Monday, November 8, 11 a.m.

Visages of Memory: Images of Survivors
With Laszlo Selly, Holocaust Survivor and photographer

Laszlo Selly has embarked on a journey of discovery. Through his biographical photographs of Survivors from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the former Soviet Union, Lazlo reveals resilience and strength, stories of survival and desire to create a new beginning. He will discuss his exhibition including his photographic techniques and share biographic tidbits. His exhibit bears witness to the importance of teaching about the Holocaust and continuing to fight against all forms of hatred and bigotry.

Laszlo Selly is a Holocaust Survivor born in Hungary, Budapest and is a retired professional commercial photographer.

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Monday, November 8, 4 p.m.

The Survivors Journey – Holocaust Memorial IWALK Tour Exploration
Teachers only

Join us to experience the premiere of a special interactive, location-based mobile application created by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach for school classrooms. In partnership with The USC Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California, this award-winning program allows teachers to track students’ progress and commentary as they follow a grade-appropriate path through the Memorial. Participants will begin to explore the mobile application and be given a virtual sample tour of the high school route.

Presented by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and David Reese, Language Arts teacher, Miami Beach Senior High School

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Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m.

Kristallnacht: Through the Eyes of the Karliner Family
With Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Holocaust scholar

On the night of Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938, the Karliner Family’s store was broken into, ransacked and its ledger of accounts destroyed. Twelve-year-old Herbert Karliner’s father was arrested and sent to Buchenwald. Join Holocaust scholar, Dr. Michael Berenbaum to watch a 7-minute film about Karliner’s experiences during this night followed by a discussion on the impact it had on his family and the German Jewish population.

Dr. Michael Berenbaum is a nationally renowned Holocaust scholar and is the author and editor of 22 books, scores of academic articles and hundreds of journal pieces.

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Wednesday, November 10, 12:30 p.m.

We Share the Same Sky: A Granddaughter Traces Her Survivor Grandmother's Story
With author and podcast host Rachel Cerrotti

Join Rachel Cerrotti, author and host of We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory and Migration, as she discusses the journey that led her to trace the life of her grandmother, a Holocaust Survivor, in Eastern Europe before and during the war. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Rachel discovered pictures, diaries and letters that motivated her to trace an incredible story of survival, courage and resilience, one she shares through her podcast and memoir.

Co-sponsored with the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center and the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute.

Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning photographer, writer, educator and audio producer. In 2019, she released her critically acclaimed podcast, We Share the Same Sky, about her grandmother’s war story. Her book of the same name was released August 2021.

Moderated by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute and District Holocaust Educator for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Thursday, November 11, 8 p.m.

Film Screening: The Zookeeper’s Wife
A public, outdoor film screening
Wallcast at Soundscape Park, 400 17th Street, Miami Beach

Bring the family to watch the compelling true story of Antonia and Jan Zabinska, managers of the Warsaw Zoo. During World War II, the couple were part of the underground resistance movement and saved more than 300 Jews by hiding them in the animal cages around the zoo and their home for weeks and even years. They have been recognized by Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and awarded the Righteous Among The Nations distinction.

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Friday, November 13, 9:30 a.m.

Surviving the Nazis in Warsaw Poland

With Holocaust Survivor Allan Hall

Allan Hall spent two years hiding in a small supply closet with his mother in an office building in downtown Warsaw. Through luck, ingenuity, bribery and other harrowing methods, he managed to survive along with his parents and infant brother, eventually make their way to the US for a new life. Allan will share his story, from his early memories of fleeing Krakow, Poland in the first days of the war to liberation and escaping communist Poland.

Moderated by David Reese, Language Arts teacher, Miami Beach Senior High School 

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To RSVP and for more information about each event CLICK HERE, email info@holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org, or visit Holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org/Nov2021HolocaustEducationWeek



Information on how to access each program will be sent after the RSVP has been confirmed.


All programming will be virtual and is free of charge and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Access instructions to each event will be e-mailed following registration confirmation.

All of the events will be presented online, unless otherwise noted.

Holocaust Education Week is a community-wide program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

For more information and to register for a specific event, please click the corresponding link above.

For questions or additional information please contact Daniel Reed at dreed@gmjf.org or info@holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org.



Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Sidney Pertnoy, Chair

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Chairperson, Holocaust Education Committee 

Sharon S. Horowitz, Executive Director

Daniel Reed, Education Coordinator

In cooperation with: City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council * Miami Beach JCC * Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs * Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Social Sciences * Miami Jewish Film Festival * University of Miami Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies * With special thanks to the Florida Department of Education *

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

    

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
1933 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-538-1663
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