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Articles and multimedia stories about The HC’s current exhibitions, events, announcements, behind-the-scenes activities, and more.

 

 

 

A Memorial Tribute to Hans Weinmann, Devoted Friend to the Holocaust Memorial Center

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

By: Feiga Weiss, Head Librarian and Archivist –  On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Hans Weinmann was laid to rest in the Clover Hill Park Cemetery, in Birmingham. It was a graveside service attended by his wife and a group of his closest friends. As a US Army veteran, he was accorded full military honors by… Continue Reading A Memorial Tribute to Hans Weinmann, Devoted Friend to the Holocaust Memorial Center

Your Membership Gift Has The Power To Overcome Prejudice And Hatred

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

By: Justin Bean, Membership and Data Manager – The Holocaust Memorial Center plays a unique role in our community. Each year, thousands of students and adults from all walks of life interact with the museum. When they visit us, whether virtually or physically, they learn not only about the Holocaust but also valuable lessons about… Continue Reading Your Membership Gift Has The Power To Overcome Prejudice And Hatred

Whose story is being told?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

By: Mark Mulder, Exhibitions Curator – Recently, I have been paying attention to a growing national fascination with true crime documentaries, shows, and podcasts. It has become so popular that Saturday Night Live has taken on our nation’s fascination with true crime. The part of this trend that caught my attention is that many of… Continue Reading Whose story is being told?

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

By: Michael Leibson, Volunteer Docent –  January 27, 2021 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date was chosen because it was the date in 1945 that Auschwitz was liberated. However, the Germans stopped gassing operations in November 1944 and thousands of prisoners had been evacuated before the Russians arrived. By January 27 all that remained… Continue Reading International Holocaust Remembrance Day

1 in 6,000,000

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

By: Aliza Tick, Education Specialist –  The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. In addition to the murder of approximately 6,000,000 Jews, millions more suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny, including persons with disabilities, Poles, Roma and Sinti… Continue Reading 1 in 6,000,000

Our Living Artifact – The Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree & Exhibit

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Zekelman Holocaust Center houses many beautiful artifacts to share with every visitor, from original letters written to family members during the Holocaust to intriguing photographs and personal objects of exceptional significance. The stories they tell make the narrative of the Holocaust come to life in a very personal way. And while these artifacts have… Continue Reading Our Living Artifact – The Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree & Exhibit

Thank You, Visitors!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

By: Leah Lange, Visitor Services Associate –  Honored Visitor, I joined the staff at HMC almost two years ago as a front desk visitor receptionist. It has been an amazing journey to work alongside such dedicated and talented people! It has also been an extreme privilege to meet our volunteers, docents and our very special… Continue Reading Thank You, Visitors!