Upcoming Events

How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Medical Professionals

Exclusive Exhibit Opening and Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. est

Medical professionals played an integral role in the planning and implementation of Nazi racial policy. Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice, senior historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss how medical professionals enforced policies of compulsory sterilization, as well as the “Euthanasia” program. Through these legalized programs, the Nazis murdered 650,000 people and set an important precedent for the Holocaust.

To register for this program, click here. Registrants will receive a link to the Jan. 27 Zoom Webinar.

To submit questions for Dr. Heberer-Rice ahead of this program, click here.

Thank you to our community partner the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive.


Intimate Violence: Jewish Testimonies about the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at noon est

Featuring Natalia Aleksiun, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Touro College Graduate School of Jewish Studies. She will discuss the process of destruction of Jewish communities in eastern Europe from a perspective of individual families, shedding light on the violence perpetrated by former neighbors as well as the survivors’ struggle to understand it.

This is a free Zoom event. No registration is required. Click here to join the Zoom on January 27th. For questions, contact Professor Jamie Wraight at jwraight@umich.edu. Sponsored by Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive.


Genocide Today: The Uyghurs in China

Thursday, feb. 11 at 7 p.m. est

Watch live at facebook.com/hmczfc. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program.
The Uyghurs, a Turkic Muslim minority in western China, are being persecuted by the Chinese government with incarceration in concentration camps, forced sterilization, mass disappearances, and the destruction of their culture. Dr. Ellen J. KennedyExecutive Director of World Without Genocide, discusses the efforts to hold the Chinese government accountable.

To submit questions for Dr. Kennedy, please click here.

Thank you to our community partner the Uyghur Human Rights Project and the Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children.


Learning From the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil

sunday, feb. 21 at 2 p.m. est

As an increasingly polarized America fights over the legacy of racism and slavery, what can we learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the past? Philosopher and author Susan Neiman and National Public Radio (NPR) 1A host Jenn White will discuss Germany’s effort to atone for the Holocaust and the work that contemporary Americans are doing to try to make amends for our country’s historical wrongdoings.

To register for this program, click here. Registrants will receive a link to the Feb. 21 Zoom Webinar.

To order Neiman’s book “Learning From the Germans,” go to www.holocaustcenter.org/bookorder.

To submit questions for Susan Neiman, please click here.

Thank you to our community partners the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity.