This Week at the MJH

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Week of July 27 programs and resources

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is thrilled to stay connected during this time and hopes you have found meaning and inspiration in our virtual programs. This week, join the museum online for its new lineup of scholarly lectures, events, and programs that amplify its vital mission of Holocaust education and remembrance.

This Week’s Online Events

Mikhal Dekel
Tehran Children Book Talk with Author Mikhal Dekel and Gal Beckerman

TUESDAY, JULY 28 | 2 PM ET on Zoom

Tehran Children is the true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. Mikhal Dekel, the daughter of one of these children, spent eight years extensively researching and traveling around the world to write a far-reaching account of Jews who found asylum in Muslim lands. Blending memoir with historical research, Dekel reveals a new Holocaust narrative.
Dekel will be joined by Gal Beckerman, journalist and award-winning author of When They Come for Us We’ll Be Gone, for a discussion of the book and this little-known history.

$10 suggested donation, advance registration recommended.

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“Children Of The Inquisition” Film And Discussion

THURSDAY, JULY 30 | 2 PM ET on Zoom

Children of the Inquisition follows a diverse group of descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions as they unravel their complex and often hidden Jewish identity. Each is on a personal quest to discover and explore his or her distant Sephardic roots. Join us for a film discussion* with filmmaker Joe Lovett and members of the Sephardic community.
Co-sponsored by the American Sephardi Federation
$10 suggested donation; advance registration recommended
*Program registrants will receive an email with a link and password to the film upon registration; the film should be watched in advance of this program.

Week of July 27 programs and resources

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Trauma Studies, Creativity, and the Second Generation


Children of Holocaust survivors (often referred to as “2Gs”, for second generation) are no strangers to intergenerational trauma. Children of survivors process and cope with inherited trauma in remarkably diverse ways, often through transmutation in the creative process or sublimation into other activities. In this discussion, clinical psychologist Irit Felsen – a trauma specialist focusing on Holocaust survivors and their children – will be joined by award-winning author and poet Elizabeth Rosner (Survivor Cafe, Speed of Light) for a discussion of how trauma is passed on and manifested from generation to generation.
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Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings


In the summer of 1948, amateur folklorist Ben Stonehill recorded more than 1,000 songs from Holocaust refugees who were being housed temporarily in the lobby of the Hotel Marseilles on New York’s Upper West Side. Stonehill’s efforts preserved for posterity a rich repertoire of songs in Yiddish as well as Polish, Czech, and Hebrew. The recordings are now being disseminated on the web by Yiddish scholar Miriam Isaacs through a partnership with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
Join us for this special online multimedia program, in which Isaacs will reveal the inside story of Ben Stonehill’s heroic project, and share some of the remarkable performances Stonehill captured on wire recordings. Additionally, special guest musician Vladimir Fridman will perform songs from the Stonehill archive.
Co-sponsored by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and by Yiddish New York
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Online ResourceFamily Reunification Seminar

Seminar on Family Reunification

The STAJE Summer Seminar – Advanced Institute was held online July 6 – 8 on the topic of Family Reunification after the Holocaust. Watch videos from the seminar in this seminar playlist.

Shoah Teaching Alternatives for Jewish Educators (STAJE) and the Advanced Institute are professional development programs for teachers in Jewish schools and in public (and parochial) schools, respectively. We acknowledge in appreciation the Jewish Conference of Material Claims Against Germany for supporting this educational program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished. Explore Resource

In Case You Missed It

Bruno Dey Trial Plaintiff and Witness

Stories Survive: A Plaintiff And Witness In The Bruno Dey Trial

Last week a German court convicted Bruno Dey for helping the Nazis murder thousands of people while he served as a concentration camp guard more than 75 years ago, in what might be one of the last verdicts to be handed down to a living participant in the Holocaust. Ben Cohen, the grandson of Judy Meisel, one of the trial’s co-plaintiffs witnesses, wrote an opinion piece for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he allowed us to share on our blog.

Member Program

Bamberger Wedding
Wedding of Elsa Buxbaum (1899-1979) and Seligmann Baer Bamberger (1896-1970). Collection of Joseph A. and Dorothy Frank Bamberger

Members-Only Gallery Talk

MONDAY, AUGUST 10 | 4 PM ET on Zoom

In this new series designed just for members, go behind the scenes with an educator and explore highlights of the Museum collection, coupled with a live Q&A. Members will have the opportunity to join us monthly to learn about and discuss these fascinating works.

Join us Monday, August 10 on Zoom for a closer look at several artifacts in our collection that relate to the pathways to freedom and survival for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Become a member today and automatically receive the Zoom information, plus 3 additional months of membership free!

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