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Pizza, Movie & a Tour:
Casablanca

PMT - Casablanca

One of the most memorable films of the twentieth century, Casablanca is a true Hollywood legend. All the elements of production—story, cast, photography, direction, and music—are woven together to create a motion picture monument set during World War II.

Join the Kennesaw State University Museum of History & Holocaust Education (MHHE) for a special screening of Casablanca for our next installment of the Pizza, Movie & a Tour series. The MHHE will be open for tours preceding the movie, and a pizza dinner will be served. No reservations are required but seating is limited.

Attendees will also get a sneak peek of the MHHE's upcoming online exhibit, "Hollywood Goes to War." Stay tuned for additional details!

Click here to view our flyer!

Where: Museum of History & Holocaust Education
KSU Center | 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw GA 30144
When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tours begin at 5:30 p.m., film at 6:00 p.m.
Who: Open to the public
Cost: Free

REVIEWS

"Cinema par excellence . . . one of the outstanding entertainment experiences of cinema history."
- Leslie Halliwell, HALLIWELL'S FILM AND VIDEO GUIDE

"A picture which makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap . . . they have so combined sentiment, humor and pathos with taut melodrama and bristling intrigue that the result is a highly entertaining and even inspiring film."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

Summary and reviews provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.

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The Anti-Defamation League and the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at The Breman Museum presents

"Celebrating Defiance"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Join the Museum of History & Holocaust Education's Director Dr. Catherine Lewis, artist and animator Cory Goldbey, actor Tom Key, and ASO violinist Juan R. Ramierz-Hernandez for a panel discussion and performances about how art created during the Holocaust is remembered and celebrated. This program will be moderated by Bill Nigut, the ADL Southeast Regional Director.

A wine and cheese reception will be held at 6:30 p.m.

To see this events flyer please click here.

Who: Open to the public, RSVP to ekedme@adl.org
Where: The Breman Museum (1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA)
When: Wednesday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission & Parking

For a full list of programs that complement the performance of the Defiant Requiem, click here to see the Anti-Defamation League's master calendar.

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Conversation with the Curators - Remembering Ravensbrück: Women and the Holocaust


Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Dr. Jennifer Dickey, coordinator of the Public History program at Kennesaw State University, will give a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education's newest traveling exhibit, Remembering Ravensbrück: Women and the Holocaust. The exhibit, on display at the Cobb Central Library, tells the history of Ravensbrück, a Nazi concentration camp north of Berlin where 150,000 were interred between 1939 and 1945. Dr. Dickey will also talk about the creation of the exhibit and the involvement of her Kennesaw State University public history students.

Click here to see our flyer.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Central Library of the Cobb County Public Library System (266 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA 30060)
When: Wednesday, July 11th at 5 PM
Cost: Free

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Exhibit Opening - Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross Cultural Context

Wednesday 11 July, 2012

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education will launch its first online exhibit on July 11, 2012. Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross-Cultural Context explores Muslim communities in metro Atlanta and in Casablanca, Morocco, the commonalities between Moroccan and American life, as well as common stereotypes and misperceptions about Islam. A collaborative effort by student project members in Kennesaw and Casablanca, the online exhibit fulfills a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Association of Museums.

The MHHE will host a reception themed as a Moroccan tea party on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education. The reception will begin at 4:00 and is FREE and open to the public.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Museum of History & Holocaust Education (KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA, 30144)
When: Wednesday, July 11th at 4 PM
Cost: Free

Conversation with the Curators - Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II

Wednesday 27 June, 2012

As the Norcross Welcome Center hosts the Museum of History & Holocaust Education's traveling exhibit 'Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II,' Julia Brock and Richard Harker will join guests to talk about the many roles that women played in World War II and how these stories reflect a much greater complexity than the image of Rosie the Riveter suggests. They will also discuss the exhibit's development and the central role that KSU students played in this process.

Who: Open to the public
Where: The City of Norcross Welcome Center (189 Lawrenceville St., Norcross, GA, 30071)
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 6 PM
Cost: Free

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Join rising high school juniors and seniors for our 5th annual Summer Institute and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and World War II in

a university setting. Experienced educators along with Holocaust survivors and WWII Veterans present compelling lectures, stimulating discussion, and creative projects for an exceptional learning experience.The summer institute is completely free for participants.

Download a sample schedule here.

Update: Due to an overwhelming response this year, the 2012 Summer Institute is now full. Thank you so much for your interest in the MHHE and we encourage you to apply next year. If you have questions please contact Patricia Mosier at pmosier@kennesaw.edu or 678.797.2083.

Who: Junior and Senior High School Students
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: June 10th – June 13th
Cost: Free

Click here to see our flyer.

Application process now closed

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21st Annual Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust

presented by the Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

This fantastic workshop prepares teachers to teach the Holocaust across grade levels, subject areas and curricula. Special attention is given to developing age-appropriate teaching strategies and to addressing Georgia Performance and
Literacy Standards.

Who: Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

Where: Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum (1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30309)

When: June 10 - 15

Cost: Varying (scholarships available)

Click here to see the flyer or go to The Breman's website

For more information contact Dr. Lili Baxter at 404-870-1872 or lbaxter@thebreman.org.

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Join us for the opening of the MHHE's newest traveling exhibit, Remembering Ravensbrück: Women and the Holocaust at 2 p.m. at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education.

Created by the Kennesaw State University Public History and German Studies Programs and the Ravensbruck Memorial Site, Remembering Ravensbrück tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. The panel-based exhibition focuses on the history of the camp, from its beginning in 1939 to its liberation in 1945, and highlights the stories of individual women – women who suffered in and survived the camp but also of female guards who willingly implemented the Nazi Final Solution. The visually rich panels feature historic photographs, maps, and artwork created by the prisoners, a testament to the women’s spirit of survival.

The opening will feature remarks by Dr. Catherine Lewis, Director of the Museum of History & Holocaust Education, Maria Britt, Associate Vice-President of Operations at KSU, Dr. Jennifer Dickey, coordinator of Public History at KSU and Nancy York, a student co-curator of the exhibit. Following the remarks there will be an opportunity to tour the exhibit.


Who: Open to the public

Where: Museum of History & Holocaust Education (KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA, 30144

When: Thursday, May 3rd 2012 at 2:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Adrienne Haan: Degenerate Music …what the “Führer” did not want you to listen to…
Thursday 12th April, 2012

A lecture by Adrienne Haan - Degenerate Music (German: Entartete Musik) was a label applied in the 1930s by the Nazi government in Germany to certain forms of music that it considered to be harmful or decadent. In her lecture, Ms. Haan highlights many aspects of German history and goes as far back as the year 1914, the beginning of World War I.

At the end of her lecture. Ms. Haan contrasts the music that was allowed in the Third Reich, and the music that was considered degenerate. A 13 minute photo slide show accompanied by what was considered 'Degenerate Music' will be shown at the end of the presentation.

Who: Open to the public but seating is limited. RSVP to rharker@kennesaw.edu
Where: Kennesaw State University Social Sciences Building, Room 2027
When: Thurssday, April 12th at 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

This program is sponsored by The Halle Foundation, in partnership with:

 

Conversation with the Curators - Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

View our flyer here

As the Cobb Central Library hosts the Museum of History & Holocaust Education's newest traveling exhibit 'Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II', Julia Brock and Richard Harker will talk about the many roles that women played in World War II and how these stories reflect a much greater complexity than Rosie the Riveter, the most famous image of women's involvement in World War II. They will also explain how the exhibit was developed and curated and the central role that KSU students played in this process.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Central Library of the Cobb County Public Library System (266 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA 30060)
When: Wednesday, April 11th at 3:30 PM
Cost: Free

 

Jump, Jive an' Wail 1940s Swing Dance
Saturday, November 5, 2011

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We invite you to join us for our FREE Jump Jive an’ Wail 1940s Swing Dance on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 7 to 10 p.m. at the KSU Center.

“Jump Jive an’ Wail” commemorates the 1940s era with an evening of dancing to the live music of the Peachtree Jazz Edition’s 18-piece Big Band ensemble and female vocalist.

The evening’s entertainment also includes free swing dance lessons, a 1940s-style photo shoot, refreshments, a surprise raffle and more! You are invited (but not required) to wear 1940s attire.


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The event is open to the public and FREE with the donation of one non-perishable item to KSU's Feed the Future, so invite your friends!

Click here to see our flyer
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Join our Facebook Event

Thank you to our sponsors!

Who: Open to the public
Where: KSU Center (3333 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA)
When: Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Cost: Free with the donation of one canned food item

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Pizza, Movie & a Tour - "Schindler's List"
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Museum of History & Holocaust Education continues our Pizza, Movie, and a Tour Night series with the award-winning "Schindler's List." Based on real-life events during World War II, "Schindler's List" tells the tale of an unlikely rescuer and his determination to save hundreds of lives. The MHHE galleries will be open for tours preceding and following the film.

Schindler's List

Who: Open to the public; movie is rated "R"
Where: KSU Center (3333 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA)
When: Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

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Research Skills Workshop
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Workshop

Join us for our free workshop to discuss important research skills and ideas to help improve and strengthen your essay writing and end of semester papers.

All KSU students are welcome, especially History and Philosophy majors!

Who: Kennesaw State University students
Where: KSU Social Sciences, Rm. 2027
When: Tuesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

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Echoes and Reflections
Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Museum of History & Holocaust Educations hosts Echoes and Reflections, a three-hour workshop presented by Shelley Rose of the Anti-Defamation League. Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to impart "a knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and its relevance to contemporary society through a comprehensive multimedia curriculum," a curriculum that allows teachers to choose age-appropriate content while meeting the national and state standards.

Who: All educators
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: Sunday, June 12 at 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free

SPACE IS LIMITED : Email Patricia Mosier to reserve your place. pmosier@kennesaw.edu

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2011 Summer Institute for World War II and Holocaust Studies
June 12 - June 15, 2011

The MHHE presents an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to learn from recognized scholars in the field of Holocaust and World War II Studies. The Summer Institute will broaden students’ knowledge of the Holocaust and WWII through compelling lectures, stimulating discussion, and creative projects in theater and art – all in a collaborative peer-learning environment.

Who: Junior and Senior High School Students
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: June 12 – June 15, 2011
Cost: Free

To view the brochure, click here. To download an application, click here. Application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2011.

 

Carl Wilkens: Witness to Genocide
Monday, April 18, 2011

Carl Wilkens moved his family to Rwanda in 1990 to work for humanitarian aid. When the genocide began in 1994, Carl refused to leave. Even the
UN evacuated; Carl was the only American left in the country. He
ventured out each day to bring food, water, and medicie to orphans trapped around the city. His actions saved the lives of hundreds.

When sharing his story, Carl uses a storytelling format to talk about genocide and the treacherous thinking that says we can solve a problem by excluding someone. During Q & A, Carl connects his story to the practical challenges we face every day, inspiring and equipping listeners
to stand up against injustices at home and abroad.

Who: Open to the public
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center, Room 300
When: Monday, April 18 at 3:30 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public

To view the flyer, please click here.

For more information, contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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Coffee with the Curator: A Tough Patch of History
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The next "Coffee with the Curator" series is with Dr. Jennifer Dickey, Head of the Public History Program at Kennesaw State University, discussing "A tough little patch of history: The fall and rise of the Margaret Mitchell House."

Bring your lunch and join us for a stimulating presentation. Hot tea and coffee will be provided.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Athenaeum Gallery, Horace W. Sturgis Library, 2nd Floor
When: Wednesday, April 13 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public

Hosted by the Kennesaw State University Archives

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Night at the Athenaeum: Fooling the People
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Join Dr. David Parker, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University, for the next program in our Night at the Athenaeum series, "Fooling the people: On the train of an Abraham Lincoln quotation," as he unravels the story of the famous quote,

"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time."

Who: Open to the public
Where: Athenaeum Gallery, Horace W. Sturgis Library, 2nd Floor
When: Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public

Hosted by the Kennesaw State University Archives

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Teaching about the Holocaust
Thursday - Saturday, February 24 - 26, 2010

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with Kennesaw State University will present Teaching about the Holocaust
February 24-25, 9am-5pm and February 26, 9am-1pm
at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA

Teaching about the Holocaust is an exceptional three-day program that includes presentations by Holocaust scholars, practical classroom strategies, and a marketplace of local resources.

Through the generosity of The Morris Family Foundation, Teaching about the Holocaust is free and offers funding for a substitute teacher to cover your classroom on February 24-25. Educators will receive a CD-ROM of photographs, biographies and film footage from the USHMM archives as well as Michael Berenbaum's The World Must Know and Alexandra Zapruda's Salvaged Papers.

To view the flyer, please click here.

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Pizza, Movie, and a Tour - The Last Survivor
Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education continues its Dinner, Movie, and a Tour Night series with “The Last Survivor,” presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy. The MHHE galleries will be open for tours preceding and following the film.

Who: Open to the public
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: Thursday, February 24 at 6:00 PM
Cost: Free

To view the flyer, please click here.

For more information, contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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Year of Romania presents Dr. Vladimir Solonari
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kennesaw State University's "Year of Romania" presents the opportunity to hear the research of Dr. Vladimir Solonari, a prominent scholar of Romanian, Moldovan, and Soviet history studies, as he speaks on the "New Perspectives on the Fate of Romanian Jews during the Holocaust.".

Who: Open to the public
Where: Kennesaw State University, SO 1019
When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:30-2:00PM
Cost: Free

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Silenced Voices - Music of the Holocaust
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kennesaw State University School of Music and the Museum of History and Holocaust Education will host “Silenced Voices – Music of the Holocaust,” a presentation of the uses and abuses of the arts during the Third Reich, on Thursday, September 30 at 7:30PM.

Dr. Susan Eischeid, principal oboist of the Valdosta Symphony and Professor of Music at Valdosta State University, will provide a multimedia lecture on the music and artists of the ghettos, concentration camps, and death camps during the Nazi regime. Dr. Eischeid and her musical ensemble will follow the lecture with a live musical recital of some of the works discussed, including music composed inside the ghettos and concentration camps.

The musical ensemble features Dr. Eischeid, oboe; Dr. David Lee Johnson, baritone; Dr. Martha Malone, soprano; and Ms. Valerie Holton, piano. “Music of the Holocaust” has been performed in venues across the United States and Europe including Passau, Germany; Prague, Brno, and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic; Greenville, South Carolina; and San Francisco, California.

To view the flyer, please click here.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Kennesaw State University
           Bailey Performance Center, Brooker Hall
When: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 7:30PM
Cost: Free

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Discussion and Lecture with Holocaust Survivor
Norbert Friedman, "Memories of Childhood"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The museum is proud to invite you to a rare discussion and lecture with educator and Holocaust survivor Norbert Friedman. Join us at 1pm for a free gallery tour and short film followed by a brief presentation and open discussion with Mr. Friedman at 2pm. We encourage families and children to attend this important and free event.

Mr. Norbert Friedman was born in Krakow, Poland in 1922. During the war he was imprisoned in 11 concentration camps including Dachau and Flosenburg. His experiences before and during the Holocaust are chronicled in the autobiography, Sun Ray’s at Midnight, published in 2006.

Who: Open to the public; children and families encouraged to attend
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Cost: Free

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Dinner, Movie, & a Tour Night - “Life is Beautiful ”
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education continues its Dinner, Movie, and a Tour Night series with the award-winning “Life is Beautiful,” the story of a father's determination to preserve his son's innocence during a terrifying time. The MHHE galleries will be open for tours preceding and following the film.

Who: Open to the public; movie rated PG-13
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00 PM
Cost: Free

To view the flyer, please click here.

For more information, contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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“Echoes and Reflections” Holocaust Education Training
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shelley Rose with the Anti-Defamation League will present a three-hour workshop on the lessons of the Holocaust and techniques to present the material to students. This interactive and informative session provides an excellent overview for all interested in informing others about the Holocaust and its impact today.

Who: Open to all interested educators; RSVP required.
Where: KSU Social Science Building, Room 2027
When: Wednesday, April 28 at 9:00AM – Noon
Cost: Free

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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Coffee and Conversation: Muslim Life in the American South
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Join us for an evening of dialogue, discussion, and coffee as the Museum of History and Holocaust Education presents "Coffee and Conversation" on April 15th. The MHHE, through a grant from the American Assocation of Museums, coordinated with the Ben M'Sik Community Museum in Casablanca, Morocco to conduct interviews with the local Muslim community in metro Atlanta to discuss life in the south. We hope you will be able to attend this special event!

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Who: Open to the public
Where:
The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center (3333 Busbee Drive)
When: Thursday, April 1
5 at 4:00-6:00PM
Cost: Free

For more information: Contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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Performance of Laurence Sherr's "Flame Language"
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kennesaw State University composer-in-residence Dr. Laurence Sherr presents "Flame Language" at the Bailey Performance Center in partnership with the Museum of History and Holocaust Education. "Flame Language," a commemorative work written for those who perished in the Holocaust, will be performed by a KSU chamber ensemble and vocalist Elliot Levine. The concert features the Athens Chamber Chorus, Kevin Kelly, Director, in works by guest artist Elliot Levine.
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The MHHE’s traveling exhibit version of “Parallel Journeys” will also be on display.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University
When: Tuesday, April 13 at 8:00PM
Cost: Free

For more information: Contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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KSU German Film Festival Presents “The Reader”
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Director Bernhard Schlink presents a compelling tale of the role of bystanders and perpetrators during Nazi Germany in his 2008 Oscar-winning film, “The Reader.” Kate Winslet portrays Hanna, a woman burdened with the memories and guilt of her experiences during the Holocaust.

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Screening and reception co-sponsored by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and the Kennesaw State University Foreign Languages Department.

Who: Open to the public; movie rated R
Where: KSU Pilcher Building, Room 242
When: Thursday, April 15 at 8:00PM
Cost: Free

For more information: Contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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Dr Deborah Lipstadt, "Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century"
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The MHHE will host one of the foremost scholars in the area of Holocaust Studies for a special lecture and book signing on March 23. Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, will speak on “History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving” and the rise of “new anti-Semitism” and Holocaust denial.

Dr. Lipstadt is the author of several critically-acclaimed books including “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory” and “Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust;” has appeared on CNN, Sixty Minutes, NPR, BBC; and has been published in Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and The New York Times. Dr. Lipstadt holds a B.A. from City College of New York and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She is also the recipient of honorary doctorates from Ohio Wesleyan, Yeshiva University, Bar Ilan University, and Hebrew Union College. Be sure not to miss this special guest lecturer!

To view the flyer, please click here.

Who: Open to the public
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center (3333 Busbee Drive)
When: Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00PM
Cost: Free

For more information: Contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

Arrangements for Deborah Lipstadt made through the B'nai B'rith Lecture Bureau.

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Family Day at the Museum
Sunday, March 21, 2010

The MHHE presents a special weekend afternoon of activities, docent-led exhibit tours, speakers, and films about World War II and the Holocaust. Families, educators, and students of all ages welcome.

Who: Open to the public
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: Sunday, March 21 at 1:00-4:00PM
Cost: Free

For more information: Contact Dr. Anne Sinkey at 678-797-2083 or email asinkey@kennesaw.edu.

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Dinner, Movie, & a Tour Night - “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education continues its Dinner, Movie, and a Tour Night series with the award-winning “Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” a tale of friendship, redemption, and loss during World War II and the Holocaust. The MHHE galleries will be open for tours preceding and following the film.

Who: Open to the public; movie rated PG-13
Where: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education, KSU Center
When: Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM
Cost: Free

To view the flyer, please click here.

For more information, contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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Kim Phuc - “The Girl in the Picture ”
Sunday, February 21, 2010

Come hear the extraordinary story of Kim Phuc, the woman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning image that has come to define the napalm attacks in Vietnam during 1972. Ms. Kim Phuc will speak at the North Avenue Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feburary 21st at 9:00AM, 11:00AM, and 7:00PM. The event is free and open to the public.

Who: Open to the public
Where: The North Avenue Presbyterian Church in midtown Atlanta
When: Sunday, February 21 at 9:00AM, 11:00AM, and 7:00PM
Cost: Free

For more information, contact Whitney Meadows 404-875-0431 (ext. 215) or email whitney@napc.org.

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Double V: World War II and the Right to Flight
Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Auburn Avenue Research Library premieres the MHHE’s traveling exhibition, “The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II.” The opening reception will feature a panel discussion on the Double V campaign during World War II and a film on the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. 

The film, panel discussion, and opening reception are co-sponsored by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

Where: Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta
When: Saturday, February 13 from 4:00-6:00PM
Who: Open to the public
Cost: Free

For more information on the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit, please see our press release or contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083.

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Presents "Berlin '36"
Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dr. Catherine M. Lewis will introduce "Berlin '36" at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2010 in Atlanta. "Berlin '36," directed by Kaspar Heidelbach, examines the life and trials of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann as she faces rising anti-Semitism and prepares for the 1936 Olympics in Nazi-occupied Berlin.

Gretel Bergmann is also profiled in the museum's exhibition "Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust through the Eyes of Teens" located in the Kennesaw State University Center.

The viewing will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Lewis and a dessert reception. For more information on "Berlin '36," tickets to the premiere, and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, please click here.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Lefont Sandy Springs
When: Saturday, January 16 at 8:00PM
Cost: $36 for ticket, film program, and dessert reception

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"The Tuskegee Airmen: Segregated Skies of World War II"
Tuesday, November 17th through January 2010

The MHHE invites you to view the newest MHHE exhibition, "The Tuskegee Airmen," curated in conjunction with the Kennesaw State Museum Studies class. 

The exhibition explores the history and social context of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots in the U.S. military. The fliers and their support crew, dubbed “The Red Tails,” experienced segregation and discrimination while upholding one of the most successful records for flight missions during World War II.

Tuskegee Airmen veterans, representatives from Tuskegee University, and delegates from Tuskegee organizations across the southeast United States attended the opening on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. For Atlanta Journal Constitution's coverage of the event, click here.

For more information, please see our press release.

Who: Open to the public; suitable for all ages
Where: Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144
When: November 17, 2009 through January 2010
Cost: Free!

For more information: Contact Anna Tucker at 678-797-2083 or email atucke20@kennesaw.edu.

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2009 Summer Institute for World War II & Holocaust Studies
June 7-11, 2009

The 2009 Student Institute brings high school juniors and seniors together with recognized scholars in the field of Holocaust Studies.

Who: Class of 2010-2011 High School Students
Where: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
When: June 7: 5-7 p.m.; June 8-11: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

To Apply: Interested students must submit the SIHS application and one teacher recommendation by Friday, May 8, 2009.

For more information: Contact Patricia Mosier at 678-797-2083 or email pmosier@kennesaw.edu.


2009 Teacher Institute: World War II and the Holocaust
June 9-12, 2009

The 2009 Institute provides an innovative program of discussion, multimedia exploration, and lectures from leading scholars in the field to strengthen teachers’ expertise in this important era.

Who: All Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
Where: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
When: June 9: 6-8:30 p.m.; June 10-12: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

To Apply: Interested teachers must submit an application and a 200-word essay describing how you have taught in this area and why you would like to participate in this program by Friday, May 8, 2009.

For more information: Contact Patricia Mosier at 678-797-2083 or email pmosier@kennesaw.edu.

 


May 12-24, 2009
Maymester Study Abroad, “Contextualizing the Holocaust: Remembrance, Resistance, and Resilience”

Who: Open to all college-age students and KSU undergraduates
Where: Munich, Nuremberg, Celle, and Berlin, Germany; Kracow, Poland
Cost: $3,350 (includes airfare, local travel, breakfast and dinner each day, hotel, admission to museums, and guided tours), Stipends and scholarships available.

Contact: Dr. Hugh Hunt, Associate Professor of Philosophy at KSU, at (hhunt@kennesaw.edu), or Dr. Catherine Lewis, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, at (clewis1@kennesaw.edu).


April 1, 2009
Exhibit Opening: "Ben M'sik: Creating Community in Casablanca"

Who: Bilingual exhibit (Arabic and English) curated by Professor Samir El Azhar in partnership with the English and American Studies Department, Faculty of Letters and Human Science, Ben M’sik, Université Hassan II Mohammedia, Casablanca, Morocco
Where: Social Science Atrium Gallery
When: April 1, 2009, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, with reception to follow
Contact: Anna Tucker at (atucke20@kennesaw.edu) or 678-797-2083


March 26, 2009
Exhibit Opening: Karikatur of Power: World War II through Political Cartoons

Who: Bilingual exhibit (German and English) created by students enrolled in Dr. Catherine Lewis's course "The Third Reich" and Dr. Sabine Smith's course "German Literature and Culture."
Where: Social Science Atrium Gallery
When: March 26, 2009, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Cost: Free, with reception to follow
Contact: Anna Tucker at (atucke20@kennesaw.edu) or 678-797-2083


September 4, September 18, October 16, November 6, November 20

"Let's Talk About it: Jewish Literature and Imagination": Reading and discussion sessions featuring graphic novels. Funded by the American Library Association

Who: Discussions led by Dr. Catherine Lewis
Where: KSU Student Center, Fireside Lounge
When: September 4 (Contract with God); September 18 (The Complete Maus); October 16 (Julis Knipl, Real Estate Photographer); November 6 (The Quitter); November 20 (The Rabbi's Cat)
Cost: Free.
Contact: To reserve a copy of the books, contact Alan Lebish (alebish@kennesaw.edu) or 770-423-6192


November 15, 2008
Jump Jive an' Wail Swing Dance at KSU, featuring live Big Band music by the Peachtree Jazz Edition.

Celebrate the 1940s era with an evening of dancing to the tunes of an 18-piece band and female vocalist, World War II activities, swing dance lessons, and refreshments. All donations will go to "Feed the Future," a program initiated by the KSU Health Clinic and KSU Staff Senate to provide students with basic food necessities.

Who: Open to the public
Where: Kennesaw State University Student Center
When: November 15, 2008, at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free with the donation of one non-perishable item such as canned vegetables, tuna, or fruit; mac & cheese; oatmeal; cereal; or peanut butter
Contact: Heather Howell at (hhowell@kennesaw.edu) or 678-797-2084

Please click here for printable directions to Kennesaw State University Student Center and Visitor Parking.


November 9, 2008
70th Anniversary Commemoration, Kristallnacht

Who: Open to the public
Where: The Temple (1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-2401, (404) 873-1731)
When: November 9, 2008, 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more information call (678) 222-3700


October 22, 2008
World Premiere, "Flame Language," a new Holocaust memorial composition by Laurence Sherr

Who: Laurence Sherr, associate professor of music and composer in residence at KSU
Where: Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University
When: October 22, 2008, 8 p.m. Free pre-concert lecture is at 7 p.m. in the recital hall of the music building.
Cost: $5
Contact: www.kennesaw.edu/arts or 770-423-6650


October 3, 2008
Opening, Temporary Exhibition: "William H. Wallace: A Life of Service," on World War II veteran and Bataan Death March survivor

Who: Open to the public
Where: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
When: October 3, 2008
Cost: Free
For more information call 678-797-2083.


June 8-12, 2008
High School Scholars Institute for Holocaust Studies

The 2008 Summer Scholars Institute brings high school juniors and seniors together with recognized scholars in the field of Holocaust Studies.

Who: 2008-2009 High School Juniors and Seniors
Where: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
When: June 8: 5-7 p.m.
June 9-12: 8:30-3:30
Cost: Free
To Apply: Interested students must submit the HSSIHS application and one teacher recommendation by April 15, 2008

For more information: Contact Patricia Mosier at 770-423-6896 or email pmosier@kennesaw.edu.


May 5, 2008
Holocaust Contanta

Join students and faculty at Kennesaw Mountain High School at this moving musical performance.

Who: Open to the public.
Where: Kennesaw Mountain High School
1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30152
When: May 5, 2008. Exhibition opens at 6:15 p.m. and concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Tickets $3 in advance, $5 at the door
For more information, contact Kennesaw Mountain High School (www.cobbk12.org/~kennesawmountain) or 678- 594-8190


April 28, 2008
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Please join us in honoring the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education's outstanding volunteers

Who: Volunteers (current and future), Staff, Students, Faculty
Where: Terrace, Social Science Building
When: April 28, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more information, contact 678-797-2083


March 18, 2008
The Gypsy Photographs of Jan Yoors
6:30 p.m. Ian Hancock Lecture
7:30 p.m. Exhibit opening and reception
Social Sciences Building Lobby

Join the KSU Holocaust Education Program for the opening of our newest exhibition The Heroic Present: The Gypsy Photographs of Jan Yoors and public lecture by renowned Roma scholar, Dr. Ian Hancock from the University of Texas at Austin.

Born in Belgium, Yoors was just twelve-years-old when he left home in search of a group of Roma (gypsies) known as the Lovara. For the next six years, he traveled widely and was informally adopted by a Lovara family. When World War II began, Jan joined the British army and recruited the Roma to assist Allied intelligence units in smuggling arms to the resistance. He and his Roma friends were arrested and sentenced to death, but a case of mistaken identity set Jan free after six months. With assistance from the Allies, Jan impersonated an S.S. officer and helped rescue many intelligence officers, pilots, and others from behind enemy lines. He was arrested again and sent to the Miranda concentration camp until the end of the war. In 1950, he established an art studio in New York City. He published four books, including The Gypsies in 1967. This exhibition features extraordinary and never-before-seen photographs of Roma life before and after the war. The exhibition is sponsored in part by KSU's Institute for Global Initiatives and the lecture by the Georgia Humanities Council.

Free and open to the public but please RSVP at 678-797-2083 to ensure an accurate count for catering.

Directions: Take Exit 271 off I-75, go west on Chastain Road, pass Frey Road and take a right into the KSU main campus entrance. This road dead ends into a visitor parking lot. The attendant will provide directions to the Social Sciences Building.


November 3-4, 2007
Family Weekend
Join the KSU Holocaust Education Program for a weekend of activities for ages 4th grade and up. Learn about what items children recycled and conserved during the war; participate in a History Detective activity; hear Dr. George Eisen speak about “Children and Play in the Holocaust: Games Among the Shadows”; make a handmade butterfly; watch films such as Disney Goes to War. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 678-797-2083.
KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Age Appropriate: 4th grade-adult


October 1, 2007
M. Jacques Sémelin, “Understanding Massacre: Exploring the Genocidal Process: The Holocaust, Rwanda, and Bosnia?”, Social Sciences Building, Room 5074, Kennesaw State University, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Age Appropriate: Middle school-adult
For information more information about the speaker:
www.ceri-sciencespo.com/cherlist/semelin.htm


February 9, 2007
Little Jerusalem (La petite Jerusalem) moderated by Dr. Catherine Lewis, Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies, Kennesaw State University. Pilcher Building, Room 134, 7:00 p.m.. For more information about the Francophone Film Festival, visit: www.kennesaw.edu/foreignlanguage.


January 18, 2007
Grand Opening of Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust Through the Eyes of Teens, V for Victory: Georgia Remembers World War II, and The Butterfly Project. KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144, 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Dessert reception. Please call 678-797-2083 for information.

November 28, 2006
Film Series: Downfall. Rated R. German with English Subtitles. In 2002, the gripping documentary Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary, introduced audiences to the German dictator's stenographer, Traudl Junge, by letting her tell her own story. Now director Oliver Hirschbiegel brings Junge to life in the form of actress Alexandra Maria Lara, who stars in this Oscar-nominated drama. Painstakingly realistic, Downfall takes Junge's point of view to recreate Hitler's (Bruno Ganz) last days in his Berlin bunker. Free and open to the public, but reservations required. Sponsored by the Marcus Foundation, the Holocaust Education Program and the History Department. Location TBA.


November 2, 2006
“Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya.” Presented by Dr. Caroline Elkins, Hugo K. Foster Associate Professor of African Studies, Harvard University. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Initiatives, the Holocaust Education Program, and the Marcus Foundation.

6:30 p.m., Kennesaw State University, Convocation Center 2016.


October 18, 2006
Film Series: Paragraph 175. Rated NR. Actor Rupert Everett provides the narration for this disquieting documentary that shines a light on the Third Reich's vicious persecution of male homosexuals during World War II. Sponsored by the Center for Conflict Management, the Marcus Foundation, the Holocaust Education Program, The Graduate College, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Safe Space Initiative, and Phi Alpha Theta. Free and open to the public, but reservations required.

7:30 p.m., Kennesaw State University, University Room B. Free Snacks will be provided.


October 9, 2006
“Responding to Genocide After the Holocaust: Darfur, Lives and Livelihoods Destroyed.” Presented by John Heffernan, Acting Director, Committee on Conscience, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. Funded by The Marcus Foundation, The Anti-Defamation League, Darfur Urgent Action Coalition of Georgia, and The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Free and open to the public, but reservations required.

7:30 p.m., Great Hall of the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30305.