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Washington (US)/Canadian-Media: The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. Learn more about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and genocide below.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Image credit: Wikipedia
Co-presented with Washington National Cathedral and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity 'A Voice of Conscience: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Elie Wiesel' is a free virtual event requiring registration would be showcased on Oct 12,
A carved stone bust of Holocaust survivor, author, and human rights champion Elie Wiesel joins likenesses of Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others, on the Washington National Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch. Image credit: Danielle Thomas/Washington National Cathedral
This event is held to honor Elie Wiesel’s legacy to defend human rights and combat indifference and intolerance. The Washington National Cathedral added a stone carving to honor him to its Human Rights Porch in April.
The Cathedral and the Museum, in conjunction with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, celebrate Wiesel’s enduring impact as a survivor, teacher, and international voice of conscience.
At this time of rising antisemitism, racism, and group-targeted violence, a reminder of Wiesel’s commitment to the dignity of all people is both timely and necessary. Jon Meacham, the Cathedral’s canon historian, will host leaders across generations in a discussion about Wiesel and the continuing fight for religious freedom, interfaith understanding, and respect for our common humanity.
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral
Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Elisha Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Marion Wiesel, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Jon Meacham, Canon Historian, Washington National Cathedral
Mehnaz Afridi, PhD, Director, Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan College
Madeleine K. Albright, PhD, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, part of Dentons Global Advisors, and Professor, Author, Diplomat, and Businesswoman who served as the 64th US Secretary of State
Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, Former Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, President Emeritus, Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Jewish Theologian and Activist
Wai Wai Nu, Witness to the Rohingya genocide in Burma, Founder and Executive Director, Women's Peace Network
Rabbi David Saperstein, Former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
This program is free and open to the public in person or online; registration is required.
For more information, please contact the Washington National Cathedral at 202.537.6200 or email@example.com.
On Oct 13 a free virtual event 'Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Nazis’ First Victims of Mass Murder' would be showcased from 9:30 am to 10 am (EST) for which no registration is required.
Robert Wagemann, a physically disabled Jehovah's Witness child, sits on his hospital bed in Berlin, circa 1942–43. Image credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert Wagemann.
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum this event tells the story of Robert Wagemann, who was just four years old when his mother overheard Nazi doctors discussing plans to kill him because of his shattered hip.
During World War II, some medical professionals murdered patients with mental and physical disabilities instead of protecting their patients. An estimated 250,000 people were killed under this program. Join us to learn about the victims—and the perpetrators.
Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocuast Memorial Museum, would be the guest.
The event can be watched live at facebook.com/holocaust museum. The viewers need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Co-presented by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and the Museum's Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, the free virtual event requiring registration 'The Holocaust-Era Archives of Pope Pius XII: The State of the Question' would be showcased on October 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT.
A portrait of Pope Pius XII taken at Castel Gandolfo in the early 1950s. Courtesy of Michael Pitcairn & C. Harrison Conroy
This webinar is about the archives of 16 million pages that could shed light on the actions of Pope Pius XII and his fellow church leaders as millions of Jews and other victims were being murdered across Europe. It also throws light on the scholarship for Jewish-Christian relations.
Following reflections by Vatican archivist Piero Doria, leading scholars—including the Museum’s Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming—will discuss their initial findings and how these documents may lead to a new understanding of this history.
Iael Nidam-Orvieto, Director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem
Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Director of International Academic Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum;
David Kertzer, Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science, Brown University, and
Robert Ventresca, Professor of History, King’s University College at Western University.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Northeast Virtual Event 'What You Do Matters' would be held on Oct 19, 2021 between 7:00 pm —7:30 pm EST
As violent antisemitism escalates amid a larger climate of hatred, Holocaust education and its lessons have never been more relevant—and the Museum’s role as a global Holocaust educator more urgently needed. The Museum puts the power of history into the hands of scholars, educators, and students.
This event shows how educators around the country use Museum resources that humanize this history to help young people—our future leaders—think critically about the dangers of unchecked hate. The event will feature a conversation between the Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg and Museum Director Sara Bloomfield on "Holocaust History, Antisemitism, and Reaching New Audiences."
'Defying Expectations: Women Resistance Fighters during the Holocaust' a free virtual event requiring registration would be held on Nov 8, 2021, from 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EST
Members of the resistance in Bialystok, Poland, 1938. Leader Frumka Plotnicka, second from right, died fighting the Nazis in the Będzin ghetto uprising. Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum), Israel
2021 MONNA AND OTTO WEINMANN ANNUAL LECTURE7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
The Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture T made possible by Janice Weinman Shorenstein honors Holocaust survivors and their fates, experiences, and accomplishments. Monna Steinbach Weinmann (1906–1991), born in Poland and raised in Austria, fled to England in autumn 1938. Otto Weinmann (1903–1993), born in Vienna and raised in Czechoslovakia, served in the Czechoslovak, French, and British armies; was wounded at Normandy; and received the Croix de Guerre for his valiant contributions during the war. Monna Steinbach and Otto Weinmann married in London in 1941 and immigrated to the United States in 1948.
This even throws more light about their motivations and contributions and the role of gender in Jewish resistance.
Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein, former CEO and Executive Director, Hadassah
Dr. Judy Batalion, Author, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos, and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors
Dr. Sara R. Horowitz, Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada.
This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
For more information, please contact Katharine White at 202.314.0395 email@example.com.
'2022 Virtual Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar: Bioethics, Disease, and the Holocaust' event would be held virtually from January 3–7, 2022.
Jewish nurses and nursing students gather around a cart outside a coffee house on Judenstrasse in the Netherlands, circa 1940–42. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Clara Renee Keren Vromen
This seminar probes the history of bioethics, pathology, disease, and the Holocaust on an interdisciplinary body of scholarship, and underscores how the history of the Holocaust informs the fields of bioethics and public health, and vice-versa.
The seminar addresses questions such as: What are the legacies of the Nazis’ uses and abuses of scientific knowledge to serve ideological purposes? How can we understand the continued significance of the Nuremberg Trials and the Nuremberg Code? And what ethical lessons does the Holocaust provide when it comes to practicing medicine and considering public health concerns today, including treating vulnerable patient populations and ensuring access to treatment and vaccines?
The Seminar will provide faculty with a range of interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and pedagogical tools for introducing this aspect of Holocaust studies into undergraduate and graduate classrooms.
Patricia Heberer Rice, PhD, Senior Historian, Director of the Division of the Senior Historian, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado; Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health.
This Seminar will occur online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Seminar applicants must teach or anticipate teaching relevant courses at accredited institutions in North America. This includes colleges, universities, and community colleges.
Applications must be received in electronic form no later than October 31, 2021.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Seminar is endowed by Edward and David Hess in memory of their parents, Jack and Anita Hess, who believed passionately in the power of education to overcome racial and religious prejudice.
#NoblePrize; #Chemistry; #ToolsToBuildMolecules; #RoyalSwedishAcademyofSciences; #Physics; #Physiology;
New York/Canadian-Media: Nobel Prize in Chemistry was won by two scientists Benjamin List of Germany and Scotland-born David W.C. MacMillan on Wednesday for finding an "ingenious" new way to build molecules that can be used to make everything from medicines to food flavorings.
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Making molecules requiring linking individual atoms together in specific arrangement is a difficult and slow task. Until the beginning of the millennium, chemists had only two methods or catalysts to speed up the process.
But in 2000, both List, of the Max Planck Institute, and MacMillan, of Princeton University, independently reported that small organic molecules can be used to do the same job as big enzymes and metal catalysts.
Since their discovery, the tool has been further refined to make it more efficient, said List, and added the award would allow him even greater freedom in his future work.
The award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1.44 million Cdn).
The money comes from a bequest left by the prize's creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896.
Nobel Prize in Physics was won by three scientists Syukuro Manabe, a U.S. researcher originally from Japan, and Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy on Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change.
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All three scientists used complex mathematics to explain and predict what seemed like chaotic forces of nature in computer simulations, called modelling which enables scientists to
accurately predict weather a week out and warn about the climate decades in advance.
The prestigious award is accompanied with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1.44 million Cdn), which comes from a bequest left by the prize's creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.
On Monday, the Nobel prize for medicine was awarded to Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch.
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Prizes will be awarded over the coming days in the fields of literature, peace and economics.