Upcoming Events

Mar 26th

The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints: Facts and FAQs

Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Marlene Yahalom, Director of Education, American Society for Yad Vashem

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JMM is delighted to welcome Marlene Yahalom, Director of Education of the American Society of Yad Vashem. Ms. Yahalom will speak about the Auschwitz Birkenau blueprints, which are on display in “The Architecture of Murder” section of Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity, now on view in the Samson, Rossetta, and Sadie B. Feldman Gallery.

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps across Europe, has become synonymous with terror, extermination and the Holocaust. Through this talk we will learn more about the transition from persecution to murder, and the implementation of the Final Solution. Ms. Yahalom will take us through an exploration of the artifacts and blueprints that detail the camp’s construction and that constitute extraordinary documentation for the future and deepen our knowledge about this chapter in history.

 

About the Speaker: Marlene Warshawski Yahalom, PhD, is the Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem.  She is responsible for educational outreach and programs, professional development, teacher training and traveling exhibitions to raise the public’s awareness of the lessons of the Holocaust. She also serves on the Education Advisory Board of the Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center, Jewish Federation of Southeastern Connecticut, the Advisory Board of PRISM: an interdisciplinary journal for Holocaust educators, and on the Advisory Board of the Holocaust and Genocide Center at the College of St. Elizabeth.

 

Dr. Yahalom earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University and wrote her thesis on “The Role of Archives in Remembering the Holocaust: a Study in Collective Memory.” She also taught courses on the Holocaust – History and Collective Memory of the Holocaust, and Holocaust, Law and Human Rights.  Dr. Yahalom is the child and grandchild of Holocaust Survivors.

 

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The public programs for this project were made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Maryland Humanities


Mar 29th

Movie Screening – Bogdan’s Journey

Maryland Premiere

Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30pm

Location: The Gordon Center

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

For more information and tickets: Go Here.

 

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Documentary

USA/Poland/ Israel, 2016

Director: Michal Jaskulski

English/Polish with subtitles, 90 min.

 
Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, launches a crusade to persuade the people of Kielce, Poland, to confront the truth about the darkest moment in their past: Kielce was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In the face of long-held animosity in the hearts of his fellow citizens, Bialek, a psychologist, uses education and community organizing to debunk conspiracy theories and cut through the unending debate about how and why it happened. His persistence, commitment, and passion transform Kielce into a place of dialogue and reconciliation.

 

Special Guest: Anna Sommer Schneider, Georgetown University

 

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

 

 


Apr 5th

An Explorer’s Desire

Theater, Self-reflection and Dialogue about the Immigration and Refugee crisis

 

Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00pm

 

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The Global Theatre Project in partnership with the Immigration Outreach Service Center of Baltimore and the Jewish Museum of Maryland presents An Explorer’s Desire – theater, self-reflection and dialogue about the immigration and refugee crisis.

 

There are more than 65 million refugees and displaced people on our planet fleeing war, poverty and other threats to their safety, survival, and quality of life. Some of them are here in Baltimore. During this year’s Light City Festival, inspired by the communal and introspective steps of the Passover Seder, we’ll take a moment to reflect, through theater, on our own family’s journey. Our goal is to shine a light of considered and empathetic conversation about immigrants in our local community, the nation, and the world.

 

Please be aware this event will take place in the Lloyd Street Synagogue.

 

“For it does not matter where you stem from,

or matter it not where you stem too.

The heart of the matter is we are all one

in a democracy of exploration.”

– An Explorer’s Desire

 

Following the performance please join us for our Walk of Remembrance and Refuge.