Upcoming Events

Mar 12th

Stories of Survival: Bluma Shapiro

Survivor Bluma Shapiro with special live Crankie performance by Maura Roth-Gormley

Sunday, March 12, 1:00 pm

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We are fortunate to live in a community where many Holocaust survivors have made it their mission to share their stories with both adult and student audiences.  We are privileged to welcome two survivors to JMM while Remembering Auschwitz is on view. Join us to hear the personal testimonies of these extraordinary women.

 

 

Bluma Shapiro is a Polish Holocaust survivor whose Holocaust experiences included confinement with her family in a ghetto, slave labor and deportation to several concentration and death camps including Auschwitz.

 

Ms. Shapiro’s testimony will be illuminated by Maura Roth-Gormley who will use a Crankie, an old storytelling form originally designed to be a portable form of entertainment used by traveling artists, to help share her story.

 

Join us on Sunday, May 7th at 1:00pm for the second in our Stories of Survial Series with Golda Kalib.

 

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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 22nd

A Cabaret Evening

Presented by The Jüdische Kulturbund Project

Annual Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture

Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00pm

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Join the JMM at the intersection of history and music. The team behind The Jüdische Kulturbund Project will perform cabaret, and executive producer, Gail Prensky, will enlighten us about the history of the Nazi-era group. The ensemble, formed with the approval of Joseph Goebbels, was comprised of Jewish performing artists who presented symphonies, operas and dramas for Jewish-only audiences.

 

 

Vocalist Sarah Baumgarten and pianist Patrick O’Donnell will present a number of pieces previously performed by the Jüdische Kulturbund.

 

The evening with finish with a brief discussion and an informal reception.

 

 

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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 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