Join the NW Film Center and the OHRC for the special screening of:
Sunday October 21, 2012
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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
DIRECTOR: DOUG SHULTZ
US/CZECH REPUBLIC, 2012
DEFIANT REQUIEM tells the little-known story of the Nazi concentration camp Terezin in Czechoslovakia. Led by imprisoned conductor Raphael Schächter, the Jewish inmates, including artists from all over central Europe, held on to their humanity by staging plays, composing operas, and using paper and ink to record the horrors around them.
Their creative rebellion reached its peak when Schächter taught a choir of 150 inmates one of the world’s most difficult and powerful choral works, Verdi’s Requiem, re-imagined as a condemnation of the Nazis. The choir would ultimately confront the Nazis face to face … and sing to them what they dare not say. For more than a decade, conductor and educator Murry Sidlin (formerly of the Oregon Symphony) dreamed of bringing the Requiem back to Terezin. Now, through soaring concert footage, powerful survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations, and evocative animation, DEFIANT REQUIEM brings the incredible story of this artistic uprising to life. (86 mins.)
The exhibit recalls the lawyers who were persecuted by the National Socialists and it addresses the illegal measures they had to endure. The exhibit makes the extent of loss caused by isolation, expulsion and murder painfully clear. Through different biographical portraits it also gives the viewer new insight into both the historical events and the legal realm.
The different stages of exclusion that led, on November 30, 1938, to the general ban from this long-standing profession are illustrated by documents and historical evidence – some quite unique. Extensive photographic material is used to present biographies in a lively form, vividly conveying through personal experiences the impact that these restrictions had on individuals. The life stories of well-known figures are presented alongside those of lesser-known lawyers. All of them lost their profession, most of them lost their country, and a large number lost their lives.
The exhibit deals with the defamed lawyers’ lives and their ultimate fates. Sadly only very few of them found refuge in the U.S. The lives of the small group of German-Jewish lawyers showcased in this exhibit are representative of this professional group at large.
A traveling exhibit of the German Federal Bar and the German Jurists Association
Sponsored by the German Consulate General San Francisco, Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, Oregon Jewish Museum, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Kent & Johnson LLP, Allyson Krueger, Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf PC, Miller Nash LLP, Parker, Butte & Lane, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP, Stoel Rives LLP, Stoll Berne, Ellen Theodorson, Tonkon Torp LLP, Beate Weiss-Krull
Community Connections: A Town Hall Discussion on the future of Holocaust Education in Oregon
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Portland State University-1825 SW Broadway, Smith Memorial Student Union
The Oregon Holocaust Resource Center (OHRC) will be hosting a one-day conference examining and discussing the future of Holocaust teaching and research. Organizations collaborating with OHRC in the town hall-style discussion include:
Jewish Family and Child Services
The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
The Institute for Judaic Studies
The Oregon Area Jewish Committee
The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
The theme of the conference reflects the inevitability of the post-survivor era. The day approaches when survivors, witnesses, and liberators will no longer be available to share their stories. Participants will examine and discuss the future of Holocaust teaching and research in the post-survivor era.
The conference is free of charge, but we kindly request you RSVP using the form below:
Participants in the conference recognize that this is a critical time in the history of Holocaust Education. As survivors pass, those teaching the lessons of the Holocaust must prepare for a time when the voices of survivors will no longer be available to tell their stories. This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss how to move Holocaust teaching and research forward and to help ensure that it remains relevant today and into the future.
The Courage and Compassion To Do the Right Thing
Date: Thursday – November 08, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: at the MJCC
Join us along with partners the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and the Women’s Philanthropy Committee of the JFGP. Come hear an engaging presentation by San Francisco Bay Area author, Marty Brounstein on his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. It is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage, and rescue, involving a Christian couple who saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. Marty will also share why this has a meaningful personal connection to him.
RSVP requested, but not required at www.oregonjcc.org/rsvp
October 6, 2012- Teaching About the Holocaust Workshop
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in partnership with the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center will be offering a free workshop on teaching the Holocaust on Oct. 6th at Clackamas High School. Teachers will get free books and other resources. Lunch is also provided.You can register for this workshop at http://www.cvent.com/d/8cqq5s
The Board of Directors of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center presents their Circle of Life Award to recognize those who have worked tirelessly to teach the lessons of the Holocaust. The award expresses OHRC’s gratitude and rewards a long-term commitment to and personal investment in passing those lessons on to current and future generations.
The 2012 Circle of Life Award Luncheon will take place on Sunday, October 14th 2012 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. This year, we will be honoring three individuals who have made efforts beyond expectation to support the mission of the OHRC.
Reverend Ross Miller
Chancellor Mary Jo Tully
We are proud to present Jeannie Smith as our Speaker for this luncheon. Jeannie is a Second Generation member committed to telling the story of her Mother, Irene Opdyke, a Polish Catholic who risked her life to rescue Jews in the face of Nazi occupation. We are honored that Jeannie, herself a continuing advocate for Holocaust Education, has agreed to be our Speaker at this event.
We are so pleased that Mike Donahue will be serving as our Master of Ceremonies. During a broadcasting career that now spans five decades, Mike Donahue has covered seven governors. He started at KOIN-TV as an intern having just graduated from the University of Oregon where he earned a degree in journalism and selection to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2000, the regional Emmy Awards in Seattle gave Mike the Silver Circle Award for lifetime achievement award.
To purchase your tickets online, please choose an option below:
General Ticket $40
Patron Ticket $90
Please consider joining the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center as a Table Sponsor in 2012. For more information, please click here.
As a Table Sponsor, you are not only contributing to the success of our luncheon, but demonstrating your personal investment to continuing the education of our teachers, students and the wider community.
Please contact the office at 503-245-2733 or email info@ ohrconline.org for details.