Contextualizing the Holocaust —
Why It Still Matters Today
A lecture, film and discussion
On Sunday, May 18, Stephanie McMahon – Kaye, Desk for International Seminars in English, The International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashemin Israel will be in Oregon to offer an invaluable training. We will be offering a multi-track day, with one track for those educators who have done an Echoes & Reflections training with us before, and another for those who have yet to receive that training.
We will provide much needed resources for CCSS implementation as well as materials that give a balanced perspective of the Holocaust combined with some of the most student-centered pedagogical techniques that help students use high-level critical thinking to understand the complexity of history. The training is free and includes the a curriculum guide, which is $100 if purchased separately from the training, as well as other resources. This training would be most relevant for high school and middle school Social Studies and English teachers; however, all are invited to attend.
Join us at McNary High School in Salem, Oregon from 12pm-5pm on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Graduate credit is available through Western Oregon University.
Lecture by David Cohen
Thursday, January 30th, 7pm
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union 236
1825 SW Broadway
Free and open to the public
The talk will discuss the role of observers/monitors and witnesses in international and national criminal tribunals in Indonesia, Cambodia, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. Witness testimony plays a central role in tribunals and truth commissions, but numerous problems arise in evaluating witness testimony as well as in connection with the experience of witnesses in interaction with these institutions. Drawing on experience from a number of past or ongoing justice processes in the aftermath of mass atrocity we will examine how the reception and experience of witnessing differs in various contexts, from closed to open hearings, from victim to insider testimony, and from investigation to trial.
David Cohen is Professor in the Graduate School at UC Berkeley, Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He has worked on transitional justice issues, monitored war crimes or human trials, and engaged in judicial capacity building programs in East Timor, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. He has also served as Expert Advisor to the Truth and Friendship Commission of Indonesia and East Timor and works closely with a number of NGOs and university human rights centers in Southeast Asia. His research focuses on war crimes trials and transitional justice from WWII to today.
This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Auditorium, Building 2
1040 NW 22 nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97210
Ironically, while American judges were sending German physicians to the gallows for experimenting on Poles, Russians and Jews, American physicians from the Department of Public Health were doing exactly the same on fellow-Americans (the Tuskegee experiment) plus close to 3,000 Guatemalan citizens (something that surfaced only recently). This presentation will explore not only the problem of collective evil and its “banality” (i.e. what makes “normal” individuals — with mortgages, wives and pets — wake up one morning and decide to slaughter the grandmother next door), but also why physicians often became perpetrators.
Dr. Sal Mangione is a clinician-educator with a long interest in Physical Diagnosis, Medical History and community service. After obtaining his MD summa cum laude from the Catholic University of Rome, Dr. Mangione trained in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, before eventually moving to Jefferson Medical College where he is currently Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Director of the second year Physical Diagnosis Course, and coordinator for the History of Medicine lecture series and the Jefferson Medical Cineforum.
Please join us as we congratulate the winners of this year’s 2013 Sala Kryszek Writing & Art Competition, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Noon for lunch at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Tickets for the event are available through the office by calling 503-245-2733 or through pay pal. The cost of lunch is $20. Tickets can be purchased below:
Echoes & Reflections Holocaust Training
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9am-noon
Room 100, Bates Center for Educational Leadership 2921 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661 (Part of the complex for Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School and Parsley Center District Offices)
Each workshop participant will receive a complimentary copy of “Echoes and Reflections — A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust”. Ten multi-part lessons are provided with a companion DVD of over two hours of visual history testimony from 51 survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. Each lesson is supported with numerous primary source documents as well as poems, literature excerpts, diary entries, artwork, and maps. Includes materials that support differentiated instruction and promotes contemporary connections to cultural diversity, intolerance, and genocide. Appropriate for English, Social Studies or Art teachers who are teaching The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, WWII, and contemporary genocide issues.
“Unto Every Person There Is A Name”
Monday, April 8, 2013
Every year hundreds of Jewish communities around the world perpetuate the memory of the victims of the Holocaust through the program, Unto Every Person There is a Name, a public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names, ages and birthplaces on Yom HaShoah – the Day of Remembrance.
Once again, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center are sponsoring this special Yom HaShoah program. This year it will be held on Monday, April 8 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown, from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. People from all walks of life will read from a list of names provided by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Research Center. The program’s opening ceremony will include poetry, prayers, and candle lighting. More than 6,000 names will be read during the course of the day.
Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and Oregon Board of Rabbis invite you to:Yom HaShoah- Holocaust Remembrance Day
Memory as Resistance – 70 Years after the Warsaw Ghetto
Sunday, April 7th 4 PM
Rose Schnitzer Manor – Zidell Hall
This event is open to all adults and youth in middle school & high school. We encourage you to attend. Please bring with you a stone to place upon our memorial table.
The public is also invited to visit the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in observance of the day. Docents will be available from 1:00-3:00 P.M. to guide interested visitors through the Memorial.