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.
Saturday, August 25, 12:30 – 3:00 pm- Next Generation Gathering- Film & Discussion "Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander, Amon Goeth. "As part of Monika's search for information, she reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by Monika's father during the war. More than sixty-years later these two women meet, bringing closure, yet raising new questions" (IMDb.com
Next Generations Get-together Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Theme: Genealogy How To's Bring your laptop or ipad Where: OHRC, 1953 NW Kearney, Portland Time: 12:30pm Meet & Mingle, 1pm-3pm Discussion and Demonstration The program will include the basics of how to construct a family tree and how to use popular available resources, including Holocaust databases. There will be time allowed for questions and demonstrations of websites. About the speaker: Debbi Korman is the editor for Shalshelet, the newsletter of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.
com<http://www.rootsweb. ancestry.com/> ). She has been building her family trees and locating distant relatives for 24 years. Her search has involved working with records from Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland and Austria, as well as Holocaust resources. We will also take a few minutes after the genealogy discussion to review a Next Gens description that we want to appear on the OHRC website. Please take a moment to read the attachment and let us know your thoughts on the verbiage.
August 22, 2012 at 7pm@ The OHRC, 1953 NW Kearney Street
Join us for a screening of The Last Survivor, a documentary that follows the survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities–the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo–as they work to make sense of their experiences, rebuild their lives, and get involved as activists in the issues the film addresses. A Q&A and panel discussion will follow. AN RSVP is required as space is limited. The film is free for workshop participants and a suggested $5-$10 donation for community members.
August 23, 2012- Workshop at 9am-3pm@ Portland State University- Vanguard Room
Join us for a workshop geared towards educators and those engaged in advocacy to strengthen the anti-Genocide movement in Oregon. As part of the workshop, we will discuss The Last Survivor, a documentary that follows the survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities–the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo–as they work to make sense of their experiences, rebuild their lives, and get involved as activists in the issues the film addresses. We will give participants the tools to teach about Genocide, including a teacher resource guide about the film, as well as take concrete actions towards changing the way our community sees Genocide.
This workshop is available free of charge with registration.
Funds supporting this event were provided in honor of Holocaust survivor SIME KAMINSKY MESHUL, and the memory of her family who perished at Auschwitz-Birkenau: mother, Bobel; father, Kopel; brothers: Shloime, Meishe, Yudel; and sister, Roseh.
Next Gathering: Saturday, May 19th, OHRC. The theme is descendants of hidden children. 1230 pm – 1pm, Munch and Mingle; 1 – 3pm – Speakers and Discussion.
We are looking for 3 to 4 people to share their story. Are you descendant of a survivor/refugee hidden child? If you or someone you know would like to come and share their story at our 5/19 gathering, please contact the office.
Future Gathering: A future gathering theme will be focused on hearing the stories of descendants of Hidden Children. Are you a descendant of a survivor of a Hidden Child? Do you know some who is? Please contact me about speaking at a future gathering.
The Holocaust Genocide Studies Project at Portland State is pleased to announce its inaugural event, a film screening and panel discussion of The “OH” Project, An Oral History: Healing from the Cambodian Genocide. The “OH” Project is an award-winning and moving documentary about the experiences of survivors of the Cambodian genocide of 1975-79. The film features intergenerational interviews of survivors by their children and grandchildren, all now living in the state of Oregon.
The “OH” Project: Film and Discussion
Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm
Smith Memorial Student Union 238
1825 SW Broadway
This event is presented in collaboration with the Cambodian-American Community of Oregon and co-sponsored by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and the Department of English at PSU.
Join us on Thursday, April 19th in Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11 am-5 pm as OAJC and the OHRC join together once again in the annual reading of the names.An opening ceremony will take place at 10:30 am. Feel free to drop by at any point to hear local politicians, faith leaders and community members honor those who were killed during the Holocaust.
The Friends of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, a committee of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center
is proud to host
Special docent-led tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial at Washington Park on Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tours are free and open to the public, and will begin at 1:00 pm
If you would like to schedule a tour for your group please call OHRC at 503-245-2733 or visit our website at www.ohrconline.org to make arrangements for a guide.
“To keep alive the revered memory of those whose names we can recount
and the broken memory of those countless victims whose names we will never know.”