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December 2018

Valparaiso University

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Valparaiso University, Heritage Room-Harre Union
Valparaiso, IN United States

An Informal Discussion with Former Shanghai Jewish Refugee, Harry J. Abraham. Open to entire University community.

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Carmel Catholic High School

December 3
Carmel Catholic High School Mundelein, IL United States

For the 1st time, Zofia Gadomska will speak about her Polish parents (Stanisław & Stefania Prycak) and uncle Michał Pyrcak. The family hid 17 Jewish people in their barn in a small Polish village during WWII. One day when the uncle was out buying food, he was handed over to the Germans, sent to a concentration and was never seen again. All 17 Jewish people survived and the family was honored as Righteous Among Nations by Israel’s Yad Vashem. For students and invited guests only.

Prycak - Yad Vashem Introduction

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November 2018

Padua Catholic Academy

November 19 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Padua Catholic Academy, 905 N Broom St.
Wilmington, DE 19806 United States

The Spungen Foundation is honored to be one of the sponsors for Eva Kor speaking to students and invited guests.

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October 2018

Carmel Catholic High School

October 31
Carmel Catholic High School Mundelein, IL United States

The Spungen exhibit will be displayed for students, faculty and invited guests only.

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May 2018

CANDLES Holocaust Museum

May 19
CANDLES Holocaust Museum Terre Haute, IN United States

llie Merar was born in 1926 in Lauterecken, Germany. In 1933 the Nazis published an anti-Semitic article in the local paper degrading the Loeb’s retail store. At the age of eleven, Ellie and her family escaped the ever-growing anti-Semitism in Germany. They were sponsored by an American Aunt and Uncle living in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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CANDLES Holocaust Museum

May 3
CANDLES Holocaust Museum Terre Haute, IN United States

Be the Change Series - Keynote speaker: Sam Mihara, Heart Mountain internee. During WWII, Sam was imprisoned with his family at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He was just 9 years old and was one of 120,000 Japanese Americans forced into prison camps. Today Sam is a national speaker on mass imprisonment and a lecturer at UCLA, U.C. Berkeley, and Harvard.

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April 2018

United Hebrew Congregation

April 15
United Hebrew Congregation Terre Haute, IN United States

In conjunction with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum weekend reunion and the new movie premiere of “Eva A-7063” on Saturday April 14th at ISU, Agnes Schwartz will speak on Sunday April 15th - Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance. Open to the public.

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Motion Industries, Terre Haute branch

April 13
Motion Industries, Terre Haute branch Terre Haute, IN United States

Hosted by CANDLES Holocaust Museum and PEER Chain Company, Agnes Schwartz will share her story for Motion employees and special invited guests.

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February 2018

Billings West High School students spring break “Survivors Week”

February 22 - February 28
Billings West High School Billings, MT United States

Hosted by the Spungen Foundation for a week dedicated to hearing stories of Holocaust survivors and special guests connected to the educational field. Overall, the students met in person 12 Holocaust survivors, engaged with Aaron Elster on the NDT (Hologram), spoke with Rwanda Genocide survivor Emmanuel Habimana and were an important part of the Syrian chemical warfare Press Conference aired on WGN TV.

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Temple Chai: an Afternoon with Danny Spungen

February 11
Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Rd
Long Grove, IL United States

In 2007, Danny Spungen, a collector and philatelist, acquired arguably one of the best known collections of Holocaust materials relaed to stamps, covers, postcards, letters, bank note forgeries, and msanuscripts from concentration camps and Jewish Ghettos. Danny, a fellow Temple Chai member, will be sharing some of the most unique items from the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation traveling exhibit.

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