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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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November 2017

L’Dor V’Dor: How Will the Holocaust be Remembered?

November 5, 2017
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center Pasadena, CA United States

A presentation and discussion sponsored by the Langholz family - guest speaker Kiel Majewski.For the past ten years, Kiel Majewski has worked with genocide survivors to record their stories, amplify their voices, and connect with students and educators worldwide. At age 33, he is part of the next generation of Holocaust education advocates. Kiel will share his perspective on the power of survivor testimony to transcend cultural boundaries and generate a transformative movement for tikkun olam.

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October 2017

A Look into Life in North Korea

October 21, 2017
CANDLES Holocaust Museum Terre Haute, IN United States

Suk-Young Kim is a professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and has published award-winning books, ranging in topics from theater and film to human rights in North Korea. She will be addressing her book Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor, as well as family and cultural dynamics in modern-day North Korea. This program is made possible in part by support from the Spungen Family Foundation.

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McHenry High School – West Campus

October 16, 2017
McHenry High School – West Campus McHenry, IL United States

In honor of Sophomore student Kaitlyn Fogo who has chosen the Holocaust for her school project, the Spungen Foundation has arranged for Holocaust survivor Agnes Schwartz to speak to Kaitlyn’s class and invited guests.

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September 2017

CANDLES Holocaust Museum

September 23, 2017
CANDLES Holocaust Museum Terre Haute, IN United States

Be the Change Series Keynote speaker: Magda Brown - On her 17th birthday, Magda and her family were crammed into a box car and forced to endure an arduous journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau. After two months of torture, she was selected to be sent to a work camp. In March 1945, she and her group were forced to go on a death march to Buchenwald, but she and several prisoners managed to escape and hide in a barn where they were found by American soldiers. We welcome you to hear the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a persevering teenager.

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