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November 2020

75 Years After: Stories and Artifacts Witnessing World War II and the Holocaust

November 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Only

Webinar ONLY 75 Years After: Stories and Artifacts witnessing World War II and the Holocaust 2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II and the liberation of most of the concentration camps established by Nazi Germany and its allies. To commemorate this occasion, our November webinar will delve into the Holocaust collection of the Spungen Family Foundation in the Chicago area. PGSA member, Mr. Kiel Majewski will moderate a discussion that draws on rare documents and artifacts…

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August 2020

Harbor from the Holocaust: An IHMEC and WTTW Joint Event – Community Screening and Conversation

August 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Event Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 6:30 pm CST Location: Virtual – OVEE (https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/qbzul) RSVP WTTW believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social and cultural issues of our time. Our Community Screenings bring audiences together to experience the best of PBS documentaries, to spotlight societal and culturally relevant topics that can promote healthy discussions long after the film airs. Join WTTW, The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and Asian…

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July 2020

Spungen Foundation Summer Event: Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Agnes Schwartz & Community Leader Lewis Lee

July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday July 16th 5pmPT / 7pmCT / 8pmET via Zoom Link to register: Spungen Summer Event Registration Please join us for a 90 minute conversation with Agnes Schwartz, a Holocaust survivor, and Lewis Lee, a community leader in Milwaukee. The program will start with the testimonials of Agnes and Lewis as well as their take on current affairs and then we will transition to Q&A from the audience for the last ~30 minutes. Kiel Majewski will moderate the discussion. This…

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February 2020

Survivors Week #4

February 20, 2020 - February 26, 2020

The Spungen Foundation, since the summer of 2013, has given scholarships to graduating seniors from Billings (Montana) West High School for going to Auschwitz with Eva Kor (CANDLES Holocaust Museum, Terre Haute IN).   In the spring of 2017, Billings students unable to go to Poland used their spring break time to come to Illinois for an in-depth “Survivors Week.” The students and teacher (Rob Stanton) visit Baha’i Temple, CANDLES, and Illinois Holocaust Museum.   When in Lincolnshire for lunches/dinners,…

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August 2019

Postal Service in the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944

August 26, 2019 - September 30, 2019
National Archives – Lodz, plac Wolności 1, 91-415
Łódź, Poland

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the final liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto in the summer of 1944, rare letters and post cards from the Spungen Foundation and State Archive in Lodz created a unique exhibition that will open in Lodz Poland on Monday August 26th.

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April 2019

NCEA – National Catholic Educators Association

April 23, 2019
McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Illinois United States

Along with Mr. James Schuster, history teacher at Carmel Catholic High School (Mundelein, IL), Danny Spungen will be exhibiting and talking about artifacts/documents that have made an impression on Carmel students over the years.

- Brochure

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March 2019

Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action Conference

March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Inver Hills Community College, 2500 80th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 United States

The Spungen exhibit will spend the week of March 18th, 2019 in the Inver Grove Heights region working with Professor Vicky Knickerbocker and the Action Conference she is hosting. More details to follow.

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Survivors Week

March 17, 2019
Billings West High School Billings, MT United States

The Spungen Foundation since the summer of 2014 has given scholarships to graduating seniors from Billings (Montana) West High School for going to Auschwitz with Eva Kor (CANDLES Holocaust Museum, Terre Haute IN).

- Schedule

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December 2018

Valparaiso University

December 4, 2018 @ 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, 2018
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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