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August 2022

Important book with new information about Nazi counterfeiting plot to be unveiled at Chicago World’s Fair of Money® on August 18!

August 18
Hyatt Regency Chicago O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, 60018
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<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4984" src="https://spungenfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Operation-Bernhard-Press-Release-pg1.jpg", FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 26, 2022 CONTACT: Kiel Majewski Email: kiel@spungenfoundation.org Call / Text / WhatsApp: +1 812 229 2316 HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE PROMPTLY UPON REQUEST Important book with new information about Nazi counterfeiting plot to be unveiled at Chicago World’s Fair of Money® on August 18. Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”. A new book titled Forging Secrets:…

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December 2021

Rarely-seen Spungen Holocaust material to be exhibited at Hertogpost 2021

December 16, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Hertogpost 2021 Netherlands

The Spungen Family Foundation will be sending two exhibits to the Netherlands in March 2021. Its primary traveling exhibit and a specialized Łódź Ghetto (Poland) exhibit will be set up for the public and school groups. The exhibition will be near the Vught Concentration Camp in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) in the southern part of the Netherlands (Holland). Several speakers including Holocaust survivors will be attending to spend time with students and the general public.  See attached English and Dutch PR.…

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May 2021

Agnes Schwartz speaks at Neal Middle School

May 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - May 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Agnes Schwartz speaks at Neal Middle School in North Chicago for Adam Garland (teacher) classes. May 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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April 2021

Be the Change: Steen Metz

April 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar Only

Please join us Sunday, April 11th at 3pm EST, to hear a survivor of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Steen Metz, tell his first hand account of the Holocaust!  The Spugen Family Foundation is proud to partner with the Candles Holocaust Museum to bring this program to you. Be the Change: Steen Metz flyer

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March 2021

Week of Understanding

March 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 am

Join Us! Monday, March 22 | 6:30 pm “A Roll of the Dice” Speaker: Agnes Schwartz Testimony of Holocaust survivor & author Presented by: The Institute for Holocaust Education & Tri-Faith Initiative Tuesday, March 23 | 7:00 pm “Evidence: Artifacts that tell stories from World War II and the Holocaust” Speakers: Danny Spungen & Kiel Majewski Presented by: The Institute for Holocaust Education & Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation Email Scott Littky at slittky@ihene.org for the link to view…

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Survivor’s Week #5!

March 13, 2021 - March 16, 2021

The Florence and Laurence Spungen Foundation is proud to host the 5th Survivor's week with students from Billings West High School in Billings, Montana. Given the pandemic, this year's week looks a little different than the previous years. Rather than spending the week in the Chicagoland area, the 2021 Survivor's Week will be held virtually! See the links below for a directory of those participating as well as the schedule of events. 2021 Survivors Week - Billings West High School…

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January 2021

Be the Change: Stories of Personal Courage, Resistance and Heroism

January 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar Only

Sunday, January 24 | 3:00-5:00 PM EST Join us for a conversation with Holocaust survivor Agnes Schwartz and Milwaukee community leader Lewis Lee. The program will start with the testimonials of Agnes and Lewis, as well as their take on current affairs. Q&A will follow. Click here to register via Zoom. Watch a livestream of this event on the CANDLES Facebook page. Agnes Schwartz - Agnes was born in Budapest, Hungary. She was 10 years old when German forces occupied…

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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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