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April 2021

Be the Change: Steen Metz

April 11 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - March 23 @ 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 - March 16

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 @ 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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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.

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