Picture of displays in the FAU's Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education

CHHRE - Upcoming Events 

Tentative Schedule of Programs and Professional Learning 2023-24

Annual Awards Dinner 2023Save the Date - Annual Educators Awards Appreciation Dinner 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023 | Boca Raton Marriott Hotel

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Some Were Neighbors (Exhibition)

On View: October 5 – October 28, 2023
Opening Reception: October 5, 2023, 6:30 pm
Schmidt Center Public Space, Performing Arts Building

Some Were Neighbors is a traveling poster exhibition curated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The exhibition examines the role of ordinary people during the Holocaust. The central role of Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders is indisputable, but they depended on countless others. Why were there some zealous participants in the persecution of Jews, while most simply went along or joined in? Why did so few help the victims? This poster series examines the motives and pressures that influenced the choices and behaviors of individuals during the Holocaust. fau.edu/galleries

“Some Were Neighbors: Choice, Human Behavior, and the Holocaust” and “What did Florida know about the Holocaust?” (Symposium)

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Performing Arts Building, (PA 101) / Schmidt Center Public Space

How was the Holocaust possible? The role of Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders in the murder of six million Jews is indisputable. But they could not carry this out alone. The Nazis had help from millions of ordinary people across Europe. Some Europeans acted out of hatred for Jews, but many others weighed various pressures and incentives in responding to the plight of the victims. Amid war and upheaval, a range of motivations—fear, greed, opportunity—led people to make choices that often-had a deadly impact. How did individuals respond to the persecution and murder of their Jewish classmates, coworkers, neighbors, and friends? How did relationships and roles shape their decisions? What drove a rare few to risk helping the victims? Symposium presented in collaboration with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Community for Holocaust Education Centers (CHEC). Registration required at: https://epay.fau.edu/C20081_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=205

Zachary MazurDr. Zachary Mazur

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 7-8:30 pm
Performing Arts Bldg. (PA 101), Florida Atlantic, Boca Raton

Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. Registration required at https://forms.gle/4uwKjdfTzPoETp4A7

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Israel Film Week in Collaboration with Jewish Studies

Saturday, October 28 - Thursday, November 2
Sponsored by High Ridge Country Club Foundation

Sabotage (film)

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Gutterman Family CHHRE presents Sabotage: Through the inquisitive eyes of 16 years-old Anna Wajcblum, the film tells the story of the women’s underground operation in Auschwitz-Birkenau, which ended tragically in the public hanging of four young women, including Anna's sister, Estusia Wajcblum. Registration required at: https://forms.gle/pwVqx583PsYhqY919

  Holocaust Education Week – November 6-10, 2023

Annual Award Dinner Honoring Holocaust Educators

Monday, November 6, 2023 | 5:30 – 9 pm, Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center              
Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Annual Award Dinner Honoring Holocaust Educators 

Chanukah Celebration 

Monday, December 4, 4 - 7 pm, Theatre Lab

Celebration hosted by Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, Jewish Studies, and Center for Peace, Justice and Human Rights.

Annual Series to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Songs from Testimonies 

Monday, January 29, Location TBD

Songs from Testimonies from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University: Ethnomusicologist Zisl Slepovitch works collecting the survivors' music and producing albums. He would be the first in a new series we would do each year bringing a scholar in residence for a week who would give two lectures, one using materials from the FAU archives. (He will be doing it on historic Jewish music). He will also give a lecture on the Holocaust materials. Presented in collaboration between Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center in Holocaust and Human Rights Education and Jewish Studies. Sponsored by High Ridge Country Club Foundation. Registration required at https://tinyurl.com/3yfcuevh

Educator Field Study to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Friday February 2 - Saturday February 3, 2024 

Educators will receive intensive training on Holocaust education, while exploring one of the most respected museums and Holocaust education centers in the world. The trip is open to all teachers in grades 6-12.   View application

Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators in Grades 8-12: Resources in Our Community

Date/Time/Location, TBD

Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center - Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University. Registration: esax@fau.edu

Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators in Grades 8-12: Resources in Our Community

Date/Time/Location, TBD

The George Gottlieb Holocaust & Jewish Education Program at David Posnack JCC, Davie. Registration: esax@fau.edu

Summer Institute for Educators 


June 2024, In Person - FAU Boca Campus

Additional information and application available February, 2024: applications