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Upcoming & Recent Events

 

October – November, 2014 PHOTO EXHIBITION & Book Signing
Naples, Florida
The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Premiere Speech and Opening—Sunday October 12, 2014 – 4pm

Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail North in Naples, Florida 34103
For further information, contact museum at 239-263-9200
http://www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org/

Thursday November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm FILM & LECTURE
Toronto, Canada
‘Photos Hitler Never Wanted You to See, and Why They Matter’

Holocaust Education Week at Kehilla Shaarei Torah
2640 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2L 1B7

For further information, call 416-229-2600

Monday January 26, 2015 FILM and LECTURE in commemoration of
70th anniversary of LIBERATION of AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, Jan 1945.

Lincroft, New Jersey

Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

For further information, www.chhange.org
or call 732 224-2074
Dale Daniels, Executive Director

Sunday April 27 Weiss will deliver YOM HASHOAH KEYNOTE presentation for city of CALGARY, ALBERTA CANADA at 7:30 pm, which is sponsored by the Calgary Jewish Federation. In addition, the names of children who perished will be remembered, with a special yarzheit ceremony.

For further information, please contact Director of Human Rights and Holocaust Education, Ilana Krygier Lapides, at ikrygierlapides@jewishcalgary.org

Sunday March 16, 2014, 4 pm – Keynote at opening plenary of conference, titled: THE HOLOCAUST IN HUNGARY, 70 YEARS ON: NEW PERSPECTIVES at Floida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida.

Weiss will share a visual and historical comparison between The Auschwitz Album (which features devastating photos of the deportation and destruction of Hungarian Jews in 1944) and her own book, The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau (which features personal photos of pre-war Jewish life, which were carried into Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943). The difference is both striking, and heartbreaking.

Feb/March 2014 (date being resecheduled due to snow day on 2-13-14) at Barrack Hebrew Academy, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Whole school assembly so student can see the photos Hitler never wanted anyone to see, and hear the story of these photos were saved by members of the Jewish Underground at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Student questions and follow-up with student interest clubs will conclude the program. This presentation is in honor of Senior Jack Kolansky, who interviewed Weiss and made a film about her work when a student at Saligman Middle School.

Tues Feb 18, 2014M – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 6:30-9:00 pm

Ann Weiss will teach Professor Brett Burchette’s Sports Management class, highlighting non-profit management techniques, as well as details the genesis of Eyes from the Ashes Educational Non-Profit Foundation. In addition to the lecture, students will have an opportunity to develop marketing and fund-raising strategies for a real non-profit foundation.

January 27, 2014 Royal Palm High School–in honor of World Holocaust Day
Teaching students, grades 9-12, with personalized stories about similarly aged teenagers featured in the Eyes from the Ashes photo collection. [Classes taught during the day]

Public lecture, commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, screening film and sharing narratives of the people in ‘Eyes from the Ashes’ photo collection.

January 12-14, 2014 Holocaust Winter Seminar in Washington, DC–featuring Alexandra Zapruder (granddaughter of Abraham) on digitizing teenagers’ Holocaust memoirs, featured in Salvaged Pages.

January 20-March 2014 Traveling photo exhibition in Palm Beach School District.
These ‘Eyes from the Ashes’ photos will be mounted in several schools, beginning in Royal Palm High School, 10600 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411.

There will be private school related presentations especially for school district personnel and students.

Monday January 27, 2014 at 7pm –Community wide keynote for the public at Royal Palm High School (10600 Okeechobee Blvd in Royal Palm Beach, Florida). For further information, please contact Darrell Schwartz 561-389-7750 or Maureen Carter, Holocaust Studies Palm Beach School District Supervisor at 561-289-5612.

SPRING 2014 PRISM (Journal) –Article published by Ann Weiss featuring memories from the unpublished memoir of Lunia Gartner Backenroth Weiss, entitled: “Memories of Cheses/Compassion:What Remains When the People are Gone.”

March 16-18, 2014 Conference: The Holocaust in Hungary Seventy Years On Sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida (near Sarasota)

Sunday March 16, 2014 – Keynote Plenary by Ann Weiss – “The Auschwtiz Album and The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau: A Comparison.”

July 2014 Yad Vashem conference in Jerusalem, Israel and Ghetto Fighter’s House Education Conference in Haifa, Israel

August 18-25, 2013 Research, Teaching and Memorial Mission in the Ukraine with delegation of Holocaust scholars, descendants of families from the Ukraine.

I was invited to participate because organizer, Joel Susel of Denver, whose family came from the Ukraine, learned about me through my book and my Holocaust research. Our delegation will be meeting with Holocaust experts from the region who direct the Ukrainian Jewish Museum in Kiev, as well as museum directors and scholars smaller towns and villages. There will be memorial services, research exchanges and a pilot exhibition project to be replicated, in the future, throughout the Ukraine, in order to share for the first time, personal photos and stories of Jews who exist no more.

For me, this trip has extra resonance because much of my own family was murdered in these pits in the Ukraine. To tell their story in the country where they once lived and flourished, and were then ‘erased’ without even a grave to mark the place, feels like a mission that goes far beyond the Holocaust research I usually do. And to add yet one more layer to this journey: 2013 is the 18th year since the death of my mom, Lunia Backenroth Gartner Weiss, in 1995. In this ‘chai‘ year, I will be reading from her private memoir–both the stories of how her family lived, and how her family died–in the Ukraine where it all happened.

May all their memories be for a blessing.

October 9-18, 2013 – Holocaust conference in Harbin, China

June 19-22, 2013 – Presentation at International Association of Genocide Scholars, “Memory of Humanity in the face of Inhumanity: Excerpt Private Memoir of Athalie Backenroth Gartner Weiss of Stryj and Schodnica, Poland” in Siena, Italy.

May 2, 2013 – United Nations Holocaust Educators’ Seminar, 9:30 am- 5:30 pm, United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York.

April 8, 2013 – Yom Hashoah Presentation of Holocaust Stories, 7-9 pm, “Emanuel–Saving Lives through Poetry and Courage”, Penn Valley, PA Congregation Beth Am Israel.

February 2013 — Limmud Conference, East Brunswick, NJ.

March 2013 — Annual Scholars Conference.

June 2013 — Association for Holocaust Organization Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

June 2013 — Preventing Genocide Conference, Sienna, Italy.

June 2013 — Association of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem Israel.

July 2013 — Yad Vashem Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

January 7-9, 2013 — Participation in Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation conference at USC, ‘Testimony, Prevention, Access and Education for the Twenty-First Century.’

November 18, 2012-March 15, 2013 Photo Exhibition in Detroit. Premiere speech and reception at Holocaust Memorial Center at Zekelman Family Campus on Sunday December 2, 2012 at 7pm, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. For further information, contact Rebecca Swindler, Education Director at 248-553-2400 x 13.

Nov 2-Nov 10, 2012 Ann Weiss will participate in international conference in Berlin and Vienna, under the auspices of Association of Holocaust Organizations, which will include Berlin’s famed Topography of Terror.

June 17-12, 2012 Participate in International Educator’s conference in Jerusalem, sponsored by Yad Vashem. Special presentation on “Women and Girls in the Shoah–an Inside Perspective” — This is a completely new approach, created expressly for international educators to engage middle school, high school and university students.

June 1-5, 2012 Participate in annual Association of Holocaust Organizations conference in Detroit, Michigan

May 30, 2012 Participate in honoring Reb Zalman Schechter-Shalomi at Central Synagogue in NYC in first ‘If Not Now, When?” Ceremony.

May 20, 2012 Speech in NYC for Child Survivors of the Holocaust at Park East Synagogue, 2 p.m. 164 E.68th St (between Lex and 3rd).

May 4, 2012 Drexel University presents ‘Service to Community’ Award to Weiss, for doing work that has most benefited the community. Award presented by President John Fry, followed by Gala.

April 18-19 Participated in Yom Hashoah in Jerusalem, Israel with Yad Vashem.


Highlights of 2012:

**Honoring memory of Holocaust at the United Nations (January 25-27, 2012)

**Jerusalem during Holocaust Remembrance Day in April

***May 2012–Ann Weiss awarded Alumni of the Year who did most to help the Community

**June 2012–Popular Culture and Historical Memory–Michigan conference

**June 2012–Yad Vashem Jerusalem International Educators’ Conference

**October 2012–Speech at Carlton College, Ottawa, CANADA

**November 2012–International Conference in Vienna and Berlin, Association of Holocaust Organizations

**November 2012-March 2013 Eyes from the Ashes Traveling Exhibition will be on display in Detroit at the Holocaust Memorial Center/Zekelman Family Campus on 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Community presentation by Ann Weiss will take place on Sunday Dec. 2, 2012 7p.m. with follow-up programs to be scheduled with students and community groups. For programming information or to make arrangements, contact Rebecca Swindler at 248-553-2400 x 13


Monday, November 14th 2011 — BATES COLLEGE
Intercultural Studies presents Ann Weiss sharing photos, narratives, meaning.
Lewiston, Maine at 7 P.M.

November 8 at 7p.m. BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

On the eve of Kristallnacht, 73 years later, Weiss shares photos and stories of Jews deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Film Screening, talk and book signing–sponsored by the Berelson Center–will take place at Trout Auditorium in LITERATURE Building. For further information, contact Linda Godfrey (570) 577-3677 or lgodfrey@bucknell.edu.

TALK and FILM-October 22 University of Rochester MELIORA WEEKEND, 3:30.
Following presentations by Bill Clinton and Antonin Scalia, Weiss will give a talk featuring photos from LAST ALBUM exhibition, film screening, and book talk. The focus of the talk will be “What They Still Teach Us–Life, Family, Society and What Matters” This talk is part of Meliora Weekend, sponsored by Alumni Affairs.



TALK-October 21 University of Rochester, 8 p.m.
Weiss will share stories about pre-war Eastern European life of Jews, particularly highlighting specific family stories dealing with Sabbath (‘shabbat’–Hebrew, or ‘shabbes’–Yiddish), culture, practice and society. The stories are personal and their message, universal.

PHOTO EXHIBITION–September 20-October 30, 2011 — Rochester, NY
The Last Album will be on exhibit at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in the symbolic heart of the campus, Rush Rhees Library. Weiss will give a walking tour, and several presentations during Meliora Weekend in October 2011.



University of Rochester

Small Exhibition at Marcus (Atlanta) JCC — Held over by popular demand until August 2011 (January-August).

Large Exhibition at Downtown Initiative of the Visual Arts (DIVA) – Held over by popular demand until August 2011 (April-August).

Friday October 23, 2011 University of Rochester’s MELIORA WEEKEND
Presentation at Interfaith Chapel 8 p.m. overlooking Genessee River.

Saturday October 24, 2011 – University of Rochester at Rush Rhees Library main library – 3:30 p.m. Walking Tour through exhibition mounted at main lobby, followed by film screening and book signing at Hawkins-Carlson Room. Weiss’ follows talk by President Bill Clinton (11 AM) and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1:30 PM).

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For more information including a video overview of the exhibit, visit divacenter.org and click on “The Last Album Exhibit”. Or call DIVA at 541.344.3482.

Thursday-Saturday May 5-7, 2011Presentations, Lane Community College and University of Oregon in Eugene Oregon
For further information, contact Kim Vogel 541-513-0885 at cymitri@gmail.com or John Watson at pagebinder@gmail.com

Sunday, May 1, 2:00 PM – Cincinnati Community-Wide Yom Hashoah Ceremony
Ann Weiss will present the keynote presentation.
Sponsored by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, to be held at Mayerson Jewish Community Center.
For further details, contact the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Director Sarah Weiss at (Direct) 513.487.3091 or sweiss@holocaustandhumanity.org www.holocaustandhumanity.org

Monday May 2, 2011 7 p.m. Peace Presentation and Film Screening for the wider Cincinnati Community by Ann Weiss, sponsored by Christian peace group
‘Greater Anderson Promotes Peace’ to be held at Turpin High School.

For further details, contact The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Director Sarah Weiss at (Direct) 513.487.3091 or sweiss@holocaustandhumanity.org www.holocaustandhumanity.org

Monday May 2, 2011 High School Forum, presented at Amelia High School, in urban Cincinnati by Ann Weiss, with screening film and sharing narratives.
For further details, contact The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Director Sarah Weiss at (Direct) 513.487.3091 or sweiss@holocaustandhumanity.org www.holocaustandhumanity.org

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