Each year organizations like ours gather to honor and commemorate the lives lost to the horrors of the Holocaust. Through interactive community programming, Voices of Hope allows for community members to connect with one another in meaningful ways. We are working diligently to continue this tradition, despite the situation we all find ourselves in at the moment. If there is anything we can gain from the experiences of our survivors, it is that we must persevere when things are uncomfortable, inconvenient and, in their experience, unbearable.
Please join us in 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau through our upcoming virtual events, programming and posts. Check back regularly and visit us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ctvoicesofhope for updates and additions to our programming!
**Calendars will be updated regularly**
Tuesday, July 7: A Conversation with Rabbi Kormis: Faith After the Holocaust. Moderated by Voices of Hope Vice-President Adele Jacobs, Esq. See the recording here!
Tuesday, July 14: Producer Michael Turner: Monument, A New Documentary, moderated by 3G Izzy Kornman. Did you miss it? See the recording here!
Tuesday, July 21: Author David Slucki: Memory and the Third Generation. David will discuss his new book Sing This At My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons. Missed it? Watch the recording here!
Tuesday, July 28: Seeking Refuge: Exile to Mexico During WWII with Dr. Aleksandra Pomiecko, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum research fellow. You can watch the recorded conversation here!
Coming up in August…
Tuesday, August 4: Invisible Years: Opening the Holocaust Drawer with author Daphne Geismar. Join us as we learn more about her new book about her extended family who survived Nazi-occupied Holland. Register here!
Thursday, August 6: Teacher’s Virtual Workshop! Introduction: Best Practices for Teaching Rescue in Times of Conflict with Laura Hilton, co-author of Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust. Register here!
Monday, August 10: Teachers’ Virtual Workshop – Beyond Hotel Rwanda: Rescue During the Genocide Against the Tutsis with Yale University’s David Simon, and local veteran educators Stuart Abrams and Colleen Simon! Register here.
Thursday, August 13: Teachers’ Virtual Worksop – Varian Fry: A Holocaust Rescuer in Connecticut with Professor David Pettigrew of Southern CT State University! Register here!
Monday, August 17: Teachers’ Virtual Workshop – Janusz Korczak: Agency, Legacy and Memory with Stuart Abrams of Avon High School and Colleen Simon of Solomon Schechter Day School. Register here!
Thursday, August 20: Teachers’ Virtual Workshop – A Conversation with the Presenters: Ask the Experts! Presenters and members of the Holocaust and Genocide Education Advisory Committee answer your questions about teaching rescue in the classroom and much more! Register here.