Events

Date/Time Event
Mon. February 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Who Will Write our History — UWM Student Union Cinema

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to...

Sun. February 10, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Holocaust Stories: In their Honor feat. Eva Zaret — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join us as we listen to the survival stories of members of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau. This program...

Sun. February 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Last Mentsch — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Having spent a lifetime concealing his heritage, an aging German Holocaust survivor tries to come to terms with his past. Born Menachem Teitelbaum, Marcus Schwarz...

Tue. February 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Paradise — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

This film is a part of the Holocaust Stories From Around the World series which features some of the best new international films that include...

Sun. February 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz — Congregation Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out...

Tue. March 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Operation Finale — Congregation Shalom

Join us for a viewing of Operation Finale, and discussion of the film with Rabbi Noah Chertkoff. Operation Finale is based on a remarkable true...

Thu. March 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Aida's Secrets — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each...

Sun. March 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Avner Avraham: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann — Congregation Shalom

A former Mossad agent, Avner Avraham is a renowned expert on Mossad operations who famously worked to reveal and publicize the insider story of the...

Sun. March 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Timothy Boyce will speak about how he came to re-publish the remarkable diaries of Norwegian humanitarian, Odd Nansen’s time in Nazi concentration camps.   Co-Sponsor:...

Sun. March 31, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Haven in Chile — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Eva Goldschmidt-Wyman was born in Stuttgart Germany and as a young child, she and her parents immigrated to Chile in 1939 to escape Nazi Germany.  ...

Thu. April 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Milwaukee Premiere of The Last Cyclist — Nancy Kendall Theater at Cardinal Stritch University

Generously Sponsored by: Nancy & Jim Barnett Ettinger Family Foundation   Co-Sponsors: Cardinal Stritch University Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Tue. April 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Camp Sisters, Lager Shvester — Congregation Shalom

Steve Russek and Elaine Culbertson will share the incredible story of how Steve's desire to better tell his mother's story led both of them to...

Sun. April 28, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Holocaust Stories: In their Honor feat. Steen Metz — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join us as we listen to the survival stories of members of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau. This program...

Tue. April 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daring to Resist — Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home

Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler's reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this gripping...

Sun. May 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yom Hashoah — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Co-Sponsor: Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Wed. May 8, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
'Don't Ever Say the End is Near & Hope is Gone:' Jewish Armed Resistance during the Holocaust — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Join us for a conversation on the heroism and perseverance of Jewish resistance fighters – in the ghettos, camps, in partisan units and in a...

Tue. May 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Defiant Requiem — Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home

Defiant Requiem is a feature-length documentary film that tells the extraordinary, untold story of the brave acts of resistance by Jewish prisoners at Theresienstadt (Terezín)...

Thu. May 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Simon Carmel Lecture — Congregation Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun

Co-Sponsor: Congregation Emanu El B'ne Jeshurun