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October 2019

Remembrance Dinner 2019

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goodwood Carriage House, 1600 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308 United States
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Author: James Grymes • "VIOLINS OF HOPE"
Musicologist James A. Grymes will discuss his book, Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour. An inspiring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Israeli violin maker, Amnon Weinstein, is dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. Violins of Hope is the winner of 2014 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.

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Florida State University Symphony Orchestra

October 13 @ 3:00 pm
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, 222 S Copeland St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304 United States
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Alexander Jimenze Music Director & Conductor Keith Dodson, Assistant Conductor Greg Saur, cello a concert inspired by "Violins of Hope," a book by James A. Grymes, in partnership with the Holocaust Education Resource Council. Click Here to Download Printable PDF

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Teaching the Holocaust – Empowering Students

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tallahassee Community College Center for Workforce Development, 444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304 United States
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This professional development session will give you the tools to teach and initiate important discussions about the complex lessons of the Holocaust. In exploring classroom-tested strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, you will leave with increased confidence and effective materials to tackle the tough questions your students have about this subject. The why. The how.

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November 2019

The Tattoist of Auschwitz – HERC Book Discussion

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303 United States
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In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism – but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to…

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