Current Exhibits

This series of images on canvas/paper or in mural form exists to commemorate both dead and living heroes of the Holocaust. Created by Michael Knigin, this art will be shown museums to serve as an ongoing reminder of the past and a step toward building a better future. We have a responsibility to face it and learn its lessons: "We Will Not...

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Kaiser constantly sketches, but when he comes to execute his landscapes, he puts this material aside, composing from memory and trying to encapsulate the feelings these majestic scenes evoked in him. Created with a restricted number of fine, monochrome pen strokes, they achieve an austere beauty and...

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Auschwitz A Place on Earth, The Album September 14 – January 2018 About six million Jewish men, women and children were systematically murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Over one million were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest extermination camp during WWII. This exhibition depicts the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Burkenau. The photos in the album show the entire process except for the killing itself. The discovery of the album by Lilly Jacob, who found the album and later donated it for safekeeping to Yad Vashem. The exhibit comes from Yad...

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Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race January 11 - March 4, 2018 Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.   This exhibition has been made possible by The Lerner Foundation and Eric F. and Lore Ross, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.   Local Sponsors The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation The Herman Kaiser Foundation The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation The Frank Family Foundation The...

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White Rose Memorial Essays

The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education’s Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest For Middle, Jr. High, and High School Students Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The White Rose organization, including brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl, felt compelled to protest the frightening environment in which they lived and studied.  Their protests took the form of essays published in leaflets that were distributed anonymously in Munich, and then later mailed to persons selected from the phone book.  These essays challenged citizens to resist the Nazi policies and encouraged non-violent political dissent.  The White Rose members knew...

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All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees. This exhibit exemplifies the Museum’s mission by showcasing the diverse collection of Jewish Artists that defied all odds and were able to share their voices through art. From Moses to Chagall and from Fried to Knigin, the Museum’s collection is full of Refugee imagery and artists. “Air of Courage” by Michael Kinigin. "I was introduced to people at the Holocaust Museum in Yadvashem, Israel, who gave me access to their archives, so I photographed them at the museum," Kinigin said. "These were pictures of the victims in the camps, of revolts, deportation,...

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Statement from The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education January 29, 2017. The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education joins our fellow citizens across the nation in condemning any policy on immigration or emergency refuge that discriminates on the basis of religious status. The Executive Order ironically released on Friday, January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, clearly targets the Muslim community, putting innocent children, women, and men at risk. We affirm the oldest commitments of our country to welcome the tired, the poor, and those yearning to be free and reject any compromise of this essential value. Potential immigrants are already screened...

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The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased to announce the launch of a unique new digital installation and take home app for iPad developed by Tulsa-based semantic technology company Moomat. “This cutting edge technology allows people across the world to explore our Museum’s collections,” said Drew Diamond, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Executive Director. “The Sherwin Miller is dedicated to promoting Jewish heritage, history and culture through art and education. Thanks to Moomat and this new installation and app, we are able to share that mission locally and globally.” “We’re excited to be working with such a forward thinking...

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