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Deadly Medicine: Creating The Master Race Exhibit

 

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

January 4 – 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.

White Rose Memorial Essay Contest 2018

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 that to be silent in the face of evil was to surrender to it, encourage it, and enable it to grow stronger.  Thus, their movement united others to resist Nazi tyranny by striving to eradicate the “face of evil” before it destroyed more innocent lives.  According to an exhibit on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., “Of all the groups in Germany that opposed Hitler’s dictatorship, only one, code-named ‘White Rose’, openly protested the Nazi genocide against the Jews.”

2017-18 ESSAY PROMPT:

It has been said, “To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice.” Organizations like Yahad in Unum, Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other Holocaust organizations emphasize the importance of remembering individual victims in their work. They focus on retrieving individual identities of those who were murdered during the Holocaust, in an effort to ensure they are remembered as unique human beings rather than anonymous victims. In the same spirit of remembrance, research and write about the life (pre-war, during, and post-war) of one victim of the Nazi regime in order to preserve his or her memory. Next, explain why it is important that you, as a student 73 years after the Holocaust, continue to remember these stories and give identity and voice to the victims.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ESSAY REQUIREMENTS: 

Length: 500-1000 words

Eligibility:  Students in grades 6-8 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year may participate.  Students may win an award only once in each school category.

HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY REQUIREMENTS: 

Length: 750-1500 words

Eligibility:  Students in grades 9-12 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year may participate.  Students may win an award only once in each school category.

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST:

  • Does the essay completely address this year’s essay contest topic?
  • Have you given your essay a descriptive title?
  • Is your essay the required length?
  • Is your essay typed, double-spaced, with left and right margins set at 1 inch, on one side of white 8.5 by 11 inch paper with Times New Roman font?
  • Have you made sure that your name, school, or city DOES NOT appear anywhere on the essay manuscript (only on the attached entry form)?
  • Did you include parenthetical citations of sources used?
  • Does your essay have a standardized Works Cited page?
  • Did you completely fill out the entry form provided by your teacher?

WHITE ROSE AWARDS: Ten students from grades 6-8 and also from grades 9-12 will be honored with a symbolic white rose.  From these top essays, first, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

Grades 6-8                                                                                 Grades 9-12

First prize             $250                                                               First prize             $250

Second prize       $150                                                                 Second prize       $150

Third prize           $50                                                                Third prize          $50

All students selected for outstanding essays will be inducted in to the Friends of the White Rose – Tulsa Region at a special recognition ceremony.  Winning essays will be posted on our website: jewishtulsa.org.

JUDGING CRITERIA:  Each essay will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Depth of research
  • Quality of writing
  • Fulfillment of the prompt requirements
  • Accuracy of factual information
  • Responsible citation of sources consulted
  • Fulfillment of contest requirements concerning topic, eligibility, guidelines, and endorsement

Note:  Any essay that does not address the ENTIRE prompt will be disqualified.

SUBMISSIONS:  Sponsoring teachers may hand deliver, submit by US mail, or electronically submit their students’ essays.  A completed entry form for each student’s submission must also be included.  These must arrive no later than March 13, 2018.  Essays should be delivered or mailed to

The White Rose Essay Contest

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa

2021 East 71st Street

Tulsa, OK  74136

Download an entry form.

Soccer Under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance During the Holocaust

Soccer Under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust

Now – September 3, 2017

Author Talk, Thursday July 27th at 5PM

In Soccer under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust, Kevin E. Simpson reveals the surprisingly powerful role soccer played during World War II. From the earliest days of the Nazi dictatorship, as concentration camps were built to hold so-called enemies, captives competed behind the walls and fences of the Nazi terror state.

Cinema 51-The Museum Gala

Cinema 51: The Museum Gala

Honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema

at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 29, 2017– The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased announce an evening honoring Michelle and Clark Wiens of Circle Cinema at this year’s premier fundraising event titled Cinema 51: The Museum Gala.

 

Circle Cinema partners with both the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for the Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival. Along with the festival, Michelle Wiens was instrumental in bringing Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation now the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to The Museum to showcase Holocaust survivors living in Oklahoma.

 

The Mission of Circle Cinema is to educate, enlighten and entertain their guests 365 days a year through selected features and programs that expose and connect our community to global issues, environments and cultures. In comparison the Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote Jewish heritage, culture, and history through art and education. Our similar missions are what draws us to each other and helps continue to educate the greater community.

 

During the course of the evening, we will be celebrating the Museum’s 51st anniversary and the success of the Circle Cinema! The evening’s festivities and entertainment include cocktails and dinner catered by Chef James Shrader of the Palace Café. Patrons and guests will also preview a special exhibition celebrating Jewish motion pictures and cinema in Tulsa.

Please contact Tracey Herst-Woods, Director of Development and Programs, 918.492.1818, for patron and ticket information.

Dr. Joel Dimsdale-The Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals

 

Please join us at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art on Thursday, May 11, at 7 pm to hear Dr. Joel Dimsdale give a lecture on his newest book, The Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals. Lecture is free, and a book signing will follow.

In Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals, Dimsdale conducts a detailed examination-using 21st century diagnostic tools-of four Nazi war criminals: Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. His talk will probe the psychological nature of those who perpetrated the Shoah and the implications that research holds today.

A review of the book can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/books/review/anatomy-of-malice-by-joel-e-dimsdale.html?_r=0

The lecture is presented in conjunction with The Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

American Guild of Judaic Art Group Exhibition

July 6 – September 17

Reception July 6, 5-7pm

“The American Guild of Judaic Art is an international organization for those with interests in the Judaic arts and dedicated to the promotion of Jewish art and culture in society. Their mission is to celebrate the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic Art around world, and establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art. See 80 original pieces from AGJA members around the country in one location for the first time.”

Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

The Council for Holocaust Education is excited announce the Tenth Annual White Rose Memorial Essay Contest.

The essay contest is held in honor of the resistance group, the White Rose Society, who penned essays which challenged citizens to resist Nazi policies and encouraged non-violent political dissent.  The White Rose members knew that to be silent in the face of evil was to surrender to it, encourage it, and enable it to grow stronger.  Thus, their movement united others to resist Nazi tyranny by striving to eradicate the “face of evil” before it destroyed more innocent lives. Inspired by their words of strength, our annual essay contest provides a forum for local students to use their words to make a difference in today’s world. Entries are being accepted in the middle school division (grades 6-8) and high school division (9-12) until March 31, 2017. Wining essays receive cash prizes. The prompt and submission guidelines can be found at https://jewishtulsa.org/whiterose/. Please email dhe@jewishtulsa.org<mailto:dhe@jewishtulsa.org> for more information.

All Are Welcome: Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees

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, ghettos, liberation and of Anne Frank,” he said. “Many of these pictures were taken by the German soldiers.” This picture depicts Jews in their homelands standing outside their business before the collection of Jews by the Nazi’s during the Holocaust. They are overshadowed by a large detour sign foreshadowing their departure from their homes to either a concentration camp or as a refugee to another land.

To quote the Museum’s Executive Director Drew Diamond “Our exhibit represents a view of the extensive history of the Jewish people both as refugees themselves and as champions of all refugees.”

This exhibit will be on display Now through Fall of 2017 in the Mildred and Julius Sanditen Gallery.

 

Chasing Dreams, Baseball & Becoming American

Chasing Dreams celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, has become another chapter in the history we all share. And for immigrants and minority groups especially, it has played a crucial role in understanding, and sometimes challenging, what it means to be American.