Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Traveling Holocaust Exhibit in Cincinnati Until March 16


From: UC News

The Center for Studies in Jewish Education and the Center for Community Engagement have organized a “UC Day” for anyone in the UC Community to visit the traveling exhibit on Sunday, March 4. “A Reason to Remember: Roth, Germany 1933-1942” tells the story of Jewish families who lived in the small village of Roth just prior to the Holocaust.

Date: 2/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Alison Sampson
Phone: (513) 556-2884

UC ingot   The UC Center for Studies in Jewish Education and Culture is a presenting partner in bringing a traveling exhibit to Cincinnati. “A Reason to Remember: Roth, Germany 1933-1942” tells the personal story of the five Jewish families who lived in the small village of Roth just prior to the Holocaust. The exhibit is an opportunity to learn about the town of Roth, its history, and the work done by its citizens today to remember what once was. It will be on display at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Edcuation (CHHE) through March 16. 

The Center for Studies in Jewish Education and Center for Community Engagement have organized a “UC Day” offering anyone in the UC Community transportation to the CHHE on Sunday, March 4. Additionally, Annegret Wenz-Haubfleish  a noted historian and leading member of a working group to preserve the Roth story, will speak about the exhibit on March 11 and 13.  See details of these events and links to RSVP below.   


Events
•    Sunday March 11, 2-4pm  Dr. Annegret Wenz-Haubfleish will deliver a lecture titled “Germans, American Jews, and the Holocaust: Commemoration, Education, and Reconciliation Today in the Village of Roth, Germany” at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. RSVP here.
•    Tuesday March 13, 12-1:30pm. Dr. Annegret Wenz-Haubfleish will deliver another lecture titled “History and Commemoration: Perspectives on the History of the Village of Roth, Germany and Contemporary German-American Jewish Relations” at the American Jewish Archives (3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220).  RSVP here.

About “A Reason to Remember”
“A Reason to Remember: Roth, Germany 1933-1942” tells the personal story of the five Jewish families who lived in the small village of Roth. The exhibit introduces the families as they lived in 1933 and details what happened to them during the Nazi era. Visitors are engaged in a personal, intimate, and emotional way with the lives of Roth’s former Jewish residents and become well acquainted with the men, women, and children of the village. Visitors are also challenged by what they see in this exhibit to think critically about the choices they make when they are called upon to respond to prejudice or any other type of injustice.

Descendants of Roth live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Area. First, second and third generation descendants have all returned to Roth to rededicate the cemetery, and build new bonds with current residents. A group of current residents of Roth formed an “Arbeitskreis” (working group) 15 years ago to preserve in Roth the memory of those who perished, to rededicate the synagogue, and to educate the children of Roth and the surrounding area about the Holocaust, tolerance, and dialogue. Bringing the exhibit, as well as Dr. Annegret Wenz-Haubfleish, the current leader of the Arbeitskreis and a noted historian of the Jews of Roth, offers citizens of the tri-state area an opportunity to commemorate this history, and to learn about the important work of dialogue, co-existence, and mutual understanding. 

The exhibit and events are made possible with the support of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education; Walnut Hills High School; American Jewish Archives; University of Cincinnati: Center for Studies in Jewish Education and Culture, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, History Department, College of Education Criminal Justice, and Human Services; and the German Consulate of Chicago. 

For more information, contact:
Center for Studies in Jewish Education and Culture, University of Cincinnati
cech.uc.edu/jewish_education/  
uc.csjec@gmail.com  
513-556-4542

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