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May 2020

Virtual Film and Discussion: Truus’ Children

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Sousa Mendes Foundation Presents: Virtual film and discussion:  Truus’ Children, the story of a Dutch superwoman who saved innocent lives. Please join us for a sneak preview of the not-yet-released film Truus’ Children about the life-saving action of the Dutch rescuer Gertruuda (“Truus”) Wijsmuller (photo shown here). Her chutzpah brought her face to face with Adolf Eichmann, from whom she obtained permission in December of 1938 to save 600 Jewish children from Vienna.  This was the first Kindertransport, in what eventually became a major operation…

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June 2020

Dr. Norman M. Wall Teachers’ Institute

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm

Dr. Norman M. Wall Teacher's Institute on Holocaust Education 2020 Teachers of all grade levels and subjects are invited to participate in the first ever online Summer Teachers’ Institute on Holocaust Education through the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida.  Utilizing a combination of live virtual events and asynchronous learning experiences, teachers will grow their understanding of the complexities of the Holocaust while honing their skills in the best practices for appropriately and effectively incorporating Holocaust education into…

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Names Not Numbers Premier

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Names Not Numbers: A Movie in the Making Ensuring students meet with Holocaust Survivors is a critical piece of our mission. The “Names, Not Numbers©”  program, created by Tova Rosenberg, transformed the Holocaust educational experience for the 8th graders at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School into something special. Moving beyond the traditional classroom, the students participated in a multifaceted experience that turned them into journalists and filmmakers.  They developed in-depth interview questions and met with Survivors Helen Greenspun, Eva London-Ritt,…

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Virtual Film and Discussion: Ahead of Time, The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Sousa Mendes Foundation Presents Virtual Film and Discussion: Ahead of Time, The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber This prize-winning film documents the life of Ruth Gruber (1911-2016), an American photojournalist who defied tradition in a career that spanned more than seven decades. She escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946 and documented the Haganah ship Exodus in 1947. Her relationships with world leaders including Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and David Ben Gurion gave her unique access and insight into the modern…

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June Book Club

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance "A story of heroism and of touching romance in a time of fear and danger." ―USA Today The memoir of a man and woman who escaped into the forest, joined the Jewish partisans—and fell in love—as Hitler laid waste to their Polish hometowns. There are two voices intertwined in the narrative: those of Jack and Rochelle. Now and then they interrupt each other. This is the way they have told…

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August 2020

Detrás del Armario

August 1, 2020 - August 1, 2024

A través de este recorrido de realidad virtual, el legado de Anne Frank puede verse de una manera nueva e inmersiva. La Casa de Anne Frank se asoció con el creador, Force Field VR, para recrear el Anexo Secreto donde Anne Frank y su familia vivieron escondidos desde el 6 de julio de 1942 hasta su arresto en la mañana del 4 de agosto de 1944. Utilizando tecnología de visualización de vanguardia y extensa investigación histórica, el resultado final es…

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Behind the Bookcase

August 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 28, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Be immersed in this powerful virtual reality experience. You will be transported to the secret annex where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis with Anne guiding you and sharing her inspirational story every step of the way.

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