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Save the Date: October 20, 2017
Discussing Hate in Our Backyard

The TN Holocaust Commission, The Temple, and the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee would like to invite Holocaust Survivors and their families along with members of the community for lunch and discussion regarding the current hate speech and public displays of antisemitism that have recently occurred and are particularly disturbing to our survivor community. 

Clinical social worker Felice Apolinsky will facilitate our discussion. We will gather as a Jewish community for lunch and healing.
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM- Lunch will be served.
Location: The Temple
    Congregration Ohabai Sholom
    5015 Harding Pike
    Nashville, TN 37205
To RSVP and to make reservations, please call or email Megan Tankersley at 404-790-0359 or 
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Inge Auerbacher: Knoxville- October 6th
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Paula Burger: Memphis- October 26th
Fall 2017 Event Schedule
October 6, 2017
Knoxville Conference
Featuring-Inge Auerbacher
Sarah Simpson Center 
Knoxville, TN

October 8, 2017
Anniversary of the Nashville Holocaust Memorial
Gordon JCC
Nashville, TN

October 19, 2017
Trudy Dreyer speaks in 
Wartburg, TN

October 20, 2017
Discussing Hate In Our Backyard
The Temple
Nashville, TN

October 24, 2017
Limor Conference
Featuring-Roman Kent & Paula Burger 
The Temple
Nashville, TN

October 24, 2017
Roman Kent:
Voices of Hope & Resistance: Courage Was My Only Option 
Student Life Center, Vanderbilt University

October 26, 2017
West TN Conference
Featuring-Paula Burger
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

November 14, 2017
Eva Kor speaks at 
Central Magnet School
Murfreesboro, TN
Views  From The Road
Frances Cutler Hahn with Marshall County High School student in Lewisburg, TN.

Cartography of Hate Class at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.

Howard Locke (left) and Charles L. Smith (right), both WWII veterans, at the McMinnville Rotary.

Professor Saul Friedlander and his wife Orna Kenan pictured with Reverend Mark Forrester and student Tuzo Mwarumba. 

Tuzo Mwarumba, president of Vanderbilt University's STAND Against Genocide, talks with students at the University Organization Fair.

Friedlander Kicks Off 40th Annual
 Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series 
Professor Saul Friedlander with Reverend Mark Forrester- University Chaplin and Director of Religious Life at Vanderbilt University 

On September 26th, Professor Saul Friedlander, a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Israeli/American historian, gave the inaugural keynote address for  the 40th annual Vanderbilt Lecture Series.  His lecture  entitled "Where Memory Leads"  outlined how the sense of historical unity surrounding the events of the Shoah changed once biographies, individual stories, and memoirs began to add a new level of diversity to the story. Professor Friedlander explained how the collective, communal memory of the Shoah has evolved over time and across cultures.  In Friedlander's view, when one integrates a shameful past into national memory, the event should be interpreted as a warning. Because the era of living witnesses will soon be over, there is a risk of entering into an era of ritualization and indifference. Memory, then, leaves us with a warning for future generations so that 'never again' truly means never again .  
McMinnville's WCPI Radio and Rotary Club Remember WWII and the Holocaust
Executive Director Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky 

The Commission traveled to McMinnville to reflect and remember with Tennesseans who were eyewitnesses to World War II and the Holocaust. The event took place at the McMinnville Noon Rotary Club and the WCPI Radio Station.  Executive Director Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky was interviewed by In Focus host Bill Zechman. Discussion included Ms. Kaminsky's family connection to the Holocaust as well as current events around the world, including the ongoing genocide taking place in Syria and Iraq and the recent events in Charlottesville. 

Members of the Noon Rotary Club listened and discussed testimonies  of TN Holocaust survivors and liberators.  Two World War II veterans attended the meeting; Howard Locke was a pilot who served in the U.S. Army Corp from 1942-1946 and Charles L. Smith served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. 
Nashville Holocaust Memorial Visit Inspires Marshall County High School Students To Create Genocide Awareness Wall
Survivor Frances Cutler Hahn pictured with teacher Tammy Shrivalle and Marshall County High School students.

This past spring 300 students from Marshall County High School toured the Nashville Holocaust Memorial and listened as Hidden Child, Frances Cutler Hahn, shared her story of survival.  Ms. Hahn challenged the students to do more than just reflect upon this history and Marshall County students took this challenge to heart. Tammy Shrivalle, their AP History teacher, said that upon returning from the visit students came to her with the idea of constructing a project which would keep the entire school informed about current genocides.  Along with several other faculty members, Shrivalle has guided the project from concept to reality. Along with a musical performance from the school choir, t he wall was formally dedicated on September 26th with a special presentation in honor of Ms. Hahn, who was present for the event. 
Vanderbilt Students Create New Club:
"STAND (Against Genocide)"

Left to Right - Tuzo Mwarumba and Walter Svi represent STAND at the Vanderbilt University Organizational Fair.

Vanderbilt STAND President Tuzo  Mwarumba and Treasurer Walter Svi have been working diligently since the beginning of the fall semester to establish a STAND chapter on campus. STAND is a student-led movement to end mass atrocities. The group's mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and end genocide.  To date, 109 Vanderbilt students have signed up to participate in activities. These students will take an active role in assisting with the 40th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series during the year as well as organizing events to combat genocide and hate crimes around the globe. 

To learn more about STAND, click here .
Paper Clips Project Adds New Monument 
The Last Butterfly  
Pictured above is the new installation,The Last Butterfly, created by artist Cecilia Margules at the Whitwell Middle School's Children's Memorial Garden.
Artist Cecilia Margules spent many months searching for a location for a monument she created in memory of her family who survived the Holocaust. Upon learning about Whitwell Middle School and the  Paper Clips Project, she knew that she had found a home for the sculpture, titled The Last Butterfly, which is dedicated to the Children of Terezin. 

The dedication took place  on September 18th at Whitwell Middle School and included special musical compositions written specifically for the occasion. TN Holocaust Commission Executive Director, Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky, gave a brief statement that included a recitation of "Hold Me Tight," a poem written by Inge Auerbacher, a child survivor of Terezin.  Rabbi Yitzhok Tiechtel of Congregation Beit Tefilah gave the benediction and blew the shofar to signify the Jewish New Year.

The garden - and the new butterfly statue - is dedicated to the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust between 1939 - 1945. "The Last Butterfly" monument signifies both the sadness and inspiration, disbelief and hope of the many children impacted by the Holocaust. 
Apply for Belz-Lipman Award

Be recognized for your hard work and efforts in the classroom! Apply for the Belz-Lipman Holocaust Educator of the Year Award and win a $1,500 grant. 
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