Week of Understanding

The Institute for Holocaust Education will be holding our
7th Annual Week of Understanding from March 27-31, 2017.

Week of Understanding is an annual educational initiative created by the Institute for Holocaust Education and the Omaha Public Schools. The week is designed to deliver Holocaust survivor testimony to a maximum number of students in one school week.  The IHE anticipates well over 5,000 students from 30 different schools will participate in the program this year.

Register your students below!
If you have any questions regarding this event, contact info@ihene.org

Special Engagment for the Public

Tuesday, March 28 -Survivor Testimony of Marion Blumenthal Lazan at Countryside Community Church, 7pm, in collaboration with the Center for Faith Studies.

For the 2017 Week of Understanding, local Holocaust survivors Dr. Fred Kader, Bea Karp, Milt Kleinberg, Kitty Williams, Tom Jaeger, and Marcel Kahn will be joined by several out-of-town speakers (Marion Blumenthal Lazan of New York, Robbie Waisman of Vancouver, Magda Brown and Agnes Schwartz of Skokie, IL). Local Liberator, Col. Roy Long will also speak during the week.


 We would like to invite you to participate by hosting a Holocaust survivor or a U.S. liberator at your school to give their testimony to your students. Speakers will be available Monday through Friday, March 27th – March 31st at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM.  (Note: There is some wiggle-room in timing to accommodate class schedules, but we’d like to schedule the speakers around 10:30 AM and 1 PM for ease of scheduling with so many speakers and volunteers.)  These engagements are available to high schools and middle schools.

Some of our speakers will be available in person, including five local Holocaust survivors and one liberator, plus four survivors from out of state.  Other survivors and liberators from across the U.S. will be available by videoconferencing.  

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