Spring 2021 Webinars

Spring 2021 Webinar Schedule

January 28, 2021

A Conversation with Susan Abrams Bach, Second Generation Survivor
4:00-5:00 PM

Susan Abrams Bach is a Second Generation survivor whose parents survived the Holocaust.  They were born in Poland, and in their late teens, were in forced labor in the Novogrudok Ghetto.  Each one escaped from the ghetto. Josef Abramowicz, her father, joined the Bielski Partisans, and her mother, Ester Abramowicz, was hidden by a Righteous Gentile until she too joined the Bielski Partisans toward the end of the war.  Her parents’ stories are about unimaginable struggles, loss, and survival.  These stories are the focus of the presentation.

After the war, her parents spent five years in a Displaced Persons camp in Cremona, Italy, where Susan was born.  The family immigrated to America in 1949 and lived in New York City. 

Susan will also present a follow-up webinar related to her family’s immigration to the United States. This program is tentatively scheduled for February 2021.


February 18, 2021

A Conversation with Survivor Dr. Zev Harel
4:00-5:00 PM

Learn about Dr. Zev Harel’s story of survival in the Holocaust, from Auschwitz to Ebensee, and the lessons he wants to impart to youth and adult alike. Participate in a question and answer session and discover lessons and other resources the NC Council on the Holocaust has to help you teach about experiences like Dr. Harel’s.

Dr. Zev Harel speaks at a high school in North Carolina.

March 2021 (Date TBD)

Americans and the Holocaust
4:00-5:00 PM

Meet a prominent historian and learn about the new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Americans and the Holocaust. Learn about the American response to the Holocaust and the Refugee board before exploring resources you can use to teach about this topic in your classroom.

April 15, 2021

A Conversation with Child Refugee Holocaust Survivor Miriam Klein Kassenoff
4:00-5:00 PM

Miriam Klein Kassenoff is a child refugee of Nazi Persecution, along with her family, who came to the United States after a long, seven-month journey from her home in Slovakia. She is also an author and the director of the Holocaust Teacher’s Institute at the University of Miami. She will join us to share her story and her work and how and why teachers should learn about the Holocaust.

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