The 34th Annual Akron-Summit Holocaust Commemoration and Awards Ceremony Lessons of the Holocaust: Undeniable Stories of Survival Guest Speaker: Emma Kaufmann Rose, Third Generation Holocaust Survivor and Author of “Saving Six Million: A Holocaust Memoir” was held on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 in the auditorium of the Main Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio.
City of Akron
Marks/Ewing Family Foundation
Rose and Lawrence Schwartz Holocaust education fund
Martin H. Belsky
Stephen Myers- Semantic Foundation
Brian & Margaret Slesnick
Dr. Watershed LLC
The Law Office of Gary Himmel
Magita & Brad Willen
Susan & Terry Yingling
Sid & Shirley Zetzer
Life (Chai) Level
Dr. Sally Childs
Trish & Steve Crane
Nora and Seth Glauberman
Rabbi David & Toby Horowitz
Joe & JoEllen Kodish
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Regal
Gary & Toby Rosen
Sid & Andrea Steinberger
Esther & Larry Hexter
Randy & Julie Katz
Live Like Ally Foundation
Councilman Bradley McKitrick
Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Reiss
Mr. & Mrs. Max Rothal
Mark & Nancy Shapiro
Charles J. Smith
Dr. & Mrs. Author Benson
Bonnie & Randy Cohen
Nathan & Leora Cohen
Dr. & Mrs. Paul Garfinkle
Rabbi Stephen & Judy Grundfast
Dr. & Mrs. Phil Kades
Matthew L. Klein
Janet & Ken Kretchmer
Steve Kutnick &
Martin &Joyce Levin
Ed & Faye Regal
Dr. & Mrs. John Sacks
Martin & Susan Spector
There will be two in person drop off dates February 4th & February 7th from 11am-4pm (Updated 2/4/2022).
Due to the weather and associated closings we will need you to contact us at (234) 200-6241 or 330-643-2510 prior to 4:00pm today February 4th, 2022 if you are planning to drop off entries. The building will be closed after this time if we do not know that you are planning to come.
In an attempt to account for the inclement weather and associated school closures, we are adding additional drop off hours of 11:00am to 4:00pm on Monday February 7th, 2022.
However, if your students need more time, as we have had multiple inclement weather days over the past couple weeks, we are extending the contest deadlines as follows:
- VISUAL ART DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
- WRITTEN ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, February 11th, 2022
The forms for written entries will remain available online through this date.
If you are unable to come today or Monday and are not submitting online, contact Laura Ralph by Monday, February 7th to arrange for a pick up no later than 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 8th.
October 27, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Open during regular hours; Included with general admission
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Lessons of the Holocaust: Undeniable Stories of Survival
October 18th, 2021 (4:30-6:00pm)
Keynote Speaker: Bradley Beach, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy (retired)
Walsh University, North Canton, OH
In May of 2021 Brad Beach retired as professor of philosophy at Walsh University. During his academic career he engaged in research in genocide studies, examining the history of genocide from the Armenian genocide to the current escalating repression of the Uyghurs minority by the Chinese government. He has collaborated with a number of genocide scholars, including Professor James Waller, the current director of the Cohen Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and author of Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing. Brad participated in the Lilly Foundation Summer Fellows program on genocide entitled: Deliver Us From Evil. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate courses on Genocide and Mass Murder. He has traveled to northern Uganda to meet with survivors of mass atrocities, examining the consequences of the genocide against the Acholi people. In addition, Brad has traveled in Europe, visiting genocide related sites that included the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. For the past eight years he has served on the board of the Ohio Council for Holocaust and Genocide Education, giving public lectures on genocide. Most recently he was appointed by Governor DeWine to serve on the newly created Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.
Hosted by the Akron-Summit Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education
This event designed for educators but is free and open to the public. During the seminar, information will be shared regarding this year’s Akron-Summit Holocaust & Genocide Arts & Writing Contest
This presentation includes an amazing panel of three speakers. Eva Unterman, Holocaust Survivor, spent most of her childhood in the Lodz Ghetto or in forced labor camps. Her and her family were forced to march in the Death March early in 1945, fortunately her family was liberated in May of 1945. Dr. Henry Knight, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the former Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. He has received many Outstanding Teacher Awards. Phoebe Unterman is the proud granddaughter of Eva Unterman. In 2018 Phoebe was selected to be part of the German-American Fulbright Commission’s Berlin Capital Program for Journalists. The speakers will be moderated by University of Akron professor of law, Martin H. Belsky.
You can still view this virtual ceremony through the link below.
If you have any problems or questions please contact Klair Heestand at AkronSummitHolocaustEducation@gmail.com or call or text 234-200-6241. Good luck everyone!
Free virtual event every Wednesday at 11AM. To register go to http://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/holocaust-speaker-series-11/
The deadline for the project is quickly approaching on February 26, 2021. This project is for students in Summit County Ohio in grades 6-12 to help educate on the Holocaust and other Genocides. For more information go to https://akronsummitholocausteducation.org/entry/
Wednesdays at 11AM
Free to attend
In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Each presentation is FREE and open to the public. The HHC speaker series is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The Holocaust Speaker Series is sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine.
November 18: Ellen Bottner
To register go to: https://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/holocaust-speaker-series-2/