Art Saving Lives In the Holocaust: The Prints of Emil Singer

We’re incredibly excited about our next exhibit at the Michael Klahr Center.  Artist Henry Isaacs curates the story of his father and uncle, Emil Singer, who rescued hundreds of Jews from Austria after the Nazi annexation, paying for the rescues with the smuggling and sale of Emil’s prints until Emil himself, who refused to seek safety when others were in danger, was murdered in the Holocaust. Henry has spent many years tracking down the original prints that literally saved the lives of hundreds of others and will curate a powerful exhibit of rescue through art. The exhibit opens with a special event on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Come meet Henry and get a sneak preview of the exhibit! Fill out my LGL form!

Bidding for Good Online Auction

Bidding for Good 2017 Online Auction October 20 through November 10 at Bidding for Good (website forthcoming) From October 20 through November 10, 2017, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will hold its annual online auction! The HHRC’s online auction is a wonderful opportunity to take home some wonderful gifts while also supporting the work of the HHRC! Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, unique antiques, or beautiful artwork, the HHRC’s on-line auction has something for everyone. All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the educational programming of the HHRC. A website for the auction is forthcoming. To see a list of auction items, click here!  

Solomon and Minnie Morgan

World War One: Letters Home

World War One: Letters Home September 14th through October 13th Special program: Thursday, October 5 from 5p.m.-7p.m., with program at 5:30 World War One: Letters Home is an intimate and personal glimpse into the experiences and feelings of young people during wartime one century ago. This exhibit of artifacts, photographs, personal notes, and letters shares stories of World War One as experienced and documented by Maine college students, Maine residents, and their family members. Accounts from the European theater and various stateside camps remind us of the wide, deeply personal, and sometimes fatal impacts of this enormous conflict both abroad and at home. The exhibit will be on display at the Michael Klahr Center through October 13th and will be followed by a year-long project focusing on digging deeper into the history and stories of the letters. World War One: Letters Home has received support from the World War One […] Read More

Students at Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas

Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Next Workshop: October 26, 2017, from 9AM to 4PM Workshop Location: Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta Facilitators: Liz Helitzer and Dan Pearl Contact Hours Earned: 6 Workshop Cost: $75 Meals provided Note: A limited number of stipends are available for those traveling 80 miles or more from the HHRC Click here to Register today! Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement is a one-day professional development teacher workshop sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves. In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” In this workshop, we will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in […] Read More