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Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle, WA – August 14, 2017

by George J Elbaum The Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) arranged my very first two talks to students in October 2010, and has continued to arrange many more for my subsequent visits to Seattle.  The Holocaust Center teaches the lessons of … Continue reading

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JFCS YouthFirst Internship Program at JFCS, San Francisco, CA – July 10, 2017

by George J Elbaum Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a San Francisco Bay Area social services organization whose mission statement is “Serving individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds, guided by the Jewish value of caring for … Continue reading

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Facing History and Ourselves, Redwood City, CA – June 29, 2017

by George J Elbaum Facing History and Ourselves presented this 5-day seminar Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for teachers of 6-12th grades of U.S. history, world history, humanities, and English language arts, because in today’s world, questions of how to … Continue reading

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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – June 7, 2017

by George J Elbaum Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, across the bay from San Francisco, has a high diversity student body of approximately 1,900 students. It is organized into several “schools within a school,” and this is the 6th consecutive … Continue reading

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Public Junior High School named after Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Grojec, Poland – June 1, 2017

by George J Elbaum Grojec is a town approximately 25 miles south of Warsaw with a current population of 15,000.  Prior to the Nazi invasion in 1939, its population of 11,000 was 50% Jewish, and in the preceding century it … Continue reading

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Mszczonow School Complex, Mszczonow, Poland – May 31, 2017 (PM)

by George J Elbaum Mszczonow is a town approximately 25 miles southwest of Warsaw with a current population of 6000. Its population was only slightly smaller in 1939 when the Nazis invaded it, and at that time 40% of it … Continue reading

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M.M. Kolbe Gymnazjum No. 2, Blonie, Poland – May 31, 2017 (AM)

by George J Elbaum Blonie is a town 15 miles west of Warsaw with a current population of approximately 13,000.  When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Blonie’s population was 8700, of which 3000+ were Jewish.  For them, the Holocaust … Continue reading

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