April 28 3:30pm - Samuel Lutheran Church
Corner of 8th street and Muskegon Ave
Guest Presenter: Marthe Cohn “Behind Enemy Lines”
Born in Metz in the Lorraine region of France in 1920, into a Jewish family, she bears witness to a period of time when a democratic republic falls prey to fear and succumbs to the antisemitism of Nazism. Daughter, friend, sister, soldier and spy for the French army and a survivor.
April 29 6:30pm - First Lutheran Church
1206 Whitehall Road
North Muskegon, Mi
Catering by Dave’s Country Catering. Menu will have choices for meat or Vegan/Vegetarian, dairy/non-dairy
Individual Tickets $25.00
Faith communities, Businesses, Clubs are encouraged to sponsor a table.
Individuals or churches can adopt a school by sponsoring a table for students to attend. How much longer will we have the survivors among us to tell their story?
Table of 10 $200
Table of 8 $160
For Reservation information go to: www.shoahrcm.com
Or send an email to: email@example.com
Or call: 231- 722-2702
Or send a check to reserve or sponsor a table to:
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 221 South Quarterline Rd, Muskegon MI 49442
Who: You must be entering the 7th or 8th grade in 2013-2104.
What: The Journey . . . Breaking the Rhythm is an examination of the Holocaust through multiple perspectives. Besides studying an overview of the Holocaust, each participant in The Journey will learn about different individuals who experienced it directly. Exploration of people’s lives and experiences will happen through discussions and activities, readings and stories, the arts, guest speakers, films and field trips. The goal is to develop a personal understanding of the what the Holocaust meant and still means today as well as what can be done to make good on the promise of “Never again!”
Some of the questions and topics you will explore:
What are my own values and what do I believe? How are they similar or different from other’s values and what they believe?
What are the causes of hatred? What are bigotry, prejudice, stereotyping and racism and how are they different?
How do we define genocide? What are the signs of genocide? Why does it occur throughout history?
How do we make a difference in our own community, nation and world?
Why: To meet other students from around the county who have the same interests in examing the world . . . It’s past, present and future. Together you will go about the task of discovering ways to take what has been learned to make a difference in your life and in the world you meet from day to day.
When: The Journey begins the weekend after Labor Day 2013 with a retreat at Camp Pendalouan in Montague. Participants meet once or twice a month from September through May. The culminating event takes palce in June 2014 with a trip to Washington, D.C. visiting the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and other institutions. In addition participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with congressional leaders from Michigan.
Where: Sessions will be at Muskegon Community College. If transportation is an issue we will work with you.
How: The approximate cost for The Journey is $1100. Please apply regardless of whether you are able to pay the full amount. Scholarships through the CHGS and other institutions are available in a limited amount. Once accepted into the program a $100 payment will guarantee your place on the retreat and in The Journey.
Important PDF Documents
FUll Informational Pamphlet
Letter to Religious Leaders
Bulletin Insert Parent Letter
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Oct 20, 2012
On June 21, 2012 the Board of Directors for Muskegon Community College accepted and
approved the idea and the collaboration of MCC, the Shoah Remembrance Committee of
Muskegon and the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to for what is now the
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Study. Needless to say the SRCM is overjoyed by the
The inevitable question is “Why?” Why create a center?
The Center addresses our commitment to the whole initiative to commemorate and
provide a means of teaching and learning about the Shoah so that future generations in
Muskegon and the general region will “Never forget”. By creating a center which also
addresses genocide in general we hope to help learners to identify patterns which lead to
genocide, and to find ways of employing their moral awareness to address such murderous
events based on race and bigotry. The Center will also be a place to learn about our own
democracy and how it works and then to work on it because democracy does not run on
automatic. It takes diligence and understanding to address the dangers which would undo
what we have received.
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