Event details

Oct 7 – Nov 4, 2021

Join the Museum for a virtual adult education course offering an introduction to the Holocaust. The five-part course will meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM ET. Each class will include a full lecture followed by student Q&A.

The first four sessions will be led by Dr. Avinoam Patt, the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Patt is a former research scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and has published extensively about Jewish life in Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust.

The fifth session will feature Maritza Shelley, a Holocaust survivor from Budapest, Hungary. Shelley survived forced labor and a Nazi death march when she was a teenager. Along with her mother and sister, she eventually escaped, obtained false papers, and hitchhiked back to Budapest with a convoy of Nazis. Shelley emigrated to New York City in 1947.

Class schedule:

  • Thursday, October 7 at 5:00 PM ET: Class #1 with Dr. Avinoam Patt
  • Thursday, October 14 at 5:00 PM ET: Class #2 with Dr. Avinoam Patt
  • Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 PM ET: Class #3 with Dr. Avinoam Patt
  • Thursday, October 28 at 5:00 PM ET: Class #4 with Dr. Avinoam Patt
  • Thursday, November 4 at 5:00 PM ET: Testimony from a survivor

Registration is for the full series. Classes cannot be purchased individually.

All registrants will receive access to a recording of the classes. Space is limited.

Pricing:

  • Non-members: $180
  • Individual, Dual, and Friends and Family memberships ($36 to $180): $144 (20% off the non-member price)
  • Sustaining level Museum memberships and above ($250+): Free

Not a member? Join today!

Featured image: Yellow star, Jude. Gift of Joel R. Hamel. 6.84.