Stop the Hate Ohio

Cincinnati’s Holocaust & Humanity Center and
Cleveland’s Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Announce Statewide Holocaust Education Campaign

Ohio museums establish partnership as antisemitism rises in state

As antisemitism increases throughout the U.S. and knowledge of the Holocaust declines, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland have established a statewide campaign to increase Holocaust education throughout Ohio.
 
Through a dual partnership, called Stop the Hate Ohio, the museums will offer joint programming and workshops to reach thousands of Ohioans throughout the year.
 

“There are lessons to be learned from the Holocaust,” said Dahlia Fisher, director of external relations for the Maltz Museum. “This is not just a Jewish story, but a human story.”


Driven by a mutual belief that Ohioans care about learning from the lessons of the Holocaust, staff members at both museums are working together to provide digital programming for the public, training opportunities for educators, and in-person experiences through interactive exhibits.
 
The partnership comes as lawmakers in Ohio introduce a Senate bill, which would create the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.


“We know that simply pledging to never forget is not enough as sadly, genocide continues to this day,” said Sarah Weiss, chief executive officer of the Holocaust & Humanity Center. “With reports of antisemitism and hate crimes on the rise in our state and knowledge of the Holocaust in decline, we must prioritize Holocaust education and remembrance in Ohio now.”

The following list includes examples of programs and workshops being offered now, with the expectation to increase offerings as well as expand organizational partnerships in the future.

Providing insightful public programing:

  • Weekly Holocaust Speaker Series
  • Monthly Holocaust Documentary Series
  • Quarterly Introduction to the Holocaust Class
  • Ongoing classes and courses presented in partnership with prestigious institutions
  • Ongoing lectures, book talks, and panel discussions featuring educators, authors, and experts
  • Annual Holocaust Remembrance Events

Meeting the needs of educators and students:

  • Interactive training workshops for educators
  • Digital tours and lesson plans for the classroom
  • Writing contests and leadership opportunities for students


To view upcoming joint programs visit either holocaustandhumanity.org or maltzmuseum.org.


Organizations that wish to collaborate in the effort should contact either museum for more information:


Kara Driscoll, Holocaust & Humanity Center, kdriscoll@cincyhhc.org
Dahlia Fisher, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, dfisher@mmjh.org


The Maltz Museum is supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and Ohio Arts Council

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