As of today, the 2022 Advanced Seminar will be in person. Applications and the program will be sent via email shortly. The program will be held at the Hilton Newark Airport. Professors Lawrence Douglas and Edward Westermann will be presenting. Please check the JFR’s September 2021 Alfred Lerner Fellows e-Newsletter for the changes we are making to the Advanced Seminar do to COVID. If you have questions about the 2022 Advanced Seminar, please email Stanlee at [email protected].
With museums and centers reopened, consider bringing the JFR’s traveling exhibit Whoever Saves a Single Life…Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, to your community, please e-mail Stanlee at [email protected]. The exhibit opened at the United Nations. The exhibit is perfect for small venues e.g., libraries, community colleges, schools, and museums. Click here for more information about the exhibit.
The JFR is waiving the rental fee through the end of 2022. The venue will have to cover the cost of shipping. The exhibit must remain in one venue for at least four consecutive weeks.
The FDR Library is holding an international public-facing conference October 12-15, 2021, that will examine the current state of Holocaust scholarship and the contemporary relevance of the US government’s response to the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on how the field of digital humanities and the increasing need for and access to digital research is changing the way Holocaust research is conducted and disseminated. The virtual conference will feature 15 sessions held over a four day period and will live-stream sessions. Registration is free but limited to 500 participants; only those who register can ask questions and participate in the virtual conference. To register and learn more about the sessions and speakers go to: mhcp-conference.com. JFR Lerner Fellow Jennifer Goss (2011) will be one of the presenters.
We continue to receive emails and notes from the rescuers. We are also working closing with the Polish Society for the Righteous. During the past month, the JFR added two new rescuers from Poland to those receiving financial support.
Click here to see photos of the rescuers and their notes.
The JFR is pleased to be part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) this year. The CFC is the Federal government’s workplace charity campaign and covers all civilian, postal, and military employees. The CFC’s campaign season is September 1st through January 15, 2022. If you know of someone who works for the Federal government, the U.S. military, or the U.S. Postal Service, please ask them to consider selecting the JFR as the recipient of their gift. The JFR’s CFC number 10744.