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Coffee Talk 2-13-12

Coffee Talk was held at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education (CHHE) on the campus of Rockwern Day School on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. CHHE was founded in 2000 by Holocaust survivors in Cincinnati in order to preserve and teach the past.  In 2009, it moved from Hebrew Union College to the Rockwern Campus on Montgomery Road.  CHHE offers to the community the "Mapping Our Tears" permanent exhibit as well as innovative traveling exhibits, public programs, workshops and courses, publications and documentaries, a speaker's bureau and a virtual classroom.

Guest speaker Sarah Weiss, executive director of the CHHE, talked about the Center and exhibited some rare artifacts from the Holocaust that are not normally on display. She then gave a guided tour of the Cincinnati Hillel Judaica Collection of Jewish artifacts and the "Mapping Our Tears" exhibit on the Holocaust.  In the "Attic", a room filled with vintage objects and decorations, we saw a multimedia video of interviews with Holocaust survivors, including Edith Carter and other Cincinnati residents.  Refreshments were served after the presentation.

Photography by Gayna Bassin

 Hadassah members and guests met in a large conference room at Rockwern Day School.
Hadassah members and guests met in a large conference room
at Rockwern Day School.
 Judaic artwork on the walls at Rockwern Day School.
Artwork on Jewish themes decorated the walls at Rockwern Day School.
 Notes on the wall promoting tolerance.
Notes on the wall promoting tolerance.
 Cincinnati Chapter Co-President Bobbi Handwerger welcomed everyone and introduced Sarah Weiss, Director of the CHHE.
Cincinnati Chapter Co-President Bobbi Handwerger welcomed everyone and introduced Sarah Weiss, Director of the CHHE.
 Sarah Weiss displayed some facsimiles of a photo that was discovered of survivor Doris Polonecki taken on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Warsaw.
Sarah Weiss displayed some facsimiles of a photo of survivor
Doris Polonecki, taken on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Warsaw.
 Adele Gutterman looks at the photo.
Adele Gutterman examines the photo.
 The front and back of the photo.
The front and back of the photo.
 Sarah displayed counterfeit American dollars made by the Nazis during WWII.
Sarah displayed counterfeit American money made by the Nazis
for propaganda purposes during WWII.
 Sarah shows us a book of Jewish artifacts and photos found in the Bergen-Belzin displaced persons camp.
Sarah showed us a book of Jewish artifacts and photos
from the Bergen-Belsen camp.
 Sarah Weiss displayed photos from the book.
Sarah Weiss displayed photos from the book.
 Everyone listened intently.
Everyone listened intently.
 As we began our tour of "Mapping Our Tears" Sarah explained that everyone in the collage at the entrance were survivors who later settled in Cincinnati.
As we began our tour of "Mapping Our Tears," Sarah explained that the photos in the collage at the entrance were Holocaust survivors with ties to Cincinnati.
 In a room filled with Judaica, Sarah told us the history of this Persian Torah that was brought to Cincinnati by Herb and Bess Paper.
In a room filled with Judaica, Sarah told us the history of this
Persian Torah that was dedicated by Bess and Herb Paper.
 16th Century Persian Torah Scroll; gift of Gail and Gary Shottenstien and dedicated by Bess and Herb Paper.
16th Century Persian Torah Scroll from Iran; a gift of Gail and Gary Shottenstein and dedicated by Bess and Herb Paper.
 The group in the Jewish Museum.
The group in the Hillel Judaica Collection part of CHHE.
 Sarah spoke about this ark curtain recovered from Nazi plunder.
Sarah spoke about this ark curtain that was
recovered from the Nazis.
 Sarah displayed a portable ark, probably used by a US chaplain during WWII.
Sarah displayed a portable ark, probably used by a US chaplain
during WWII.
 A Torah is kept inside the ark.
A Torah scroll is now kept inside the ark.
 Adele Gutterman and Cathy Hollander look at Jewish artifacts.
Adele Gutterman and Cathy Hollander look at some Jewish artifacts.
 Political buttons in a display case.
Political buttons in a display case.
 More Jewish artifacts, including a large decorative menorah.
More Jewish artifacts, including a large decorative menorah (center).
 An early 20th Century Hadassah Rosh Hashanah card.
An early 20th Century Hadassah Rosh Hashanah card on display.
 In the "Mapping Our Tears" section, Sarah told us the history of this concentration camp uniform.
In the "Mapping Our Tears" section, Sarah told us
the history of this concentration camp uniform.
 Some forged documents that saved lives.
Some forged documents that saved lives.
 Quote on the wall plaque by Edith Carter, a well-known Holocaust survivor.
Quote on the wall plaque by Edith Carter, an Auschwitz
concentration camp survivor who was well-known in Cincinnati.
 Several computer terminal throughout the museum offered video interviews with Holocaust survivors.
Several computer terminal throughout the museum
offered video interviews with Holocaust survivors.
 Sarah showed us two multimedia videos in the "Attic", a room filled with Jewish artifacts and memorabilia.
Sarah showed us two multimedia videos in the "Attic", a room
filled with Jewish artifacts and memorabilia.
 Hadassah members in the "Attic".
Hadassah members in the "Attic".
 Sarah told us the history of this embroidered tablecloth from New Hope Synagogue, founded by Holocaust survivors who settled in Cincinnati after the war.
Sarah told us the history of this embroidered tablecloth from
New Hope Synagogue, founded by Holocaust survivors who
settled in Cincinnati after the war.
 The group examined the tablecloth.
The group examined the tablecloth.
 We all enjoyed refreshments after the tour.
We all enjoyed refreshments after the tour.
 Sharon Casper and Bobbi Handwerger, Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah Co-Presidents, thanked Sarah Weiss for her informative talk and gave her a Hadassah bracelet.
Sharon Casper and Bobbi Handwerger, Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah Co-Presidents, thanked Sarah Weiss for her informative talk and gave her a Hadassah charm bracelet.

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