Museum of Tolerance Program for January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day

My Note: Several years ago, my husband and I visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA, where his son lives. It was a sobering experience. This program below honors the 2015 declaration of International Holocaust Memorial Day every January 27th by the United Nations General Assembly.

While six million Jews were murdered, there were also five million non-Jews who were killed because Hitler also believed the were inferior or considered less than human: gypsies, homosexuals, as well as people of color.  So when we honor those that died during this terrible time in history, keep in mind that both Jews and non-Jews were murdered, and honoring this day applies to everyone concerned about the sanctity of human life!

If you Google this title, International Holocaust Memorial Day,  you can find multiple sources of information.

The program is tomorrow, Tues. @ 9:30 pm est.

Museum of Tolerance
Facing Survival David Kassan
FACING SURVIVAL: portraits by David Kassen of Holocaust Survivors from Auschwitz at MOT.

January 27, 2022, marks the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

The Museum of Tolerance is dedicated to this mission throughout the year. The most powerful educational opportunity we offer is to hear, first-hand, the personal testimony of Holocaust Survivors. We are privileged to have several Survivors speak regularly.

Listen here to the eye-witness accounts of Holocaust Survivors who were imprisoned at Auschwitz.

Click here to hear Survivor, Jack Lewin’s reflections of the moment of liberation in January, 1944.

Upcoming Virtual Events
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Virtual Film Screening: Procession
January 25, 2022 / 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET

Academy Award® Shortlist – Best Documentary Feature

Nominee – Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Documentary

Nominee – Critics Choice Documentary Awards
Best Documentary Feature/ Original Score

Nominee – Cinema Eye Honors – Outstanding Direction

Nominee – International Documentary Association IDA Awards – Best Editing

“A shattering vision of male friendship and strength in the face of evil.”

“Inspiring. Seismically effecting, with a sense of truly earned catharsis.”

“Beautifully made, attentive, respectful and compassionate. There’s simply no other film like it.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES, Robert Abele

Six midwestern men — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy — come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired experiment designed to collectively work through their trauma. As part of a radically collaborative filmmaking process, they create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams and experiences, meant to explore the church rituals, culture and hierarchies that enabled silence around their abuse. In the face of a failed legal system, we watch these men reclaim the spaces that allowed their assault, revealing the possibility for catharsis and redemption through a new-found fraternity.

Q & A live with Director Robert Greene and Film Participant Joe Eldred.

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Virtual Film Screening: FAYA DAYI
January 26, 2022 / 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET

Courtesy of JANUS FILMS

Oscar® Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award

Three International Documentary Association Nominations
Including Best Documentary Feature

Two Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations
Including Best First Feature

Five Cinema Eye Honors Nominations Including Outstanding Feature Film

Nominee – Film Independent Spirit Awards – Truer Than Fiction Award

“A  gorgeous dream to slip into.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES 

“Bestir in her debut film, with immersive and stunning visuals, achieves something extraordinary here.” – SCREEN ANARCHY 

“Each image is more beautiful than the last. FAYA DAYI is not
your typical documentary”  – ROGEREBERT.COM

In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Though a deeply personal project-Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife- FAYA DAYI, the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration.

Q & A with Director, Producer, Cinematographer Jessica Beshir and Editors Dustin Waldman and Jeanne Applegate, moderated by Director of the Museum of Tolerance, Liebe Geft.

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Elisabeth Mann 1
Wednesday / January 26 / 1 PM PT
Witness To The Truth: Survivor Testimonies
Meet, hear and engage with a Holocaust Survivor when they share their personal testimonies about their experiences during World War II. Q&A to follow. Featured Speaker: Elisabeth Mann.Register Now

Museum of Tolerance  9786 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA  90035  310.553.8403

Carnival Cruise? I Don’t Think So!

Cruise ships do not generally have good “report cards” on environment issues related to the ocean’s environment. Here is one way you can make a difference. Read the info below and feel free to sign the petition with or without a donation. (Scroll below the FOE logo to see message.)


Stop the cruise industry from polluting our oceans and hurting marine wildlife!

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BREAKING: Carnival Corporation just pled guilty again to violating the terms of its criminal probation for failing to follow through with court-mandated environmental protection programs. Yet the company and all of its cruise ships are still allowed to sail — spewing deadly pollution and toxic waste into our oceans. Take action now.

Cruising is one of the most environmentally harmful ways to travel. Many of the ships discharge a toxic cocktail of petroleum products. These pollutants can then harm wildlife like the 73 remaining Southern Resident Killer Whales — driving the species closer to extinction.

Carnival’s recent actions show that the cruise industry will continue to sacrifice our oceans and marine life for profit — unless someone steps in to stop it. Now, it’s up to you to use your voice and demand change.

Demand the cruise industry clean up its ships and stop polluting our oceans!

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Carnival Corp. and its cruise lines are notorious for its sewage dumping and air pollution. Carnival’s ongoing pollution can be compared to environmental disasters like the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

In 2017, Carnival was convicted of felony charges for illegally dumping oil-contaminated wastewater from its cruise ships and then trying to cover it up. The company is currently on a 5-year probation — but, as evidenced by this latest guilty plea, the probation is doing almost nothing to rein in cruise ship pollution.

Enough is enough. It’s time for cruise giants like Carnival to clean up their act, but the only way this happens is through bold action. Will you send a message to your elected officials and demand they act to stop cruise ship pollution?

Take action to protect the planet from cruise ships!

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Contaminated wastewater from cruise ships puts orcas and other marine wildlife at risk. And with the recent deaths of orcas Cappuccino and Marina, we need to be doing everything we can to keep the remaining Southern Resident orcas safe.

But cruise ship pollution could push Cappuccino and Marina’s remaining family closer to extinction. 

That’s why I’m counting on you to act now before it’s too late. Will you sign your name and demand Congress stop cruise ship pollution?

Stop the cruise industry from polluting our oceans and hurting orcas!

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Standing with you,
Marcie Keever,
Oceans and vessels program director,
Friends of the Earth

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P.S. Here is a link to the top 10 cruise lines. You can email them about their environmental practices or Google the company to see their practices, because “best”might be services rather than their environmental “report card!”


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