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Carnegie Hall Concert Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

March 27, 2015 Tags: holocaust, danish rescue, arts

Inspired by the ideals and aspirations of the international educational work of Humanity in Action, the renowned violinist and composer Ittai Shapira will premiere his newest composition at Zankel Hall-Carnegie Hall on May 14, 2015, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Theriesenstadt.

New Fellowship Position Announced to Honor Jane Haining

November 19, 2014 Tags: holocaust, lantos, washington dc, second world war

Humanity in Action and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice have announced a new fellowship position in honor of Jane Haining, a Scottish missionary whose heroism in the face of Nazi terror led to her tragic death during the Second World War.

The announcement of the fellowship coincides with the upcoming… Read more

Humanity in Action Commemorates Rescue of Danish Jews with Conference, Two Books, Photography Exhibit, Seminar, and Website

October 14, 2013 Tags: denmark, copenhagen, holocaust, holocaust education, resistance, hia conference

From September 30 to October 2, 2013, Humanity in Action Denmark held a major conference in Copenhagen, published two books and displayed a photography exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the flight and rescue of Danish Jewry in October 1943. 

Entitled "Civil Society: Reactions to the… Read more

Humanity in Action Denmark Will Commemorate the Rescue of the Danish Jews

August 15, 2013 Tags: holocaust, holocaust education, copenhagen, hia events, hia programs, danish rescue

Humanity in Action is pleased to announce an exciting conference that Humanity in Action Denmark is organizing this fall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the flight and rescue of the Jews of Denmark during the Second World War.  

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This conference,… Read more

Former Board Member Publishes Book on Rescue of Jews in Denmark

July 29, 2013 Tags: holocaust, holocaust education, denmark, hia board members, new york, washington dc

Humanity in Action invites Senior Fellows, board members and friends of the organization to attend three special events in New York and Washington commemorating the 70th annivesary of the flight and rescue of Danish Jewry during the Second World War. The events feature discussions with Bo Lidegaard, editor-in-chief of Politiken, Denmark's leading daily newspaper, and the author of Read more

Humanity in Action Publishes "Reflections on the Holocaust"

August 29, 2011 Tags: genocide, holocaust, publications

It is with great pleasure that Humanity in Action shares its first book publication, Reflections on the Holocaust.

The essays collected in this volume were written by Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, board members and lecturers who have participated in its educational programs from 1997 to 2010.  HIA programs focus on the obligation to understand genocide,… Read more

"Resistance and Rescue in Denmark" Now Showing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

October 04, 2010 Tags: holocaust, washington dc, arts

The exhibit is on display at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, through June 30. Sixth & I 600 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Tel. 202.408.3100 Visit a powerful photography exhibition that explores the history of the rescue of Danish Jewry in 1943 and provides a striking narrative of individual and collective resistance. The photographs are… Read more