Posts tagged USHMM

Documenting Nazi Persecution of Gays: The Josef Kohout/Wilhelm Kroepfl Collection

Listen to this multimedia presentation by Klaus Müller from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum giving an overview of the treatment of homosexuals in the concentrations camps and how he collected items relating to the story of Josef Kohout (also know as Heinz Heger). 

Object Biographies: Fascinating letter via the USHMM

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a wall calendar called "Everyday Object: Enduring Legacies" which features a range of objects including cameras, headphones, shoes etc that have a connection to the Holocaust and a story to tell.

This piece of paper has two letters, one from a Jewish man being deported in a cramped railway car, the other from the railway worker who found the letter on the side of the tracks and forwarded it to the man’s wife. Click the link for the full translation and further discussion, including a video of the curator talking about the object.


U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM  MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF OFFICER STEPHEN TYRONE JOHNS
On June 10, 2009, Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died  heroically in the line of duty, protecting Museum visitors and staff  from an avowed antisemite, Holocaust denier and racist.  He is deeply  missed by the Museum community and all who knew him, and the Johns  family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.The Museum  wishes to express its gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support  it has received from around the world in the wake of this tragedy,  particularly the thousands of individuals and organizations who so  generously contributed to the special fund established to benefit the  Johns family.  (This fund was closed in October 2009.)The Museum  was created to confront the very hate that took Officer Johns’ life. To  honor his memory, the Museum has established the Stephen Tyrone  Johns Summer Youth Leadership Program to challenge young people to  embrace the ideals he sacrificed his life protecting.  This unique  annual program, which will launch this month, is an intensive,  seven-week Museum internship for approximately 50 outstanding  Washington-area students.

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF OFFICER STEPHEN TYRONE JOHNS

On June 10, 2009, Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died heroically in the line of duty, protecting Museum visitors and staff from an avowed antisemite, Holocaust denier and racist. He is deeply missed by the Museum community and all who knew him, and the Johns family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Museum wishes to express its gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support it has received from around the world in the wake of this tragedy, particularly the thousands of individuals and organizations who so generously contributed to the special fund established to benefit the Johns family. (This fund was closed in October 2009.)

The Museum was created to confront the very hate that took Officer Johns’ life. To honor his memory, the Museum has established the Stephen Tyrone Johns Summer Youth Leadership Program to challenge young people to embrace the ideals he sacrificed his life protecting. This unique annual program, which will launch this month, is an intensive, seven-week Museum internship for approximately 50 outstanding Washington-area students.