international activities

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2021

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Video conference with 126 Haitian Creole students from Massachusetts and students from Canada, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
November 25

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - USA

Video conference with 164 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
November 11

Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, New Jersey - USA

Video conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
October 28

Canadian Institute of English

Video conference with 500 students and Simone Liebster.
October 22

Berlin, Germany

Video conference with 155 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
October 11

National Federation of the Blind of Indiana 2021 State Convention

The NFB of Indiana State Convention was held virtually on October 8-10 with the theme “Stronger Together.” Simone Liebster was a guest speaker on October 9 with the theme “A Power That Gives Strength” in which she related the experiences of her family who faced Nazi persecution as Jehovah”s Witnesses.
October 9

Cambodia

Video conference with 192 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
October 1

Ghana, West Africa

Video conference with 117 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
September 21

Folsom, California - USA

Video conference with 155 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
September 6

London, England

Video conference with 151 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
August 30

Drogheda, Ireland

Video conference with 170 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
August 27

St. Paul, Alberta - Canada and Murfreesboro, Tennessee - USA

Video conference with 123 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
August 24

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - USA

Video conference with 150 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
August 20

Queens, New York - USA

Video conference with 119 Chinese students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
August 13

Durham, North Carolina - USA

Video conference with 138 Spanish students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
August 6

Hobe Sound, Florida - USA

Video conference with 202 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
July 30

New Orleans, Louisiana - USA

Video conference with 129 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
July 27

Warwick, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada - USA

Video conference with 145 students, parents, members of the community and Simone Liebster.
July 20

Carlsbad, California - USA

Video conference with 253 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
July 16

New Britain, Connecticut and Traverse City, Michigan - USA

Video conference with 195 students, parents, members of the community and Simone Liebster.
July 13

Mystic, Connecticut - USA

Video conference with 168 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
July 9

Wallkill, New York - USA

Video conference with 68 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
July 5

Wewelsburg, Germany

Video conference with students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
July 1

Tucson, Arizona - USA

Video conference with 138 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
June 25

Carlsbad, California - USA

Video conference with 129 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
June 18

Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA

Video conference with 96 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
June 4

Alzey, Germany

Video conference with 208 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
May 28

Napoleon Elementary School, Napoleon, Ohio - USA

Video conference with 133 6th grade students, teachers, and Simone Liebster.
May 25

Vegreville, Alberta - Canada

Video conference with 242 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
May 24

Chicago, Illinois - USA

Video conference with 104 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
May 17

Scotland and Ohio - USA

Video conference with 134 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
May 10

Namibia, Africa

Video conference with 136 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
May 4

Hayesville Elementary School, Hayesville, NC - USA

Video conference with 70 5th grade students, teachers, and Simone Liebster.
April 29

Loganville Georgia - USA

Video conference with 152 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster, including 44 blind attendees from across the United States.
April 20

Elko, Nevada and Shoshone Reservation, Nevada - USA

Video conference with 233 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
April 16

Berlin, Germany

Video conference with 112 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
April 8

Panama and Georgia

Video conference with 180 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
April 2

Bowling Green, Kentucky and St. Louis, Missouri - USA

Video conference with 156 Serbo Croatian Bosnian and Roma students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
March 29

Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, New Jersey - USA

Video conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 19

Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, New Jersey - USA

Video conference with 5th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 15

Lycée Jean Condorcet, Bordeaux - France

Video conference with English students and Simone Liebster.
March 12

Wawasee Middle School, Syracuse, Indiana - USA

Video conference with 175 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
February 24

Davenport and Waterloo, Iowa and Galesburg, Illinois - USA, Ecuador and Puerto Rico

Video conference with 223 Spanish students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
January 31

Omaha, Nebraska and South Haven, Indiana - USA

Video conference with 227 Sign Language students, English students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
January 24

Wallkill, New York and Campbellsville, Kentucky - USA

Video conference with 142 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
January 8

Grenada, St. Vincent, and Barbados

Video conference with 169 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
January 1

2020

Petaluma, California - USA

Video conference with 227 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
December 25

Wallkill and Fishkill, New York and Duluth, Minnesota - USA

Video conference with 174 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
December 18

Baltimore, Maryland - USA

Video conference with 195 English and Korean students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
December 12

Jaipur Rajasthan, India

Video conference with 92 Sign Language students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
December 5

Sacramento, California and Franklin, North Carolina - USA

Video conference with 130 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
November 27

Trinidad, Tobago, and Guyana

Video conference with 167 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
November 20

Ventura, California - USA

Video conference with 72 students, parents, members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
November 13

Grand Prairie, Texas - USA

Video conference with 80 students, parents, and members of the community, and Simone Liebster.
October 24

Salt Lake City, Utah and Navajo Reservation, Arizona - USA

Video conference with 225 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
October 16

West Danbury, Connecticut - USA

Video conference with 79 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
October 11

Wallkill, New York - USA

Video conference with 130 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
September 7

Guam, Micronesia

Video conference with 197 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
September 4

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - USA

Video conference with 169 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
August 28

Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Illinois - USA

Video conference with foreign exchange students and Simone Liebster. The students were from China, Senegal, Poland, Vietnam, and Japan.
July 31

Moorhead, Minnesota - USA

Video conference with 177 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
July 24

Bangalore, India

Video conference with 144 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
July 9

Murphy, Texas - USA

Video conference with 40 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
July 3

Oak Lawn, Illinois - USA

Video conference with 121 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
June 29

Muscatine, Iowa - USA

Video conference with 112 students, parents, and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
June 22

Tuxedo Park, New York - USA

Video conference with 24 students and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
June 20

Tuxedo Park, New York - USA

Video conference with 30 students and members of the community and Simone Liebster.
June 6

Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Florida - USA

Video conference with 40 5th grade students, parents, faculty and Simone Liebster.
May 19

Tempe Prep Academy, Tempe, Arizona - USA

Video conference with 43 11th grade students, parents, faculty and Simone Liebster.
May 14

Tempe Prep Academy, Tempe, Arizona - USA

Video conference with 60 8th grade students, parents, faculty and Simone Liebster.
May 12

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Efland, North Carolina - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: Deadly Medicine: Nazi, American, and North Carolina Eugenics
March 9

Murphy Junior High School, Plainfield, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 200 7th and 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 9

Natrona Virtual School, Casper, Wyoming - USA

Skype conference with 18 5th-8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 3

Basalt Middle School, Basalt, Colorado - USA

Skype conference with 90 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
February 28

Basalt Middle School, Basalt, CO

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Lumberton, North Carolina - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism
February 27

The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center, Naples, Florida - USA

The Museum and Hodges University have partnered to present the 2020 Elliott Katz Lectures. “The Other Triangles: The Pink, the Purple and the Brown” lecture included a discussion of Jehovah’s Witnesses, designated by a purple triangle on their camp uniforms. In a recorded interview, Simone Arnold Liebster related the pressure she was put under to conform to Nazi laws, resulting in her arrest at the age of 12 and sentencing to a Nazi reeducation home.
February 20

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

Tuxedo Park, New York - USA

Skype conference with 24 students and Simone Liebster.
February 17

Martin County Fair, Stuart, Florida - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation’s exhibit booth presented the history of the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Handouts and classroom resources were provided for educators and students.
February 14-22

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Williamston, North Carolina - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: Why Teach About the Holocaust in 2020?
January 31

2019

Somers, New York - USA

Skype conference with 20 students and Simone Liebster.
December 28

Griffin, Georgia - USA

Skype conference with 16 students and Simone Liebster.
December 24

Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 21 students and Simone Liebster.
November 7

Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois - USA

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire is on exhibition from October 30, 2019 through November 27, 2019.
October 30
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Florida CSS

Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois - USA

A program was held on October 30 at Seigle Auditorium in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire. A presentation by Greg and Sandra Milakovich, US representatives for the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, gave an overview of the history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nazi Germany and concluded with an interview of Simone Arnold Liebster from her home in France via Skype.
October 30

Arizona Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Mesa, Arizona - USA

The conference theme was “Setting the Standard” and held at Mesa Community College. Exhibitors Kristin and Mike Walter shared historical and educator resources about the experience of Jehovah’s Witnesses during the Nazi era.
October 26

Florida CSS

League City, Texas - USA

Skype conference with students and Simone Liebster.
October 25

Florida Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida

Educators gathered in Orlando for the 61st annual conference. Exhibitor Carol Confehr provided historical information and educator resources about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Arnold-Liebster Foundation is on the Classroom Resource Links page of Florida Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education.
October 18-20

Florida CSS

Wawasee Middle School, Syracuse, Indiana - USA

Skype conference with 189 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
October 15

Ross Montessori School, Carbondale, Colorado - USA

Skype conference with 42 7th and 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
September 24

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Holland, Massachusetts - USA

Skype conference with students and Simone Liebster.
August 30

Rockford, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with students and Simone Liebster.
August 2

Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 16 foreign exchange students and Simone Liebster. The students were from South Korea, China, Japan, and Ukraine.
July 30

Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina - USA

The 2019 Symposium on “Education During and After the Holocaust” took place on the Appalachian State University campus. The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed information and curriculum resources for educators about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
July 24

Wappingers Falls, New York - USA

Skype conference with students and Simone Liebster.
July 11

St. Petersburg, Florida - USA

Skype conference with middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
June 8

Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Florida - USA

Skype conference with 65 5th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 16

The Breman Museum, Atlanta, Georgia - USA

Who Am I? Young Minds Forced to Choose is on exhibition from May 15 - August 1.
May 15
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Who Am I? The Bremen Museum

Woodland Lake Homeschool, Lakeside, Arizona - USA

Skype conference with 13 students and Simone Liebster.
May 10

Napoleon Elementary School, Napoleon, Ohio - USA

Two Skype conferences with 120 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 6

New Iberia, Louisiana - USA

Skype conference with 16 students and Simone Liebster.
May 3

Union Intermediate School, Clinton, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 57 5th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 29

Francis Granger Middle School, Aurora, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 300 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 26

Leesburg Elementary School, Leesburg, Indiana - USA

Skype conference with 60 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 23

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Fayetteville, North Carolina USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: History of the Holocaust and the North Carolina Connection.
April 18

Plano Middle School, Plano, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 150 5th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 12

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Marion, North Carolina - USA

The Arnold-Liebster contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: State of Deception: Propaganda in the Third Reich.
April 9

Highland High School, Highland, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 16 10th-12th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 8

A Chronicle of Hope—Revisiting the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Atlanta, Georgia - USA

A special event at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta marked the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Dr. Tharcisse Seminega, a Tutsi professor at the University of Rwanda in Butare, and his family narrowly escaped the machetes. Charles Rutaganira, who lived in the capital Kigali, was left for dead in a heap of corpses but survived. These survivors told their stories and reflected on the genocide and the urgent message it conveys for citizens of the world today. Courtesy of the program sponsor, the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, attendees received gift copies of Dr. Seminega’s newly published memoir “No Greater Love: How My Family Survived the Genocide in Rwanda.”
April 4

No Greater Love         Tharcisse Seminega

Cramerton Middle School, Cramerton, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 150 7th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 4

Cramerton Middle School, Cramerton, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 180 7th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 2

Charlotte, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 28 students and Simone Liebster.
March 30

3rd Annual Rowan-Salisbury Schools Holocaust and World War ll Humanities Conference, Landis, North Carolina - USA

The conference was held at Corriher-Lipe Middle School. Simone Liebster spoke with 30 7th grade students.
March 27

Somers, New York - USA

Skype conference with 19 students and Simone Liebster.
March 25

West Central Middle School, Stronghurst, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 25 7th and 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 21

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Wilkesboro, North Carolina - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: Anti-Semitism.
March 18

Tempe Prep Academy, Tempe, Arizona - USA

Skype conference with 128 11th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 18

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Cary, North Carolina - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation contributed classroom resources for the Teacher Workshop: Oath and Opposition: Education Under the Third Reich.
March 15

Murphy Junior High School, Oswego, Illinois - USA

Two Skype conferences with 150 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 15

Basalt Middle School, Basalt, Colorado - USA

Skype conference with 115 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 11

Rock Falls High School, Rock Falls, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 90 10th-12th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 8

Chimacum Middle School, Chimacum, Washington - USA

Skype conference with 54 7th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 4

Midway High School, Newton Grove, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 25 9th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 1

Allen, Texas - USA

Skype conference with middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
February 26

West Carroll Middle School, Mount Carroll, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with 80 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
February 22

Martin County Fair, Stuart, Florida - USA

The Arnold-Liebster Foundation’s exhibit booth presented the history of the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Handouts and classroom resources were provided for educators and students.
February 8-16

Illinois Council for the Social Studies, Bloomington, Illinois - USA

Illinois State University hosted the spring conference. A workshop by Marge Fulton and Gaye Flowers included first-person testimony by Simone Liebster, a child survivor of the Nazi era.
February 8

Skull Valley Elementary School, Skull Valley, Arizona - USA

Skype conference with 12 5th-8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
January 28

Silver Spring, Maryland - USA

Skype conference with 24 students and Simone Liebster.
January 19

Woodland Lake Homeschool, Lakeside, Arizona - USA

Skype conference with 10 students and Simone Liebster.
January 15

Woodland Lake Homeschool, Lakeside, AZ

Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, Michigan - USA

Jehovah's Witnesses: Faith Under Fire is on exhibition from January 13, 2019 through April 15, 2019.
January 13
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