Covid 19 Closure

Despite the closure of the BHEC's physical space, we have continued to fulfill our mission and have even reached new audiences in the digital space. We invite you to explore and share our online programming and content.

Upcoming Events

Aug 05

In the News: The Holocaust Revealed in Birmingham Newspapers

Thursday, August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Facilitator: Emma Herr and Chris Bertolini, BHEC Interns

Aug 22

L’Chaim 2021

Sunday, August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Aug 26

The Holocaust and the Victims of Nazi Persecution

Thursday, August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Facilitator: Dr. William F. Meinecke Jr., Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Alabama Survivors

Billig, Ernst
Ernst Billig and his sister Rita were able to escape Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. After the war, they found a home in Birmingham with their Aunt Nesche Schattner and her husband Philip.
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