Upcoming Events

March 24, 2019; 2:00pm – PERSONA NON GRATA – For the Spring Baxt Lecture Series the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center and the Providence Village of Rhode Island jointly present, PERSONA NON GRATA.

This film portrays the true story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who acted against orders to save thousands of Jewish lives from Nazi extermination. Tracking events from 1934 to 1955, the film follows Chiune Sugihara from his early days in Manchuria, to his position as Japan’s consul in Lithuania during WW II. Caught between the rigid policies of Japan and bound by a treaty with Nazi Germany he experienced a moral awakening that led him to put his career and family at great risk by illegally issuing transit visas to thousands of Jewish refugees to help them escape to Japan.

PERSONA NON GRATA illuminates who Sugihara was and what motivated him to perform these extraordinary deeds that led him to his recognition in 1984 by Israel, which bestowed upon him the title of RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS, and posthumously by Japan in 2000.

We’re excited that a representative from the Japanese Consulate in Boston will be joining us for a discussion and coffee hour following the film. The film is being shown at the Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Ave, Prov., RI. Please RSVP to Ada Winsten at awinsten@aol.com.

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March 26 & 27, 2019; 9:30amHolocaust Through the ArtsThe Devil’s ArithmeticThis fictional movie tells the story of 16 year old Hanna Stern a typical American teenager who ignores her family’s heritage until a mystical Passover Seder takes her back in time to German-occupied Poland in an emotional journey of life, death & survival.

This movie is being shown at the Showcase Cinema on Bald Hill Rd., in Warwick, and is free and open to all Rhode Island schools and students. Bus rental stipends are available. Reservations are necessary. Email May@bornsteinholocaustcenter.org or call 401-453-7860 to make reservations for your class.

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April 23, 2019; 5:00pmArt & Writing Contest – CALL FOR ENTRIES– The theme of the 2019 Art & Writing Contest is: Acts of Help & Bravery During the Holocaust.
SBHEC’s Annual Arts & Writing Contest is open to all middle and high school students. Awards will be given in a wide range of categories including: Art (2 & 3 dimensional), Music, Poetry, Essay, Short Story, Video and Electronic at a festive ceremony on June 2, 2019.

Deadline to submit entries is April 23, 2019. Entries will be judged by SBHEC’s Board of Directors. Download application here.


Our programs are free and open to the public except as otherwise noted.

For more information call the Center at 401.453.7860.



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