2013-09-04

Screening of the film Inside Hana's Suitcase on Sun, Nov 17

Come join us at the screening of the film "Inside Hana's Suitcase" on Sun, Nov.17



DATE & TIME
Sunday, November 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm

VENUE
Kunitachi College of Music Junior & Senior High School
(2-12-19 Nishi, Kunitachi-city, Tokyo)


TICKET (1,000 yen) is now on sale.
Please see details here
If you need assistance in English in ordering tickets,
please email us at holocaust@tokyo.email.ne.jp

The film is in English with Japanese subtitles. 
Ticket sales(1,000 yen) and other information is provided in Japanese.


2013-06-02

2012 at a glance

2012 at a glance

Our tolerance/compassion education programs reached out 
to 101 schools and local governments in 2012.



  • Traveling exhibitions (at total 17 venues)

"Anne, Machiyo, and Souvenir d'Anne Frank" traveled to Kunitachi city(Tokyo), Nisshin city(Aichi), Minou city(Aichi), Kawanichi city(Hyogo), Miyoshi city(Hiroshima), and Nakano-ku(Tokyo). "Hana's Suitcase" traveled to Tsukuba city(Ibaragi), Mori junior high school(Kanagawa), Theater Kooro(Osaka), Kiyose-daisan elementary school(Tokyo), Hamamatsu high school(Shizuoka), and Funada elementary school(Tokyo). "Chiune Sugihara - Man of Courage" was also exhibited at Tsunohazu
public library(Tokyo) and Suita city(Osaka).




  • New set of educational panel "Raoul Wallenberg"

As part of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Memorial projects cohosted by the Embassies of Sweden, Hungary, and Israel in Tokyo, our new set of educational panel on Wallenberg was exhibited at the Swedish embassy, Hosei University, and Kokusai Josai University.



  • Presentation/workshop/teachers' seminar at schools and other venues

Our "Hana's Suitcase" presentation was held at 68 schools and local government human rights education programs. Workshop on "Anne Frank" also traveled to Yokohama. "Man of Courage - Sugihara" was held at 4 venues.



  • Screening of the film "Grand Mosque of Paris"(June 23, 2012)




  • Screening of the film "Inside Hana's Suitcase"(May 17, 2013)


We welcomed 205 guests and were able to raise 240,000yen for the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami relief efforts.


  • Online educational tools for students and teachers
1. Booklog
http://booklog.jp/users/therc
Online library with a collection of 1240 books and visual materials.


2. Kokoro encyclopedia
http://mindia.jp/book/Kokoro
Any learners of the Holocaust can get access to this free online encyclopedia. 750 words have been registered.


  • Newsletters and email magazines

We printed a total of 2500 newsletters (summer and winter) and also issued 8 email magazines which we sent out to 350 subscribers.

2013-02-15

Charity screening of "Inside Hana's Suitcase" on Sunday, March 17


Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center(Kokoro) would like to invite you to 
a charity screening of the film "Inside Hana’s Suitcase" on Sunday, March 17.



The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Center 
begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levine’s 
best-selling book “Hana’s Suitcase”. 
The suitcase came from the Auschwitz Museum and 
had Hana Brady’s name painted on it. 

Larry Weinstein’s masterful film follows Fumiko’s search 
to discover the details of Hana’s life, 
which leads to the discovery of her brother George in Toronto
As small children they had been sent to Theresienstadt 
for being Jewish after the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. 
The voices of children from Japan, Canada, and the Czech Republic 
telling Hana’s story are woven around the drama, 
along with George’s memories and Fumiko’s quest, 
to create a film of astonishing power and hope.

Director : Larry Weinstein(Canada)
Writer : Thomas Wallner (Canada)
DOP : Horst Zeidner (Germany)
Cast : George Brady, Lara Brady, Fumiko Ishioka, Small Wings,
friends and staff members of Kokoro
Production : Canada & Czech Republic, 2009



“Follow Larry Weinstein’s moving and absorbing film evocation and, 
like amazed Japanese children, you will learn essential lessons about 
pain and compassion. And above all, about the power of memory.”
Elie Wiesel
Author, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor 

Remember Tohoku 
“The Bond Made of a Thousand Tones”
The program will open with a performance of the “Tsunami” violin, 
which was made out of wooden debris from Rikuzentakata(Iwate). 
Mr. Nakazawa, a renowned violin craftsman who made this one-of-a-kind violin, 
and his friends started the violin project called “A Thousand Tone Bond”.
 They are aiming at having 1,000 artists play this violin to keep the memory alive. 
(The number ‘1,000’ in Japan traditionally has a meaning of endless prayers.)
Two pieces will be performed by Saori Abe, 
an amateur violinist (student at Tokyo Medical and Dental University). 
She is one of the original members of Small Wings, a children’s volunteer group.



At Tokyo Shigoto Center (東京しごとセンター) 
B2F, Lecture Hall
3-10-3 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Next to Hotel Metropolitan Edmont)

Program (2 and a quarter hours with no intermission)
1.Opening  – a special presentation of the “Tsunami” violin
2.Screening – Inside Hana’s Suitcase (90 min, English with Japanese subtitles)                       
Admission             
  *All seats are non-reserved. Door opens at 12:30pm.
*The film is recommended for ages 11 and up.
*All net proceeds will go to a charity for Tohoku. For more info, please see below.
http://j.mp/ZWU0dk

To register for the event, 
please send us the following by FAX or Email.
We use yahoo email to send you your confirmation. 
Please check your spam tray. Thank you!
1.Name 2.Address 3.Age 4.Organization/School 5.TEL 6.FAX 
7.How did you find out about this event?
8.Payment method : Choose from ABD, or C

Pay at the Door              
500yen (under 18)     1,000yen (college students)     D 3,000yen (adult)
Pay in Advance   
C 2,500yen (adult)  (Please make reservations by March 12)                                                                                                                        
For C, please send 2,500 yen by Postal Transfer to Account No. 00180-4-277325
Account Name : Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center
(ホロコースト教育資料センター)

PLEASE NOTE : 
All Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.  
All seats are non-reserved.







2013-02-13

Journey of Hana's Suitcase in 2013

January
16 Meiji Gakuin High School, Tokyo
22 Kiyose Daisan Elementary School, Tokyo
23 St.Hilda Junior & High School, Tokyo
26 Chikushino Children's Theater, Fukuoka
29 Tamagawa Elementary School, Kanagawa
30 Aikou Elementary School, Kanagawa

February
2 Coop Shizuoka
4 St.Mary Girls School, Tokyo
15 Kita Adachi Human Rights Education Council, Saitama
20 Koen Girls' School, Tokyo
25 Mori Junior High School, Yokohama, Kanagawa
26 British School in Tokyo, Tokyo

March
1 Kaishin Daisan Junior High School, Tokyo
3 Etz Chaim, Tokyo
5  Minamino Junior High School, Tokyo
6 Mori no Gakuen, Ibaragi
11 Musashioka Junior High School, Tokyo
12 Tagara Junior High School, Tokyo
14 Kirigaoka Junior High School, Yokohama, Kanagawa
15 Kamimizo-minami High School, Kanagawa

April
7  Jewish Community Center, Tokyo

May
11 Tsukuba, Ibaragi

June
7  Fujimi Town Hall, Saitama
19 Asaka city, Saitama

July
6  Iruma city, Saitama

August
3  Higashi Osaka City, Osaka
19-22 Aichi Education University, Aichi


2014
January
23  am Tamagawa Elementary School, Kanagawa
23  pm Aikou Elementary School, Kanagawa



2012-10-17

Visit to Canadian International School in Tokyo

Hana's suitcase visited Canadian International School in Tokyo today
and had a wonderful time meeting with the 6 graders.
They have been studying the theme of "inquiry".


"What did you like most about doing a search?"
"Is there more you want to find out about Hana?"
"What was the first impression of George?"
etc. etc...



Beautiful works!






2012-05-21

Hana's suitcase in Nagano

Since the story of Hana's suitcase was adapted for a stage,
it's been wonderful visiting so many groups of families who want to see the suitcase
and learn the history before they see the play.

Last weekend, Hana's suitcase was on the road again to meet a few groups in Nagano.

In one of the meetings, there were three high school students
who were not keen on coming to the presentation.
They knew it would be a very sad story.
But they talked to each other and decided to come.

At the end of the presentation, they left a few words for George.
(with no preparation, no draft...)

It's in Japanese, but they are saying they realized how important it is to remember and to share.
Mach on the right says, "A series of coincidences also gave me a chance to learn about
Hana's suitcase. I'm happy about that. Now I want to share it with many others.



video
Kazumi


video
Maho

video
Machi

2012-05-05

The book Hana's Suitcase 10th anniversary & the film's NY debut

It's been 10 years since the book Hana's Suitcase was published.
We just had a wonderful get together in Toronto for this 10th anniversary celebration.

Hana's Suitcase Anniversary Album published by Second Story Press

60 pages were added to the original story
to show the past 10-year traveling with Hana's suitcase.

Presentation to a group of students at Toronto Public Library.
It's always wonderful to meet children of rainbow colors.
They are all from one school!

 


With German Consul General Sabine Sparwasser,
who hosted a wonderful 10th anniversary get together
with 150 family, friends, and supporters.



 A surprise gift from the German Consul Sabine Sparwasser -
beautiful music of Bach played by the Cellist Tobias Baez


With author Karen Levine

moving to NY... it was Earth Day!


The film "Inside Hana's Suitcase" opened in NY.
Hana's brother, George Brady, and the film director Larry Weinstein
at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan.


We had a wonderful time with wonderful audience.
Among them was a group of Japanese mothers!


For the screening schedule of Inside Hana's Suitcase, please see here!



Related articles :
April 22, 2012, Japan Culture NYC

April 26, 2012, Huffington Post