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From Hate to Hope Features Holocaust Survivor and Grandmother of Dancing Star

The first lecture in ADL’s From Hate to Hope series featured Vera Levitskaya, the grandmother of Dancing with the Stars’ Dmitry Chaplin, who told her story of surviving a mass execution in Ukraine during the Holocaust. Vera was only 11 years old when she was marched by Nazis to a massive pit outside her shtetl of Hashevatoe.  The Nazis had

Anti-Defamation League, Houston Rockets and Houston Symphony Team Up to Fight Hate

On a fun, festive night at Jones Hall, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) scored a win in the fight against hate by partnering with the Houston Rockets and the Houston Symphony to present Houston in Concert Against Hate: An Evening with the Houston Rockets. More than 1800 people attended the Concert, which featured Houston Symphony musicians, guest conductor Damon Gupton,  vocalist

Southwest Region Does LEAS for Austin Police Department

Fifty officers from the Austin Police Department, along with several lay leaders from Austin participated in a Law Enforcement and Society (LEAS) class September 15 at Holocaust Museum Houston.  The Anti-Defamation League partners with the Holocaust Museum and the Houston Police Department to teach the class to law enforcement officers.  The class looks at how local law enforcement officers’ roles

Kase Luncheon a Fitting Tribute to Local Hero and Dedicated Educators

More than 300 people attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) 2015 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards luncheon, which honored three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create a school atmosphere that promotes respect for and understanding of diversity.  The event also remembered its namesake, beloved speaker and Houston Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, who passed away earlier this year. ADL