101 Stories: The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

By The Children's Theatre

Celebrate TCT’s 101st season as it comes to a close as we applaud and appreciate those who contributed to the organization’s magic throughout our century-long journey.  During 10 weeks of recognition, we honor individuals who have been instrumental in the success of TCT, and who have not only helped TCT grow in mission, but also thrive, thanks to their passion.  It is these people and their moments in our history that shaped TCT to become what it is today. We encourage you to consider giving a gift in their honor to ensure the sustainability of TCT’s mission for the next 100+ years. 

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati touring actors with Holocaust Survivor Henry at The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

In the fall of 2014, TCT on Tour, the touring division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, was producing the play, ANNE FRANK. To help better inform the cast and expand potential educational opportunities for the public, TCT reached out to The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. 

Thanks to the collaboration, during special performances on TCT’s Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road, local Holocaust Survivor, Henry, gave his moving witness account, and the traveling exhibit, “From The Children, About The Children, For The Children: Art of the Holocaust” was on display. 

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. HHC educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims, and acts on its lessons. Through innovative programs and partnerships, HHC challenges injustice, inhumanity, and prejudice, and fosters understanding, inclusion, and engaged citizenship. HHC impacts more than 200,000 individuals each year. 

Touring production of Anne Frank at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center was formed by a passionate group of Holocaust survivors and their families and opened its doors in 2000. The organization’s opening was the realization of a dream nurtured more than 35 years by several predecessor organizations. 

Trinity Johnson, Development Manager at the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, was instrumental in making this special collaboration possible. 

Ms. Johnson says: “Holocaust & Humanity Center is a museum located in Union Terminal that is committed to ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire actions today. The Children’s Theatre reached out to us when they were producing The Diary of Anne Frank. As we are the only Holocaust resource center in the tri-state, this was the perfect opportunity for the cast to come and learn the history of the Holocaust and gain a larger context of what Anne Frank would have been experiencing during these times. We also gave the staff and cast the opportunity to speak to a Holocaust survivor, Henry.” 

“TCT did an excellent job at ensuring being historically sensitive and accurate, as this is such a serious and important topic. Henry came to all of the shows and was able to speak to the audience about his experiences as well. Through this production and hearing from Henry, these children and their families were provided an opportunity for growth, knowledge, and it may have also sparked a deeper interest in learning more about this event in history. We are so grateful that we had this opportunity to work with them!” 

Would you honor The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center with a gift to recognize the impact made on TCT?