The Museum hosts a wide array of films, discussions, lectures, concerts and family programs to probe more deeply into aspects of civil rights, human rights, tolerance and history. Unless otherwise noted, programs are FREE with Museum admission.

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ARTIST PANEL: Creating a Legacy

Thursday, August 7 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

artist panelMeet Chicago Holocaust survivor artists Gerda Meyer Bernstein, Vera Klement and Ava Kadishson Schieber and view their stunning artwork. These artists will discuss how history and memory affect their art making.

Moderated by Daniel Greene, Curator and Professor at Northwestern University.

Reservations required:








Holocaust Survivor, Steen Metz

Sunday, August 10 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

SteenSteen Metz–born and raised in Odense, Denmark–was arrested along with his parents and deported to Theresienstadt in 1943 when he was only 8 years-old. Though his father died within six months, Steen and his mother endured another 18 months in this “model ghetto” near Prague, until their liberation in April 1945. Join us to hear this story of survival.

Reservations required:






Wednesday, August 13 | 2:45 – 3:30 pm

DS0902_0869Join us at the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous where we will unveil two plaques honoring rescuers from Italy and Poland.

Reservations requested:





Thursday, August 28th | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

At the Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

Of the 204,000 men, women, and children who passed through the Łódź ghetto, only 10,000 survived. We invite you to bring your family and friends as we gather and remember at this special commemoration. The event will include Cantorial music provided by Hazan Alberto Mizrahi of Anshe Emet Congregation and remarks by the Consul General of the State of Israel, Roey Gilad.

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SPECIAL EVENT: A Day at the Races

Sunday, September 14 | 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Arlington International Racecourse

Races_banner_2014Soak up the sunshine with friends while enjoying silent auction bidding and fast paced racing. Bring your big hats and enthusiasm and get in on the action! All proceeds benefit the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

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