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.
THE WORLD KNEW: JAN KARSKI’S MISSION FOR HUMANITY
Second Floor Balcony Gallery
This exhibition illustrates Jan Karski’s mission of courage during World War II, and his subsequent life and testimony. As an emissary for the Polish Underground state, Jan Karski carried classified information from the Resistance on the ground in occupied Poland to the Polish government-in-exile, first in France and later in England. One of his critical missions was to inform the Allies of the ongoing slaughter of the Jews in occupied Poland.
Open September 17, 2014 – January 25, 2015.
CHICAGO YIVO SOCIETY
Henry Sapoznik, Yiddish Culture Historian
Sunday, September 28 | 1:30-3:30 pm
Join us for the 4th Annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert featuring award-winning author, record and radio producer Henry Sapoznik, as he shares a century of Yiddish music from his long performance career and from collecting historic sound recordings. He was the founding director of the YIVO sound archives, and is currently Director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tickets: $10 in advance; at the door $12 (if available); free to Museum members.
Reservations required: click here.
FILM & DISCUSSION: “WARSAW RISING”
Thursday, October 2 | 6:00-8:00 pm
The documentary “Jews in the Warsaw Uprising 1944” recalls the valiant effort of 40,000 soldiers of the Home Army, many of whom were Jewish, to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. Presented in cooperation with the Consulate General of Poland in Chicago.
Reservations required: email@example.com.
COMMEMORATION: THE SOVIET HOLOCAUST HISTORY
Sunday, October 5 | 1:00-3:30 pm
A program of readings and music highlights the rich cultural identity and history of Chicago’s Russian Jewish community during the Holocaust. Presented in Russian with English translation.
Photo: Georgii Zelma (1906-1984), Tank in Stalingrad, c. 1943 | Loan from Teresa and Paul Harbaugh | CU Art Museum | © Georgii Zelma Estate
Reservations required: Holocaust Community Services, 847.568.5100.
EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT
RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?
Sunday, October 12
CONCERT: ECHOES OF HOPE
Sunday, October 19 | 5:00 pm
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Acclaimed violinist David Lisker presents an unforgettable event celebrating the lives and music of 9 Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust. David, along with 6 renowned musicians, will perform a wide array of works by these inspiring individuals who, had they survived the Holocaust, may have changed the entire course of music in the 20th century.