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.
ARTIST PANEL: Creating a Legacy
Thursday, August 7 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Meet 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: RSVP@ilhmec.org.
IN CONVERSATION WITH…
Holocaust Survivor, Steen Metz
Sunday, August 10 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Steen 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: email@example.com.
HONORING THE RIGHTEOUS
Wednesday, August 13 | 2:45 – 3:30 pm
Join us at the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous where we will unveil two plaques honoring rescuers from Italy and Poland.
Reservations requested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
70th ANNIVERSARY: LIQUIDATION OF THE LODZ GHETTO
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.
SPECIAL EVENT: A Day at the Races
Sunday, September 14 | 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Arlington International Racecourse
Soak 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.