Public Drop-In Tours

Docent-led tours of the Karkomi Permanent Exhibition are available to Museum visitors on a drop-in basis, subject to docent availability. The drop-in tour begins at 2:00 p.m. every day and lasts 90 minutes.

maximum of 12 visitors will be accommodated on the tour, based on order of arrival. We do not accept reservations. The tour is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Note: There will be no drop in tours Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.

Free with Museum admission.

Groups of 10 or more can schedule private group tours.


Survivor Presentations

Every second Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm, the public has the unique opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor tell their story and answer questions. On June 14, 2015, Ralph Rehbock will share his story.

When Ralph Rehbock was born on July 11, 1934, in Gotha, Germany, the Nazis had already been ruling the country for more than a year.  Anti-Semitism was growing; daily life became harder and harder for Jewish people. In December 1938, after synagogues were burned and Jewish businesses destroyed the previous month during “Kristallnacht,” Ralph and his family fled to America.  Thanks to this decision the family escaped death in Germany. Ralph is an active member of the community, serving as Vice President and officer of the Executive Board at the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. Ralph continues to speak extensively on the local and state level about his experiences and lessons of the Holocaust.

Free with Museum admission.


Survivor Book Signing

Located in the Feis Family Lobby

Joe Koenig

Visit the Museum during the times below to meet with Holocaust survivors who have written about their experiences:

April 2015

Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 1:00-5:00 pm
Sunday, April 12 1:00-5:00 pm

Subject to author availability








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