Museum Closures This Week
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will close at 2 pm on Sunday (9/24) and will remain closed all day Monday (9/25) in observance of Yom Kippur. The Museum will re-open on Wednesday (9/27).Plan Your Visit
New Virtual Reality Film
Visit in October to see the Museum's newest VR film, "Letters from Drancy," and experience the power of an unbreakable bond between a mother and her daughter during the Holocaust.learn more
Every night as I was scared and hungry and cold, my aunt Bella put her arms around me and whispered, ‘Tomorrow will be better.’
THE JOURNEY BACK: A VR EXPERIENCE
Experience the first-in-the-world virtual reality exhibition, The Journey Back, which applies cutting-edge technology to engage visitors on a journey as they walk through concentration camps with Holocaust Survivors who experienced them. Read More
Education is key to learning from the lessons of the Holocaust and confronting antisemitism.
Survivor Profiles: Sam Harris
Samuel R. Harris (born Szlamek Rzeznik) is one of the youngest Survivors of Nazi concentration camps. Born in 1935 in Deblin, Poland, he was just four years old when the Nazis occupied Poland. Sam and his seven siblings and parents were forced to move into the ghetto. Read more of Sam’s story>>
It was like they were sitting right in front of me, and we were having a conversation.
Interactive Holograms: Survivor Stories Experiences
“Meet” a Survivor and ask them questions about what life was like before, during, and after the Holocaust in the interactive Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience holographic theater.
Photo credits: Erika Bracey; Scott Edwards; Kathleen Hinkel; David Seide; Sierra Wolff