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2021

June 1, 2021
Yahoo News | Holocaust Survivor Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Comparison of Masks to the Holocaust
This Holocaust survivor responded to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s offensive comparison of mask mandates to the Holocaust — and she didn’t hold back.View Online

May 26, 2021
Chicago Tribune | Letters: How to fight back against antisemitism
With antisemitic incidents happening with dramatic frequency, it seems important to remind people of the role we can play. Those looking to make a difference can attend a vigil like the one held in Skokie recently, visit our museum and learn more about the dangers of silence and unchecked hatred, or explore our online resources, including our Confronting Hate Toolkit.View Online

May 25, 2021
Secret Chicago | 10 Extraordinary Exhibitions Taking Place In Chicago This Year That You Simply Cannot Miss
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom will illustrate the life of the eponymous human rights champion; paying homage to his legacy and unbreakable will, but will also explore themes such as “the role of nonviolent protest, the power of youth, and the indignities of incarceration that still resonate today.”View Online

May 25, 2021
Windy City Times | Illinois Holocaust Museum to host “Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19″
On June 30, Illinois Holocaust Museum will host a thoughtful reflection and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a dynamic panel of thought leaders and advocates. View Online

May 24, 2021
ChicagoNow | Visit an Unknown Museum and Pretend to Travel
The Holocaust Museum also has temporary exhibits, including the current one about Nelson Mandela, but the Holocaust exhibition is so large we didn’t have time for anything else. I would recommend visiting the museum even if it takes effort to get there without a car.View Online

May 14, 2021
Concierge Preferred | Museum Exhibits You Can’t Miss
Get inspired through this immersive experience that details the history of aparteid in South Africa. Specifically, this gallery will recognize Nelson Mandela, one of the 20th-century’s most famous human rights defenders. Sign up for this thought provoking virtual tour today!View Online

April 22, 2021
ABC Chicago | Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall, Cardinal Blase Cupich share hate speech concerns
Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall and her close friend Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich gathered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie Thursday to share a message about hate and prejudice.View Online

April 8, 2021
ABC News | Illinois Holocaust Museum marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with virtual event
The Illinois Holocaust Museum offers visitors in-person an opportunity to understand and reflect on the history of the Holocaust. The museum is hosting a virtual event Thursday evening for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.View Online

April 8, 2021
WIFR News | Thursday marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
In honor of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 — where residents of the Nazi-occupied country staged an armed revolt to prevent deportation to concentration camps — April 8 marks Holocaust Remembrance Day.View Online

April 8, 2021
Daily Herald | Combating extremism through education 
Extremism and domestic terrorism are not new problems in our country, but they are challenges that in recent weeks have come into sharper focus. How to address these trends and reverse the rise in extremist and domestic terror activities — actions that are dangerous to human life and that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States — is an increasingly urgent question. View Online

April 2, 2021
WBBM | Hologram-based remembrance debuts at Illinois Holocaust Museum
A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie tells the story of a woman whose life was saved because of her musical talent. Anita Lasker Wallfisch was sent to Auschwitz at age 18. Because she played the cello, she was put into the women’s orchestra at the camp. View Online
March 30, 2021
Chicago Magazine | 10 Events to Visit in Chicago in April
Change can start anywhere – even a jail cell. See the new immersive exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, now open at Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

March 23, 2021
Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press | Racism in education program fortifies Skokie Holocaust Center Mandela exhibit 
Systemic racism is in the news. It is also in the schools. Dr. Terry Flennaugh, associate professor and director of Urban Education Initiatives at Michigan State University, will address this topic in a Lunch & Learn virtual lecture on April 6, presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

March 11, 2021
NBC | Illinois Holocaust Museum Features Inspiring Nelson Mandela Exhibit
The Illinois Holocaust Museum opened a new exhibit, featuring the inspiring life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter reports. View Online

March 3, 2021
Conde Nast Traveler | 14 Best Museums in Chicago
What started in 1981 as a small storefront museum created by Holocaust survivors after an attempted neo-Nazi march in Skokie, has grown into the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, a 65,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility designed by architect Stanley Tigerman. View Online

February 20, 2021
ABC | Nelson Mandela exhibit opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Nelson Mandela was released from prison 31 years ago, this month. He had spent 27 years behind bars, most of them in a seven-by-eight-foot cell. Today, a new exhibit about Mandela is opening at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

February 18, 2021
WBBM | Nelson Mandela exhibit debuts at Illinois Holocaust Museum 
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie has a new exhibit opening Saturday that ties in with Black History Month. The exhibit, “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom,” traces the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as one of its central figures. View Online

February 18, 2021
Chicago Magazine | Why the Holocaust Museum Is Tackling Apartheid
Upon hearing that the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is hosting a Nelson Mandela exhibition, one might ask: What does Nelson Mandela have to do with the Holocaust? The answer: Well, nothing directly. But Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, running February 20 through September 12 (and available to see both in person and virtually), does reflect the Skokie museum’s larger mission. View Online

February 16, 2021
Illinois State University News | World-renowned Holocaust historian explains how ordinary people can commit such atrocities 
Nazi Germany’s Reserve Police Battalion 101 executed tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children during World War II. These reserve police officers were responsible for mass shootings and roundups of Jewish people deported to Nazi death camps in 1942 during the German occupation of Poland. The group dynamic at play within this force turned otherwise ordinary, working-class German men into cold-blooded killers, said world-renowned Holocaust historian and author Christopher Browning. Browning delivered a Zoom lecture February 11 in an event sponsored by the Illinois State University’s Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. View Online

February 10, 2021
Deadline | SXSW Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup; Charli XCX Quarantine Feature To Close Fest; Tom Petty Docu Set As Centerpiece
A Promise KeptDirectors: Ken Winikur, Ariel Efron, Screenwriters: Susan Abrams, Ariel Efron, Kelley Szany, Ken Winikur, Producers: Susan Abrams, Kelley Szany. This gripping virtual reality experience takes you on a journey back to the notorious Auschwitz killing center with Holocaust Survivor, Fritzie Fritzshall as she fulfills her promise to the 599 women who helped save her life. (World Premiere) View Online

January 30, 2021
Chicago Crusader | Illinois Holocaust Museum to Reopen February 3 with Free Admission 
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is thrilled to reopen and excited to welcome the public back with free admission on Wednesday, February 3. In celebration of reopening, the Museum will continue to offer free admission on Wednesdays through February and March. In honor of Black History Month, the Museum will offer free admission Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28. Tickets are required and can be reserved online. View Online

January 28, 2021
Concierge Preferred | Experience “Notorious RBG” Virtually Before It’s Gone for Good!
Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum for a virtual tour right from the comfort of your own home of one of their most popular current exhibits. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is based on the New York Times bestselling book. This is the first-ever exhibit at the museum that is based solely on one individual person! Experience a lively exploration of Justice Ginsburg’s life and learn about her many roles in society. View Online

January 27, 2021
The Everymom | How to Talk to Kids About the Holocaust 
“The Holocaust provides a unique lens through which to understand the consequences of unchecked hatred and widespread indifference,” said Amanda Friedeman of The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. “But we must be mindful to introduce these lessons to our children in a way that is consistent with their developmental needs.” In other words, take what Friedeman termed a “gradual, spiraled approach” to teaching your child about this moment in history. View Online

January 27, 2021
Candid Candace | The Nonprofit Issue: What Some of our Favorites have Planned for 2021 
Each year, the Illinois Holocaust Museum hosts one of the largest fundraisers in Chicago and welcomes over 2,000 civic, business, and community leaders in support of the Museum’s educational outreach. On March 10, 2021, former NBA Star & Activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be the keynote speaker of the 2021 Humanitarian Awards Dinner. View Online

January 27, 2021
CBS Chicago | Virtual Ceremonies Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021
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January 27, 2021
NBC Chicago | Chicago Area Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day
Educators and survivors across the Chicago area bring attention to Holocaust Remembrance Day by honoring lives lost to the genocide nearly 70 years ago. NBC 5’s Patrick Fazio reports. View Online

January 27, 2021
WBEZ Reset | On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Warnings Of ‘Inaction’ Against Racism
Wednesday marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, which comes just three weeks after a Trump supporter infamously wore a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt at the siege on the U.S. Capitol building. As antisemitism is reportedly on the rise in the country, Reset talks to the Illinois Holocaust Museum about how they’re marking this day. View Online

January 26, 2021
Midwest Living | What’s New in Illinois This Year
From February 20 to September 12, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host an exhibit dedicated to the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa and of human rights leader Nelson Mandela. View Online

January 25, 2021
Travel Awaits | Chicago Area Museums Begin To Reopen, Here’s The List
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will reopen on Wednesday, February 3, with a free-admission day. What’s more, admission will be free on all Wednesdays in February and March. Ticket information and hours of operation can be found here. View Online

January 22, 2021
Patch | Illinois Holocaust Museum to Reopen to Public in February
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is thrilled to reopen and excited to welcome the public back with free admission on Wednesday, February 3. In celebration of reopening, the Museum will continue to offer free admission on Wednesdays through February and March. View Online

January 21, 2021
Chicago Tribune | Art Institute, MCA and Illinois Holocaust Museum will reopen
Illinois Holocaust Museum reopens Feb. 3. That and subsequent Wednesdays through March will be free (with tickets, purchased online, still required). The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. In addition to the powerful permanent exhibition on the history and lessons of the Holocaust, the Skokie museum plans to open “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” Feb. 20. View Online

January 19, 2021
Chicago Parent | 15 Virtual Chicago Museum Experiences for Kids
The Illinois Holocaust Museum has launched a virtual museum with audio tours, a digital artifacts collection and documentaries. You can also book virtual tours of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. View Online

2020

December 21, 2020
Better | ‘Mandela: Struggle for Freedom’ at the Illinois Holocaust Museum Honors a Hero’s Fight for Justice and Inspires a New Generation 
He was born in South Africa in 1918. He died at the age of 95. And in between, he served 27 years in prison for treason, emancipated his country from white minority rule, and eventually governed as its first Black president. His name was Nelson Mandela, and he was a revolutionary. View Online

December 9, 2020
Illinois News | Gov. Pritzker Announces Seventeen Appointments to the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission View Online

November 30, 2020
Concierge Preferred | #TakeAStand Virtual Trivia Night
Running out of things to do at home? We are all tired of the same old Zoom calls between friends so this is your chance to spice it up! The Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting their 5th annual fundraiser this January. While the fundraiser is normally hosted in person at the museum itself, this time around they are going virtual. Hosted by the Young Professional Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum the fundraiser will be a virtual trivia night. View Online

November 25, 2020
Chicago Tribune | With museums closed again, here are 5 great online museum experiences
With the powerful and too often overlooked museum closed back down, “Notorious RBG” has become a virtual experience. From Dec. 2 through Feb. 20, the museum is offering a series of virtual tours of the exhibit, free for members and $10 for others. View Online

November 14, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times | Why the Nuremberg Trials Still Matter 
The trial was so important that Justice Robert Jackson took leave from the U.S. Supreme Court to establish its procedures and serve as its lead U.S. prosecutor. In his opening statement, he set the tone: “The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated.” Have we heeded Justice Jackson’s warning in the ensuing years? View Online

November 8, 2020
Vroom | The ‘Virtual’ Future Of Holocaust Education Is Here 
From recreating the Nuremberg Trials to a virtual reality ‘walk-through’ of Auschwitz-Birkenau, new gaming technology is replacing face-to-face encounters with Holocaust survivors. View Online

October 26, 2020
Third Coast Review | Fall Museum Guide, Part Two: More on How to Enjoy Chicago’s Museums Safely This Fall 
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, located just outside the city in Skokie, may well be one of the most important museums you can visit. By revisiting the atrocities of the past, and learning about the world around us and how to respond to racism, violence, hatred and bigotry, we can recognize and fight it. View Online

October 20, 2020
AARP Illinois | Creating the Good: A Holocaust Survivor and a Cardinal on the Power of Words
Words have power, power to divide as well as unite. That is the message that friends Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Fritzie Fritzshall, President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, would like people to remember from their longtime friendship. View Online

October 14, 2020
Concierge Preferred | “Presidential Perspectives” with NPR’s Ari Shapiro

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is offering a variety of virtual programs that include Facebook livestreams with holocaust survivors, a public tour honoring the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a “not-to-be-missed” event examining the presidential perspectives of three famously-known presidents of the United States. View Online

October 12, 2020
Daily Herald | Holocaust survivor from Northbrook recalls her escape to China
They say ignorance is bliss. In no way could this be called bliss — sharing one room with four other people for five years, going without tap water for nearly a decade, using a bucket as a lavatory. Still, that youthful bubble, plus the kindness of others and her family’s determination, enabled the Northbrook resident to shrug off the trauma and live to tell about it in the documentary “Harbor from the Holocaust” on WTTW-Channel 11 and streaming on PBS.org. View Online

October 8, 2020
Chicago Tribune | Commentary: For many of us who are LGBTQ, we must ‘come out’ every day
More than 30 years ago, half a million people marched on the streets of Washington, D.C., for LGBTQ rights. It was a spark in the movement and led to the creation of National Coming Out Daybeing observed Sunday, promoting a safe world for LGBTQ individuals to live truthfully and openly. View Online

October 2, 2020
NS Magazine | Notable Picks for Fall
On the highlight reel for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now extended through January 2021. Named for The New York Times bestselling book Notorious RBG, this is the first museum exhibit to exclusively pay homage to the recently deceased judicial icon, showcasing a robe and jabot from her U.S. Supreme Court wardrobe, home videos with her husband and 3D re-imaginations of key places in her life. View Online

September 29, 2020
Chicago Tribune | After national survey reveals ignorance of Holocaust, local Jews, Skokie museum, resolve to continue education
Renee Silberman wasn’t shocked to learn that 63 percent of younger Americans don’t know much about the Holocaust, and that some believe wild misinformation, according to a recently-released national survey. But because Silberman, of Lincolnwood, is the child of two Holocaust survivors, the findings trouble her. View Online

September 27, 2020
Windy City Times | Holocaust Museum’s Soiree Raises $250k
The Women’s Leadership Committee ( WLC ) of the Illinois Holocaust Museum successfully hosted its first-ever Virtual Soiree Sept. 2. The committee entertained and educated more than 1,100 guests online and raised $250,000 during the program. The event also featured many celebrities using their voices to support the museum’s mission. View Online

September 24, 2020
Better | The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Annual Soireé Goes Virtual – And, Still Makes A Huge Impact
Katie Kadan, a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, was the featured performer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Virtual Soireé on September 2. She was joined on ‘stage’ by the event’s emcee, Chicago Tribune social columnist Candace Jordan. The Soireé is the Women Leadership Committee’s (WLC) signature fundraising event – but this year is the first time they were not able to gather in person because of Covid-19. View Online

September 23, 2020
NBC News | Illinois Holocaust Museum Extends Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit
The Illinois Holocaust Museum has extended an exhibit on the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The tribute is more important than ever in preserving her legacy, curators say. View Online

September 21, 2020
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum’s ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit could serve as memorial for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is likely to transform from a tribute to a memorial in the coming days, as Illinoisans take advantage of the local opportunity to spend time with the late Supreme Court justice’s story and personal effects. View Online

September 18, 2020
CBS | Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remembered as Role Model for Women for Decades
In the coming days, a Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit at the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, will likely transform from a tribute to a memorial. The Supreme Court Justice, who died Friday, certainly had a large impact in the legal community locally in the Chicagoland area and her loss is felt deeply tonight. View Online

September 16, 2020
WGN TV | Kelley Szany, vice president of education and exhibitions at the Illinois Holocaust Museum on lack of knowledge on the Holocaust
The mission of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. View Online

August 25, 2020
Daily Herald | State Sen. Fine Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Centennial with Virtual Tour of Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Ginsburg Exhibit
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and give 9th District residents the opportunity to view the latest special exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” state Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is hosting a free virtual tour Thursday, Sept. 10 at noon. View Online

August 20, 2020
Better | Illinois Holocaust Museum is Taking its Annual Soiree Virtual for One Star-Studded Special Evening
Looking for an exciting way to jazz up your week and help make a difference in the process? Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center for the first, (and hopefully last!) Virtual Soirée on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7 pm. Featuring a star-studded line-up of celebrity guests and performers, this special evening will give guests the chance to rub virtual shoulders with the stars. View Online

August 20, 2020
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News | Virtual Tour Allows Residents ‘Notorious’ Museum Experience
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL, was a popular trip destination for long-term care facilities, senior communities and their residents prior to the coronavirus crisis. Then, the pandemic changed everything. No trips. No anything — for the museum workers or residents. But now the museum has since adapted and started offering virtual programming to allow activities coordinators to keep residents entertained and busy while still in isolation. View Online

August 18, 2020
Windy City Times | Holocaust Museum, Resiliency2020 Hosting Star-Studded Event
On Sept. 10, Resiliency2020 will bring together best-selling singers and songwriters, renowned entrepreneurs, respected mental health clinicians, blockbuster writers, honorable cabinet members and inspirational celebrities to share their methods for bouncing back and staying resilient. View Online

August 7, 2020
Daily Herald | Women’s Vote 100 Evanston to Hold Voting Rights Symposium
This virtual program, hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in partnership with the Woman’s Club of Evanston and Women’s Vote 100 Evanston, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. View Online

August 6, 2020
Windy City Times | Holocaust Museum’s Virtual Soiree Sept. 2
On Wed., Sept. 2, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Women’s Leadership Committee will host its annual soirée virtually. The event will include a special message from Holocaust survivor and Museum Board President Fritzie Fritzshall. View Online

August 5, 2020
Patch* | Illinois Holocaust Museum to Hold Online Soiree, Raffle
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s annual soiree will be held online next month with a livestreamed studio broadcast, organizers announced. *Also published on Yahoo News. View Online

August 5, 2020
Chicago Tribune* | Illinois Holocaust Museum to Hold Annual Fundraiser Online This Fall Because of COVID
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie announced Wednesday it plans to host its annual soiree virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event is free and scheduled for Sept. 2, according to a news release. The museum’s Women’s Leadership Committee plans to stream it live from a studio and feature a musical performance by Katie Kadan, a Chicago native who was a 2019 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice,” among others. *Also published on Yahoo News. View Online

August 3, 2020
Daily Herald | Fine, Gillespie Help Reopen Illinois Holocaust Museum
To celebrate the reopening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, State Sen. Laura Fine of Glenview paid a visit to the museum alongside a few of her colleagues in the Illinois General Assembly. View Online

July 28, 2020
Pioneer Press | Magda Brown, Holocaust Survivor Determined to Tell Her Story, Dies at 93
Magda Brown spent part of her teenage years as a prisoner at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp and then gave a worldwide voice to the horrors of the Holocaust. Brown, a longtime Skokie resident, died July 7. Her granddaughter, Amy Rainey, said she died from health issues unrelated to the coronavirus. She was 93. View Online

July 24, 2020
Windy City Times | Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit Extended
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has extended the run of its exhibit “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. View Online

July 21, 2020
Pioneer Press | Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure
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July 15, 2020
Patch on Yahoo News | Illinois Holocaust Museum And Education Center Reopens In Skokie
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center reopened to the public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced its closure more than four months ago, with tickets for Wednesday selling out after museum officials offered free admission on the first day back. View Online

July 13, 2020
Chicago Tribune Column: Illinois Holocaust Museum sends trunk of books to NFL player DeSean Jackson after anti-Semitic posts. ‘From these bad incidents can come good things.’
Jackson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, apologized last week for sharing anti-Semitic posts on Instagram. He had posted quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, some of which accused “white Jews” of having a “plan for world domination.” View Online

July 11, 2020
ABC 7 Chicago | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center adds new safety measures, free admission on reopening day
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center reopens next week after being closed since March. To celebrate the reopening, admission will be free for all visitors from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 15. View Online

July 10, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is reopening next week
The Skokie museum has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. View Online

July 10, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times | Holocaust survivor Magda Brown has died, offered comfort after Tree of Life synagogue shooting
A speaker for the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, she was in Pittsburgh and ‘showed us we shouldn’t cower, and we shouldn’t be fearful. And life would go on.’ View Online

July 7, 2020
Pioneer Press | Illinois Holocaust Museum, North Suburban YMCA announce reopening approaches
The Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie and the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook are reassessing their operations as they open their doors amid a need for coronavirus safety precautions. View Online

July 5, 2020
AP News | Newspaper Owner: Sorry for equating mask rule to Holocaust
A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper’s Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor’s coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. View Online

July 2, 2020
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum reopens July 15, extends ‘Notorious RBG’
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in north suburban Skokie will reopen to visitors July 15 — with free admission for the day and limits on the number of visitors at any one time. View Online

June 24, 2020
Windy City Times | Holocaust Museum: Pride without the parade, a quiet time to learn and reflect 
While it is easy to lump the Chicago Pride parade into the same category as canceled reunions, graduation ceremonies and weddings — which all come with heartbreaking reverberations that are felt by entire communities — during this time of mandatory social distancing and isolation, it is important to recognize (and mourn) the profound loss of the most prominent LGBTQ+ celebration in Chicago. View Online

June 10, 2020
Windy City Times | June 23 Program to Look at Jewish LGBTQ+ Historical Figures
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host the Pride Month virtual program “LGBTQ+ Upstanders with Eric Marcus” Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. CT. View Online

June 10, 2020
Daily North Shore | Meaningful Discussions
Although the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (ILHMEC) in Skokie remains closed, its mission to “Remember the Past, Transform the Future,” is still being carried out daily through virtual programming. Here is a preview of the upcoming programming to be held during the month of June. View Online

June 10, 2020
CBS | Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosting Virtual Juneteenth Event With Sherrilyn Ifill
This month marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Wednesday night, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host a free virtual event. NAACP civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill will discuss the anniversary’s significance in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. View Online

June 9, 2020
WTTW | A Virtual Tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie
A local museum was born out of a protest movement. When Nazis sought to march in Skokie in 1978, they did not get their wish. Residents resisted and six years later opened a storefront museum whose mission remains to “take a stand” against bias. We visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum for a virtual tour and learned a few things about what inspires them – and who they inspire. View Online

May 24, 2020
Daily Herald | Nazis? Japanese internment? Distorting history can be harmful
Moments after Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Illinois’ Stay at Home order on March 20, I saw the first meme: “If Anne Frank could hide in an attic for two years, you can stay home for a few weeks.” Here it comes, I thought: the latest flood of comparisons between current events and the Holocaust. View Online

May 21, 2020
Star Journal | Commentary: Take action to make a difference, even if that action is difficult
It seems being an elected official and enacting orders to save lives gives dissenters an immediate go-to insult: A comparison to Hitler. View Online

May 21, 2020
Rebellious Magazine | Chicago Movie Theater Love in the Time of COVID-19
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) has the Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit. Scheduled for February through August 2020, the museum’s Twitter account  — https://twitter.com/ihmec — has offered photos and video clips of the exhibit during #StayHomeSaveLives, and just this week announced that a docent-guided virtual tour is available. View Online

May 19, 2020
Third Coast Review Support AND Enjoy Chicago’s Museums from Home-Part Two: Even More Great Museums!
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s very motto is “Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity.” and if there was ever a time to heed those words it’s certainly now. A lot of what the museum does now and has always done is to support and encourage “upstanders” who don’t sit quietly through injustices and fight for what’s right, and that’s something they continue to do even as the museum remains closed. View Online

April 21, 2020
Chicago Tribune | MCA makes ‘Seeing Chicago’ an online treat, plus four other museum visits during coronavirus closure
On the website for the Illinois museum the virtual museum page delivers a robust set of videos, including a visit to the current(ly closed) “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit, selections from the museum’s superb, central Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition, and the stories of many survivors, in their own voices. View Online

April 21, 2020
Better Introducing the 2020 Red Cross Class of Heroes: Fritzie Fritzshall, Global Citizenship Hero
There are few people more inspiring than Auschwitz Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall—the Red Cross of Illinois 2020 “Everyday Extraordinary” Global Citizenship Hero and President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

April 8, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times | No room for the blame game during COVID-19 pandemic
Health and safety threats from the pandemic, economic tragedy, shelter-in-place orders and a palpable sense of unease are creating a blame game and backlash against Asian Americans and Jews. View Online

April 10, 2020
Daily Herald | Editorial: Let’s use our time at home to deepen connections with family
If you’re like many of us who have been working from home, teaching our kids, eating most meals together and generally trying to stay out of each other’s hair, quality time with your family these days might resemble not arguing over what to watch on Netflix. But there is more to life. View Online

April 11, 2020
Daily Herald | American Red Cross honors Holocaust Survivor as 2020 Global Citizenship Hero
The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois is honoring Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall of Skokie as the 2020 Global Citizenship Hero. A survivor of the Holocaust, Fritzshall has dedicated her life to combatting hatred, racism and intolerance. As president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, she is ensuring future generations learn about the Holocaust so that history will not repeat. View Online

April 13, 2020
Upparent | Virtual Events for Kids: Free Lessons, Tours, Concerts & Story Times
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will be reading children’s stories called Stories With Susan. Professional storyteller, Susan Stone, will read children’s’ stories that talk about tolerance, peace and kindness in the multi-cultural world we live in. These can be watched via their Facebook page and past episodes will be posted in case you miss them. View Online

April 5, 2020
CBS News: 60 Minutes | Artificial intelligence is preserving our ability to converse with Holocaust survivors even after they die
Survivors of the Holocaust now have the chance to preserve their stories in a way that allows them to directly answer future generations’ questions about their experiences. View Online

March 10, 2020
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum cancels fundraising event of coronavirus concerns
Due to coronavirus concerns and a guest list featuring the elderly, the Illinois Holocaust Museum on Tuesday called off its big annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner. The 2,000-attendee Holocaust Museum event, scheduled for March 12, is billed as the biggest fundraising dinner in the city, and its guests typically include Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, people whose advanced age puts them in the highest risk category for coronavirus harm. View Online

March 10, 2020
Chicago Parent | 30 fun things to do during Spring Break with Chicago kids
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, open now. View Online

March 10, 2020
Chicago Parent | 11 ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in Chicagoland
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, open now. View Online

February 28, 2020
Better | 8 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Chicago and Beyond
The New York Times bestselling book “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, has moved from page to an interactive exhibit of the same name, and has made its Midwest debut at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

February 28, 2020
WGN | Around Town previews ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ exhibit
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February 28, 2020
Crain’s Chicago Business | Chicago’s highest-netting galas
Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner View Online

February 27, 2020
WTTW | What to Watch in March
Stories of Survival – Final Transports: Holocaust Stories of Magda & George and Childhood Lost: Holocaust Stories of George & Steen View Online

February 26, 2020
JUF | Peace garden surrounds Holocaust museum with a contemplative, relaxed space
When visitors walk from the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center parking lot to the museum building, they traverse a flower-filled landscape. The Peace Garden, which was dedicated last summer, was designed to “welcome visitors and create a sanctuary for reflection after their museum experience,” said the museum’s CEO, Susan Abrams. View Online

February 25, 2020
Chicago Parent | 12 best things to do in the North/Northwest Suburbs with kids in March
Jump for Justice! View Online

February 23, 2020
ABC7 | Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes to the Illinois Holocaust Museum View Online

February 19, 2020
Fox 32 Chicago | New exhibit showcases the life and impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg View Online

February 18, 2020
Daily Hive | A “Notorious RBG” exhibit is currently behind held in Illinois
Mother, lawyer, and Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. After battling and surviving treatment for two kinds of cancer and fighting to eliminate gender-based inequality and stereotyping in legislation and regulations, it is safe to say that RBG is a registered badass. View Online

February 17, 2020
WTTW | A Tour of the ‘Notorious RBG’ Exhibition With Son James Ginsburg
When she was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed by a 96-3 vote. Seen as a moderate, she became good friends with the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Years later, she wrote a series of fiery dissents that sealed her notoriety. Now a local museum is taking a look at the Notorious RBG. We visited the exhibition with a Chicago man who just happens to be her son. View Online

February 16, 2020
WGN Radio A museum exhibit about the life and times of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is open at the Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie has a new exhibit looking at the life of an iconic Supreme Court justice. View Online

Forward | The RBG exhibit was daunting, not inspiring – until I did some soul-searching
As a left-leaning, Jewish, female millennial, I am the target demographic for the Notorious RBG exhibit, which offers visitors a walk through the beloved Supreme Court Justice’s formidable life. Attending the exhibit, however, I realized that she and I have depressingly little in common. View Online

February 11, 2020
Skokie Review | ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit opens in Skokie exploring the Supreme Court justice’s life
The life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 86-year-old Supreme Court justice turned pop culture phenomenon, are on display in full Instagram-friendly glory in Skokie after a blog and book first inspired by her dissenting court opinions was turned into a museum exhibit last year. View Online

February 10, 2020
Chicago Tribune | ‘Notorious RBG’ now a museum exhibit in Skokie, too
Joining the Bader Ginsburg books and the Bader Ginsburg movies, the exhibit’s tightly organized collection of RBG garments, RBG yearbooks, RBG court arguments, and life tales is as inspiring and hopeful as these things get. View Online

February 10, 2020
WGN TV | ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been called a trailblazer, a pop icon and has even been referred to as having super hero status. She’s also pushing 87. This week an exhibit about Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg opened at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

February 10, 2020
ABC7 | Notorious RBG exhibit opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum, honoring legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
An exhibit on-loan at the Illinois Holocaust Museum honors the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. the Notorious RBG. “The exhibition details her life: both her personal life and passions, her legal career, and then this pop icon status,” said Arielle Weininger, the museum’s chief curator of collections and exhibitions. View Online

February 10, 2020
Chicago Parent | The new ‘Notorious RBG’ exhibit hopes to inspire
For a museum known for celebrating upstanders who do what’s right, the Illinois Holocaust Museum has chosen a can’t-miss new exhibit that speaks directly to the importance of overcoming challenges and perseverance. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first-ever exhibit dedicated to the Supreme Court justice and cultural icon, offers something for all ages, says Wendy Singer, the museum’s director of education. View Online

February 7, 2020
WBBM News Radio | Exhibit Delves Into Trailblazing High Court Justice, ‘Notorious RBG’
In addition to offering information about Ginsburg’s roles as a wife, mother, jurist, lawyer and women’s rights pioneer, the exhibit examines the cultural presence the high court justice has commanded. View Online

February 5, 2020
Daily North Shore | The Notorious R.B.G.
No matter where you land on the political spectrum, there is no denying that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left an indelible mark on the zeitgeist. The second woman—and first Jewish female—to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice is not only a historical game-changer but a pop culture icon, spawning a fandom that could rival the Beyhive or Beatlemania. And now she’s also the living subject of a major traveling exhibition. View Online

February 5, 2020
Better | ‘Notorious RBG’: A Love Letter to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Arrives in Chicago
One of the most popular books — the New York Times bestselling “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik — has moved from page to an interactive exhibit of the same name, and is making its Midwest debut at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on Feb. 9, 2020. View Online

January 28, 2020
Better | 29 of the Best Things to Do in Chicago This February
Feb. 9 to Aug. 16: “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” – The first museum exhibit about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg features a robe and jabot from RBG, home videos, the official portraits of RBG and Sandra Day O’Connor from the National Portrait Gallery, and more. View Online

January 28, 2020
Skokie Review North suburban residents mark solemn Holocaust Remembrance Day on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation
More than a dozen people watched the broadcast of the commemoration ceremony from the site of the Nazi death camp in Poland at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. For many marking the day, a recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks was also heavy on their mind. View Online

January 27, 2020
ABC7 Chicago Holocaust Remembrance: Students visit Illinois Holocaust Museum on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
Students visiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie Monday for Holocaust Remembrance Day got a special lesson on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. View Online

January 27, 2020
WGN9 Auschwitz survivors tell harrowing tales of WWII’s deadliest prison camp to commemorate 75th anniversary
Seventy-five years ago, Auschwitz was liberated by the Russians after hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed at the hands of the Nazis. The disturbing and yet significant anniversary being remembered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. The museum opened 11 years ago, standing as a concrete reminder that the Holocaust came at a great cost. View Online

January 26, 2020
Daily Herald | ‘I’m Still in Auschwitz’: 75 years after camp’s liberation, Holocaust survivor remains haunted by memories
It’s been 75 years since Fritzie Fritzshall and thousands of other prisoners were marched out of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex by their Nazi tormentors, headed toward an uncertain fate. View Online

January 25, 2020
Daily Herald | How the Illinois Holocaust Museum will mark the anniversary
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will mark the anniversaries of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the end of World War II with special programs Monday and throughout the year. View Online

January 22, 2020
WBBM Holocaust Museum Commemorates 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie kicks off a year of programming commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and other concentration camps across Europe. View Online

January 21, 2020
Pioneer Press | Illinois Holocaust Museum to mark Remembrance Day with series of local events
As the world readies its observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day from Israel to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie is planning three events over the next several days. View Online

January 9, 2020
Chicago Parent | 20 new things Chicago families can enjoy in 2020
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will present a new special exhibit, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Feb. 9 to Aug. 16. Museum guests will get a closer look of Ginsburg’s story. View Online

January 8, 2020
Chicago Tribune | The 2020 Museum slate stars icons from RBG to MLK to Frida Kahlo
“Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: Developed from the book and Tumblr page of the same title, this interactive exhibition will further extend the brand — without her asking for it — of America’s most widely celebrated Supreme Court justice. View Online

2019

December 28, 2019
Windy City Times | Holocaust Museum plans programs for 2020
Skokie’s Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will mark the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of World War II will free days and programs throughout 2020. View Online

December 6, 2019
Choose Chicago Profile: Illinois Holocaust Museum View Online

December 5, 2019
Chicago Tribune: Red Eye Free Stuff to do in Chicago
Tuesday, December 10: Check out “They Shall Be Counted,” a collection of sketches and watercolors created by Erich Lichtblau-Leskly, including works he started while imprisoned in Theresienstadt Ghetto, and visit the museum’s permanent exhibitions. View Online

December 2, 2019
Concierge Preferred 10 Awe-Inspiring Museum Exhibits You Can’t Miss
Memory Unearthed: See the haunting images and artifacts of Henryk Ross’ personal experience during Nazi war and hear video footage of the trial of Adolf Eichmann. View Online

November 22, 2019
Loyola Academy | Loyola Hosts “Words Matter” Interfaith Dialogue
Loyola Academy had the honor of hosting Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall, president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, and Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, for an interfaith dialogue on Monday, November 18. View Online

November 20, 2019
Chicago Catholic | Cardinal, Holocaust survivor on dangers of hateful rhetoric
Cardinal Cupich, Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall and ABC7 news anchor Alan Krashesky came together Nov. 18 at Loyola Academy in Wilmette to talk about their July visit to Auschwitz and make the point that the horror of the Holocaust started with hateful rhetoric. View Online

November 17, 2019
CSPAN |Citizen 865 at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper talked about her book, Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America, in which she reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly emigrated to the United States following World War II. View Online

November 7, 2019
Chicago Tribune | Commentary: Holocaust survivor’s chilling memories of Kristallnacht illustrate the need for every last person to fight injustice
Ralph Rehbock, First Vice President of Illinois Holocaust Museum, reflects upon his memories of Kristallnacht and shares the stories of the five extraordinary Upstanders who helped him survive the Holocaust. View Online

October 27, 2019
Chicago Splash Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum Opens 4 New Immersive Galleries – Showcasing Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust
If you have never been to the Illinois Holocaust Museum or have not been there recently, plan to go on Tuesday, October 29, from 5:30-8:00 PM. for the grand opening of four new galleries. View Online

October 23, 2019
Chicago Tribune | Debunking the myth that Jews did not resist during the Holocaust, a new exhibit in Skokie shows the ways they fought back
It remains one of the most pernicious myths of the Holocaust: that Jews did not resist. An illuminating new exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, in Skokie, argues powerfully to the contrary. View Online

October 18, 2019
Fox 32 | Chicago Photos of life in Jewish WWII ghetto in new exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum View Online

October 1, 2019
WTTW ‘Memory Unearthed’ Shines Light on a Dark Chapter of WWII
When the Nazis made a ghetto in the central Polish city of Lodz, one man trapped inside took thousands of pictures. He had an official capacity as an ID photographer, but he risked his life to take other photos that documented the truth. View Online

September 24, 2019
Chicago Tribune | Henryk Ross didn’t know if his secret photos from inside the Lodz Ghetto would survive the Holocaust. Half did and are now in Skokie.
The images are joyful and terrifying, playful and bleak, hopeful and tragic. They were taken in the Lodz Ghetto during the Holocaust by a photographer who repeatedly risked his life to document what happened there. View Online

September 21, 2019
WBEZ News | Photo Exhibit Reveals Life In Lodz Ghetto Under Nazi Regime
When the Nazis took over Lodz, Poland in 1940, they initially confiscated the camera of photojournalist Henryk Ross, who was Jewish. They returned the camera, but only so Ross could take official photos for Jewish identification cards and other Nazi propaganda. View Online

September 20, 2019
CBS 2 Chicago Holocaust Survivor Describes Depravity And Humanity Of Lodz Ghetto; Photographer’s Work Shows It Clearly
For most of us, the Holocaust is a dark period in world history. But for survivor Max Epstein, it’s still a living memory. View Online

September 12, 2019
Chicago Jewish News | Jewish photographer’s view of life in ghetto on exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Nazis pulled at opposite ends in their own documenting of the Holocaust. View Online

September 3, 2019
Better | Chicago’s 25 Most Powerful Women 2019
Susan Abrams, CEO, Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

September 1, 2019
Sheridan Road | Photographic Memory
From 1940-1944, Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910-1991) was on assignment, taking official photographs inside the Lodz Ghetto for the Department of Statistics of the Nazi-controlled Jewish Council. Unbeknownst to the Council, Ross was simultaneously amassing a photographic record of everyday scenes and atrocities, covertly preserving on film the reality of life in the ghetto, at the possible risk of his own life. View Online

August 20, 2019
Skokie Review | Dr. Ruth makes appearance at Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie: ‘Hitler lost the war and he’s dead. I have four grandchildren.’
Dr. Ruth Westheimer appeared Aug. 15 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie to talk about her life and her own personal connection to the Holocaust. A 4-foot, 7-inch bundle of energy, Westheimer, who turned 91 in June, maintains a busy schedule of speaking and writing. View Online

August 7, 2019
WBEZ Worldview How The Legacy Of Slavery Informs Law Enforcement
This segment is part of an ongoing collaboration between Worldview and the Illinois Holocaust Museum, as Worldview celebrates 25 years and the museum celebrates 10. View Online

July 29, 2019
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum hosts Sisters of Story at Peace Garden dedication
The Peace Garden at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, with its diverse plantings and inspirational quotes, is designed for reflection. That makes the dedication of this special space on Aug. 27 a perfect setting for a performance of “Keeping Faith” by Sisters of Story. View Online

July 24, 2019
Chicago Catholic | Words Matter
On July 4, I visited Auschwitz with Fritzie Fritzshall, president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie — and a survivor of the Nazi death camp. “How could this happen?” she asked me not long after we arrived. “How could people turn on their neighbors?” View Online

July 15, 2019
Daily Herald | Feder: ABC 7’s Alan Krashesky documents survivor’s ‘Return to Auschwitz’
Over his 37 years as a news anchor and reporter for ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, Alan Krashesky has traveled the world more times than he can recall. But few assignments affected him as deeply as his journey earlier this month to the Auschwitz death camp with Holocaust survivor Fritzie Weiss Fritzshall, Robert Feder writes. View Online

July 14, 2019
ABC 7 Eyewitness News | Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall returns to Auschwitz with Cardinal Blase Cupich
Anchor/Reporter Alan Krashesky travels to notorious death camp with Museum President and Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall and Cardinal Blase Cupich to report exclusively in three-part news series and half-hour news special. View Online

June 27, 2019
The Highland Park Landmark | Illinois Holocaust Museum adds audio tour
Their stories are true. They really happened. They are the stories of survivors, liberators, and rescuers of the Holocaust, one of the darkest moments in history. Visitors can hear some of the survivors talk about their gripping, personal experiences in their own voices at the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s recent unveiling of a captivating audio tour. View Online

June 5, 2019
Chicago Tribune | Iconoclastic Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, who shaped the city with his buildings and ideas, dies at 88
His major buildings include the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center in Skokie; the Chicago Bar Assocation headquarters, designed with McCurry; and the Anti-Cruelty Society, whose windows resemble the cheeks of a basset hound. View Online

June 4, 2019
WTTW| Stanley Tigerman, Renowned Chicago Architect, Dies at 88
Tigerman was as famous for his personality as he was for his buildings, private homes and public buildings that showed post-modernism’s tendency for humor, irreverence and invention. His work includes the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center in Skokie; and in River North, the Anti-Cruelty Society and Hard Rock Café. View Online

June 3, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times| Stanley Tigerman, a pillar of Chicago architecture, has died at 88
The Chicago native designed more than 450 buildings and installations. Among them were the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, the Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter in the South Loop and the modernist Boardwalk Apartments high-rise in Uptown. View Online

June 3, 2019
Chicago Tribune| Shout Out: Wendy Singer, director of education at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Wendy Singer, 42, of Skokie is director of education for the Illinois Holocaust Museum. She lives in Skokie with her husband and two daughters. She started her new job in May. View Online

May 31, 2019
Chicago Tribune| From the community: Bringing Home Lessons on Peace from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
Kelley, the Vice President of Education and Exhibitions at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, spoke at length about the factors leading up to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Estimates range from 800,000 to 1,000,000 for the number of people killed over the course of 100 days. View Online

May 22, 2019
WBBM | Defiant Pfleger To Visit Holocaust Museum — With A Catch
Pfleger said he is accepting an invitation to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum, but said he is countering with offer for museum staff to come to the DuSable Museum of African American History, “so we understand that one’s pain does not negate another’s pain.” View Online

May 22, 2019
Fox News |Pfleger to visit Holocaust Museum after backlash for hosting Louis Farrakhan
The Holocaust Museum and the DuSable are already collaborating on a current exhibit at the north suburban institution, called “Purchased Lives, the American Slave Trade 1808-1865.” It underscores how important museums can be in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society. The enslavement of Africans and the Nazi drive to exterminate Jews took place a long time ago. The effects of those atrocities, though, remain with us. View Online

May 10, 2019
Associated Press |Farrakhan delivers insult while denying he’s anti-Semitic
Museum president and Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall said when community leaders like Pfleger provide a platform for bigotry and anti-Semitism, “it increases the threat against all of humanity.” View Online

May 9, 2019
Chicago Tribune |Louis Farrakhan speaks at St. Sabina Catholic Church following Facebook ban
Earlier this week, Pfleger invited Farrakhan to speak Thursday evening at St. Sabina Catholic Church and respond to being banned from Facebook. Alarmed by Pfleger’s invitation for Farrakhan to speak at his church, Illinois Holocaust Museum officials spoke out Thursday afternoon against Pfleger for “giving hatred a platform.” View Online

May 2, 2019
Chicago Tribune |We must be vigilant in fighting anti-Semitism
As an organization committed to fighting bigotry and hatred, the Illinois Holocaust Museum understands the dangers of unchecked anti-Semitism. We will continue to do our part in educating students, teachers and all our visitors, but eliminating hate will only happen when the media, political leaders on both sides of the aisle, and the community at large come together and learn from history’s horrible mistakes. — Ken Cooper, vice president of development, and Kelley Szany, vice president of education and exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum View Online

April 30, 2019
WTTW | How Technology Helps Preserve the Testimony of Holocaust Survivors
For many Holocaust survivors, who experienced the brutal consequences of anti-Semitism at its height, the greatest antidote to the current swell of hate is sharing their stories. View Online

April 30, 2019
Chicago Tribune |The Holocaust and ‘Why?’ Elie Wiesel’s provocative answer.
There’s a passage in a new book about Holocaust scholar and survivor Elie Wiesel that is at once frustrating and satisfying in its ambiguity and anger. It happens when the author, Howard Reich, amid many conversations with Wiesel, asks Wiesel the inevitable suite of questions. View Online

April 25, 2019
Chicago Jewish News |SHEERIT HAPLEITAH TO HOST HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE…
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Since April 2009, the museum has served more than one million visitors through exhibitions, education and public programming. View Online

April 24, 2019
Chicago Tribune |My four years with Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, what I learned and the book that followed
How do we speak of the Holocaust? How do we talk to our parents about it? How do we deal with the guilt of knowing what our parents suffered? How does anyone maintain faith — in religion or humanity — after what happened? How does one sustain hope in the face of despair? View Online

April 14, 2019
Ravalli Republic |Bitterroot Public Library hosts interactive Holocaust exhibit; students invited to understand history
For the last two months, the Bitterroot Public Library has invited over 250 local students to participate in a Holocaust Interactive Exhibit. View Online

April 12, 2019
Better |Better Makers: President Bill Clinton Headlines Illinois Holocaust Museum’s 10th Anniversary Humanitarian Awards Dinner
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is playing a vital role in educating the public and combating hatred and prejudice in all forms. View Online

March 28, 2019
JUF News |Looking back on the first decade of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
As Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches on May 2, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is marking 10 years in its state-of-the-art 65,000-square-foot Skokie home. The nation’s second-largest Holocaust museum–and the world’s third-largest–features groundbreaking exhibits and education programs. View Online

March 19, 2019
Wandering Educators |History Comes Alive Touring Chicago’s North Shore

Chicago is known for its world-class museums and attractions. During a first visit, most people will seek out the attractions nearest their downtown accommodations. Repeat visitors and those staying farther north can add a few places on Chicago’s North Shore to their itinerary. View Online

March 18, 2019
Patch |Plainfield Teacher, Holocaust Survivor Grandma Meet Bill Clinton
Aux Sable teacher Jessica Matas and her grandmother, Holocaust survivor Magda Brown, met the former president last week. View Online

March 14, 2019
Daily North Shore |ILHMEC Young Professional Committee Annual Benefit
The Young Professional Committee (YPC) of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center welcomed 350 guests during its annual benefit headlined by stand-up magician Derek Hughes. View Online

March 13, 2019
Chicago Tribune |Illinois Holocaust Museum dinner enlists former President Clinton to honor survivors
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center celebrated its 10th anniversary Humanitarian Awards Dinner on March 13 at the Hyatt Regency before a sellout crowd of 2,035 business, civic and community leaders that included over 200 Holocaust survivors. Former President Bill Clinton joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker onstage for a Q&A following an evening of music, dinner, moving videos and emotional tributes. View Online

March 12, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times | Let your voice be heard in condemning anti-Semitism
It is exactly 80 years since the hateful New York rally and days since the Chicago rally. Please be an “upstander” today. Fritzie Fritzshall, president, Illinois Holocaust Museum View Online

March 11, 2019
Chicago Tribune | We need to combat farms’ antibiotic overuse
Anti-Semitic attacks and other hate crimes against minority groups are on the rise in our country, and virulent rhetoric is often the precursor to broader expressions of physical harm. View Online

March 5, 2019
Chicago Tribune |Boris Kacel, Holocaust survivor, dies at 97
Boris Kacel, a Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the Chicago area where he started his own electrical company, died last month. He was 97. View Online

March 5, 2019
Chicago Tribune | Skokie forum focuses on community violence and prevention efforts
Phil Andrew talks with Katie Sullivan and Burrell Poe, both of Chicago, at a panel on violence in Skokie on Feb. 19, 2019. View Online

February 20, 2019
Daily North Shore | Never Forget
To forget would be wrong. The museum speaks for 6 million slain European Jews, death camp survivors, and their relatives when it makes that case. View Online

February 20, 2019
Chicago Tribune | ‘Purchased Lives’ at Holocaust Museum tells America’s tale of human trafficking — after overseas slave trade ended
“Purchased Lives,” the new exhibition about the slave trade within America at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, has dozens of ways to break your heart and dozens more to boil your blood. View Online

February 19, 2019
WBEZ | Illinois Holocaust Museum Educates On Domestic Slave Trade
Joining us from the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to share insights into bringing Purchased Lives to Chicago are Arielle Weininger, chief curator of collections and exhibitions, and Kelley Szany, vice president of education and exhibitions. View Online

February 19, 2019
WGN | Around Town visits the ‘Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865’ exhibit
Illinois Holocaust Museum consistently uses special exhibitions to tell stories of inhumanity and resilience, both historical and present-day. Purchased Lives, combined with its related programming, facilitates a broader conversation about the legacies of the American slave trade and their manifestations in today’s world. View Online

February 14, 2019
Chicago Reader |”Purchased Lives” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum connects the slave trade to the reality of the present 
People think slavery is a southern story. It’s not a southern story. It’s an American story. View Online

February 12, 2019
WTTW |Illinois Holocaust Museum Opens Exhibit on American Slave Trade
Rare objects from a New Orleans historical group are now on display in Skokie. They are on loan to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, which just opened its first exhibition on slavery. Chicago Tonight visited for an early look. View Online

February 12, 2019
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie opens exhibit on the American slave trade
Talking about a new exhibit on the American slave trade at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center are Arielle Weininger, chief curator of collections and exhibitions, and Erin Greenwald, vice president of content at Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. View Online

February 11, 2019
WBEZ Morning Edition | Illinois Holocaust Museum Acknowledging America’s Painful Institution Of Slavery
This week, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in north suburban Skokie opened a special exhibit that sheds light into the horrors of selling, buying, and trading human beings and the financial profit of domestic enslavement between 1808 and 1865. View Online

February 11, 2019
NBC Chicago | Illinois Holocaust Museum Opens Its First Slavery Exhibition
The Illinois Holocaust Museum opens its first temporary exhibition on slavery and it reveals just how widespread slavery was; impacting families around the country. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has the details. View Online

January 25, 2019
WGN Radio | Amanda Friedeman on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Amanda Friedeman, Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Educator at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk about the importance of the Holocaust, why we still need to teach young people about it, why remembering the Holocaust matters now more than ever, and much more. View Online

January 23, 2019
CBS | Holocaust Museum Opens its First Slavery Exhibit: ‘Purchased Lives’
A gripping account of the slave trade, its injustices, its pain and impact on enslaved families across the country is the subject of a new exhibit coming to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

January 12, 2019
Associated Press | Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life
The recollections of the Dallas resident who as a Jew in Poland survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi concentration camps are now being preserved in a way that will allow generations to come to ask his image questions. View Online

January 2, 2019
WTTW | 10 Things to Do This Weekend
Teddy bears, dolls, airline tickets and diaries are among the items brought to America by survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. More than 60 such personal artifacts are displayed in the exhibit “Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.View Online

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December 30, 2018
ChiTribe | The Story Of Survival & The Legacy Of Giving
The Young Professional Committee is a hardworking group of dedicated, young adults from the Chicago area. We are committed to raise funds and awareness for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center through fundraising and friend-raising programs, in collaboration with the Museum’s Development Department and Board of Directors. View Online

December 27, 2018
Make It Better | 31 of the Best Things to Do in Chicago This January
The Illinois Holocaust Museum will welcome Patrice Bensimon, research director for Yahad-In Unum, an organization that collects testimony from Holocaust witnesses and locates mass graves of Holocaust victims, on International Day of Holocaust Remembrance. View Online

December 11, 2018
Madison.com | Baraboo addresses viral Nazi salute photos with all-day assembly and community presentation
After a series of listening and talking sessions, the Baraboo community has scheduled its first events in response to a viral photo of boys giving a Nazi salute before the high school’s junior prom last spring, including an all-day high school peace assembly. View Online

December 10, 2018
AV Magazine | Living History
Holographic innovation is creating a more interactive and immersive visitor experience at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Zoe Mutter looks at how the technology is being developed for use in the wider museum space. View Online

December 5, 2018
Associated Press | Wisconsin district unveils plan after Nazi salute photo
Wisconsin school district officials have unveiled a plan that they hope will instill more empathy and understanding in students after a photo recently surfaced showing several dozen high schoolers giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. View Online

November 21, 2018
Windy City Times | Photography exhibit honors impactful activists, celebrities
Steve Schapiro knows how to be in the right place at the right time. He might not be a household name, but his photographs have been seen by thousands worldwide and his subjects are heroes of the civil-rights movement, the LGBTQ community and social-justice causes. The photojournalist and activist started photographing at the age of nine and has not stopped since. View Online

November 18, 2018
Skokie Review | Yemeni author discusses his book, ordeal at Holocaust Museum in Skokie: ‘I found a purpose for my life’
Over 340 people sat completely silent earlier this month at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie as Mohammed Al Samawi spoke about what he considers his miraculous escape from Yemen, where his life was threatened. View Online

November 11, 2018
Windy City Times | Ex-Neo Nazi talks about what spurred him to change
To look into the eyes of Christian Picciolini—eyes that seem to smile in a nonthreatening and empathetic way—one would probably not believe at the age of 16 he led one of the most violent Neo-Nazi hate groups in the world. However, listening to his story, one might believe that redemption is possible. View Online

November 9, 2018
Daily Herald | ‘I promised I would continue to tell his story’: Remembering Kristallnacht 80 years later
The story belonged to his father, but Schaumburg resident Ron Coppel recites the tale like it’s his own. It was February 1938, and the place was Moers, Germany. Thirteen-year-old Werner Coppel — that’s Ron’s dad — was celebrating his bar mitzvah in the local synagogue, reading from the Torah for the first time before his family and community. View Online

November 2, 2018
Make It Better | How to Help: Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh
Be an “upstander”. An “upstander” is a person who has chosen to make a difference in the world by speaking out against injustice and creating positive change. History is about choices; the choices that each of us make will in turn, help change the course of history. View Online

October 29, 2018
Washington Post | A Holocaust survivor was booked to speak in Pittsburgh. A massacre wouldn’t stop her.
Magda did not hesitate. “Now the world needs to hear the message even more,” she said. “Let’s go.” View Online

October 24, 2018
The Forward | In Skokie, Memories of Genocide Retold in Stories of Everyday Objects
Objects and images, linking memory and history, are a mainstay of museum exhibitions. They are the embodiment of synecdoche, the part standing in for the whole. A photo album, a china set, a teddy bear — even the most quotidian of artifacts — all resonate with special poignancy when associated with stories of persecution and loss. View Online

October 23, 2018
WTTW Chicago | Capturing Icons of the 1960s, ’70s: Behind the Lens of Steve Schapiro
Before he took photos of David Bowie, Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand, a noted photographer aimed his camera at Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and James Baldwin. View Online

October 2018
Modern Luxury | The Big Picture
As the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center unveils Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro, the exhibition’s namesake revisits his 1974 shoot with rock star David Bowie – and the enduring work it produced. View Online

October 9, 2018
Skokie Review | ‘The Last Goodbye’ at Holocaust Museum offers survivor’s virtual tour of concentration camp
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is premiering a film where Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter takes viewers on an emotional tour through the Majdanek Nazi concentration camp in Poland, where he was held captive and where his parents and twin sister died. View Online

October 8, 2018
Daily Herald | Best Bets This Week
See some significant 20th century figures captured by a Chicago-area photojournalist in the new exhibit “Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro”. View Online

October 6, 2018
Lenscratch | Jim Lommasson: Stories of Survival: Object – Image – Memory
If your life were in danger and you had to leave your home immediately, with no hope of returning, what would you take with you? What would you leave behind? View Online

September 27, 2018
Concierge Preferred | 4 Hidden Gem Museums to Explore
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s most groundbreaking exhibit is the Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience located in the Take a Stand Center. View Online

September 27, 2018
Make It Better | These Age-Defying Senior Citizens Shatter Stereotypes About Getting Older
Magda Brown was born and raised in Miskolc, Hungary, in a safe and loving home. It wasn’t until her 17th birthday that her life would be forever changed. Brown is a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald concentration camps. View Online

September 20, 2018
The 21st A production of Illinois Public Media | Stories of Survival at the IL Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie has a new exhibit called “Stories of Survival.” It features photographs of objects with special meaning to people who were imprisoned not just in Nazi concentration camps, but other genocides throughout the 20th and 21st century. View Online

September 20, 2018
Medium | Artificial Intelligence Will Keep Our Loved Ones Alive
The Illinois Holocaust Museum has built a permanent theater to house the testimonies as part of its Take a Stand Center. View Online

September 19, 2018
Daily Herald | ‘No reason to be sad. … Reason to be proud’: Jewish congregation saying goodbye after 47 years
A Northwest suburban Jewish congregation’s final gift to posterity will be the dedication of its Torah, which survived the Holocaust concealed in a concentration camp in Poland, to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. View Online

September 19, 2018
Make It Better | 11 Things to do Around Chicago Sept. 21-23
Illinois Holocaust Museum is one of four museums to present this award-winning virtual reality film that introduces visitors to Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter as he visits Nazi death camp Majdanek. View Online

September 17, 2018
Chicago Magazine | The Women’s Leadership Committee Throws an End of Summer Soirée
The Illinois Holocaust Museum group welcomed hundreds of guests to Rockwell on the River for live entertainment, a silent auction, and more. View Online

September 13, 2018
Chicago Jewish News | Teaming up to Combat Hatred
Victory Gardens Theater and Illinois Holocaust Museum have joined together to offer innovative programming to further their shared goals of combating hatred, prejudice and indifference. View Online

July 21, 2018
ABC7 | Illinois Holocaust Museum opens ‘Stories of Survival’ exhibit
When you’ve lost everything, a single object can take on extraordinary meaning. That’s the message behind a new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, called “Stories of Survival.” View Online

July 18, 2018
Chicago Sun Times | ‘Stories of Survival’ detailed by mementos, photos, family messages in exhibit
Look around your house. Your bedroom. Your kitchen. Look at those items that have been amassed over the course of a lifetime, or passed down to you from generations long-gone. View Online

July 13, 2018
Chicago Tribune | Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories
An electric train set taken out of Germany by Jews fleeing the Holocaust. A set of playing cards made from an empty box of crackers by concentration camp inmates in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dresses and a cardigan sweater worn by two sisters — both children — who did not survive killings in Rwanda. View Online

July 10, 2018
Make It Better | 5 Reasons Not to Miss the New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibit: Stories of Survival
The new exhibition explores the journey and fight of survivors of the Holocaust and past genocides that have taken place around the world, including in Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria. Each story is told through everyday objects paired with personally annotated photographs. View Online

July 3, 2018
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum exhibit tells ‘Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.’
A cookbook. A wedding announcement. A teddy bear missing one eye. Each of these objects in the newest exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has special meaning to the people who brought them to this country and their descendants. View Online

June 22, 2018
ABC News | Skokie: The Legacy of the Would-Be Nazi March in a Town of Holocaust Survivors
The images of neo-Nazis marching in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer served as a wake-up call for many Americans who thought that such shocking displays of hate were in the past. View Online

June 16, 2018
The Straits Times | Lifelike 3D holograms keep history alive and personal
Last October, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center made headlines when it unveiled pioneering hologram technology as part of its new Take A Stand Center. View Online

June 15, 2018
Chicago Now | What Happens When 3rd Graders Visit a Holocaust Museum
It was made clear to parents long before field trip day that the children would not spend time at any of the exhibits that focused on the atrocities of the Holocaust, but, within the education center, would focus on the concept of bystanders and upstanders. View Online

June 1, 2018
Chicago Tribune | Barbara Steiner, survivor who helped start Illinois Holocaust Museum, dies
Barbara Steiner, one of the founders of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, survived the 1943 uprising against the Germans in Warsaw, Poland, and three Nazi concentration camps. View Online

May 31, 2018
Chicago Sun Times | Barbara Steiner, who helped build Holocaust museum in Skokie, dead at 92
Long after making Molotov cocktails in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to fight the Nazis and surviving death camps and the loss of more than 50 members of her family, Barbara Steiner was still fighting back. View Online

May 27, 2018
Northwest Indiana Times | ‘Where The Children Sleep’ exhibit continues at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Striking images by Swedish photographer Magnus Wennman are making an impact at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

May 24, 2018
Skokie Review | Skokie trustees OK construction of a ‘peace’ pathway on Illinois Holocaust Museum campus
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center officials scored approval Tuesday from the Skokie Village Board to pave a tree-lined promenade along the museum’s rear facade. View Online

May 18, 2018
Curbed Chicago | The 27 best things to do in Chicago with kids View Online

May 18, 2018
The Chicago Moms | Illinois Holocaust Museum helps history come alive through high tech exhibitions
Recently I read about a new study stating that two-thirds of American millennials cannot identify Auschwitz. A Washington Post article goes on to say that. “Twenty-two percent of millennials in the poll said they haven’t heard of the Holocaust or are not sure whether they’ve heard of it.” View Online

May 16, 2018
Tablet Magazine | Meeting a Holocaust Survivor Inspired Illinois Students to Establish Genocide Museum in Their High School
With Elster’s story and challenge reverberating in their minds, the eight students formed a club they called Be the Change, drawing the name from one of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s most quoted lessons: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” View Online

May 7, 2018
CA Commercial Architecture | Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places, in honor of the state’s Bicentennial in 2018.
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May 7, 2018
WGN | Runners of all ages participate in Race for Humanity 5K
WGN’s Lauren Jiggetts was the event’s emcee. View Online

May 7, 2018
Crain’s Chicago Business | The best exhibits in Chicago this summer
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May 2, 2018
Mommy Nearest | 30 Best Museums for Kids in Chicago View Online

May 2, 2018
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do Around Chicago this Weekend – Race for Humanity View Online

May 1, 2018
Sheridan Road | 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner View Online

April 20, 2018
The Illinois Holocaust Museum has created a new fund in memory of its late vice-president, who you can still meet in holographic form. View Online

April 30, 2018
Skokie Review | Holocaust museum creates education fund in memory of survivor, leader Aaron Elster
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has created a new education fund in memory of survivor and museum leader Aaron Elster, who died April 11 at age 86. View Online

April 24, 2018
Chicago Tribune | Fritzie Fritzshall shares horror of Holocaust, survival on Mayor Emanuel’s weekly podcast
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest podcast went back in time to take on a sobering topic, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in Poland with a special interview. View Online

April 23, 2018
Neighborhoods.com | A Guide To Chicago Best Neighborhood Museums
May is National Museum Month, with International Museum Day on May 18, and there’s no doubt that Chicago holds some impressive institutions for historic exploration and scientific discovery. However, there’s more to discover beyond Museum Campus. View Online

April 23, 2018
Skokie Review | Emanuel, Holocaust museum leaders raise concerns over growing anti-Semitism
On the ninth anniversary of the opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie and the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, museum leaders were joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as they raised concerns over anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. View Online

April 21, 2018
Chicago Stories with Mayor Rahm Emanuel | Never Forget: Live from the Illinois Holocaust Museum
On this week’s episode of Chicago Stories, Mayor Emanuel had the deep honor to sit down with Holocaust survivor and president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Fritzie Fritzshall to hear her incredible journey of survival and life dedicated to education and advocacy. View Online

April 19, 2018
WGN | Illinois Holocaust Museum Commemorates 2 Anniversaries
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall and other museum leaders to commemorate the two anniversaries. View Online

April 16, 2018
NBC5 | Chicago-Area Holocaust Survivor Dies, But His Story Lives On Through Museum’s Hologram Technology
On the same day he was laid to rest, Aaron Eelster is still teaching. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. View Online

April 16, 2018
ABC7 | Lincolnshire Holocaust survivor lives on after death in hologram exhibit
Aaron Elster made it his life’s mission to share his experiences as a Holocaust survivor. Now, after his death, his stories will live on in an exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

April 16, 2018
Leisure Group Travel | 12 Magnificent Museums
Learn about World War II horrors and global humanitarian crises at the world’s third-largest Holocaust museum. View Online

April 13, 2018
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster, who shared his story ‘to convince people to stop hating each other,’ dies at 86
For nearly two years, Aaron Elster hid from Nazis in an attic, his identity as a Jewish boy in Poland a death sentence if he were to be discovered. View Online

April 13, 2018
Chicago Sun Times | Aaron Elster, who kept Holocaust memories alive via 3-D hologram, dead at 86
Aaron Elster, one of a handful of Holocaust survivors whose memories will live on after them thanks to 3-D holograms, died Wednesday, which, at sunset, marked the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

April 13, 2018
AM560 Chicago’s Morning Answer | Holocaust survivor Steen Metz joins Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson to share his story View Online

April 12, 2018
New York Times | Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds
For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement. View Online

April 7, 2018
Daily Herald | Streamwood High students create temporary genocide museum
When 16-year-old Anya Landrowski visited the Holocaust museum in Skokie last fall, it sparked a sense of empowerment she hadn’t felt before. View Online

April 4, 2018
The New York Jewish Week | Museums Responding To ‘Alarming’ Escalation Of Anti-Semitic Incidents
From here to Texas to California, Holocaust centers ‘speaking up’ amid uptick in hate. View Online

March 28, 2018
i24News | Holocaust holograms keep stories alive View Online

March 21, 2018
SPLASH | Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Bill Kurtis led a conversation with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in front of more than 2,000 guests at this fundraising fête, where Mitchell Feiger and Pamela Netzky were honored with the event’s namesake award and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation received the Distinguished Community Leadership Award. View Online

March 20, 2018
Enjoy Illinois | Keeping History Alive: A Tour Through the Illinois Holocaust Museum
The technology itself is a wonder to behold, but at a time when so many survivor voices are being lost, it seems critical that scientists have found a way to retain the visual experience of interacting directly with them. View Online

March 2, 2018
Chicago Woman | March/April Events Line-Up
The Museum presents the Midwest debut of Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, a major touring exhibition based on the book with the same name by Kerry Kennedy. View Online

March 1, 2018
JUF News | Fifth annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival features theme of social justice
The fifth annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents the finest feature and documentary films with Jewish themes. View Online

February 28, 2018
The Patch | OQMS Student Leaders Visit Holocaust Museum
Students from OQMS received leadership training at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie last month. View Online

February 28, 2018
Daily North Shore | Holocaust Museum Honors Humanitarians
The Illinois Holocaust Museum will host its 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner to highlight the positive influence of community leaders while reinforcing the statement “Never Again” next Wednesday, March 7. View Online

February 27, 2018
WGN TV | Holocaust Museum leader and Chicago civic leaders call on US, allies to help end violence in Syria
A diverse group of cultural, faith and civic leaders in Chicago are calling on the United States and its allies to do more to end the bloodshed in Syria, as the death toll is estimated at 470,000 people. View Online

February, 2018
Metromix | Where the Children Sleep Exhibition
The upcoming photographic exhibit Where the Children Sleep, opening March 15, serves as a wake-up call; not only documenting a contemporary human rights crisis but also inviting visitors to take a stand for children and refugee rights. View Online

February 26, 2018
The DePaulia | The Nazi Next Door
The Museum is horrified that known Nazi denier and anti-Semite Arthur Jones is set to be the GOP nominee for Illinois 3rd congressional district, but confident he will not win the seat. View Online

February 26, 2018
Beachwood Reporter | At the Illinois Holocaust Museum – Where the Children Sleep
The provocative multimedia exhibit Where the Children Sleep opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum March 15. This exhibition by award-winning photojournalist Magnus Wenman features powerful photos and film of Syrian refugee children in Europe and the Middle East. View Online

February 23, 2018
Daily North Shore | Jewish Film Fest A Lens on Humanity
The fifth annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will present over 31 feature and documentary films with Jewish themes, with four films screening at Illinois Holocaust Museum on March 11. View Online

February 15, 2018
Make It Better | Northwestern Professor Wendy Pearlman Talks New Book About Syrian Refugees
Northwestern professor Wendy Pearlman recently published her book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled, a collection of firsthand testimonials from Syrian refugees. This release comes mere weeks before the moving photographic exhibition of Syrian refugee children, Where the Children Sleep, opens at the Museum. View Online

February 14, 2018
Windy City Times | Holocaust museum official on making a difference
For Matthew Sackel, who manages the education team at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, the most important aspect of his job is that young visitors come away with the message that one person can make a difference in the world. View Online

February 12, 2018
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle | Illinois museum offers Holocaust holograms
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois is offering holographic conversations with Holocaust Survivors. View Online

February 12, 2018
Ever Widening Circles | Could Holograms Change our History Records?
We aren’t talking immortality, but instead, technology. There are projects in the works to help preserve our history by having it spoken to future generations, from the mouths of those who actually experienced the events in question. So how does it work? View Online

February 8, 2018
Chicago Tribune | Letter: Why ‘Never Again’ is never over
We at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission are dismayed the Illinois Republican Party has allowed a known Holocaust denier and anti-Semite, Arthur Jones, to run unopposed in the 3rd Congressional District. View Online

February, 2018
Chicago Magazine | Experience Chicago 2018
With the Museum’s mission to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to transform the future, seven exhibits throughout the year, including Speak Truth to Power and the Take a Stand Center, will empower visitors to take a stand for humanity. View Online

February 8, 2018
Chicago Jewish News | Speaking Truth to Power…
Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist, author and president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, spoke to a crowd of 300 and gave a tour of Speak Truth to Power at Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

February 7, 2018
Deerfield Review | North Shore girls learn about Holocaust victims as they prepare for bat mitzvahs
When 23 North Shore area girls celebrate their bat mitzvahs this year and next, they’ll each be honoring the memory of a young girl who was a victim of the Holocaust and never had the same opportunity. They are participating in a pairing program through Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, where they learn about a specific girl murdered in the Holocaust. View Online

February 5, 2018
Windy City Times | ‘Speak Truth to Power’ Midwest debut features Kerry Kennedy
Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, spoke at the opening of her exhibition, Speak Truth to Power, at Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

February 4, 2018
WGN TV | Defenders of human rights honored at Illinois Holocaust Museum.
A new exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum celebrates people from across the globe who stood up for human rights. View Online

January 30, 2018
Windy City Times | “Speak Truth to Power” exhibition Feb. 4- June 24
Illinois Holocaust Museum will present the Midwest debut of Speak Truth to Power on Sunday, February 4. View Online

January 29, 2018
Daily North Shore | Holocaust Museum Focuses on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Stories of hope are shared in Illinois Holocaust Museum’s new exhibit, 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which will be on display until September 23, 2018. View Online

January 27, 2018
CBS Chicago | Museum Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Illinois Holocaust Museum opened a powerful photo exhibit, The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

January 26, 2018
Daily Herald | Holocaust refugee to speak on International Day of Remembrance
Ralph Rehbock, whose family fled to the United States in 1938 as the Holocaust began to unfold, will tell his story at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on Saturday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

January 25, 2018
Chicago Tribune | From Morrison to Monk, a weekend of tantalizing music
Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich notes that Maestro Sidlin led one of the most searing performances of the year for “Defiant Requirem.” He returns to the Chicago area with “The New Music Studio at Terezin,” in which he will present and discuss the range of music created at Terezin under terrifying conditions. View Online

January 24, 2018
WTTW Chicago Tonight | 10 Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 25-28
Reflect on the Holocaust for International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Saturday by visiting the newly opened exhibition, The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. View Online

January 23, 2018
ABC7 Eyewitness News | Survivor reflects ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Almost 80 years after fleeing Frankfurt, Germany, Holocaust Survivor Frank Stern continues to share his story across generations at the Museum.  View Online

January 22, 2018
At this Holocaust Museum, you can speak with holograms of survivors
The testimony in the Take a Stand Center was remarkable, moving. But it wasn’t the real Elster they were seeing- instead, the audience was interacting with a holographic image of the Holocaust Survivor that was created two years before. Times of IsraelConnecticut Jewish LedgerJewish Telegraphic AgencyArizona Jewish PostSTL Jewish LightCleveland Jewish News

January 18, 2018
Montgomery Advertiser | Turning away of refugees shows US hasn’t learned from its mistakes: Letters to the editor
Daniel Haulman toured the Museum before speaking on the Tuskegee Airmen, and reflected on the importance of welcoming refugees and learning from the past. View Online

January 15, 2018
Windy City Times | Holocaust Museum to debut Speak Truth to Power touring exhibition
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents the Midwest debut of Speak Truth to Power, a major touring exhibition that will highlight the experiences of over 40 courageous Upstanders and urge visitors to take action against human rights violations. View Online

January 14, 2018
Daily North Shore | Kerry Kennedy Coming to Holocaust Museum
Human rights advocate and president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy, will speak at the opening event of Speak Truth to Power on February 4. View Online

January 9, 2018
Chicago’s North Shore | 16 Things to Do on a Cold or Snowy Day
There are plenty of ways to enjoy winter without braving the outdoors, such as visiting the new Take a Stand Center or attending one of the Museum’s special events. View Online

January 5, 2018
JUF News | Illinois Holocaust Museum and its Young Professional Committee inspire future generations to ‘Take a Stand’
The YPC will host an exclusive live performance by singer/songwriter and actor Tyler Hilton on January 25 to benefit the Museum and support its work to use lessons of the past to encourage individuals to be Upstanders in their communities. View Online

January 3, 2018
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: Jan. 5-7
Make the most of winter break by visiting Illinois Holocaust Museum, where kids and students have free admission through January 7. For more ways to educate your children, check out KLS. View Online

2017

December 29, 2017
Chicago Tribune | Two visionaries who made history at the Illinois Holocaust Museum
Museum CEO Susan Abrams and Vice President Shoshana Buchholz-Miller worked for three years to turn a daring vision into reality with the leading-edge Take a Stand Center. View Online

December 21, 2017
Modern Luxury | The Good Fight
Kerry Kennedy’s Speak Truth to Power, coming to Illinois Holocaust Museum February 4, celebrates the world’s social justice warriors. View Online

December 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune | Best museum shows of 2017
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution and Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann
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December 19, 2017
NPR All Things Considered | Illinois Holocaust Museum Preserves Survivors’ Stories — As Holograms
In a Hollywood studio, surrounded by green screens, Harris answered questions for five or six hours a day. By the time it was all done, he’d answered nearly 2,000. View Online

December 12, 2017
Chicago Magazine| Give Chicago: Your year-end guide to philanthropy
Furthering the Museum’s mission of empowering and enabling people to stand up for humanity, the Take a Stand Center was created to move visitors from knowledge to inspiration to action.
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December 8, 2017
Lonely Planet | Talk to holograms of Holocaust survivors at this Illinois museum
A permanent immersive exhibition has opened at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in the United States, with an experience that enables visitors to hear the first-hand accounts and stories of Holocaust survivors through new ground-breaking technology. View Online

December 1, 2017
Smithsonian Magazine | An Exhibit in Illinois Allows Visitors to Talk with Holograms of 13 Holocaust Survivors
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, unveiled the groundbreaking Abe & Ida Survivor Stories Experience this fall. View Online

December 1, 2017
Country Magazine | Never Forget
For decades, Samuel R. Harris (who was born Szlamalek Rzeznik) didn’t want to talk about what he saw. View Online

November 29, 2017
NBC5 | Museum Spotlights Rock Promoter’s Bill Graham’s Journey
Legendary rock n’ roll promoter Bill Graham was used to putting stars in the spotlight. But now, one suburban museum is turning the spotlight on him. View Online

November 22, 2017
Newsy | New 3-D Hologram Forever Preserves Holocaust Survivors
Newsy explores how the Take a Stand Center’s interactive 3-D technology will allow Holocaust Survivors to reach audiences beyond their own lifetimes. View Online

November 14, 2017
WBEZ Morning Shift | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Uses High-Tech To Empower Social Justice
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has recently opened the Take a Stand Center, a new permanent exhibition that uses state of the art technology to bring the stories of survivors and social justice leaders to life, and teaches visitors how they can make a difference and stand up for humanity. View Online

November 14, 2017
Daily Herald Business Ledger | 2017 Influential Women in Business Honorees
The Daily Herald honors Susan Abrams, CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum, for her tireless work to advance the Museum’s mission and message. View Online

November 8, 2017
Chicago Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Take a Stand Center Premiere
Between October 25 to 29, more than 500 people celebrated the opening of the groundbreaking, multimillion dollar Take a Stand Center at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
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November 8, 2017
WGN Radio | The incredible story of Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster: “It’s important that young people understand what human beings are capable of doing to one another”
Holocaust Survivor Aaron Elster and Vice President of Education and Exhibitions Shoshana Buchholz-Miller join WGN’s Justin Kaufmann to discuss the groundbreaking Take a Stand Center, which utilizes technology to enable the first-in-the-world “conversation” with recorded Holocaust Survivors via interactive, 3-D holography. View Online

November 8, 2017
WCIU The Jam | Take a Stand Lets Future Generations Hear the Voices of Holocaust Survivors
Thirteen Holocaust Survivors told their stories, answering thousands of questions, for the new 3D Take a Stand Center at Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

November 5, 2017
Daily North Shore | Holocaust Museum Holograms Bring History to Life
Holocaust Survivors’ stories- in their own voices- will survive in perpetuity with new technology in the Take a Stand Center. View Online

November 2, 2017
Skokie Review | Hologram technology in Holocaust Museum exhibit immortalizes survivors’ stories
The Take a Stand Center puts Illinois Holocaust Museum on a new level; future generations will hear from Holocaust Survivors themselves, learning to combat hatred, prejudice, indifference, and all kinds of adversity in their own life. View Online

November 1, 2017
Sheridan Road | Making History
Illinois Holocaust Museum is the first in the world to use the USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Technology in its  View Online

October 29, 2017
Take A Stand Center Takes the World by Storm
On October 29, 2017, the Museum unveiled the world’s first Take a Stand Center, featuring three immersive galleries to take visitors from Knowledge to Inspiration to Action. The Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience, which uses brand new voice recognition and holography technology received broad media coverage across the nation and internationally.

October 30, 2017
New Tech, 3D Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories
The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, The Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald, U.S. News, The Detroit News, Newsday, and  Rock River Times.

October 28, 2017
US museum debuts first 3-D holograms of Holocaust Survivors
Times of Israel, Daily Mail UK, Japan Times, Channel News Asia, Digital Journal, Eagle News, Gears of Biz, and  Phys Org

October 31, 2017
Artnet News | Barbara Kruger Has Designed Profound MetroCards for NYC + More Must-Read Stories
Holocaust Survivors’ holograms speak out at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, near Chicago, with new technology from USC Shoah Foundation. View Online

October 30, 2017
Blooloop | Illinois Holocaust Museum premiers 3D holograms of Holocaust survivors
A pioneering exhibition has opened at Illinois Holocaust Museum, captivating audiences with interactive, holographic technology. View Online

October 26, 2017
CBS Chicago | The Holocaust Told Through Holograms
The Jewish United Fund estimates about 6,000 Holocaust Survivors remain in the Chicago area. One organization is using technology to better preserve their legacy. View Online

October 25, 2017
ABC7 Eyewitness News | Holocaust survivors share their stories via hologram at Illinois Holocaust Museum
A stunning technology will allow Holocaust survivors to tell their stories and answer questions long after they’ve passed on. View Online

October 25, 2017
Crain’s Chicago Business | The best events for the week
Probably the connection jumps out only to etymology enthusiasts, but the holo- in “holography” and “Holocaust” is the same combining form, meaning “whole.” Make sure to visit Illinois Holocaust Museum’s new permanent installation, the Take a Stand Center, soon. View Online

October 25, 2017
Chicago Parent | Interact with Holocaust survivors via unique virtual experience at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Since encounters with Holocaust survivors tend to be the most meaningful part of any visit to the museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum staff decided to find a way to preserve that legacy after these unique individuals are gone. View Online

October 25, 2017
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: Oct. 27 – 29
Get the Halloween festivities started early this weekend and don’t miss a groundbreaking new exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

October 25, 2017
WTTW Chicago Tonight | 10 Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 26 – 31
At this weekend’s opening celebration of the Take a Stand Center, explore the new trio of interactive galleries— including the Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience featuring cutting-edge interactive, 3D technology— meet Holocaust Survivors in person, and take in musical and spoken-word poetry performances. View Online

October 24, 2017
Chicago Magazine | Thanks to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Visitors Can Talk to Survivors for Decades to Come
The last Holocaust Survivors will soon be gone, but a new project is bringing their stories to life as never before. View Online

October 24, 2017
Cook County Chronicle | Cook County Calendar of Events Oct. 26 – 30
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will unveil its new multi-million dollar Take a Stand Center, an immersive permanent exhibition with a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice. View Online

October 23, 2017
WGN Morning News | Hologram technology helps preserve stories of Holocaust survivors
Using groundbreaking voice recognition technology and hologram 3D imaging, stories from the past are preserved like you’ve never seen before in the Take a Stand Center at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

October 23, 2017
NBC5 Chicago | Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibit Allows Unique Interaction With Survivors
Take a look behind the scenes at the Take a Stand Center at Illinois Holocaust Museum, which allows visitors to interact with Holocaust survivors in a unique way. View Online

October 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune | How to talk to Holocaust survivors in the future? In Take a Stand’s holograms, an answer
Welcome to the future of the preservation of memory, which is playing out for the first time anywhere in the world at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. Starting on Oct. 29, visitors will be able to ask questions of Fritzie Fritzshall, Survivor and Museum President and 12 other Holocaust survivors as part of the museum’s $5 million, three-years-in-the-making Take a Stand Center. View Online

October 20, 2017
Daily Herald | As holograms, 13 local Holocaust survivors blink, breathe and tell their stories
The Take a Stand Center brings the stories of Holocaust Survivor Aaron Elster and 12 other Survivors to life in a unique and engaging way and brings lessons about hatred, prejudice, and indifference into the future. View Online

October 14, 2017
Chicago Theater and Arts | Holocaust and modern heroes featured in Take a Stand Exhibition
Imagine being able to ask questions of Holocaust Survivors, not just now, but ten and twenty years from now. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has done more than merely ponder the possibility with the world’s first Take a Stand Center. View Online

October 11, 2017
JUF News | Survivors live on in perpetuity, thanks to cutting-edge technology
The new Take a Stand Center will take audiences through a 90-minute journey whose aim is to move them beyond a depth of knowledge to prevent future atrocities. View Online

October 1, 2017
Sheridan Road | Summer Soirée: Illinois Holocaust Museum
The  View Online

September 29, 2017
JUF News | Jewish leaders address rise of anti-Semitism as Yom Kippur arrives
Hatred, prejudice, and ignorance call for solutions, and for Survivor Sam Harris the solution has always seemed to be education. That’s why he helped establish Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

September 27, 2017
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
As September ends, new events begin all around Chicago. Don’t miss a special event with Terri Hemmert at Illinois Holocaust Museum Sunday, October 1. View Online

September 19, 2017
The New York Times | The Remembering Machine
This documentary explores New Dimensions in Testimony, the technology developed by USC Shoah Foundation for the Take A Center Center. View Online

September, 2017
Hadassah Magazine | Virtual Holocaust Education, an Interactive Exhibit
USC Shoah Foundation’s “New Dimensions in Testimony” will be installed permanently at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Chicago on October 29, in the Museum’s Take A Stand Center, where, for the first time, the holographic installation will have a three-dimensional feel. View Online

September 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune | 15 Things to do with the Kids Sept. 18-24
It’s hard to find cooler, more interactive programs for parents and kids than at museum family days. Exhibit A: “Posters That Rock!” with Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

September 14, 2017
Smithsonian Magazine | 12 Must-See Fall Exhibits Around the World
Starting October 29, the  View Online

September 13, 2017
KCET | Holocaust Survivor Holograms Give History New Depth
When you meet Pinchas Gutter, he’s ready to talk. Seated comfortably in an armchair, the Holocaust survivor makes eye contact and lets you have the first move. View Online

September 8, 2017
Windy City Times | The Illinois Holocaust Museum to Unveil Take A Stand Center
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will unveil its new multi-million-dollar Take A Stand Center, an immersive permanent exhibition with a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. View Online

September 8, 2017
Forward | Keeping Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Alive- Through Holograms
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will be unveiling its long-awaited, multi-million-dollar Take A Stand Center this October. View Online

September 8, 2017
WLS 890 AM | Sirott and Murciano
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano join David Graham to talk about his father’s Bill Graham Exhibition at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

September 6, 2017
JUF News | Photo exhibit highlights courage of Muslim Albanians during World War II
Few are aware of Albania’s role in saving 2,000 Jewish lives. That’s because the proud history of the southeastern, mostly Muslim nation of 3 million on the Adriatic was kept under wraps for more than 40 years-until 1992- by a totalitarian regime with strong allegiances to the former Soviet Union. Since then, however, the many courageous acts of Albanians have come to light, and Yad Vashem-Israel’s Holocaust museum and memorial- has honored scores of them as part of its Righteous Among the Nations, recognition accorded to those who put their own lives at risk to help Jews during the Holocaust. View Online

August 31, 2017
JUF News | Rock-and-Roll Survivor: The Life and Times of Bill Graham
While gazing at a Jimi Hendrix suit and Janis Joplin’s tambourine, you could be forgiven for thinking you were at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But no, you’re in Skokie, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

August 31, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times | Bill Graham Exhibit Rocks on at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The man in question is the late Bill Graham, the onetime dean of concert promoters, whose penchant for self-promotion was surpassed only by his uncanny ability to spot and promote music talent. View Online

August 22, 2017
Chicago Tonight, WTTW | Bill Graham, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Who Escaped Nazi Germany
Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Arielle Weininger joins Chicago Tonight’s Phil Ponce to discuss the life and revolutionary career of Holocaust survivor and rock promoter Bill Graham. View Online

August 10, 2017
Style Chicago | Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario. View Online

August 9, 2017
SoundCloud | Bill Graham: Survivor to Icon
An exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center explores the life, struggles, and success of a rock and roll icon. Before there was Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or even Woodstock, there was Bill Graham. Brian O’Keefe has the story. View Online

August 4, 2017
Make It Better | Illinois Holocaust Museum Opens ‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’
On July 16, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie opened a new exhibit, “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,” showcasing the life of a music promoter who not only launched the careers of artists including The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but also worked as a social justice advocate as a Jewish refugee who fled the Nazis. View Online

August 4, 2017
Album Cover Hall of Fame | Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Of course, psychedelic artwork would not have had a chance to blossom without a great patron or two, and the work Bill Graham provided artists hired to create posters and such for his Fillmore and Winterland venues and, later, for the many concerts and festivals he produced, helped establish many of these talented people as “the best” in their craft in the eyes of the many millions of people who attended those events and who’d buy (or steal) their products. View Online

July 28, 2017
Institute of Museum and Library Services | Outstanding Libraries and Museums Honored with Nation’s Highest Award for Dedication, Commitment to their Communities
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Skokie, Illinois, uses a powerful network of volunteers and Survivors to encourage all who come through its doors to enact change. View Online

July 27, 2017
Third Coast Review | Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution Comes to Chicago
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is currently hosting an exhibit dedicated to Graham called Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution. View Online

July 25, 2017
ABC7 Eyewitness News | Bill Graham Exhibit Opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
An exhibit is open on legendary music producer Bill Graham, the man who steered rock royalty to success, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

July 19, 2017
Illinois Channel | Skokie, Illinois’ Holocaust Museum Wins National Award for Service and Education
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center was honored this week as one of ten institutions to receive a 2017 national award for service and education from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. View Online

July 19, 2017
Chicago Tribune | ‘Bill Graham’ Rock and Roll Exhibit at the Holocaust Museum is a Hit
Having a rock music exhibition in a Holocaust museum does not seem like the most natural fit. But “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,”  newly opened at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, is not your standard rock show. View Online

July 18, 2017
Canisius | Griff Under 40: Kelley (Hayes) Szany ’99
Headquartered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) in Skokie, IL, the director of education develops and oversees the Museum’s public programing for educators, students, civic and business leaders and the broader community. View Online

July 17, 2017
ABC Eyewitness News | Skokie’s Holocaust Museum Named Among Top 10 Museums in the Country
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie has been named one of the top 10 museums in the nation. View Online

July 16, 2017
WGN 9 | Exhibit Shows Promoter’s Journey From Holocaust Survivor to Rock-and-Roll Legend
A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum documents his humble beginnings fleeing Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. View Online

July 12, 2017
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: July 14-16
The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s latest exhibit explores the life of Holocaust Survivor Bill Graham, who launched the careers of bands and artists such as Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. View Online

July 8, 2017
Chicago Now | Exhibit of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum may sound  like an odd choice to showcase the life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham, who helped launch and promote the careers of countless iconic artists including, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. But not so. View Online

July 6, 2017
Chicago Tribune | 40 Local Museum Treasures you Need to See Now
Among its many functions, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie is a wrenching reminder of how a nation of seemingly rational, educated people can lose its collective mind. View Online

July 5, 2017
Chicago Now | Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will bring a pivotal era of rock music history to life with its new exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, opening July 16, 2017. View Online

July 3, 2017
Evanston Patch | Photographer Baron Wolman Discusses Bill Graham and ” The Rolling Stone Years”
His work is included in the special exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution at Illinois Holocaust Museum from July 16 to November 12. View Online

June 24, 2017
Chicago Tribune | The Tree that Grew Roots – and Hope – Inside a Concentration Camp
On the grounds of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, a maple tree stands as a towering testament to the power of hope under the most dire circumstances. View Online

June 21, 2017
WDRV 97.1 FM | Bill Graham Exhibition Opening
The legacy of legendary music promoter Bill Graham comes to life this summer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

June 13, 2017
Make It Better | 5 Things to do: Father’s Day Weekend 2017
This Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit about “the hunt, capture and prosecution” of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann closes on Sunday. Dads can visit the museum for free on Saturday and Sunday and will also receive 10 percent off at the museum shop. View Online

June 9, 2017
Sheridan Road | Striking A Cord
The iconic concert promoter will soon be the star of his own highly-anticipated show in Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, which makes its Midwest debut next month at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

June 9, 2017
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Survivors at Printers Row Lit Fest to Explain How They Created Memoirs
Each author is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and they’ll talk about the process of writing their memoirs at the 33rd annual Printers Row Lit Fest at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones College Prep, 700 S. State St., Room 4038. View Online

May 26, 2017
Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum wins national award
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie has been named one of 10 recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, according to the organization that distributes the award. View Online

May 24, 2017
Spy Write | Operation Finale – An exhibit review
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting another traveling spy-themed exhibit following up on its successful hosting several years ago of Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs. View Online

May 16, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle | Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie receives national award
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has been named a recipient of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. View Online

May 16, 2017
Northbrook Star | Launch 2017 fashion show benefits Illinois Holocaust Museum View Online

May 6, 2017
Daily North Shore | 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinne
Nearly 2,000 people attended the  View Online

April 30, 2017
ABC 7 News | Technology tells survivors’ stories at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is using new technology to tell the stories of 13 Holocaust survivors, including 7 from Chicago. View Online

April 27, 2017
Skokie Review | Holocaust survivors add to 70-year-old sacred Torah scroll during special brunch
About 120 Holocaust survivors throughout the Chicago area were at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for the museum’s third annual appreciation brunch. View Online

April 23, 2017
Chicago Tribune | Shining a light: Holocaust Museum CEO tasked with preserving historic evil to inspire future good
Abrams says that after being hired as CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum in 2014, she was inundated with ideas — “I had legal pads filled with lists of the things we could do,” she says — but with so many possibilities, it was critical to decide what to do next.” View Online

April 23, 2017
Lincolnwood Review | From the community: From the community: Special Terezin Tree Planted at Niles North
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (ILHMEC) and Village of Skokie donated a maple “Terezin Tree,” a descendent from the original tree from the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during World War II. View Online

April 23, 2017
Quad-City Times | Holocaust survivor talks about life in Chinese internment camp

The students did not have textbooks, but learned with notebooks their parents made for them, said Fogel, who has donated every bit of memorabilia except her citizenship papers to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Chicago. View Online

April 5, 2017
JUF NewsLocal scouts tour Eichmann exhibit, learn about upstanders
For a few hours this past winter, local Girl and Boy Scouts were able to step into that world during a tour of Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann, an exhibit currently showing at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

March 31, 2017
Skokie Patch | Skokie Celebrates Arbor Day by Planting Terezin Trees
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (ILHMEC) is donating three maple Terezin trees to the Village for the 2017 Arbor Day plantings. The Terezin trees are named as such because they originate from a tree planted by children held in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during World War II. View Online

March 27, 2017
Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum named finalist for national award
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has been named one of 30 finalists from across the country for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Services, according to the organization that distributes the award. View Online

March 27, 2017
WTTW | “A Universal Jurisdiction Over Genocide”: The Trial Of Adolf Eichmann
The long-term legacy of the Eichmann trial, first and foremost, is that it created a universal jurisdiction over genocide, says Kelley H. Szany, the Director of Education at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, which is currently presenting an exhibition titled “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” through June 18. View Online

March 20, 2017
Illinois Holocaust Museum | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Recognized as Finalist for 2017 National Medal For Museum and Library Service View Online

March 15, 2017
Make It Better Better Makers: Laura Bush Serves as Keynote Speaker at Illinois Holocaust Museum’s 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinner
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinner on March 8 raised more than $2.5 million for the educational mission of the museum. View Online

March 9, 2017
Crain’s Chicago Business | Catching up with the Bushes
Wondering what 43 and his family are up to these days? Then you should have been at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center last night. The dinner, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, featured former first lady Laura Bush and J.B. Pritzker in a friendly chat that covered everything from former President George W. Bush’s new hobby to the Trump administration. View Online

March 8, 2017
WGN News | Illinois Holocaust Museum honors humanitarian awards
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education center hosted its humanitarian awards dinner tonight. Former First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker for the museums largest fundraiser. View Online

March 8, 2017
ABC 7 News | Laura Bush appears with Rahm, Rauner at Holocaust Museum Awards
Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out against hate in Chicago Wednesday nights at the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Humanitarian Awards dinner downtown. View Online

March 8, 2017
Chicago Tribune | Rauner to announce plan to combat hate crimes
Rauner will detail his four-point plan at a downtown dinner benefiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, according to his office. He tapped the state director of public safety and the secretary of education to help carry out the proposal. View Online

March 8, 2017
Chicago Sun Times Sharon Stone aims to celebrate local Holocaust survivor with film
When Stone traveled to Chicago to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, where Harris is the president emeritus, the experience had a profound effect on the actress and filmmaker. View Online

March 6, 2017
Chicago Tonight | ‘Operation Finale’ Exhibit Details Capture, Trial of Nazi Leader
Fifty-five years ago, one of the key architects of the Holocaust was executed in Israel following an astonishing capture and trial. His name was Adolf Eichmann. View Online

March 3, 2017
Skokie Review | Laura Bush to speak at Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Former First Lady Laura Bush will be the keynote speaker Wednesday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s annual 2017 Humanitarian Awards Dinner. View Online

March 1, 2017
Chicago Tonight | Vandalism and Bomb Threats Mark Spike in Anti-Semitism
“It’s very upsetting to see this increase in anti-Semitic incidents,” said Shoshana Buchholz-Miller, vice president of education and exhibitions at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.” View Online

March 1, 2017
JUF News | Operation Finale
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann is the new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. It takes its title from Operation Finale, the name of the Mossad action to capture the fugitive war criminal in Argentina. View Online

February 23, 2017
Chicago Tribune | ‘Operation Finale’ a Holocaust Museum smash
It isn’t every day that a museum exhibit plays out more like the plot of a spy novel — and in addition has major historical significance. But that’s the considerable allure of “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” recently opened at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

February 20, 2017
Skokie Review | New Holocaust Museum exhibit details notorious Nazi’s capture and trial
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s new exhibition, “Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” takes visitors chronologically through the operation that led to Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann’s capture, trial and execution. View Online

February 17, 2017
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do Around Chicago: Feb. 17 – 19
The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s latest exhibit examines “the secret history behind bringing one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals of the 20th century to justice. View Online

February 16, 2017
WGN-TV News | Illinois Holocaust Museum debuts exhibit about notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting a new exhibit about one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, featuring artifacts displayed for the first time outside Israel. View Online

February 9, 2017
Chicago Reader | Anti-Semitism in Chicago is nothing new
In the past two weeks there have been four anti-Semitic incidents in Chicago: the smashing of windows and the scrawling of swastikas on the front of the Chicago Loop Synagogue, the carving of a swastika on a bench inside the Illinois Holocaust Museum, anti-Semitic and racist graffiti painted inside Saint Cornelius School in Jefferson Park, and a bomb threat to a suburban Jewish community center. View Online

February 9, 2017
The Forward | The First Voices To Emerge from the Holocaust: David Boder’s Nightmarish Journey, Rediscovered 
IIT has a complete online archive of Boder’s recordings and has lent out one of his two existing wire recorders to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for a temporary exhibit.
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February 9, 2017
Teen Vogue What Populism Is, and How It Relates to Donald Trump
Kelley Szany, the director of education at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, does point out, though, that white nationalist sentiments aren’t new.
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February 2, 2017
Holocaust Survivors Speak Out Against Executive Order
The Museum hosted a press conference with 18 Holocaust Survivors to speak out against the Executive Order on immigration and to oppose the Administration’s intentional omission of any reference to the Nazi’s attempted annihilation of Jews during the Holocaust in their statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a result, the Museum received broad media coverage from Chicago’s major news outlets including  NBCABCWGNWTTWFOXCBSNPRChicago TribuneHuffington PostChicago Reader, and  Daily Heraldas well as broadcast news airing outside our state. This coverage allowed us to reinforce our important mission to inspire Upstanders who speak out against discrimination and take a stand for humanity.

February 9, 2017
Museum Program | The Syrian Crisis: Impact & Response
How can we help the millions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Europe and elsewhere? We must speak out. We must offer compassion to the millions of innocent people who are fleeing brutality. A program at Illinois Holocaust Museum addressed the challenges of daily life for civilians in Syria, as well as how we can help refugees already in the United States, and the implications of the recent Executive Order.
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February 6, 2017
Skokie Review | Holocaust survivors speak out against new U.S. immigration policy
Three Holocaust survivors representing the survivor community at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center spoke out Thursday against President Trump’s Jan 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from predominantly-Muslim countries.
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February 6, 2017
The Northbrook Tower | Ban stirs terrible memories for Holocaust survivors
President Trump’s recent immigration ban has been met with angry protests, opposition from five state attorneys general and now, a formal rebuke from the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.
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February 3, 2017
Good Morning Quad Cities – WQAD-TV(7:34:57 – 7:36:00)
Some Holocaust Survivors in Illinois are concern about refugee ban signed by Donald Trump.
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February 3, 2017
Local 6 Today – WPSD-TV  (5:34:15 – 5:34:44)
Holocaust Survivors in Illinois are also reacting to the new immigration policy.
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February 3, 2017
WEHT Eyewitness News Daybreak (6:48:40 – 6:49:46)
Holocaust Survivors in Illinois are concerned about the new refugee ban signed by President Donald Trump.
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February 3, 2017
CBS 2 Morning News (6:37:36 – 6:38:19)
18 Holocaust Survivors gathered to speak against the travel ban at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
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February 3, 2017
WBEZ Morning Edition
Holocaust Survivors who live in the Chicago-area are speaking out to support refugees and immigrants who might be affected by the Trump administration’s Executive Order that is limiting entry to the United States.
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February 3, 2017
KWWL Today in Iowa
Some Holocaust Survivors said that the President’s Executive Order on immigration reminds them of their own struggles during World War II.
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February 2, 2017
Chicago Tribune |  Trump’s immigration order revives horrible memories for Chicago Holocaust survivors – Chicago Tribune
It’s been more than 70 years since Aaron Elster survived the Holocaust by hiding in a Polish family’s cold, dirty attic.
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February 2, 2017
Patti Vasquez Show – WGN-AM(1:02:57 – 1:03:32)
A group of Holocaust Survivors from Chicago are speaking out against Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.
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February 2, 2017
NBC | Holocaust Survivors Say Refugee Travel Ban Revives Bad Memories
“We survivors know what it is like to be put upon, to be isolated, to be ultimately eliminated,” Elster said.
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February 2, 2017
The Huffington Post Here’s What Holocaust Survivors Want Us To Know About Trump’s Refugee Ban
The announcement last week of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the U.S. jerked Fritzie Fritzshall back to the most horrific time in her life.
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February 2, 2017
Chicago Tonight – WTTW-TV (8:03:55 –
Survivors of the Holocaust stood in solidarity today with refugees affected by Trump’s Executive Order.
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February 2, 2017
Local 6 at 10 – WPSD-TV (11:03:25 – 11:03:50)
Holocaust Survivors in Illinois are also reacting to the new immigration policies.
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February 2, 2017
Daily Herald | ‘Second generation’ survivor to talk about father’s Holocaust experience
When they came for him, Steve Koek’s father was a 12-year-old boy living in Holland.
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February 1, 2017
Illinois Homes | Illinois Holocaust Museum Preserves The Dream Of Peace and Human Rights
Perhaps a little lesser known nationally, but no less impactful, is the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. What began as a small storefront space on the town’s Main Street in 1984 now receives over 150,000 visitors annually in its 65,000-square foot building after officially opening to the public in 2009.
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January 31, 2017
Chicago Magazine | The Wrong Side of History
It’s a frigid afternoon in the middle of December, and more than 100 Chicago police cadets are exploring the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.
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January 24, 2017
Forward | Photographer Steve Schapiro Recalls Shooting the Images That Marked the Civil Rights Era
When Schapiro agreed to give a talk on January 19 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, he didn’t know it would be on the cusp of Donald Trump’s inauguration and another march on Washington, one inspired by the 1963 march. But the timing gives his photos special resonance now.
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January 23, 2017
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum film screening, discussion focuses on human trafficking awareness
The story of woman who said she fell victim to human trafficking is the subject of a film that was screened earlier this month at the Illinois Holocaust Museum as part of a month-long awareness campaign.
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January 21, 2017
Crain’s Chicago Business | Illinois Holocaust Museum bets on rock ‘n’ roll
In July, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will open “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.”
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January 21, 2017
Daily North Shore | Sunday Breakfast with Susan Abrams
Abrams, CEO of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, owns a gold medal for 2016 Innovator of the Year in the division of Government or Non-Profit Organizations with up to 2,500 employees.
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2016

December 19, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Shout Out: Illinois Holocaust Museum CEO Susan Abrams
Susan Abrams, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center CEO for nearly three years, was recently awarded two Stevie Awards for Women in Business. View Online

December 18, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times | Steinberg: Holocaust horrors help teach ethics to CPD recruits
Retired police Sgt. Diane Shaw connected the dots: the way the German police went along with inflicting horror and how police today go along with wrongs around them, making Chicago what one expert called “the capital of the Code of Silence.” View Online

December 1, 2016
Chicago Tribune | In an era of viral, hostile videos, Illinois Holocaust Museum focuses on Upstander
I’ve had upstanders on my mind ever since I visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center a couple of weeks ago. View Online

December 1, 2016
Daily North Shore | High Honors for Holocaust Museum CEO
Susan Abrams, CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, was recognized for both her executive leadership and innovation by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. View Online

November 26, 2016
Crain’s Chicago Business | Rating Charity Navigator
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie is on firm financial footing. View Online

November 21, 2016
The Stevie Awards Blog | Stevie Awards for Women in Business Announce Winners in 13th Annual Competition
Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2016 competition on Friday, November 18. View Online

November 10, 2016
Forward | A History Of Jon Stewart And 6 Other Things To Read, Watch, And Do This Week
Also in Chicago, Chicago Tribune reporter Kathy Bergen will interview her father Hal Bergen, who assisted with the Nuremberg trials as a 19-year-old Army sound technician, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center on November 13th. View Online

November 10, 2016
WGN | Woman shares her story on the 78th anniversary of ‘The Night of Broken Glass’
On the 78th anniversary of “The Night of Broken Glass” hundreds of people were at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to listen to the story of a woman who was 19 that night tell the story of what happened to her. View Online

November 9, 2016
Chicago Now | Commemorating the anniversary of Kristallnacht
This spring, I chaperoned my teen’s field trip to the  Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. In addition to touring the museum, our group heard from Henry Strauss. View Online

October 27, 2016
Listening To My Travels | Holding Up Half the Sky at the Illinois Holocaust Museum
The exhibit “Half the Sky” now at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois is definitely worth a visit. View Online

October 21, 2016
Lake Zurich Courier | Guide to Suburban Holiday Bazaars and Boutiques
International boutique features local artisans work and international fair trade goods, designer jewelry and purses, homewares and books, and one-of-a-kind Judaica from around the world. View Online

October 17, 2016
Skokie Review | Redesigned Parking Lot Opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
In the first of two projects aimed at providing improved parking at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, a redesigned parking lot opened Friday across from the facility. View Online

October 5, 2016
Forward | A Holocaust Museum That Stretches the Limits
The museum’s latest exhibition, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” based on the book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about the various challenges that women and girls face in the developing world, is a prime case in point. View Online

October 3, 2016
Chicago Splash Magazines | “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” Review – A Difficult Topic Beautifully Explored
Visiting the exhibition, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, I found the contrast between the beauty that was almost ethereal and the topic that was very difficult, stunning. View Online

September 29, 2016
NBC5 | A Look Back at Shimon Peres’ Visit to Chicago
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has died, two weeks after suffering a major stroke. He was 93 years old. Christian Farr reports with a look at his life and the influence he made in Chicago. View Online
September 27, 2016
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum exhibit inspires visitors to action around women’s full equality
Women Hold Up Half the Sky makes sure to include closer-to-home information, local stories and nearby organizations making a difference every day. View Online

September 25, 2016
Shia Kapos blog | Pritzker on the Holocaust and today’s politics
Venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker and Mike Gamson, senior vice president of LinkedIn in Chicago, sat down for a Q&A last week during a networking event to attract new supporters to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

September 22, 2016
Daily North Shore | Things To Do This Weekend
Women Hold Up Half the Sky, an exhibit that focuses on one of the central moral challenges of the 21st Century – full equality for the world’s women. View Online

September 21, 2016
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: Women Hold Up Half the Sky
This exhibit presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and YWCA Evanston/North Shore will tell stories of women around the world doing incredible things and help visitors make an impact themselves. View Online

September 18, 2016
WGN | Revered activist brings message of genocide awareness to Illinois Holocaust Museum
One of the world’s leading crusaders against genocide comes to Chicago with an important message. View Online

September 15, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Museum goodness abounds this fall.
“Women Hold Up Half the Sky” at Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

September 14, 2016
Make It Better | Illinois Holocaust Museum and YWCA Exhibit Urges Action Against Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad
Many people think sex trafficking is a crime that occurs in far-flung areas of the world. In fact, it’s a domestic and even local issue, and one that is on the rise as commercialized sex increases, particularly in affluent populations. View Online

September 14, 2016
WBEZ Events Page | Illinois Holocaust Museum and YWCA Evanston/North Shore Addresses Women’s Rights with Special Exhibition, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore are partnering to present the Midwest premiere of a special exhibition at the Museum titled Women Hold Up Half the Sky, which identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century— full equality for the world’s women. View Online

September 8, 2016
Smithsonian.com | Fall-Must-Sees
The book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn inspired this exhibition, which looks at the challenges women face in the modern world. View Online

September 6, 2016
ABC7 News | Dedication at Holocaust Museum Honors Survivor and His Parents
A special dedication honoring a survivor of the Holocaust and his parents took place Tuesday in suburban Skokie. View Online

September 2, 2016
Skokie Review | Museum honors non-Jews who saved lives during the Holocaust
Three-quarters of a century or so after the Holocaust, extraordinary stories continue to emerge, little-known heroes identified. View Online

September 1, 2016
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum-YWCA exhibition promotes full equality for women
The last time the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and Evanston North Shore/YWCA teamed up in this way, they took an unprecedented look at the thorny subject of race. View Online

September 1, 2016
JUF News | Women Hold Up Half the Sky
In a few short weeks, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center will open its newest exhibit, Women Hold Up Half the Sky.

August 30, 2016
The 21st Show | New art exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum
A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie presents a look into life in the Gurs internment camp in France. View Online

August 24, 2016
Daily Herald | Survivor to visit Naperville to explain ‘enormity’ of Holocaust
Survivor stories such as Cohn’s help people generations removed understand its devastation beyond the numbers. View Online

August 11, 2016
WGN | Benefit held for Illinois Holocaust Museum
The event featured stand-up from comedian Gary Gulman. He said he was honored to help bring awareness about the important work the museum is doing. View Online

August 1, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Gary Gulman headlines ‘Standup Soiree’ for Holocaust Museum
“When you think Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, standup comedy might not be your first association. Gary Gulman gets it. Gulman is the featured entertainment at the museum’s “Standup Soiree,” a benefit to be held Aug. 11 at the Montgomery Club in Chicago.” View Online

July 29, 2016
Chicago Tribune | 15 things to do with the kids July 25-31
“It’s the last week of July! From street festival, “Kidzapalooza” at Lollapalooza to Rubik’s Cube challenge, here are 15 things you can do with kids in Chicagoland on this week of summer.” View Online

July 28, 2016

Western Springs | Clarkson: Olympics exhibit at Holocaust Museum is somber and sobering
“The exhibit was fascinating and provocative, but it was secondary to my experience inthe Holocaust Museum in general, which I toured first. I got immersed in the museum. It sucked me in and educated and horrified and saddened me all at once. It was well done and has impact.” View Online

July 26, 2016
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: July 29-31
“After viewing the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s We All Need Peace children’s exhibit, kids ages 4-10 will create their own works of art and learn about being peacemakers at school and beyond.” View Online

July 22, 2016
WGN TV | Elie Wiesel remembered with special ceremony at Holocaust Museum
“He was known as the voice for millions who lost their lives in the Holocaust. As part of the ceremony survivors and their descendants lit candles and read passages from his works.” View Online

July 18, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum community remember renowned humanitarian Elie Wiesel 
“Wiesel, an Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor, author, respected humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, died July 2 at age 87. During its memorial commemoration for him last week, the museum replayed his speech from April 19, 2009 — at least a generous portion of it.” View Online

July 18, 2016
Splash Magazines | The Illinois Holocaust Museum Tribute – Remembering Elie Wiesel
In a world that continues to be incomprehensible, knowing that Elie Wiesel was there, fighting against evil and bringing hope, was reassuring.  With his passing, the world is a little darker. View Online

July 14, 2016
Junior College | Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate who survived Auschwitz death camp, dies aged 87
“Wiesel is best known for his groundbreaking work Night, a book describes the horrors he experienced as a Jewish survivor of the Nazi death camps of the Holocaust during World War II. Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial says Elie Wiesel died Saturday at age 87.” View Online

July 12, 2016
Skokie Patch | Elie Wiesel Remembered by Illinois Holocaust Museum
““There was a hush over the crowd as he spoke so softly,” remembers Kelley Szany, the director of education at the museum. “The audience was hanging on his every word. His words were so profound.” View Online

July 12, 2016
Windy City | Skokie’s Illinois Holocaust museum to hold Wiesel tribute
“Skokie’s Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center plans to host a special commemorative event in memory of Elie Wiesel, who was an Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor, author, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner.” View Online

July 8, 2016
Chicago Tribune| Holocaust Museum schedules event in memory of Elie Wiesel
“The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host a special event in memory of Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor, author, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner.” View Online

July 8, 2016
WGN Plus | Paul Lisnek’s “Behind The Curtain” – The Worst Event In Human History & What We Can Learn From It
“Sharing the story of the most traumatic events in humans history is difficult, but in order to learn from it, we must. Paul talked with Fritzie Fritzshall, a Holocaust survivor from the Auschwitz concentration camp and she shared her story in detail as a young.” View Online

July 8, 2016
WQAD 8 | Illinois Holocaust Museum Event to Honor Elie Wiesel
“The program is scheduled for July 14 at the museum and education center in Skokie. It will chronicle Wiesel’s life and accomplishments and include a dramatic reading of his book “Night,” which tells the harrowing story of his internment at Auschwitz as a teenager.” View Online

July 7, 2016
Daily Reporter | The Illinois Holocaust Museum is planning a special event to honor the life of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel
“The program is scheduled for July 14 at the museum and education center in Skokie. It will chronicle Wiesel’s life and accomplishments and include a dramatic reading of his book “Night,” which tells the harrowing story of his internment at Auschwitz as a teenager.” View Online

July 4, 2016
CBS Chicago | Chicagoans Remember Holocaust Historian Elie Wiesel
“Elie Wiesel’s firsthand account of Nazi atrocities gave others the courage to do the same. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole talked with Chicagoans who were touched by his message.” View Online

July 3, 2016
WGN Sunday Evening News Segment | Elie Wiesel
“Wiesel helped promote the phrase “never again” not only through his own experiences but by traveling the world and applying it to modern-day genocides.” View Online

June 24, 2016
Decades TV Network | Auschwitz Survivor Tells Her Story
“599 women lined up and gave a crumb of bread into my palm to help me survive…in turn I promised that if I survived, I would be their messenger.” Fritzie Fritzshall describes surviving Auschwitz 76 years after the first prisoners arrived. View Online

June 21, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Survivor in Lincolnshire Reflects on His Experience 
“Steen Metz didn’t know he was Jewish until he and his parents were herded into cattle cars and sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in German-occupied Czechoslovakia.Up until that point, Metz and his family had lived relatively normal lives in Denmark. The Danish government had resisted efforts to discriminate against its Jewish citizens, so they didn’t have to wear a yellow star or a badge.” View Online

June 20, 2016
Damen Award Winner | Museum Director: Kelly Szany 
Kelley Szany, Director of Education at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, received the Damen Award from Loyola’s Graduate School at the 2016 Founders’ Dinner. Visit the link below to view a video and learn more about Kelley and the fantastic award she has received. View Online

June 10, 2016
Student Blog | Suffering and Forgiveness
Reflecting on an impression of a collection of artifacts related to such a massive tragedy in humanity’s history is not easy to put into words; simply put, last week our class made a visit to Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois and received a lecture from Hungarian Jewish Auschwitz survivor, Magda Brown. View Online

June 1, 2016
Chicago Tribune | 7 ways the first Olympics were better
It was the 1936 Olympics, in Germany, that gave rise to much of the pomp and ceremony that now come with the Games. Those Olympics are superbly chronicled in the current “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin, 1936” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

May 26, 2016
Skokie Review | New Holocaust Museum committee debuts annual race
There are all kinds of reasons people enter races and run as fast as they can, but the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has added one to the list: humanity.

May 21, 2016
Voice of America | Japanese Diplomat’s Act of Mercy Is Enduring Legacy for Holocaust Descendants
“People call my grandfather the Japanese Schindler,” says Chihiro Sugihara, referring to the famous German businessman who helped saved hundreds of his Jewish workers. View Online

May 20, 2016
Chicago Athlete Magazine | Race Recap: Race For Humanity 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run
Over 500 people attended the inaugural city-wide Race For Humanity 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run on Sunday, May 15, at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. View Online

May 20, 2016
Daily Herald | Holocaust survivor tells his story to students in Mount Prospect
Samuel Harris estimates he’s given thousands of speeches over the past four decades recounting his experiences as one of the youngest Holocaust survivors. View Online

May 19, 2017
Make It Better | Words Matter This Election Year
Professional hockey star Andrew Shaw was suspended from a playoff game because the National Hockey League recognized that words matter. View Online

May 17, 2016
WGN | Illinois Holocaust Museum debuts Race for Humanity 5K
This is the first 5K run but not the last; it will become an annual fundraising event. Runners lined up at the starting line in front of the museum, with museum president and holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall doing the honors of getting the race started. View Online

May 10, 2016
Skokie Review | Holocaust hero’s grandchildren meet survivor descendant in Skokie
More than 30 years ago, Sugihara was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel. He shares the same recognition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, one of the first plaques to be installed on the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous honoring Gentiles who helped save Jews during the Holocaust. View Online

May 9, 2016
Huffpost Politics | Words Matter
Professional hockey star Andrew Shaw was suspended from a playoff game because the National Hockey League recognized that words matter. View Online

May 6, 2016
Oy! Chicago | Learning to Be an Upstander
My papa, Ralph Rehbock, has been the greatest influencer and teacher in my life. Since surviving the Holocaust as a young boy, he has never been shy speaking about his past, or about teaching the lessons of the Holocaust as a member of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Speakers’ Bureau. View Online

May 5, 2016
Skokie Review | Family run and Jigglejam show at Holocaust Museum
Your family can take steps to make the world a better place — and get a workout at the same time. The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is holding its first annual Race for Humanity 5K, Sunday, May 15. View Online

May 2, 2016
Nonprofit Quarterly | Virtual Reality at the Holocaust Museum Vividly Aids Collective Memory
“The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will be the first in the world to use cutting edge, holographic technology to enable visitors to ask questions of Holocaust survivors—long after the survivors have passed away,” reports Howard Reich at the Chicago Tribune. View Online

April 30, 2016
Moody Radio | Kelley Szany and Fritzie Fritzshall
We’ll take you inside an authentic German railroad car used in World War 2 that may well have transported prisoners to Nazi concentration camps.  Plus, we’ll talk with a Holocaust survivor who rode in one of those rail cars…Her story will grab you by the throat. View Online

April 28, 2016
Moody Radio Blog | Auschwitz-Firsthand
Of course you’ve heard about Auschwitz.  The complex was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime, which included three main camps. There, 1.1 million people were murdered.  But it’s rare to meet a survivor.   Raise a salute to one Fritzie Fritzshall. View Online

April 27, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum, new 3-D technology bring survivor stories to life
What will happen when the survivors are no longer here to tell their stories? View Online

April 26, 2016
Flipkey by TripAdvisor | Top Things To Do Outside Chicago Worth Traveling For
Summed up by its founding principle, “Remember the past, transform the future,” the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center works to preserve the history of and memories from the Holocaust, while teaching ways to combat hatred and prejudice. View Online

April 9, 2016
The Gazette | Holocaust survivor will share her story in Cedar Rapids
On Magda Brown’s 17th birthday, June 11, 1944, she and her family were forced onto a railroad boxcar with 80 other people. View Online

March 30, 2016
Joliet Patch | Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Troy Students
Magda Brown is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. View Online

March 28, 2016
Sun-Times SPLASH | ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER’S HUMANITARIAN AWARDS DINNER
More than 1,700 people packed the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Upper Wacker) to pay tribute to Holocaust survivors March 17. View Online

March 26, 2016
Make It Better | $3 Million Raised for Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards
On Thursday, March 17th the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosted its annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. View Online

March 17, 2016
WGN | Illinois Holocaust Museum holds humanitarian awards dinner
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center held its humanitarian awards dinner Thursday night. View Online

March 14, 2016
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum leader honored for 25 years of education work
Long before renowned architect Stanley Tigerman built what has been called “sacred space” — the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on the north end of Skokie — there was a small storefront building that belonged to the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. There was Lillian Polus Gerstner. View Online

March 4, 2016
Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum prepares for Humanitarian Awards dinner
In a different way, there is no more important night for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center than its annual Humanitarian Awards dinner, museum leaders say. View Online

March 2, 2016
Chronicle Illinois | Museums team up to bring light to 1936 Olympics
Two Chicago-area museums are cooperating to stoke interest in the landmark 1936 Berlin Olympics on its 80th anniversary. View Online

March 1, 2016
Chicago Baseball Museum | Documentary, Olympics exhibit team up to educate about 1936 Games
We’ve just endured a valuable lesson in history thanks to a pair of cooperating Chicago-area museums. View Online

Macrh 1, 2016
Leisure Group Travel | Illinois Museum Plans Iraqi Refugee Exhibition
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Illinois announces the Midwest premiere of What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees, a photographic exhibition that explores the possessions that Iraqi refugees cherished enough to bring on their journey to the United States. View Online

February 29, 2016
Your Chicago | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Meet Susan Abrams, CEO of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. In this episode, get ready to be inspired as Susan tells us the history and mission of a museum that seeks to help visitors  “remember the past, transform the future.” View Online

February 25, 2016
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Exhibit probes Berlin’s historic Olympics of 1936
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center says it took four years to acquire its latest traveling exhibition, the same time-span that exists between two summer Olympic Games. View Online

February 22, 2016
Chicago Reader | Things To Do This Week
he Illinois Holocaust Museum (9603 Woods, Skokie) presents “Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936,” an exhibition featuring historical photographs, film, and the testimonies of athletes who participated in the Berlin Olympics including Jesse Owens and Ralph H. Metcalfe. View Online

February 21, 2016
WGN | New Museum exhibit showcases “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936”
Growing up, Marlene Owens Rankin knew little of her father’s most famous feat. View Online

February 21, 2016
CBS | Holocaust Remembrance Program Pairs Survivors With Newer Generations
We’ve seen the images, but can we really imagine what it was like for millions of Jews and others — to be torn from their homes, their families, their very lives, by the Nazis? View Online

February 17, 2016
Chicago Tribune | No place for games: ‘Nazi Olympics’ opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The first-level story about the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has Jesse Owens, the African-American track star, showing up Adolf Hitler, the racist German dictator, by winning four gold medals over competitors from Hitler’s supposed “master race.” View Online

February 17, 2016
Daily Herald | Weekend Picks
Relatives of Olympic athletes Jesse Owens and Ralph H. Metcalfe will be on hand for the opening of the visiting exhibit “Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936” today at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. View Online

February 16, 2016
WBEZ Worldview | What We Carried
If you had hours, or only minutes, to leave your home and country forever, what would you take with you? View Online

February 14, 2016
Chicago Tonight | Jesse Owens’ Daughter to Speak at Opening of ‘Nazi Olympics’ Exhibit
A daughter of Jesse Owens, the African-American runner who dominated the 1936 Berlin Olympics, will speak at the opening of “Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936,” the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s new special exhibition. View Online

February 9, 2016
Daily Journal | Illinois Holocaust Museum draws you into history
If a building can have a personality, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is pensive. View Online

February 5, 2016
JUF News | Exhibit now showcasing ‘What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees’
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has kicked off the Midwest premiere ofWhat We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees, a photographic exhibition that explores the possessions that Iraqi refugees cherished enough to bring on their journey to the United States. View Online

February 2, 2016
Chicago Tribune | ‘Blacklisted’ premiere
Not surprisingly, there was not a spare seat to be had Sunday afternoon at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, in Skokie, a fitting location for a program confronting the consequences of persecution. View Online

January 27, 2016
Chicago Reader | ‘What We Carried’ tells the stories of Iraqi refugees through objects
Several collages of Zaia’s photos, along with her handwritten commentary in Arabic and in English, are part of “What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees,” a new photo exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie and the Daley Center concourse in the Chicago Pedway. View Online

January 27, 2016
Splash Magazines | International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Stories Tat Inspire
Here are stories related to International Holocaust Remembrance Day that have found their way to Splash Magazines Worldwide. View Online

January 26, 2016
Chicago Tribune | Recalling the blacklisting era, through song and story
But a different kind of examination of this period — through music — will unfold Sunday afternoon, when several of Chicago’s best singers and songwriters stage “Blacklisted” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

January 22, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times | Walter W. Reed, turned his wartime flight from Nazis into book, dead at 91
A regular speaker for the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Mr. Reed, 91, died Jan 13 from a heart problem at his Wilmette home. View Online

January 20, 2016
Wheaton Academy | In Memory of Holocaust Survivor Walter Reed
Walter came to my class just last week and, according to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, this was likely the last group of students he visited before his death. View Online

January 19, 2016
Make It Better | 5 Things to Do: January 22-24
This new Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit gives us a glimpse into the lives of Iraqi refugees and what they packed for their journey to the U.S. View Online

2015

December 31, 2015 
Chicago Tonight Five Museum Exhibits Worth Checking Out Before They Close This Weekend
This Holocaust Museum exhibit breaks down the history of the many German-speaking film icons who fled to America during Nazi Germany and who went on to become the actors, directors, composers and writers of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” View Online

December 20, 2015
Glancer Magazine | Engaging the Generation Gap
Since taking Mom’s Little Black Book on the road to Washington, D.C., my daughter Marissa was captivated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and wanted to see more; so, I was pleasantly surprised to find the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in nearby Skokie. View Online

December 30, 2015 
Chicago Tribune Holocaust Museum looks to build new lot and revamp exisiting one
Those who visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie face two options once parking quickly fills up next to the building — the gravelly, unfinished lot across the street or an auxiliary lot that is part of the Optima housing complex down the block. View Online

December 29, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter Remembering the Hollywood Mogul Who Rescued Hundreds of Germany’s Jews
Laemmle’s efforts have been highlighted in the exhibition “Light and Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950,” originally mounted at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and now at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center in Skokie. View Online

December 28, 2015
ABC 7 News Chicago Holocaust survivor dies at 85
A Chicago area holocaust survivor who was set to speak before the United Nations in January has died. Koek, who volunteered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, was invited to tell his story to the UN General Assembly on Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2016. View Online

December 24, 2015
Listening To My Travels | Learning About Never Again in Skokie, Illinois
Never Again! But can it be happening again? There’s a palpable fear in the air that it could. With that in mind, we visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

December 3, 2015
Chicago Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center—Featuring the Light & Noir Exhibition
To close out this special exhibition, join us for five different classic films shown over five days, running December 19 through December 23, 2015. View Online

November 21, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times | Al Lachman, fought to block Nazi march in Skokie, helped create Holocaust museum, dead at 97
He “personally co-signed the mortgage for the building on Main Street,” said another son, Joseph, then tore down walls and built dioramas. That small operation led to the creation of the spacious Stanley Tigerman-designed Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

November 19, 2015
ABC 7 News | Chicago holocaust survivor to speak at UN
As a speaker and volunteer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Koek has told his story many times. However, in January he’ll tell it on the world stage before the United Nations General Assembly on Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

November 12, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum launches partnership program
John Rowe, Board of Trustees chair of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Past Museum Board of Trustees Chair J.B. Pritzker hosted a breakfast networking event at 1871 at the Merchandise Mart to launch Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s new Corporate Partnership Program. View Online

November 12, 2015
Crain’s Chicago Business | Light & Noir film fest, Cuban music, a Billy Strayhorn tribute and more
As part of the Wilmette Theatre’s Light & Noir Film Festival, you can watch Joan Crawford devour the screen in “Mildred Pierce,” one of the great “women’s noirs.” View Online

November 11, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Remembering Kristallnacht: Chicago area commemoration held in Skokie
The commemoration ceremony was sponsored by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. View Online

November 9, 2015
WGN | Hundreds gather in Skokie for Kristallnacht anniversary
At the North Shore center for the performing arts, hundreds of people gathered for the 77th anniversary commemorating Kristallnacht. View Online

October 31, 2015 
Winnetka-Glencoe Patch | Should Holocaust Education Continue Through State Budget Crisis?
CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum expresses importance of educating children on the Holocaust during legislators’ visit. View Online

October 30, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust survivor Steen Metz shares story with Park Ridge students
The soft-spoken Denmark native felt a need to continue sharing his personal story as a Holocaust survivor, a desire that led to a position with the Speakers’ Bureau at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie and numerous other presentations before students and other groups, including churches and synagogues alike. View Online

October 29, 2015
Chicago Magazine | Premiere of Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood 1933–1950
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center held the exhibition opening event for the Midwest premiere of Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950, open through January 10, 2016. View Online

October 28, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum: Legislators gather in Skokie to hear of importance of Holocaust education
This year marks two milestones in teaching children in Illinois about the Holocaust and genocide. View Online

October 27, 2015
Wall Street Journal | Fleeing Facism and Finding Refuge in Hollywood
Film noir is known for its opaque characters and interesting plot twists. But an important subplot is being told in “Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950,” a new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

October 22, 2015 
Northwest Indiana Times | Exhibit shows Nazi exiles impact on Hollywood’s golden era
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s newest touring exhibition “Light & Noir: Exiles & Emigres In Hollywood, 1933-1950” opened earlier this month and illuminates the stories of film icons who fled Nazism to become the actors, directors, writers, and composers of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” View Online

October 15, 2015
Wall Street Journal | A Look at the Museum of the Future
This year, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center began showing a video of Pinchas Gutter, a Holocaust survivor who answered roughly 1,200 questions about his life and the war in more than 20 hours of recorded interviews. View Online

October 9, 2015
WGN | Exhibit at Holocaust Museum explores cinematic aspect of history
They were some of the biggest movies and names of Hollywood’s Golden Age. “Sunset Boulevard,” “A Foreign Affair” and “Casablanca are all award winning pictures with one striking common thread: The casts and crews largely comprised by exiles and émigrés of Nazism. View Online

October 7, 2015
Chicago Magazine| Experience Chicago: Light & Noir
Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 tells the fascinating story of immigration, acculturation, and innovation that influenced Hollywood film as an American cultural phenomenon. View Online

October 7, 2015
Make It Better | Wilmette Holocaust Survivor Reflects on ‘The Fragility of Freedom’
This is why I speak out today to school children and adults as a member of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Speakers’ Bureau. View Online

October 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit looks at how emigres helped shape Hollywood
When Arielle Weininger learned of “Light & Noir,” an exhibition in Los Angeles about European immigrants shaping the film industry during the early years of talking pictures, she knew she wanted to see it at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

October 7, 2015
Daily Herald | Holocaust museum exhibit explores how refugees influenced Hollywood
It became a matter of life and death. And jobs. View Online

October 6, 2015
Lakeshore Public Radio | NEW EXHIBIT OPENS: “LIGHT & NOIR: EXILES & EMIGRES IN HOLLYWOOD, 1933-1950″
This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS” focuses on The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s upcoming exhibition — “LIGHT & NOIR: EXILES & EMIGRES IN HOLLYWOOD, 1933-1950″ – which opens Sunday, October 11. View Online

September 16, 2015
WGN TV | Learn the lives of holocaust survivors through innovative new technology
Meet Pinchas Gutter, an 83-year-old man whose life story — and experiences through the holocaust — is breaking new ground in technology. View Online

September 14, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Holocaust Museum looks at “Exiles and Emigres in Hollywood, 1933-1950”
Many of the writers, directors, composers and other artists who fled Nazi Germany ended up in Hollywood, where they changed the nature of American cinema and helped shape its “Golden Age.” View Online

September 9, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Top 10 fall museum picks in Chicago
With Hitler on the rise, Germans came to Hollywood and profoundly shaped the film industry while making such golden-age films as “Casablanca” and “Double Indemnity.” View Online

August 31, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Brunch celebrates local Holocaust survivors
Keynote speaker: Abbey Romanek, Judge of Circuit Court of Cook County, Museum Board of Trustees member and daughter of a Survivor View Online

August 28, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust museum, botanic garden team up to grow cuttings of historic tree
This summer, Cathy Thomas, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s plant propagator, came to the museum. There, she made cuttings from a tree on its grounds — a tree cut from the original at Terezin. View Online

August 21, 2015
Crain’s Chicago Business | Top exhibits this fall
Through film clips, costumes, props and ephemera, this exhibit explores how already-installed immigrants such as actress Marlene Dietrich, director Ernst Lubitsch and producer Carl Laemmle cleared the way for new arrivals, including directors Billy Wilder and Fritz Lang. View Online

August 20, 2015
Make It Better | Better Makers: Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts 2nd Annual Survivor Brunch
The Illinois Holocaust Museum hosted a celebratory brunch on June 29 for over 100 Holocaust survivors to honor the survivors’ endless contributions to our community. View Online

August 5, 2015
Rivet Radio | Why Anne Frank and her diary still resonate
Rivet Radio tells us why one of the most famous stories and artifacts from the Holocaust: Anne Frank’s diary still connects with people of all ages around the world today. View Online

July 22, 2015
Polish News | 20th Commemoration. Witness to Genocide.Twenty Years After Srebrenica
Shoshana Buchholtz-Miller, Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum played major role in helping to bring exhibit “Abandoned At Srebrenica: Photographs from the Aftermath”, to the Museum to organize the Commemoration event. View Online

July 15, 2015
Quartz | A former Auschwitz guard has been convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder
Oskar Groening, a 94-year-old  former guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most notorious of the death camps in Poland was convicted of his crimes. In 2005, he told the BBC, “I saw the gas. I saw the crematoria. I saw the open fires. I was on the ramp when the selections [for the gas chambers] took place. I would like you to believe these atrocities happened—because I was there.” View Online

July 12, 2015
Chabad News | At Illinois Holocaust Museum 14-Year-Olds Inspire a Survivor’s Bar Mitzvah
Mitchell Winthrop, 88 years of age, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Mauthausen Nazi concentration camps, had been raised in a secular Jewish home in Lodz, Poland. Why had he, he asked the boys—someone who hadn’t even had a bar mitzvah—been chosen to survive the Holocaust and not his pious, white-bearded grandfather? View Online

July 6, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum honors French rescuers in Skokie
During World War II, Fernand and Emilie Deves provided a safe haven for Jewish families at their home in southeastern France. For their efforts in providing shelter to members of the Sapir family and the Margolis sisters, a release from the Illinois Holocaust Museum said, they were recognized by the museum in Skokie June 28 with special guest Vincent Floreani, consul general of France in Chicago. View Online

July 6, 2015
Splash Magazines | “New Dimensions In Testimony” Review- The Memories and world-view of Pinchas Gutter 
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, is currently the sole venue in the world actively involved in displaying an amazing piece of technology, the Beta-driven prototype developed by the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation- The Institute for Visual History and Education and the USC Institute for Creative Technology along with Conscience Display. View Online

June 24, 2015
Chicago Reader | Best small museum, Skokie division
Over the past 60 years the Holocaust has been discussed and dissected and interpreted and reinterpreted so many times, it’s hard to imagine there’s anything left to say. The tiny Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, however, continues to find new stories to tell. View Online

June 11, 2015
Crain’s Chicago’s Business | As Holocaust survivors dwindle, a surprising way to keep their stories alive
Elster speaks regularly to groups at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, where he is vice president, but he knows that the era of in-person lectures from elderly Holocaust survivors is running short. View Online

June 10, 2015
Medill Reports Chicago | Video: 87-year-old survivor relives Holocaust memories to educate future generations
“Genocide doesn’t happen suddenly. It builds gradually and we need to learn from our own mistakes,” says Brown. “With my testimony I hope I can bring a face – something human – to anyone who listens to me, so they can see and learn.” View Online

June 9, 2015
JUF News | Second JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival runs June 20-28
For the second straight year, the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will bring the Chicago community together to experience 16 globally-inspired Jewish films with a wide range of perspectives June 20-28. View Online

June 2, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum: Exhibition offers timely look at genocide in Cambodia
Early last month, a narrow hallway on the museum’s upper floor became home to the world premiere of “Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days: The Cambodian Atrocities and the Search for Justice.” View Online

May 25, 2015
Sun Times | Blue Star Museums offering free admission to active-duty military families
The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It allows any active duty military service member, including National Guard and Reserve personnel, plus five relatives to visit participating museums for free. View Online

May 25, 2015
ABC 7 News | Museums offering free admission for military until labor day
More than 40 museums in Chicago are now offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums program happening across the nation. View Online

May 19, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum: Pilot Program aims to preserve survivor voices for future generations
Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter has never officially stepped foot inside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie — or has he? View Online

May 19, 2015
Soundcloud  | Technology Lets Museum Visitors Interact With a Holocaust Survivor
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is making it possible for visitors to have a virtual conversation with a survivor. WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe spoke recently with The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Amanda Friedeman. She says ‘New Dimensions in Testimony’ is a first of its kind experience. View Online

May 14, 2015
Lawndale News | Interact with “New Demensions In Testimony” Technology
Ask Holocaust Survivor Pinchas Gutter any question you would like, and “natural language” technology software will respond as if Pinchas were in the room! View Online

May 13, 2015
NBC Chicago | Museum Uses Holograms to Preserve Survivor’s Stories
If you have a story you want future generations to hear, you can always write a memoir. But modern technology is on the verge of enabling a much richer experience: a holographic display that makes it appear as if you’re in the room with the viewer. NBC Chicago’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports. View Online

May 12, 2015
Chicago Tribune  | Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day
The ceremony Friday, May 8, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, was billed as a statewide commemoration of Victory Day when Soviet and Allied Forces finally defeated Germany. View Online

May 10, 2015
Chicago Tribune | New Holocaust book shines light on local vet’s war legacy
Recently released to coincide with Mother’s Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen, this book is about three mothers who gave birth in a Nazi concentration camp. It’s official launch in North America will take place May 19 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, where those “Miracle Babies” – now retired with children and grandkids – will be special guests. View Online

May 9, 2015
Alton Daily News | VE Day Remembered 
Gov. Bruce Rauner was among the speakers at an event marking Victory in Europe Day at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

May 8, 2015
Voices of America | In Chicago, Soviet Vets Mark VE Day
On the 70th anniversary of Victory Day, dozens of war Soviet veterans joined Holocaust survivors at the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum to remember the millions who died. View Online

May 8,2015
Crain’s Chicago Business | Strictly kosher — at galas
Jewish organizations around town hold plenty of high-grossing galas. The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards dinner, held March 12, had 2,000 guests and grossed almost $2.7 million. View Online

May 7, 2015
Voices of ARSP  | Why We Need To Celebrate May 8th 
We want to celebrate Europe being freed from Nazi terror and fascism, the terrible past that many Germans would like to put behind them and not talk about it anymore. But how can we say “Never again!” if we are not even ready to accept the past that we don’t want to repeat? View Online

May 4, 2015
Museum Press Release   World Premiere: Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days: The Cambodian Atrocities and the Search for Justice
On May 5, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host the world premiere of the exhibition, Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days: The Cambodian Atrocities and the Search for Justice. The exhibition’s title refers to the amount of time the Cambodian people were subjected to starvation, labor, and execution under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. View Online

April 30, 2015
Museum Press Release   Museum Pilots Interactive Technology To Preserve Survivor Stories For Future Generations
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is the first world-wide test site for New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT), an interactive educational experience that will allow future generations to “talk” with Holocaust Survivors about their life and experiences. View Online

April 28, 2015
Huff Post Impact What’s Working  Who Will Tell Our Stories?
I believe that I survived to do what I have been doing for the last 20 years — to tell my story, in memory of my family and the millions of Jews whose own stories were silenced by the Holocaust. View Online

April 27, 2015
Museum Press Release State Wide Commemoration: 70th Anniversary of Victory Day
The commemoration is one of many public programs being held in conjunction with the Museum’s current special exhibition Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, a photographic exhibition that reveals a rarely seen perspective of World War II through the lens of the most important Soviet Jewish photojournalists. View Online

April 27, 2015
JUF News | ‘Through Soviet Jewish Eyes’
Their position behind the camera placed them close to Russian society’s elite without actually being in power. View Online

April 21, 2015
The Chicago Jewish News | Arts Preview
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust,” an exhibit showcasing the little-known Soviet Jewish photojournalists who were the first liberators to bear witness with cameras to Nazi atrocities. View Online

April 16, 2015
JUF News  | Who Will Tell Our Stories?
Opinion Editorial written by Aaron Elster, Holocaust Survivor and President, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
There are many stories to share, every Survivor with their own unique experience. Every Survivor having confronted the darkest depths of hatred with determination, courage and resilience. View Online

April 15, 2015
CBS 58  | Holocaust Survivor
Holocaust Survivor and author Estelle Laughlin talks about her experience in the Warsaw Ghetto. View Online

April 8, 2015
Quilting Sewing Creating  |  Everyone in Chicagoland should visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum
Ever since the Illinois Holocaust Museum opened in Skokie in 2009, I have wanted to visit and on Monday, I finally did. This time it was only my husband and myself seeing the exhibits just for ourselves, not also interpreting them for our children. It was a somber visit but an important one. View Online

April 6, 2015
Chicago Tribune  | Holocaust survivor to share his story
“There are too many who don’t know about the Holocaust, who don’t consider it, or are unwilling to learn,” he said. “People should be aware of what happened in the past and why it is that some of us are concerned about conditions in other parts of the world (today).” View Online

April 5, 2015
Daily North Shore  |  Holocaust Survivor Coming to LFA
The public is invited to the Joshua A. Rothstein ’05 Memorial Lecture at Lake Forest Academy, featuring a lecture by Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster, who will speak about his experience during World War II. View Online

March 29, 2015
Roberto Clemente Community Academy | SPEAKING OUT. STANDING UP. MAKING A DIFFERENCE. THAT’S THE POWER OF ONE
On Thursday March 19th, forty Roberto Clemente sophomores visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum and had the opportunity to experience the profoundly moving exhibits. View Online

March 18, 2015
Splash Magazine  | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Nearly 2,000 supporters of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center gathered at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to honor Renée and Lester Crown and their family for their lifelong humanitarian efforts March 12. View Online

March 17, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Dinner raises critical support for Illinois Holocaust Museum
They are only six words — “remember the past, transform the future” — but in order to live up to the noble mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center every day, there is an essential need for widespread support. View Online

March 17, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Isaacson: ‘It’s about being part of something larger than yourself’
Walter Isaacson speaks at Illinois Holocaust Museum dinner. View Online

March 4, 2015
Chicago Tribune  |  The Illinois Holocaust Museum equal parts rewarding and daunting
Its dramatic, vividly detailed permanent exhibition, the heart of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, is among the finest museum pieces Chicago has to offer. View Online

March 3, 2015
Chicago Tribune  | Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish Eyes
Russian Jewish photographers took these powerful shots, many of them so carefully and impeccably rendered that their impact stands the test of time. The photos graphically illustrate the sheer devastation and brutality of Germany’s rabid aggression inside the former Soviet Union along with the liberation of the camps and ultimate exultant victory. View Online

March 2, 2015
Chicago Tribune  | 15 Things to do with the kids March 2-8
This family program at the Illinois Holocaust Museum aims to give kids 10 and up a new perspective on our culture’s obsession with social media: How can we use it for the greater good? View Online

March 1, 2015
Mirror – Spectator | Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Symposium for 1OOth Anniversary of the Genocide
A crowd of nearly 400 came out on a Sunday afternoon to listen to four scholars and humanitarian workers speak about issues of international response to genocide from the Armenian genocide to the Holocaust to Darfur. View Online

March 1, 2015
Two Moms, A Little Time, and a Keyboard  | Beyond the Selfie: Finding Your Digital Voice Program
Our kids are certainly growing up in a time that is more digitally connected than we experienced in our own childhood. So, they are facing challenges that we didn’t as children. View Online

February 27, 2015
Chicago and Then Some | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Proves To Be A Must-See In Suburban Chicago
The largest Holocaust Museum in the nation is in Washington, D.C., but Skokie’s Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is an outstanding museum that serves to educate, restore and memorialize the millions of people who were catastrophically destroyed by evil hatred. View Online

February 27, 2015
The Armenian Weekly | Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Symposium for Centennial 
On Feb. 8, the second largest Holocaust museum in the United States hosted a symposium titled, “American Response and American Philanthropy,” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. View Online

February 24, 2015
WBEZ’s Morning Shift  | New exhibit shows WWII through the eyes of Jewish Soviet photographers
A new exhibition opened Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. It’s called Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust. It features 60 photographs taken by Jewish photographers in the Soviet Union from the 1930s through the end of World War Two. View Online

February 21, 2015
Aiding Children Together  | Student Leadership Day
On February 19, seven ACT members had a wonderful opportunity to go to the Illinois Holocaust Museum for Student Leadership Day. Even in the bitter cold, when many schools were cancelled, eleven middle schools from around Chicago came together for an inspirational day. View Online

February 18, 2015
JUF NEWS | Illinois Holocaust Museum opens exhibition on Soviet Jewish photography during WWII
Based on the award-winning book “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes,” written by curator David Shneer, the exhibition presents more than 60 photographs that span the Nazi-Soviet war, from June 22, 1941 until Victory Day on May 9, 1945. View Online

February 17, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Midwest Premiere – Through Soviet Jewish Eyes; Photography, War and the Holocaust 
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is pleased to announce the Midwest premiere of Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, a photographic exhibition that reveals a rarely seen perspective of World War II through the lens of the most important Soviet Jewish photojournalists. View Online

February 13, 2015
Chicago Genocide Centennial  | Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Genocide Centennial Symposium
Over 300 people gathered  at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center on Sunday, February 8, 2015,  for an impressive symposium. View Online

February 11, 2015
Asbarez.com | Chicago Holocaust Museum Spotlights Genocide Centennial 
The museum symposium was not the first time the museum has shined a light on the controversy surrounding the Armenian genocide. View Online

February 11, 2015
Republic Radio of Armenia | Holocaust Museum spotlights 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Feb. 8 held a symposium on the Armenian genocide attended by more than 300 people. View Online

February 11, 2015
Horizon Weekly |  Holocaust museum spotlights 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide
Dedicated not only to preserving the history of World War II genocide, but in teaching about genocide all over the world, the museum describes its mission this way: “Remember the past, transform the future.” View Online

February 10, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum spotlights 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide
In marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a symposium Feb. 8 at Skokie’s Illinois Holocaust Museum, a panelist concluded that every genocide is unique and yet every genocide is the same. View Online

February 10, 2015
Chicago Tribune At COT and NU, it’s a perfect storm of recent American operas
Lyric orchestra members will present string quartets by Weinberg and Viktor Ullmann. View Online

February 5, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Classical Music Concert Recommendations
A string quartet performs Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s String Quartet No.4 and Victor Ullmann’s String Quartet No.3 . View Online

January 30, 2015
American Countryside | A Jewish Family’s Challenges in Nazi Germany
We resume our moving conversation today with Henry Straus as he share his family’s challenges living as Jews in a country where the Nazis were rising to power. View Online

January 28, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Chicago museum and zoo attendance in 2014
Blockbuster exhibits drove big attendance gains at some area institutions, while overall attendance fell slightly. View Online

January 26, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Concert Supports Photography show at Holocaust Museum
“When we heard that the Holocaust Museum was considering bringing an exhibition that (showed) the tragedy of the war and the the Holocaust as seen by Soviet Jews, we knew that this is a story that everyone should have the opportunity to witness.” View Online

January 26, 2015
WGN Morning News  | Auschwitz survivor says she was ‘lucky’, shares unimaginable story
Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall joined WGN Morning News to share her unimaginable story. View Online

January 26, 2015
Skokie Review |  Concert Supports photography show at Holocaust Museum
Created in collaboration with the Russian-speaking community of Chicago, the exhibit represents the Soviet perspective of the Holocaust with images depicting events that took place before, during, and after WWII. View Online

January 25, 2015
ABC 7 Chicago |  Auschwitz Survivors mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in suburban Skokie hosted a discussion with survivors of the Auschwitz death camp. View Online

January 25, 2015
Naperville Sun  | Illinois Holocaust Museum partners with Naperville School District 203
Naperville school children will learn about tolerance, compassion, and peace through a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. View Online

January 21, 2015
Make it Better | 5 Things to do: January 23-25
The exhibit is “the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view.” View Online

January 19, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Exhibit confronts issues of race in the U.S.
More than 7,700 students from about 40 schools have been introduced to the three major themes — the science of human variation, the history of race and race in our culture. View Online

January 13, 2015
Skokie Review | Coming Together opening links voices, stories to move beyond race
This was a day of shared humanity, standing together in the face of ugly discrimination and violent assault. View Online

January 9, 2015
Make It Better Magazine | RACE: We Aren’t So Different
Whether you’re tweetingFacebooking or watching CNN, CNBC, FOX News or Meet the Press, the conversation over the past several months across all news channels has focused on racial relations and racial inequalities in the United States. View Online

January 9, 2015
Skokie Patch | Museum Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Half-Price Admission
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, students and children ages 5-22 will receive half-price admission to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on Monday, January 19, 2015. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to experience the Museum’s most talked about exhibition to date, RACE: Are We So Different? before it closes on January 25, 2015. View Online

January 8, 2015
Chicago Tribune | Museums for 2015
“Through Soviet Jewish Eyes”: Three years before Americans arrived at Buchenwald and Dachau, Soviet Jewish photojournalists were the first to photograph Nazi atrocities. View Online

2014

December 29, 2014
Skokie Review | 2014 in review: Holocaust Museum joins YWCA to put race under the microscope
In an unprecedented pairing, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore launched their collaborative exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” at the museum this fall. View Online

December 23, 2014
D219 Niles Township High Schools |Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township Presents:
VOICES OF RACE

Something exciting is happening in this year’s Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township (Coming Together). View Online

December 22, 2014
JUF News | Bridges
It’s a new year, full of hopes and dreams-dreams like the one Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about all those years ago. View Online

December 22, 2014
Evanston Review | Different look: Coming Together in Skokie 2015 explores race
The 2015 edition of Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township may look quite different on the outside, but it still is guided by the same principles that have made it such a success for the last five years. View Online

December 22, 2014
JUF News | A daughter remembers her mother —a survivor
The United Nations General Assembly has designated Jan. 27, 2015-which is also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau-as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

December 21, 2014
Chicago Genocide Centennial | The Armenian Genocide: American Response and American Philanthropy
On Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a powerful symposium that examines the United States’ response to the genocide through the lens of the Near East Relief, the first non-governmental, non-sectarian, ecumenical effort of its kind. View Online

December 21, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum marks Human Rights Month with inspiring talk
“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” — Elie Wiesel View Online

December 19, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township Presents Voices of Race: Opening Ceremony is January 11
Join us for Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township: Voices of Race from our opening program on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, to the April 24 event throughout Niles Township and Evanston when individuals and groups will participate in Stand Against Racism. View Online

December 17, 2014
Windy City Times | Ruth Messinger talks human-rights issues, justice
“I dedicate my days to the struggles for human rights of some of the people who have the least access to power—women and girls, the LGBT community and indigenous peoples in the developing world whose communities are threatened,” said Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service ( AJWS ). View Online

December 17, 2014
CBS Chicago | FILM SERIES: Faces of Humanity
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, the Original Queen of Comedyis an homage to showbiz pioneer Jackie “Moms” Mabley. View Online

December 16, 2014
Bugle Newspapers | Students hear human rights activist Prendergast at Holocaust Museum
On Dec. 3, 164 high school students from 23 public and parochial schools from as far as Richton Park, Plainfield and Ottawa participated in the High School Student Leadership Day hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

December 11, 2014
Chicago Hands-On Educators | RACE: Are We So Different? 
It’s a simple truth. People are different. View Online

December 10, 2014
Daily Herald | Illinois Holocaust Museum sponsors Student Leadership Day
On Dec. 3, 164 students from 23 public and parochial schools participated in the High School Student Leadership Day hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

December 10, 2014
Topix.com | Student Leadership Day at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Keynote speaker John Prendergast, who has worked for peace in Africa for nearly 30 years, shared his experiences and lessons learned. View Online

December 9, 2014
Kontinent USA | A Day At The Races – A Benefit for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
On September 14, 2014, in Arlington Heights, IL, A Day At The Races – A Benefit for Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center was held at the Arlington International Racecourse. View Online

December 3, 2014
Harper College News Bureau | Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture
Harper College has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for an annual lecture by Dr. Peter Hayes, an internationally respected expert in Holocaust history. View Online

December 3, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture
The topic of the fifth annual Pfeffer Family Forum is “Magical Thinking or Modern Planning? The Ideas Behind the Holocaust.” View Online

December 3, 2014 
Daily Herald | Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture
Harper College has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for an annual lecture by Dr. Peter Hayes, an internationally respected expert in Holocaust history. View Online

November 25, 2014
JUF NEWS | Living history through the eyes of Soviet Holocaust survivors
October was a special month for survivors of the Holocaust, their loved ones, and those who wanted to learn more about the Holocaust’s impact on the Russian-speaking Jewish community. View Online

November 19, 2014
ACT For Education | Season of Thanks!
On November 13th, we had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

November 19, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Evanston Public Library and Family Action Network (FAN) Present Workshops on Stereotypes and Identity Led by Local Leaders
On Monday, December 8, 2014, the acclaimed social psychologist Claude Steele, Ph.D., will present his groundbreaking findings on stereotypes, race and identity in the free presentation “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do”, at 7:00 PM, in the Evanston Township High School Auditorium. View Online

November 15, 2014
ABC7 Eyewitness News | Roz Veron’s Weekender Report
Roz Varon’s weekender guide. View Online

November 13, 2014
Make It Better | 5 Things to do: November 14-16
This weekend is all about shopping. View Online

November 6, 2014
Deerfield Review | Holiday bazaars: Where to find treats, trinkets, gifts and garb in the suburbs
With the holidays quickly approaching, check out our guide to suburban holiday bazaars, boutiques and craft shows. View Online

November 3, 2014
Evanston Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum: Documentary restores Holocaust hero’s place in history
An American who repeatedly gave warning about Hitler’s persecution of the Jews, a vocal and forceful advocate for finding Jewish refugees a home during and after World War II, a Zionist who successfully helped Jews establish Palestine as their sacred homeland, James McDonald lived a life more than deserving of a distinct place in history’s spotlight. View Online

October 31, 2014
JUF News | RACE
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is among select museums in the country to confront the issue of race and racism in the United States with the new exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? running now through Jan. 25. View Online

October 31, 2014
Skokie Review | Family Friendly: Storyteller Susan O’Halloran performs anti-bullying show at Illinois Holocaust Museum
We are more alike than not. That’s one lesson children will learn from veteran storyteller Susan O’Halloran at a Family Storytelling Program, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. View Online

October 31, 2014
JUF News | David Laskin’s ‘The Family’ selected for Chicago Jewish community ‘One Book’ initiative
For the fourth consecutive year, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership spearheads One Book | One Community, the Chicago Jewish Community’s celebration of Jewish Book Month. View Online

October 31, 2014
JUF News | ‘The Last Sabbath’ honors heroism of World War II survivors and liberators
While growing up in Skokie in the ’60s and ’70s, it rarely occurred to me that the accents of my classmates’ parents were a sign of a painful, unimaginable journey that took them from Europe to post-WWII America. View Online

October 31, 2014
JUF News | New film chronicles one man who spoke up among the silent
On April 8, 1933, a little more than two months after Adolph Hitler came to power, American James McDonald met with Hitler. View Online

October 30, 2014
JUF News | Lessons from Kristallnacht, by Susan Abrams
The 76th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” or “Night of Broken Glass,” causes me to pause to remember and reflect. What is different, and what is the same? What have we learned from the extreme violence of those 48 hours that were a prelude to the increasing atrocities of the Holocaust? View Online

October 28, 2014
Chicago Tribune | 15 things to do with your kids this week
Storyteller Sue O’Halloran comes to this Skokie museum in a program for kids 6 and up. View Online

October 28, 2014
Washington University in St. Louis |The Holocaust through the eyes of Soviet-Jewish photographers 
Three years before American troops experienced the horror of Nazi brutality and liberated the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps, a handful of Soviet-Jewish photographers bore witness to Nazi atrocities. View Online

October 28, 2014
Evanston Now | YWCA honorees ‘tip the balance’
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore has honored three individuals and an organization for their outstanding commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change. View Online

October 27, 2014
The Daily Northwestern | YWCA honors leaders in social change, women advocacy
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore presented awards Wednesday to three leaders and one organization in the community who have worked toward women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change. View Online

October 27, 2014
Two Moms, A Little Time, and a Keyboard | Family Storytelling Event at Illinois Holocaust Museum November 2, 2014
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie holds various interactive events throughout the year to help engage families in learning about respecting differences and being an upstander. View Online

October 24, 2014
CopyLine Magazine | Exhibit Explores Concepts of Race, Inequality at Illinois Holocaust Museum This Fall
The nationally acclaimed exhibition “RACE: Are We So Different?” will provoke Chicago-area residents with the challenges implied in its title. View Online

October 15, 2014
Skokie Review | Unprecedented pairing: Skokie and Evanston team to address racism
An unprecedented collaboration between Skokie and Evanston — between two important institutions in these two towns — have come together rather by happenstance. View Online

October 14, 2014
Chicago Reader | A new exhibition challenges stereotypes about race
There are plenty of things to look at in “RACE: Are We So Different?”, a traveling exhibit that originated at the Science Museum of Minnesota and has now settled in for three months at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. View Online

October 13, 2014
ABC 7 Eyewitness News | The Chicago Columbus Day Parade, Part One
The Columbus Day Parade pays tribute to Italian heroes of the Holocaust. View Online

October 12, 2014
Splash Magazine | “RACE” Are We So Different?” Review- Seeing Race Differently
Chicagoland residents and visitors have a very special opportunity. View Online

October 11, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum, Evanston YWCA opens new exhibition on race
Race. There may not be a four-letter word that inspires more discussion, debate and controversy than this one. View Online

October 8, 2014
The Daily Northwestern | YWCA sponsors Illinois art exhibit focused on race
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to bring an exhibit about race and its origins to the museum starting Sunday. View Online

October 7, 2014
Kelley Szany’s Blog | I believe in Humanity. Will you join me?
A few weeks ago I experienced the loss of a tremendous friend, Cipora Katz.
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October 7, 2014
African American Literature Discussion Group Blog | RACE-What is it really?
We see it all the time: on surveys, Census forms, applications : “What’s your race?” View Online

October 1, 2014
Modern Luxury NS | Life on Display Exhibit Opening

September 30, 2014
Chicago Splash Magazine | Zoom In: Skokie
The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s new CEO Susan Abrams shares her Skokie favorites. View Online

September 23, 2014
NWI Times | Educating NWI about the Holocaust
Teaching today’s students about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and genocide provides challenges for educators at all levels. View Online

September 22, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum honor Jan Karski centennial birthday
Jan Karski never considered himself a hero, which is just how heroes like Jan Karski often feel about themselves. View Online

September 19, 2014
Jan Karski Educational Foundation | Karski Exhibition Thrills Diverse Audience at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity exhibition was launched at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) on September 17, with a momentous opening attended by numerous VIPs, including a strong presence from the Polish and Jewish communities. View Online

September 19, 2014
Trinity Christian College | Honors Course Visit to Holocaust Museum Extends Learning
The Honors Seminar course “Representing the Tragic: Considering History, Aesthetics, and Resistance in Holocaust Drama,” taught by Dr. John Sebestyen, associate professor of communication arts, is an example of that. Sebestyen took his class to Skokie, Illinois to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

September 18, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Jan Karski: Museum opens exhibition on Polish Holocaust hero
One of the first plaques to be installed on the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous wall outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center was one honoring Jan Karski, an emissary for the Polish Underground State during World War II. View Online

September 16, 2014
Splash Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Day at the Races Event
More than 250 supporters of the Illinois Holocaust Museum were the front runners at the annual Day at the Races benefit hosted by the Museum’s Women’s Leadership Committee at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid) Sept. 14. View Online

September 16, 2014
Chicago Tonight | Art and History Merge in Artist’s Incredible Life Story
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie presents a rare stateside showing of the tragic yet life-affirming work of a painter who painted nearly 1,300 pictures in just 18 months of her life. View Online

September 12, 2014
Kontinent Media | A Day At The Races – A Benefit for Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center
On September 14, 2014, in Arlington Heights, IL, A Day At The Races – A Benefit for Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center was held at the Arlington International Racecourse. View Online

September 6, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | October events at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
New exhibition opens October 12. View Online

September 3, 2014
SkokieNet| The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center announces the opening of “The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity” on September 17, 2014. View Online

September 3, 2014
Skokie Patch| The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity: An Exhibition About One Man Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is pleased to host The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission For Humanity, during the centennial year of Jan Karski’s birth. View Online

August 28, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Heed the warning signs of rising anti-semitism
The recent and severe spike in anti-semitism is a warning to people everywhere. View Online

August 25, 2014
Evanston Review | Holocaust survivors attend celebratory brunch at IHMEC
More than 100 Holocaust survivors attended a celebratory brunch at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie on Aug. 7. View Online

August 18, 2014
Skokie Review | New heroes join Holocaust Museum’s Fountain of Righteous
“There is no greater show of humanity than to risk one’s own life to save the life of others.”
Vice Consul for Poland Konrad Zielinski spoke those meaningful words Aug. 13 outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum and in front of the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous, dedicated to just such humanity. View Online

August 16, 2014
Crain’s Chicago Business | An art exhibit honors a lost son
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s exhibit of work by Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon began six years ago when Norman Bobins was in Amsterdam. View Online

August 13, 2014
CBS Chicago | Italian Family, Polish Man Honored By Illinois Holocaust Museum
They risked their lives to help victims of the Holocaust and on Wednesday, three people were honored for their selfless acts. View Online

August 12, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times |‘Simple, kind people’ who saved her family in a world gone mad 
Adina Sella readily admits she doesn’t remember much about Giocondo and Annina Marconi, the Italian couple that sheltered her Jewish family during the Holocaust. View Online

August 6, 2014
Methodist College | Student Blog
On July 26, 2014, a group of students from Methodist College visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum, located in Skokie. View Online

August 6, 2014
Skokie Review | Salomon’s art offers key comparisons with Anne Frank’s story, diary
Like so many others who have seen Charlotte Salomon’s extraordinary collection of autobiographical art, Gillian Walnes could not help but think of a young writer whose life was also brutally cut short by Nazi genocide. View Online

August 6, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | The lives, legacies of Charlotte Salomon, Anne Frank
Artist Charlotte Salomon and writer Anne Frank regularly get mentioned together. View Online

July 30, 2014 
Simply Showbiz | Someone You Should Know Jan Karski and His Mission for Humanity

As an emissary for the Polish Underground, Jan Karski was charged with the critical mission to inform the Allies of the ongoing slaughter of the Jews in German-occupied Poland. View Online

July 27, 2014
ABC7 Eyewitness News | Holocaust Commission Expanded in Illinois
Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Sunday to expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. View Online

July 24, 2014
Chicago Now | Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend
This special Family Day program explores what we look like on the outside and who we are on the inside through facilitated, art-based activities. View Online

July 23, 2014
Simply Showbiz | Life? Art? Theater?
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents… View Online

July 23, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum docent shares memorable tour moments, experiences
“I want the students to understand the power of one individual to make a change.” View Online

July 21, 2014
Wilmette Life | Chicago museum features Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?”
Over 150 corporate leaders, Chicago art supporters, diplomats and donors attended an exclusive evening of fine art and music at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s summer opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” on June 19. View Online

July 16, 2014
CopyLine News Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Anti-Defamation League Host Family Program to Explore Identity Through Art
On Sunday, July 27, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will co-present the family program, Who Am I?: Exploring Identity Through Art. View Online

July 10, 2014
Lawndale News | Film Director to Attend Screening at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will hold a public screening of the film A Song for You on Sunday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. View Online

July 8, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum spotlight: Visitor services volunteer Florine Marks
Retired Nurse educator Florine Marks works at the Information Desk as a visitor services volunteer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

July 8, 2014
Examiner.com | Charlotte Salomon ‘Life? or Theater?’ art showcased at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is one of the most memorable and educational venues in the Chicagoland area. View Online

July 7, 2014
Seth Saith Blog | ‘Life? or Theater?’ Paints a Moving Picture of Charlotte Salomon — Museum Exhibit Review
I visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, my hometown and a village in which many Holocaust survivors would rebuild their lives–and eventually the museum devoted to disallowing anyone to forget. View Online

July 1, 2014
Chicago Splash Magazine | Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” Review – Prolific and Impactful Images
I have had the opportunity to view many exhibitions at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center over several years and have found each of the exhibitions to be impressive and compelling. View Online

June 30, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
August events at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center View Online

June 30, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust survivor Adina Sella shares inspiring story
Holocaust survivor and retired school psychologist Adina Sella shares her survival story with the community and field trips as a member of the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Speakers’ Bureau. View Online

June 27, 2014
Chicago Reader | Charlotte Salomon’s Life? Or Theater?: Painting for her life, literally
Charlotte Salomon spent most of 1941 locked in a room in La Belle Aurore, a hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the south of France, painting. View Online

June 26, 2014
JUF News | Charlotte Salomon exhibit opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has announced the summer opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” View Online

June 24, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Amsterdam curator introduces masterpiece paintings in Skokie
Had artist Charlotte Salomon lived to age 90 and presented the same volume and quality of work toward the end of her life, the results would have been viewed as extraordinary. View Online

June 24, 2014
Skokie Review | Artist Charlotte Salomon’s short life steeped in tragedy
A brief timeline of Charlotte Salomon’s life. View Online

June 24, 2014
Skokie Review | Video: How artist Charlotte Salomon’s epic was saved and came to Skokie
The two brief sentences that artist Charlotte Solomon said before being captured by the Nazis best explains why her masterpiece series of autobiographical drawings outlived her. “Keep this safe. It is my whole life,” she told a local doctor about a year before she was sent to her death in Auschwitz. View Online

June 18, 2014
Chicago Tonight | An Artist in Hiding: One Woman’s Passionate Chronicle of Life During Wartime

A young Jewish artist named Charlotte Salomon illustrated her family life in pre-war Germany and in Nazi-occupied France. This week her lyrical, moving works make a rare visit to the Chicago area. View Online

June 13, 2014
Make It Better | 99 Days of Summer: June 2014
Hoping to escape Nazi oppression during World War II, Charlotte Salomon fled to France and spent two years painting. View Online

June 12, 2014
Niles-Herald Spectator | Holocaust Museum displays Charlotte Salomon masterpiece
German-born artist Charlotte Salomon created more than 1,300 gouache paintings in her short life. View Online

June 9, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum docent Laura Schallman shares fulfilling experiences
When Buffalo Grove resident Laura Schallman isn’t helping high school and college students prepare for standardized tests, she is conducting tours for visitors of all ages and backgrounds as a docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

June 7, 2014
CLTV | Free museum admission for some bank customers
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are treating customers to a cultural experience this weekend. View Online

June 6, 2014
Skokie Review | Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” June 19-Sept 21 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is pleased to announce the summer opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” View Online

June 2, 2014
Chief Engineer | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Furthers Preservation Mission Through Sustainability Measures
Evette Simon, the acting executive director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, draws a parallel between preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by combatting indifference and preserving the environment through maintaining a conscientiously sustainable facility. View Online

May 27, 2014
Chicago Parent | Family Workshop: Photography Fun!
Join Chicago photographer Matthew Austin to explore photography as a means of storytelling by making a pinhole camera and composing fleeting images throughout the museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces. View Online

May 24, 2014
The North Shore Weekend | Living History
Holocaust museum thrives from survivors’ input – but also realizes their time is finite. View Online

May 22, 2014
Skokie Review | Things to do
Chicago photographer Matthew Austin will teach kids ages 8-14, with an adult, how to use photography for storytelling at a Family Workshop: Photography Fun!, View Online

May 21, 2014
What’s Happening! | IHMEC to Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel, Families View Online

May 14, 2014
Aiding Children Together | 5th and 6th Grade Student Leadership Day
On Wednesday, May 7th, six 6th graders and two teachers attended Student Leadership Day at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

May 12, 2014
Pix 11 | News Closeup: Holocaust survivor awarded Ellis Island medal of honor
A victim of intolerance, Sam Harris teaches tolerance with hopes that the world will never forget the horrors of World War II. View Online

May 7, 2014
SimplyShowbiz | Exhibiting 102-year-old photojournalist’s remarkable work
“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist” (currently on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center) celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. View Online

May 7, 2014
Chicago Reader | Reader’s agenda Wed 5/7: Ruth Gruber
Looking for something to do today? Agenda’s got you covered. View Online

May 2, 2014
Glenview Announcements | GBS teacher receives Illinois Holocaust Museum award
From college years to his human rights work today at Glenbrook South High School, social studies teacher Matt Whipple has pursued an uncommon calling. View Online

April 30, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum commemorates Yom HaShoah with concert
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted a moving concert to commemorate Yom HaShoah. View Online

April 29, 2014
Lincolnwood Review | Holocaust Museum & Education Center June events View Online

April 29, 2014
Times of Israel | The woman who launched 1,000 Jewish refugees
Ruth Gruber, the photojournalist/diplomat who helped bring to the US the only Jewish refugees America helped escape from the Nazis, is on exhibit in Chicago at 102. View Online

April 28, 2014
FOX 32 News | Skokie Holocaust museum hopes visitors learn from the past

Beginning Sunday night at sundown, people of the Jewish faith all around the world began a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust. View Online

April 25, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Susan Abrams and the Illinois Holocaust Museum
New issues, same mission for incoming chief of Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

April 22, 2014
Journal & Topics Newspapers | GBS Club Sponsor Stands for Award
The co-sponsor of Glenbrook South’s Stand for Peace organization will receive the Power of One award in late April, presented through the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

April 18, 2014
Norridge-Harwood Heights News | Ridgewood students place in Holocaust essay contest
Ten Ridgewood High School students were among the top 10 entrants in an Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center essay contest. View Online

April 17, 2014
Lake County News-Sun | Chicagoing
NPR Worldview host Jerome McDonnell will interview Tutsi survivors Immaculee Mukantaganira and Jean Claude Mugenzi, who will share their stories of survival, reconciliation, and renewal in the aftermath of atrocity. View Online

April 15, 2014
The Rebel Yell | The Ridgewood Six
On Sunday, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie held its annual awards ceremony to honor the winning students in the Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest. View Online

April 2, 2014
WBEZ | Rwanda in the Aftermath of Genocide
Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in observance of the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as we remember the estimated 1 million lives lost, and unite to ensure our continued vigilance and prevention of genocide today. View Online

April 1, 2014
Skokie Review | Half-price Holocaust Museum admission for Skokie, Morton Grove residents
To celebrate its fifth anniversary on April 19, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is offering half-price admission to Skokie and Morton Grove residents for the entire month of April, as a thank you to the villages for their support. View Online

March 31, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times: Splash | Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Nobel Peace Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger helped draw a crowd of more than 1,600 to the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Upper Wacker) March 20 for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner. View Online

March 28, 2014
Michigan Avenue Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s 2014 Humanitarian Awards Dinner took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 20, 2014. View Online

March 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum Pays Tribute to Local Holocaust Survivors at Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Former U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977) and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Henry Kissinger joined Chicago’s foremost civic, business and charitable leaders, community members, local Holocaust survivors, and international dignitaries at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 20 to celebrate the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s 2014 Humanitarian Awards Dinner, honoring three extraordinary individuals and paying tribute to local Holocaust survivors. View Online

March 27, 2014
Splash Magazines | Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human rights
Helen Suzman was one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. View Online

March 25, 2014
Skokie Review | New Holocaust Museum CEO aims to expand Museum’s reach
It’s a long distance between the East Coast where Susan Abrams grew up and the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie where she will take over the leading role late next month. View Online

March 24, 2014
Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum dinner marks new chapter
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s annual Humanitarian Awards dinner serves multiple purposes in a big and bold way. View Online

March 21, 2014
Crain’s Chicago Business | Museum raises $2.3 million, John Rowe named board chair
John Rowe, former chairman and CEO of Exelon Corp., has been named board chairman of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

March 19, 2014
Jan Karski Educational Foundation| Karski Exhibition to Open at Illinois Holocaust Museum September 17
 The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity, a 22-panel exhibition about the life and legacy of Jan Karski, will open for a three-and-a-half month run at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie with a gala reception on September 17, it was announced today. View Online

March 18, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum, Evanston YWCA unveil plan for race exhibit
It’s a subject that many find difficult to raise and perhaps even more difficult to discuss in a meaningful way. View Online

March 13, 2014
Daily Herald | Illinois Holocaust Museum announces new CEO
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has a new chief executive. View Online

March 13, 2014
Skokie Review | Susan L. Abrams chosen as new Holocaust Museum director
The chief operating officer of JCC Chicago will become the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s second executive director, the museum announced this week. View Online

March 12, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Susan L. Abrams appointed new Holocaust Museum Chief
Susan L. Abrams has been appointed chief executive officer of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, in Skokie. View Online

March 12, 2014
Crain’s Chicago Business | Jewish Community Center’s Susan Abrams
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has appointed Susan Abrams as its new CEO. View Online

March 12, 2014
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Announces New CEO View Online

March 10, 2014
JUF News | Emmy-award winning doc about neo-Nazi march in Skokie to air on WTTW
The Emmy Award-winning documentary Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered will air Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on WTTW. View Online

March 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune | David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories
The two hours Layman took to explain what his firm did in Skokie, a sort of ultimate guided tour, were absolutely fascinating. View Online

March 6, 2014
The Daily Northwestern | New exhibition looks to focus on race
A number of local partners are joining together to present an exhibition with a new perspective on race. View Online

February 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune | 15 things to do with your kids this week
Author/illustrator “Mrs. Weisz,” creator of “One Thousand and One Words” comes to the Holocaust Museum for an art program that encourages kids to learn how to use helpful, not hurtful, speech. View Online

February 25, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum zooms in on photojournalist Ruth Gruber
“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist” may seem like an ordinary title for such an extraordinary new exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

February 25, 2014
Skokie Review| Ruth Gruber’s story gets film, exhibit spotlight at Holocaust Museum
A journalist, a writer, an adventurer, a photographer, a woman well ahead of her time, Gruber has a way of inspiring people. View Online

February 20, 2014
Chicago Reader | Bike Winter Art Show, “Our Work: Modern Jobs—Ancient Origins,” and the rest of your weekend in visual arts
Take a gander at something visually stimulating this weekend. Here’s what’s going down in visual arts. View Online

February 19, 2014
NBC Chicago | Illinois Leads Nation in “Green” Buildings
Illinois leads the nation in the amount “green” building space it has, according to a new survey released by the U.S. Green Building Council. View Online

February 19, 2014
Mynorthshoreblog.com | Great Museums on the Chicago North Shore!
Chicago’s North Shore has long had a reputation for being a hotbed of culture, artistic appreciation and intellectual engagement. View Online

February 18, 2014
Chicago Reader | A few more tales from the amazing life of Ruth Gruber
Ruth Gruber, the 102-year-old photographer whose work goes on display this Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, has had an amazing life. View Online

February 17, 2014
Chicago Reader | Photojournalist Ruth Gruber, 102 and still ahead of her time
For Gruber, who’s captured everyone from Holocaust survivors to Ethiopian Civil War refugees, words and pictures are tools to inspire others to act. View Online

February 11, 2014
Morton Grove Champion I | Family Program ‘One Thousand and One Words’ at the Holocaust Museum
Join “Mrs. Weisz,” author and illustrator of One Thousand and One Words, for an afternoon of family fun. View Online

February 6, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Bittersweet farewell: Rick Hirschhaut exits the Holocaust Museum he helped build
It’s Friday morning in Skokie, and several elementary school kids are huddling around two large TV screens, intently watching Sam Harris describe what happened to him during the Holocaust and how he’s trying to prevent it from happening again to children like them. View Online

February 6, 2014
JUF News | Exhibit on photojournalist Ruth Gruber opens Feb. 16
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) has announced the Midwest premiere of Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist, a fascinating exhibitionthat celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. View Online

February 1, 2014
Sheridan Road Magazine | One Exhibit: February & March
This traveling exhibition displays vintage prints, contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from Ruth Gruber’s trailblazing, five-decade-long career as a photojournalist. View Online

January 24, 2014
Portagelife.com | Grant Provides Students an Out-of-the-Box Experience
On Saturday, January 11, two Fegely Middle School English teachers, Mrs. Mindy Malaski and Mrs. Lisa Norman, took a group of 50 PreAP students to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois. View Online

January 23, 2014
Crain’s Chicago Business | 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend
You’ve seen the posters (and the knock-offs). Now see an exhibit about the origins of the saying. The Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles On The Home Front In WWII Britain show at the Illinois Holocaust Museum closes this weekend. View Online

January 21, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust survivors commemorate King’s legacy
She was just 10 years old when her mom dropped her off at a train station in Germany. View Online

January 21, 2014
Skokie Review | Over 750 attend Kristallnacht commemoration
Kristallnacht, the first organized act of Nazi violence, took place Nov. 9, 1938. View Online

January 21, 2014
Technology Marketing Corporation | Afterschool Program Participants Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Lesson in Nonviolence
High school and middle school students and their mentors in the Exelon/ComEd/United Way Stay in School Initiative today participated in a service event at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the late civil rights leader’s messages of equality and anti-violence. View Online

January 14, 2014
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum shines light on anti-apartheid leader
The telephone call came from an Oklahoma teacher who wanted to thank curator Dr. Jill Vexler for her exhibition on one of South Africa’s greatest anti-apartheid leaders. View Online

January 2, 2014
Chicago Tribune | Previewing 2014’s most exciting museum exhibits
“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist” View Online

2013

December 7, 2013
Dirty Laundry Podcast | Holocaust survivor Magda Brown
“Remember the past but transfer the future,” is one of the mantras Holocaust survivor Magda Brown lives by today. View Online

December 2, 2013
WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift | Kindertransport
Seventy-five years ago today, almost ten thousand Jewish children started turning up in the UK. View Online

November 19, 2013
The Daily Northwestern | Kristallnacht survivors tells story at Chabad House of Nazi rise to power
Holocaust survivor Ralph Rehbock, the vice president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, speaks frequently about the events that occurred after 1940. View Online

November 12, 2013
Northbrook Star | Bulgarian heroes honored by Illinois Holocaust Museum
That Bulgaria’s Jewish population in World War II was saved from Hitler’s extermination camps could be considered a miracle, but it shouldn’t be. View Online

November 7, 2013
The Korea Times | HRNK, Holocaust museum to work together against N. Korea prison camps
A U.S. human rights group has teamed up with a Holocaust museum in efforts to call attention to North Korea’s human rights abuses. View Online

November 7, 2013
Yonhap News | HRNK, Holocaust museum in joint work against N. Korean prison camps
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) said Wednesday it would hold a forum, titled “The Heart of Darkness: North Korea’s Hidden Gulag,” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center later in the day. View Online

November 6, 2013
Sun Sentinel | Documentary explores Holocaust survivors and refugees’ community
A new documentary is giving a voice to Holocaust survivors and refugees who founded a community. View Online

November 5, 2013
The Tribune-Star | CANDLES to show new film on unknown Holocaust survival
A remarkable and little known story of survival in the darkest days of the Holocaust will unfold Friday night at the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute. View Online

October 25, 2013
WBEZ’s Worldview | One man’s fight to stop the genocide in Darfur
When he arrived in Khartoum, Sudan in March 2003, Dr. Mukesh Kapila says he made “a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass-killers, they would never triumph on his watch.” View Online

October 8, 2013
Examiner.com | Illinois Holocaust Museum Special Exhibit: Textiles from World War II Britain
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this temporary exhibit includes World War II British music of the era, home decorations, films and period clothing, among other items. View Online

October 7, 2013
Chicago Tribune | Brotman: Child survivors of the Holocaust can’t forget
The children have gray hair now. Reading glasses hang from their necks, and at one point in their appearance at Northwestern University last week, Henry Stark cupped an ear. View Online

October 7, 2013
From Auschwitz to Skokie | Keep Calm and Carry On
On September 29th the Illinois Holocaust Museum opened its newest temporary exhibit, Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain, a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. View Online

October 6, 2013
Northern Star | Holocaust survivor wants story heard
Magda Brown is a Holocaust survivor and wants everyone to know it. View Online

October 2, 2013
Chicago Tribune | Wear this and carry on
World War II touring exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum ties vintage clothing to much more serious subjects View Online

October 2, 2013
Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum explores British homefront during World War II
If the latest traveling exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center feels a bit different than others, that’s by design. View Online

October 1, 2013
Skokie Review | Importance of Edward R. Murrow addressed at Holocaust Museum
Had there never been a broadcast journalist named Edward R. Murrow or his “This is London” radio broadcasts during World War II, would the United States have come to Britain’s aid when it did? View Online

September 29, 2013
Chicago Tribune| Press Pass: Broadcast from the Blitz
Editorial board member Greg Burns leads panel discussion on the legacy of Edward R. Murrow at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center View Online

September 24, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times| ‘Keep Calm…’
British fashion did not disappear during the dark depths of World War II. View Online

September 24, 2013
JUF News| Illinois Holocaust Museum joins Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday Sept. 28 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! View Online

September 4, 2013
Skokie Patch | Holocaust Museum to Host “Keep Calm and Carry On”
A presentation this month at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie will showcase textiles from the WWII era. View Online

September 4, 2013
Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum to host Midwest premier of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is pleased to announce the Midwest premiere of Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain. View Online

August 30, 2013
Skokie Review Illinois Holocaust Museum leader to step down after a decade
Other than the founding Holocaust survivors, no one has been the face of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center since its inception more than Executive Director Rick Hirschhaut. View Online

August 28, 2013
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum Chief to step down
Rick Hirschhaut, executive director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center since 2004, will leave the position early next year, according to the museum. View Online

August 19, 2013
Highland Park News | Shanghai Ghetto survivors to tour Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has done a remarkably comprehensive job in covering not only the Holocaust of World War II but global genocide both historically and in current-day times. View Online

August 16, 2013
The Jewish Daily Forward | The Extraordinary Heroism of Hannah Senesh
“I think a lot about Gyuri and also about Mother out of fear and a terrible lack of faith: who knows if I will see them again, and when?” she wrote in her diary. View Online

August 14, 2013
Chicago Tribune | Shanghai Jewish Refugees
Holocaust survivors who spent their childhood in Shanghai gather in the suburbs this week to remember those who helped them. View Online

August 8, 2013
JUF News | Time for questions
“Are there bones here?” was the first question asked by a student of our docent, Lana Lake. View Online

August 2, 2013
The Jewish Press | Rescue and Renewal – Visiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum
By its very definition, a museum is a building that keeps and displays art, artifacts, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value. View Online

July 28, 2013
Journalgazette.net | Israel honors family for WWII heroics
Jan Szubiac grew up in Poland hearing the stories from his grandfather and his mother, Danuta Renk-Mikulska. View Online

July 26, 2013
Skokie Review| Illinois Holocaust Museum: Polish citizen receives highest Yad Vashem honor
Look closely at the photo – at the nearly 30 family members of all ages who have gathered to celebrate a wedding – and it positively brims with life. View Online

July 24, 2013
Skokie Patch| Polish Holocaust Hero Honored for Saving Jews
Danuta Renk-Mikulska was a girl when her family hid five Jews from the Nazis. ‘There were so many Jews coming for help and we did what we could.’ View Online

July 16, 2013
Evanston Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit spotlights Croatian ‘Righteous’
The profound idea behind the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s inspirational Fountain of the Righteous located outside its building now extends to the inside – to a never-before-used narrow hallway on the second floor. View Online

July 9, 2013
Skokie Review | Two unique exhibits open at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center recently unveiled two unrelated special exhibits. View Online

July 8, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times | New Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit displays Nazi-looted items
The stunning collection of Nazi-looted objects now on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is not so much about things as it is about people. View Online

May 28, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times | Exhibit transcends myths about a Holocaust heroine
Senesh, 23 when she died by firing squad in 1944, has been called the “Israeli Joan of Arc,” but the girl and young woman now on display at the museum is most decidedly made of flesh and blood. View Online

May 27, 2013
Chicago Tribune | Blue Star Museums
Active duty military personnel and their families receive free admission to various museums in the Chicagoland area. View Online

May 21, 2013
Skokie Review | Key dates in Hannah Senesh’s short life
“Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh,” an exhibition now on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum through Sept. 8, recreates the iconic Budapest-born Senesh’s short life mostly through her own words. View Online

May 21, 2013
Chicago Reader | “This is not a Holocaust story, this is a war story”: The life of Hannah Senesh
“In the end,” says curator Louis Levine of his latest exhibit, dedicated to the life of the poet Hannah Senesh, “this is not a Holocaust story. This is a war story.” View Online

May 21, 2013
Skokie Review | In her own words: Holocaust Museum’s Hannah Senesh exhibition transcends myth
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s new traveling exhibition isn’t interested in showing Hannah Senesh as an iconic and heroic martyr. View Online

May 7, 2013
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum honors human trafficking activist
One person who stands up for what is right and tries to stop what is wrong in the world can make a difference, a simple reality behind the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s “Power of One” award. View Online

May 7, 2013
Pioneer Local | Norridge student’s poem wins award from Illinois Holocaust Museum
The impact of the Holocaust still resonates with a Ridgewood High School student. View Online

May 6, 2013
Pioneer Local | Suburban teens win Holocaust art contest
Four teens from the northwest suburbs learned this winter how to better think about the world far beyond the Chicago area View Online

May 2, 2013
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum hosting conference on genocides
Less than a month after the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center ran its first program on the Armenian Genocide, a two-day symposium covering even more ground is slated for the same venue. View Online

May 1, 2013
The Armenian Weekly | Balakian Speaks at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Author Peter Balakian spoke to an audience of more than 250 people on Sat., April 20, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, a suburb of Chicago, and a town that is still remembered for the controversial march of neo-Nazi groups there in 1979. View Online

April 29, 2013
Asbarez Armenian News | Balakian Launches Illinois Holocaust Museum 2015 Project
Peter Balakian spoke Sunday, April 20 to an audience of more than 250 people at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, a suburb of Chicago, and a town that is still remembered for the controversial march of neo-Nazi groups there in 1979. View Online

April 25, 2013
Skokie Review | Museum focuses on Hannah Senesh in new exhibition
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will introduce visitors to Hannah Senesh, one of Israel’s most iconic heroes even though she was killed at only age 23. View Online

April 25, 2013
Northwest Indiana Times | Holocaust History Comes to Life for Whiting Middle School Students
Whiting Middle School students traveled to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center two days before their Spring Break to view the museum’s artifacts and learn the many lessons of the Holocaust. View Online

April 24, 2013
Broadway World | Chicago Museum Presents Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh, 5/14
Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh sheds light on Hannah Senesh, the inspiring 23-year-old young woman who died by firing squad in 1944, but has endured as one of Israel’s most iconic heroes. View Online

April 24, 2013
Public Radio of Armenia | Holocaust Museum shines light on Armenian Genocide
The Illinois Holocaust Museum will sponsor a major exhibition on the Armenian Genocide in 2015 to mark its 100th anniversary, museum next month will host a two-day conference, “The Ottoman Turkish Genocides of Anatolian Christians,” Executive Director of the Museum Rick Hirschhaut said, Skokie Review reports. View Online

April 23, 2013
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum shines light on Armenian Genocide
Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Lawyer of Jewish descent, first coined the term “genocide” in 1944 to describe the systematic extermination of Armenians and Assyrians during and after World War I. View Online

April 22, 2013
Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum meets gold standard for being green
No one can visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center without realizing how unique and special it is as a piece of architecture. View Online

April 18, 2013
The Daily Sizzle | “Israeli Joan of Arc” featured in new museum exhibit
The Illinois Holocaust Museum recently announced its upcoming exhibit, “Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh” on the life of the heroic poet from Budapest known as the “Israeli Joan of Arc.” View Online

April 18, 2013
Chicago Tribune | The real stories behind ‘No Place on Earth’
For 511 days, they hid underground in Ukrainian caves while fellow Jews were being executed by machine gun up above. View Online

April 18, 2013
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: New documentary unearths Nazi survival story
Returning to the Ukrainian cave 67 years later – the raw space that protected him from deadly persecution by Nazis in World War II – the survivor makes a simple request. View Online

April 18, 2013
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum plays key role in survivor documentary
When filmmakers were looking to produce a documentary about 38 Holocaust survivors who lived underground in western Ukraine, the Illinois Holocaust Museum was one of their first outreaches. View Online

April 17, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times | ‘No Place on Earth’ sheds light on Holocaust survivors’ cave dwellings
Returning to the Ukrainian cave 67 years later — the raw space that protected him from deadly persecution by Nazis in World War II — the survivor makes a simple request: Turn off the lights. View Online

April 10, 2013
Jewish World Review | No Place on Earth
Nearly 75 years after the end of World War II, one has to dig pretty deep to find a unique Holocaust story for the big screen. View Online

April 5, 2013
NBC5 | Police Recruits Spend Day Immersed in History
During their six months of training, recruits receive more hours of human behavior instruction than most police officers. View Online

March 27, 2013
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum takes spot among greenest buildings
Architect Stanley Tigerman has many accomplishments to his name, but he admits that his lasting legacy — the project he wants to best be remembered for — is the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. View Online

March 26, 2013
Skokie Patch | Illinois Holocaust Museum Achieves LEED Gold Certification
The Skokie-based museum is the second museum in the Chicago area to achieve the LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. View Online

March 26, 2013
Trib Local | Illinois Holocaust Museum Receives $315,000 Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a first-time grant of $315,000 to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

March 15, 2013
Splash | Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner was themed “the power of one.” View Online

March 12, 2013
Skokie Patch | Illinois Holocaust Museum Honors Three Humanitarians
The Skokie museum honored J.B. Pritzker, Bill Brodsky and Linda Johnson Rice during its annual fundraising dinner. View Online

March 11, 2013
Skokie Review | Power of Three: Holocaust Museum Dinner Honors Humanitarians
The “power of one” comes in all shapes and sizes, but the concept has a universal connection: All those who reflect it stand up for what is right and create a ripple effect in so doing. View Online

March 7, 2013
Crain’s Chicago Business | Brodsky, Rice, Pritzker feted by Holocaust museum
Fifteen hundred guests, dozens of A-list CEOs and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist packed the Hyatt Regency for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s fundraiser Wednesday night. View Online

March 1, 2013
TWO MOMS, A LITTLE TIME, AND A KEYBOARD | Illinois Holocaust Museum: Exhibits that Speak to the Children
The Illinois Holocaust Museum uses various exhibits to relate the messages learned from the Holocaust to other events that have happened or are happening today. View Online

February 28, 2013
TWO MOMS, A LITTLE TIME, AND A KEYBOARD | The Illinois Holocaust Museum: An Important Journey
We are very lucky to live an area with many resources that aid our children (and ourselves) as we learn about life, the world, and our place in it. View Online

February 26, 2013
GOOD NEWS SKOKIE | What 8th Grade Students Can Learn at the Holocaust Museum
On a recent Friday morning I had the extraordinary good luck to accompany a group of Middle School 8th graders to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center off Golf Road and Edens Highway in northern Skokie. View Online

February 12, 2013
Skokie Review | The Power of Staying Behind

When a government worker told Carl Wilkens to talk to Jean Kambanda about saving the 60 children in a Kigali orphanage from the Hutu militia, Wilkens could scarcely believe his ears. View Online

February 8, 2013
Chicago Tribune | Holocaust Museum’s message: Don’t bully
The little girl is only 8, and so she does not yet read newspapers or watch or listen to the local news. View Online

February 7, 2013
Skokie Review| Holocaust Museum explores lesser-known origins of Brown v. Board of Education
The “sanctioned” history of the Supreme Court’s 1954 landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education, hasn’t always been easy for Joseph A. De Laine Jr. and his sister, Ophelia De Laine Gona to hear. View Online

February 6, 2013
WBEZ| Holocaust Museum Depicts Life Before Racial Integration
As an African-American born during World War II, when the subject is race, I’m always interested in the many stories that have not been told. View Online

February 1, 2013
Make It Better| 5 Things to Do: February 1-3
We’re celebrating this month with outdoor adventures, theatrics and cultural outings. View Online

January 29, 2013
Down With Film Blog | Trailer: Skokie: Invaded, But Not Forgotten

This documentary covers the town of Stokie, Illnois, which in 1977, had the largest percentage of holocaust survivors in the U.S. View Online

January 29, 2013
Examiner| ‘Courage’ Exhibit at IL Holocaust Museum – a tribute, but an end to segregation?
There continues to be a need for dialogue on issues of schooling and race that still confront America. View Online

January 29, 2013
Medill News| Illinois Holocaust Museum connects the dots of genocide
Rather than dwelling on history, the Illinois Holocaust Museum honored the 68th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation by focusing on a more recent genocide — in the Central African nation of Rwanda. View Online

January 29, 2013
Chicago Tribune| Holocaust survivor, reunited with sister, is now a U.S. citizen
Adam Paluch, 73, was one of the first candidates to arrive Monday at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building downtown. View Online

January 26, 2013
Daily Herald| Moving Picture: Mundelein Holocaust survivor finds past
It took 45 years, but Adam Paluch finally found out who he was. View Online

January 25, 2013
TimeOut Chicago| ‘Courage’ Exhibit Coming to Illinois Holocaust Museum

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will commence Black History Month with the exhibition “COURAGE: The Vision to End Segregation, The Guts to Fight For It” on February 3. View Online

January 24, 2013
Chicago Tonight| New Film Explores Skokie’s Battle with Neo-Nazis

A new documentary airing on WTTW explores the explosive moment when a group of neo-Nazis sought to march in Skokie, Illinois in 1979 – and the landmark legal drama that ensued. View Online

January 22, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times| ‘Invaded But Not Conquered’ documents Skokie neo-Nazi uproar
One of the many ways to divide time in Skokie is to look at life before and after the neo-Nazis tried to march downtown. View Online

January 22, 2013
Skokie Review| Reflections on Skokie’s neo-Nazi march attempt
Filmmaker Todd Whitman admits that he could have made a much longer documentary on the neo-Nazis’ attempted 1977 and 1978 march in Skokie. View Online

January 21, 2013
Chicago TribuneScreening “Skokie: Invaded but not Conquered”
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds. View Online

January 18, 2013
Chicago Jewish News| Invaded but Not Conquered
Aaron Elster still remembers what it felt like in 1978 when Nazis wanted to march in his hometown of Skokie. View Online

January 16, 2013
Chicago TribuneReawakening the ghosts of Skokie
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns. View Online

2012

December 30, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times‘Spies’ exhibit in Skokie recounts the fear among us
With the CIA hogging the spotlight these days — think “Homeland” and the Petraeus scandal — it seems only right to make time for the exhibition “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

December 26, 2012
TimeOut ChicagoSkokie film recalls Nazi march that didn’t happen
In 1977, the National Socialist Party of America applied for a permit to hold a rally in north suburban Skokie, whose large Jewish population included thousands of survivors of the Holocaust. View Online

December 10, 2012
Skokie ReviewSurvivors Meet in Skokie after more than 60 years
Chabad rabbis from many of the 35 Chabad Houses throughout Illinois gathered Sunday to witness the long-anticipated and historic first-time meeting of two men who survived the Holocaust in the Czestochowa concentration camp in Poland during 1944 as young boys. View Online

November 26, 2012
Skokie ReviewHolocaust Survivors become important teachers at museum
Cipora Katz of Skokie has the rapt attention of the 10 or so students who sit around a table in the basement of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

November 18, 2012
Evanston ReviewStudents hear first-hand genocide lessons
Since 1990, all public and elementary schools in Illinois have been required to teach the Holocaust, the first state to adopt such a mandate. View Online

November 15, 2012
Northbrook StarKristallnacht ceremony highlights light in dark world
Out of recognition of the darkest of nights comes celebration of light. View Online

October 9, 2012
Skokie ReviewArgentine ambassador makes historic Holocaust Museum visit
Like the Illinois Holocaust Museum itself, the Oct. 8 visit by the Argentine ambassador to the United States became not just about exploring the past but also about addressing the present. View Online

September 14, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times‘Cultural ambassadors’ make sure your visit, tours are top-notch
Chicago is chock-full of world-class art and architecture that isn’t always appreciated to the fullest — or, in some cases, at all. View Online

August 9, 2012
TimeOut Chicago| Exhibit A
“Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America” packs its twisting displays with U.S. history’s dark moments—foreign-born attacks long forgotten (the Black Tom bombing in New Jersey) or still haunting (9/11). View Online

 August 1, 2012
Chicago Tribune| Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world. View Online

JULY 23, 2012
Skokie ReviewPolish ‘upstander’ Honored at Holocaust Museum in Skokie
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s outdoor Fountain of the Righteous represents a collection of inspirational stories about the difference one person can make in the world. View Online

JULY 20, 2012
Polish Daily NewsThe Righteous Among the Nations
Consul General of Israel to the County of the Midwest, Orli Gil, honored posthumously Pole Catherine Moroz highest Israeli award “Righteous Among the Nations.” View Online

JULY 18, 2012
Skokie ReviewHolocaust Museum in Skokie opens thought-provoking exhibit
Where were you on that infamous day when New York Harbor came under attack by those looking to harm the country from within? View Online

JULY 18, 2012
Skokie ReviewCurator oversees sacred collection at Skokie museum
Visitors who tour the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s permanent exhibition see nearly 500 collection pieces from beginning to end. View Online

JULY 16, 2012
Travel Digest of the Wisconsin State JournalTravel digest: Terrorism and civil rights, Taking up space
The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., lends its expertise to a new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Ill. View Online

JULY 7, 2012
TimeOut Chicago| I Spy
Explore this educational creation of the International Spy Museum. View Online

JULY 5, 2012
Skokie Review| Holocaust Museum takes on provocative subject
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center could not have picked a more provocative subject for its latest traveling exhibition. View Online

June 29, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel| Illinois Holocaust Museum announces Spies, Traitors, And Saboteurs. Fear And Freedom In America exhibition
Most Americans remember the moment they learned that terrorists had attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, and regard that day’s events as a turning point that forever altered their sense of security. View Online

June 29, 2012
CS| With Honors

More than 1,700 Chicago Business and civic leaders, community members and Holocaust Survivors gathered at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner. (See p. 150) View Online

June 18, 2012
Global Jewish Advocacy Newsletter| The Big Story

Nearly 20 diplomats from Chicago’s Consulates attended an event last week that examined the actions of the Third Reich’s Foreign Ministry and contemporary examples of ethical diplomatic dilemmas. View Online

June 13, 2012
Chicago Sister Cities | GOTHENBURG: A Tribute to Raoul Wallenberg Recap
On June 5 2012, the Gothenburg Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International supported a ceremony to honor the Swedish diplomat and humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg for his courage and actions that saved thousands of Jewish lives in Hungary 1944. View Online

June 5, 2012
Evanston Review | Holocaust Museum: Film explores last survivor generation
When someone drives or walks by the big building at 908 Argyle St. in Chicago, they’re not likely to take much notice. View Online

June 1, 2012
Skokie Patch | Documentary Sheds Light on Central European Refugees, Holocaust Survivors
In the late 1930’s groups of German Jewish refugees fled Europe as it was on the brink of the Holocaust and came to Chicago. A portion of this population founded the Selfhelp Home, a retirement home for elderly jews, in 1938. View Online

May 30, 2012
NBC 5 Chicago | Obama’s “Death Camp” Remark a Teachable Moment: Museum Director
President Barack Obama used the phrase “Polish Death Camp” while presenting a posthumous award to a Polish World War II hero who tried to warn the world about Nazi executions in Poland. Dick Johnson reports. View Online

May 30, 2012
Medill Reports Chicago | Chicago set to remember Swedish humanitarian who saved thousands from Nazis
By the end of 1944, 11-year-old Agnes Schwartz had lost everything. View Online

May 27, 2012
The Times | Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit shares Jewish part in American war effort
Roger Salamon still remembers the words he heard during his army infantry training in March 1945. View Online

May 21, 2012
Crain’s Chicago Business | When giving crosses faith lines
John Canning Jr. isn’t Catholic. He isn’t even religious. View Online

May 18, 2012
Skokie Review | Jewish World War II vets tell of battle experiences
“War. You can’t describe the damage it does, and you have no idea how scary it is to be in a war.” View Online

May 4, 2012
ABC7 News | Mayor Emanuel, survivors mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
Dignitaries, students and survivors gathered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

May 1, 2012
JUF News | Holocaust museum exhibit showcases the American Jews who served in WWII
The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s latest special exhibition offers a glimpse into a familiar topic through an unfamiliar perspective: that of American Jewish soldiers who served in WWII. View Online

April 23, 2012
Skokie Review | Early years a tireless effort
“We have not wasted a minute.” View Online

April 23, 2012
Skokie Review | Group marks Remembrance Day, anniversary
There came a time when Holocaust survivor and Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman stopped asking why. View Online

April 18, 2012
Journal Online | A Day For Survivors
There are some memories that last a lifetime. And there are some memories that can haunt you forever. View Online

March 28, 2012
Chicago Tribune | Hidden Holocaust exhibit a simple watercolor, until you flip it over
Illinois Holocaust Museum: At this thought-provoking museum, visitors follow a path that leads them from an explanation of the earliest stirrings of the Holocaust, through the genocide and then the aftermath. View Online

March 27, 2012
Daily Herald | Illinois Holocaust Museum honors civic leaders at awards dinner
Secretary of Defense (2006-2011) Robert M. Gates joined nearly 2,000 of Chicago’s foremost civic, business and charitable leaders, community members, local Holocaust survivors and museum patrons at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Tuesday, March 6, to celebrate the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and to honor four individuals at its 2012 Humanitarian Awards Dinner. View Online

March 12, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times | Humanitarian honorees
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Board of Trustees, along with more than 1,800 supporters, gathered last week at the Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker, for the 2012 Humanitarian Awards Dinner featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates as keynote speaker. View Online

March 11, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Defense Secretary Gates weighs in on Iranian threat
Former Secretary of State Robert Gates’ assessment of the threat posed by Iran and the current state of the Middle East came with no sugar coating. View Online

March 11, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum honors Skokie teacher’s work in Ghana
Emmanuel may have been the first to capture Shelley Nizynski Reese’s heart but he certainly wasn’t the last. View Online

March 9, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum raises $2.2 million for its mission
Attended by 1,700 people including dignitaries from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and with a keynote address from former Secretary of State Robert M. Gates, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center March 6 raised more than $2.2 million at its annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner. View Online

March 9, 2012
Skokie Review | A glimpse of Ghana and its people
There are as many or more preventable deaths in Ghana as there are anywhere in the world, Shelley Nizynski Reese has said. View Online

 March 8, 2012
Crain’s | Holocaust Museum award allows Michael Rubinstein a pass on anniversary gift
When Michael Rubinstein took to the stage at the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s awards dinner Tuesday night, he noted that the affair conflicted with his 29th wedding anniversary. View Online

March 8, 2012
Skokie Patch | Local Jewish Vets Honored at Holocaust Museum
The touring exhibit of “Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War” – on display at Skokie’s Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center through June 21 – is so compelling museum officials wouldn’t dare alter its layout. View Online

March 6, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times | Holocaust museum honors three Chicago execs
On Tuesday night, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host its annual Humanitarian Awards dinner to honor Neil Bluhm, president, JMB Realty Corp.; Don Thompson, president and COO, McDonald’s Corp., and Rick Waddell, chairman and CEO, Northern Trust, for outstanding civic leadership and support of the IHMEC. View Online

March 5, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum honors Skokie teacher
If ever there was an award tailor made for someone, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s new Power Of One Award — celebrating the difference one person can make in the world — has to be it. View Online

March 1, 2012
Chicago Tribune | ‘Ours to Fight For’ tells stories of Jews who served in WWII
Those of an anti-Semitic bent had a definite opinion about Jews’ joining the U.S. militaryto fight in World War II. View Online

February 24, 2012
Chicago Jewish News | GI Jews
When 88-year-old Chicago-area veteran Mort Oman viewed “Ours to Fight For: AmericanJews in the Second World War,” the new exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, he had a visceral reaction. View Online

February 20, 2012
Trib Local | Exhibition Public Opening at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
“Ours to Fight For- Amercian Jews in the Second World War” exhibit opened to the public on Feburary 19 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois. View Online

February 20, 2012
Skokie Review | Museum sought World War II exhibit years ago
When Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center leaders first wanted to bring “Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War” to Skokie, there were a couple of challenges. View Online

February 20, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Voices of veterans drive exhibit
It may be more instructive to begin with what you will not find in the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s traveling exhibition about Jewish World War II veterans. View Online

February 16, 2012
Crain’s Chicago Business | 10 Things to Do this Weekend

EXAMINE. The “OURS TO FIGHT FOR: AMERICAN JEWS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR” special exhibit opens this weekend at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. View Online

February 13, 2012
WTTW | Stanley Tigerman

Architect Stanley Tigerman discusses the Illinois Holocaust Museum project. View Online

February 6, 2012
The Columbia Chronicle | Jewish World War II Veterans Remembered

In just a matter of weeks, the collective voices of more than 400 World War II veterans will tell their stories in an exhibition meant to encapsulate the realities of a pivotal time in history. View Online

January 24, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Jewish World War II vets drive new exhibit
More than 400 voices are behind the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s forthcoming comprehensive exhibition exploring American Jews who fought in World War II. View Online

January 20, 2012
Chicago Jewish News | Pennies in Memory
On Sunday, Jan. 29, BEANS USY (Beth El at North Suburban Synagogue United Synagogue Youth) of Highland Park will present a donation of 1.5 million pennies ($15,000) to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

January 19, 2012
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Landmark play asks big moral questions
“It is not only Ernst Janning that is put on trial here. It is the German people.” View Online

January 13, 2012
Dupage Regional Office of Education | International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The United Nations has designated January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

January 3, 2012
Huffington Post | The Sound Of Silence: Resolving To Speak Out In 2012
Even as the New Year has come and gone, change, often avoided or dismissed, becomes an overwhelming motivator. View Online

2011

December 21, 2011
Wilmette Life | Graphic novel art reawakens survivor stories
Their stories are told in a variety of ways — through old photographs and film, eyewitness testimony and meticulously installed summary panels, an upper floor art gallery and a lower floor space for traveling exhibitions. View Online

December 5, 2011
Elm Leaves | River Grove Students visit Holocaust Museum
A group of River Grove School students visited Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie last month and learned about bullying and the Holocaust. View Online

November 23, 2011
East Peoria Times Courier | EPCHS Students Travel for Holocaust Lesson
Eight East Peoria Community High School juniors recently stepped outside their classroom for an important lesson in history. View Online

November 17, 2011
JUF News | The Valiant and the Indifferent—Honoring Rescuers, Commemorating Kristallnacht
At a special community gathering, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center contrasted the acts of righteous “upstanders” with the indifference demonstrated during “Kristallnacht,” often referred to as the “Night of Shattered Glass.” View Online

November 7, 2011
Chicago Sun Times | Illinois Holocaust Museum,  Jewish escapees honor rescuers
Chaya Roth and Gitta Fajerstein-Walchirk have a close bond with a 90-year-old Catholic priest living in a nursing home in Cuneo, Italy. View Online

November 7, 2011
Skokie Review | Heroes help mark Kristallnacht anniversary
Chaya Roth and Gitta Fajerstein-Walchirk have a close bond with a 90-year-old Catholic priest living in a nursing home in Cuneo, Italy. View Online

November 6, 2011
ABC News | Several honored for helping rescue Jews in WWII
Three days before the anniversary of Kristallnacht the Illinois Holocaust Museum in suburban Skokie honored people from Italy, Poland and Lithuania who helped rescue Jews during World War II. View Online

October 27, 2011
National Parks Magazine | The Art of Gaman
“The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts of the Japanese American Internment Camps: 1942-1946” was recently exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery and is currently traveling the country. View Online

October 24, 2011
Skokie Review | Museum Fights Against Bullying
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s inaugural all-day Anti-Bullying Forum last week, packed with useful information for educators from throughout the region, seemed to gravitate toward a few repeated points. View Online

October 24, 2011
Skokie Review | Chicago Schools CEO Weighs in on Bullying
“How many of you were subject to bullying while you were in school?” Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard raised his hand even if he was the one who posed the question. View Online

October 19, 2011
Chicago Tonight | Bullying
There is a national push to eradicate bullying. Are schools doing enough to combat the problem? We hear from Dorothy Espelage, one of the nation’s top experts on bullying, on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. View Online

October 18, 2011
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Enhanced youth exhibit inspires kids to stand up
More than two years later, the simplest of words continue to be as meaningful as ever. “Make a difference.” View Online

October 6, 2011
Trib Local | Families Invited to Day of Kid-friendly Events at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center invites families to celebrate the re-launch of the newly enhanced and expanded Make a Difference! The Miller Family Youth Exhibition with an afternoon of family fun. View Online

September 29, 2011
Lincolnwood Review | Other Programs Complement Japanese-American Artworks
The Japanese-American population in Chicago stood at about 400 before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. By the time World War II ended and Japanese-American internment camps were dismantled, that population spiked to about 20,000. View Online

September 23, 2011
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum Shines Light on Prisoner Art
Families were torn apart, businesses and homes were lost, lives were interrupted overnight. View Online

September 22, 2011
Chicago Tonight | The Art of Gaman
When Japanese-Americans were rounded up and shipped to internment camps in the U.S. during World War II, some of them created art and handiwork to help them cope. Paintings, carvings and sculptures are part of The Art of Gaman exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, which opens on Sunday. View Online

September 22, 2011
Crain’s Chicago Business | 10 Things to Do this Weekend
REMEMBER. “THE ART OF GAMAN: ARTS AND CRAFTS FROM THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT CAMPS, 1942- 1946,” an exhibit that was on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opens at the Illinois Holocaust Museum this weekend. View Online

September 13, 2011
Lake Forester | New Exhibit displays Japanese Prisoner Art
A showcase of arts and crafts made by Japanese American prisoners while interned in the United States from 1942 to 1946 will be featured in a new exhibition this month at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

September 2, 2011
JUF News | Sunday at the Museum
Adventures of a Jewish 20-something, by Stefanie Pervos Bregman View Online

August 29, 2011
Lincolnwood Review | ‘Eleven’ Concert at Museum Honors Memory of Sept. 11th Victims
Chicago cabaret artist Joan Curto was excitedly waiting to board a plane at O’Hare Airport for her New York City debut when the flight was abruptly cancelled. It was Sept. 11, 2001. View Online

August 24, 2011
TimeOut Chicago | Spots of Light featured in “This Week in Chicago”
A contemporary concept enlivens enthralling stories of women in the Holocaust. View Online

July 29, 2011
Chicago Jewish News | To Be a Woman in the Holocaust
The touching and revelatory exhibit — the first international exhibition to focus exclusively on women and their experiences during the Holocaust — tells many stories through large-scale projections grouped according to subject matter. View Online

July 25, 2011
Skokie Review | Cancer Survivor uses Handbag Art to Heal
As a survivor herself, and as the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors, Yali Derman makes art to heal. View Online

July 25, 2011
Skokie Review | Being a Survivor Examined through the Arts
The three women never met each other nor would that even be possible. One is fictional, the subject of a well-received play by the award-winning Lookingglass Theatre; the second appears in a moving and painful documentary about a son’s search for his mother’s past; and the third emerges as an eloquent Holocaust survivor coming from a history most of us could never imagine. View Online

July 1, 2011
Skokie Patch | Holocaust Exhibit Spotlights Women’s Plight
The imagery of the Holocaust often focuses on the concentration camps, with pictures of groups of emaciated figures with shaved heads and in striped prison uniforms. The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie has taken a different approach in its newest temporary exhibition. “Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust” takes its subjects out of the crowd and drives home the tragedy by displaying beautiful images of some victims. View Online

July 1, 2011
Lincolnwood Review | Heroic women from Holocaust highlighted in museum exhibit
Many women who lived during the Holocaust were extraordinary in their own way, their stories a testament to courage and determination in unimaginably horrific times. The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s newest traveling exhibition documenting their lives then isn’t about a chronological journey the way some of its previous shows have been. View Online

June 26, 2011
Daily Herald | Skokie Museum Offers First Look at Women of Holocaust
“Spots of Light: To be a Woman in the Holocaust” opened this week at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.
The exhibit is part of a traveling exhibit from Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. View Online

 June 24, 2011
Crain’s Chicago Business | 10 Things to Do this Weekend
REMEMBER. The video-art based exhibition, “SPOTS OF LIGHT: TO BE A WOMAN IN THE HOLOCAUST,” opens this week at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. View Online

June 20, 2011
Lake Michigan Shore | Truth, Tears and Tolerance: Illinois Holocaust Museum pays tribute to victims, honors survivors
It all began in the aftermath of the proposed neo-Nazi march on Skokie in the late 1970s. Holocaust survivors living in the area realized they must ensure that the legacy of their horrific experiences is passed on to future generations. It took a while. In 1981, the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois was established and in 1984, a small museum and resource center opened, making it available to the public, especially schoolchildren, who heard first-hand the personal experiences of Holocaust survivors. View Online

June 12, 2011
Daily Herald | Women in the Holocaust Exhibit Opens
A new exhibit focusing the experiences of women in the Holocaust is opening at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. “Spots of Light: To be a Woman in the Holocaust” is the first international exhibit to focus exclusively on women. View Online

May24, 2011
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Civil rights giant stays determined to get in the way
The former “Freedom Rider” and the last living civil rights leader who spoke at the historic March on Washington rally more than 47 years ago still believes in “getting in the way” to fight injustice in the world. That’s how U.S. Congressman John Lewis says he has always lived his life, offering that politics is a continuation of the principles that guided him as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. View Online

May 11, 2011
Lincolnwood Review | Chicago marks Holocaust Remembrance Day in Skokie
Ever since the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center was built two years ago, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has commemorated the city’s Holocaust Remembrance Day there. “Each year, this day serves as a reminder of a tragic time in history that this generation should not be allowed to forget,” city organizers said. Holocaust survivor Beatrice Muchman served as a keynote speaker last week at the ceremony held Thursday in Skokie. View Online

May 10, 2011
Skokie Review  | Croatian president quietly visits Holocaust Museum
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was there before the museum even opened. Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel spoke and toured the facility on opening day. Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina took a tour on a quiet Sunday afternoon. But for all the dignitaries and distinguished guests of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center over the last two years, no one has been a sitting head of state. View Online

April 30 / May 7
WCIU-The U | Holocaust and Veteran’s Museums
In this episode we explore two unique historical institutions that possess thought-provoking exhibits and are located beyond the downtown Museum Campus: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and National Veterans Art Museum. View Online

May 5, 2011
YouTube | Remain Constantly Vigiliant Against Hate Crimes, Mayor Daley Says at 22nd Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Hate crimes and crimes against humanity continue to occur all around the world every day and we must be constantly vigilant to make sure that prejudice and intolerance never obtain a foothold in Chicago, Mayor Richard M. Daley said at ceremonies marking the City’s 22nd Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In 1990, Daley started Holocaust Remembrance Day in Chicago in memory of the victims and in honor of the survivors of one of darkest moments in the history of humanity. View Online

May 2, 2011
Vocalo 89.5, sister station of Chicago Public Radio | Hear Fritzie Fritzshall’s inspirational story of survival
May 2nd is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. Fritizie Fritzshall, Holocaust survivor and President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, joined Brian Babylon and Molly Adams of the Morning AMp for an eye-opening conversation. Fritzie shared her story of survival and spoke about the education efforts of the museum. View Online

April 23, 2011
The New York Times | Memories of Holocaust, Fortified
SKOKIE, Ill. — Before the $45 million Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center opened here two years ago, there was some urgency in completing its 65,000-square-foot building, which now stands so incongruously monumental in the midst of Chicago’s suburban landscape. View Online

April 13, 2011
ABC 7 News | Condoleezza Rice for the Illinois Holocaust Museum
Condoleezza Rice spoke eloquently at our 2011 Humanitarian Awards Dinner about the importance of not treating groups of individuals as “other than us.” View Online

April 13, 2011
Crain’s Chicago Business | Holocaust Museum announces $1M scholarship fund in name of Daleys
The Illinois Holocaust Museum hosted a fundraising event earlier this week where honoree Michael Sacks and museum campaign chairman J.B. Pritzker announced a nearly $1-million scholarship fund that will benefit Chicago Public School students. Museum executives say the Mayor Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Education Fund is a fitting tribute to the outgoing mayor, who became emotional Tuesday night when he talked about the importance of telling Holocaust survivors’ stories. View Online

April 12, 2011
Illinois Government News Network | Governor Quinn Appoints Members to Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission
Governor Pat Quinn today appointed nine individuals to serve on the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. Commission members will work to promote education and awareness of the Holocaust and genocide around the world. “We must never forget the atrocities and horrors of the Holocaust,” said Governor Quinn. “This commission will increase awareness of the Holocaust and other past genocides to make sure that ‘never again’ is not a meaningless slogan.” View Online

March 28, 2011
Chicago Tribune | Hurt by prejudice, healed by unity
Perhaps it is because Gwendolyn DuBose Rogers and her beloved college professor, though raised continents apart, had childhoods scarred by bitter, dehumanizing prejudice. Or maybe it’s that the teaching didn’t end after graduation half a century ago but continued right up until Lore May Rasmussen died in 2009 at 88. View Online

March 23, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times | Exhibit details WWII era Jewish scholars’ impact on black colleges
They were two groups an ocean apart with seemingly little in common — black Southerners living under Jim Crow, seeking a college education, and free-thinking German and Austrian academics under duress in the 1930s. They formed a lifelong commitment to each other after the professors, Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, gained employment at historically black colleges and universities in the South. View Online

March 22, 2011
WBEZ 91.5 | Exhibition presents history of Jewish scholars  teaching at historically black colleges
Shortly after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, laws were passed barring Jews from working in the public sector. That meant many of the most important minds were tossed out of their jobs at major universities. In response, The Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars formed in New York. Within a few years, the Committee brought about 300 professors to the U.S. Nine were hired by The University of Chicago. View Online

March 22, 2011
Make it Better | Illinois Holocaust Museum Anti-Bullying Workshop
On March 9th, more than 60 5th and 6th grade students from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs participated in an Anti-Bullying workshop entitled STAND UP! Youth Leadership Day at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. The workshop included museum tours, group activities, and a presentation by a survivor of the war in Bosnia, Nadja Halibegovich, who led her country towards peace by broadcasting music and poetry over the radio. View Online

March 21, 2011
Trib Local | Illinois Holocaust Museum Announces 2011 Docent Training Program
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applicants for their 2011 Docent Training Program. This select corps of Docents will be responsible for leading student and adult tours through the Karkomi Permanent Exhibition; Make A Difference: Miller Family Youth Exhibition; Legacy of Absence Art Gallery; and changing special exhibitions. View Online

March 21, 2011
Trib Local | Exelon Funds $250,000  Anti-Bullying Initiative
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has received a $250,000 grant from Exelon Corporation to establish the Museum’s Anti-Bullying Initiative. The new educational program kicked off with a full-day workshop entitled STAND UP! Youth Leadership Day on Wednesday, March 9. A program of the Miller Family Youth Exhibition, over 60 fifth and sixth grade students participated, traveling to the museum from Chicago and surrounding suburbs, Rockford, and Northwest Indiana. View Online

 March 14, 2011
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Ambitious programming fulfills IHMEC mission
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center turns two years old next month, having opened during the same month designated as Genocide Awareness Month and on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. After two years, the museum and education facility continues to fulfill its mission, not only as a sacred place where memories and history are preserved but as a learning ground to try to educate and prevent future genocide. View Online

March 10, 2011
Jewish Exponent | Debating Museums’ Future in Shaky Times
The state and stature of American Jewish museums was “Exhibit A” last week at the annual conference of the institutions’ directors and programmers, held at the spanking new National Museum of American Jewish History. Gathered at the museum on Independence Mall — with tours and side trips to such nearby sites as the Constitution Center and Temple Judea Museum at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park — more than 200 delegates of the Council of American Jewish Museums delved into such topics as curating and collecting, as well as the “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats” facing the institutions. View Online

March 9, 2011
Chicago Tribune |  Helping Museum Workers Collect Know-How
For many of the students in Arielle Weininger’s class in museum collection practices, the issues are more than academic. Part of a certificate program in artifact collection care that began last fall at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies, the class has attracted volunteers, interns and employees from museums and archives across the Chicago area. View Online

March 7, 2011
Chicago Tribune |  On the town: Upcoming events
A compelling story is explored in the exhibition “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The story is about Jewish scholars who fled Nazi Germany for the United States, and became professors at historically black colleges in the South. View Online

February 25, 2011
Chicago Tribune | Exhibit Explores Jewish and African-American connections at HBCUs
A compelling story is explored in the exhibition “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The story is about Jewish scholars who fled Nazi Germany for the United States, and became professors at historically black colleges in the South. The exhibition looks at how shared racial persecution shaped relationships between the Jewish instructors and African-American students. View Online

February 24, 2011
Time Out Chicago | “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow” at Illinois Holocaust Museum
A sign—jews not welcome—hangs over a German college’s gate; a U.S. association for Realtors document discourages home sales to certain races; a New York union broadside espouses anti-immigrant policy. Using these and other artifacts, Illinois Holocaust Museum paints a picture of a perverted era: Jewish professors—kicked out of German colleges—emigrated to the U.S. during WWII and gladly found jobs at black universities in the Jim Crow South. View Online

February 7, 2011
Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum : Exhibit tells little known-story of Jewish and Black history
Scholar Ernst Borinski and many just like him led two very different and distinguished lives by the time their careers ended. Before 1939, German-born Borinski studied law, the humanities and arts at multiple universities. He clerked in the Prussian High Court, served as a judicial officer and worked for a private company on labor law issues. But Borinski was Jewish, and when the Nazis marched into Austria in 1938, he left his homeland and found himself in America trying to create a new life. View Online

January 31, 2001
Daily Herald | Holocaust museum examines Jewish persecution and Jim Crow
A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow,” explores the unlikely coming together of these two groups, each the object of exclusion and hatred, and examines the ongoing encounter between them as they navigated the challenges of life in the segregated South. Through historical objects, photographs, texts and artworks such as “The Gleaners” by John Biggers, visitors learn the stories of two disenfranchised groups brought together in search of opportunity and freedom. View Online

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Exhibit describes refugee Jewish scholars at black colleges
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s newest traveling exhibition tells the under-reported story of German-Jewish refugee scholars expelled from their homeland by the Nazis who found new lives at historically black colleges in the American South. “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges,” scheduled to open Friday, is further indication of how this invaluable facility in Skokie places a high priority on the “education” part of its mission. View Online

January 28, 2011
Trib Local Illinois Holocaust Museum Commemorates 66th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosted renowned scholar Robert Jan van Pelt on January 27 for a full-day, interactive workshop. During the program,”Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State,” van Pelt led close to one hundred midwest educators through a detailed exploration of the decision-making process of the Nazis, the various stages of the development of Auschwitz, and the moral “gray zone” that existed inside this infamous camp. View Online

January 27, 2011
Trib Local | A Call to Action on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
“Inherent in authentic remembrance is vigilance and action. More often than not, remembrance has been bereft of such crucial components. Memory can be a graveyard, but it can also be the true kingdom of man.” These words, so eloquently spoken by Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, address the pledge that our generation and future generations must undertake to uphold the torch of remembrance and accept the legacy bestowed upon us. Today marks the sixty-sixth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, with commemorations across the globe in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. View Online

2009-2010

November 15, 2010
Lincolnwood Review | Museum president reflects on anniversary 
Every Nov. 9, the anniversary of the Nazis’ unleashed attack on Jewish businesses, synagogues and homes in pre-World War II Germany, Fritzie Fritzshall remembers. She remembers her three lives. “That’s how I look at it,” says the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht. “There was before, during and after.”View Online

November 8, 2010
Winnetka Talk | Program recalls horrors of 1938’s Kristallnacht
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will commemorate Kristallnacht Tuesday night for the second time since the facility opened in April 2009. Kristallnacht or “Night of Broken Glass” marked a series of attacks against Jewish people throughout Germany and parts of Austria over two days on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938.View Online

October 31, 2010
Daily Herald | ‘We knew one line was going to the gas chamber’
Auschwitz survivor heads exhibit that highlights holocaust horrors Josef Mengele died in 1979 but he lives on in Fritzie Fritzshall’s nightmares: He’s the unsmiling Angel of Death, peering at lines of naked Auschwitz prisoners and callously choosing who would live and who die. “We had to walk undressed sometimes every single day, sometimes every two days, sometimes twice a day,” said Fritzshall, a Buffalo Grove resident and board president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. She arrived at Auschwitz in 1944.View Online

October 25, 2010
Skokie Patch | Students Urged to Fight Bullying Scourge
Skokie seminar has Holocaust survivors sharing their life-and-death tales during the Nazi tyranny. From Independence, IA, to Joliet, IL, 110 high school students recently convened in Skokie to learn about standing up against bullying, leadership and diversity. The event takes on greater significance following highly publicized reports of bullying across the nation, said Rachel Hellenga, director of program services at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. View Online

August 11, 2010
Illinois Marks $15 Million US Contribution to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation in Poland at Museum
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center welcomed the Polish Consul General, Zygmunt Matynia, and three members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, Reps. Luis V. Gutierrez, Jan Schakowsky and Mike Quigley at an event to mark a $15 million grant to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. The grant, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July, resulted in part from a Congressional effort, led by Rep. Gutierrez, to urge the President and the Secretary to fund the preservation of the museum marking the epicenter of the Holocaust. View Online

July 15, 2010
Governor signs legislation creating statewide Genocide Commission at Illinois Holocaust Museum
100 State Legislators, Holocaust and Genocide Survivors, Museum and Community Leaders Join Governor Quinn at Bill Signing CeremonyView Online

July 15, 2010
News Coverage:
Skokie Review
 | New genocide commission becomes law View Online

July 15, 2010
TribLocal | Quinn’s bill sets Holocaust commissionView Online

June 24, 2010
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race to Open at IHMEC in July
Museum Hosts Film Series and Special Guest Speakers – Including Stars of TLC’s “Little People, Big World” – to Coordinate with Travelling Exhibition About Nazi Eugenics View Online

June 14, 2010
His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.  Ambassador Fujisaki was joined by his wife, Mrs. Yoriko Fujisaki.  The Consul General of Japan in Chicago, Mr. George Hisaeda, and his wife, Mrs. Midori Hisaeda, also accompanied the Ambassador. View Online

May 4, 2010
Mayor Daley hosts City of Chicago Annual Holocaust Commemoration at IHMEC
The City of Chicago’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day public ceremony was held Thursday, May 6, 2010 with Nazi concentration camp survivor, John Macsai, as the keynote speaker this year.View Online

May 4, 2010
News Coverage: Trib Local View Online

April 20, 2010
Museum Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Series of events celebrates Museum’s first year| CBS 2 News | ABC | Journal Gazette

April 20, 2010
Skokie Review | Stanley Speaks about the Museum’s Architecture View Online

April 15, 2010 | Fritzie Fritzshall, IHMEC President, addresses the Governor’s Yom Hashoah Commemoration in Springfield
The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL | Auschwitz Survivor Speaks to State Holocaust Observance View Online

April 9, 2010
Chicago Tribune | The Museum encourages Naperville teen in effort to name the victims of the Holocaust.  View Online

April 7, 2010
Museum Surpasses 100,000 Visitors: Students from Chicago International Charter School – Basil Campus accounted for the 100,000th visitor to the museum on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The students each received a “100 Grand” candy bar and a museum t-shirt.  The school library was given a copy of Memory and Legacy.View Online

March 24, 2010 | Exhibit, The Wartime Escape, Opens
Chicago Sun Times | The brave escape of Curious George: Exhibit shows how author, illustrator dodged HolocaustView Online

CBS2 Chicago | Holocaust Museum Honors Curious George Creators View Online

Shalom Life | Holocaust Museum Features Curious George View Online

March 11, 2010
Pioneer Press | Awards dinner honors museum’s first yearView Online

March 11, 2010
The News Tribune, Seattle-Tacoma | Teacher, attendee of Museum seminar, featured in local newspaperView Online

March 10, 2010
State’s Attorney Alvarez Announces Hate Crimes Initiatives at Museum: Announcementrenewed efforts in the fight against hate crimes in Cook County. View Online

March 9, 2010
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Honors Three Leaders with Humanitarian Awards; Tom Brokaw Keynotes GalaView Online

March 1, 2010
Midwest Construction | Bully & Andrews brings Muchin College Prep Students and Illinois Holocaust Museum TogetherView Online

January 7, 2010
Pioneer Press | Winnetka Teen gets Ho Feng Shan honored on the Museum Fountain of the RighteousView Online

January 2010
Chicago Magazine | Action Heroes: Chicagoans of the Year 2009: Sam HarrisView Online

December 13, 2009
Southtown Star | Local Police Recruits Learn Lessons from the Holocaust

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