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Online & On-site Commemoration: Babiy Yar: 82nd Anniversary


September 28, 2023 | 6:00pm CDT

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services (HCS) and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) for an evening with Dr. Peter Black, author and former Senior Historian for the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Black will examine the Nazi invasion and occupation of the Soviet Union and the impact on those who were persecuted and murdered.

This gathering will include music by Maxwell Street Klezmer Duet, remarks by HCS and IHMEC, memoriam to Survivors, and a candle-lighting ceremony.

On-site guests are invited to tour the Museum’s dedicated Holocaust in the Soviet Union gallery. Tours will begin at 4:30 pm, and the program will begin at 6:00 pm.

A virtual viewing option will be available, and English-to-Russian translation will be provided online. A link will be sent to all virtual registrants 24 hours before the commemoration.

Free to the public. Reservations required.

Copies of Never Heard Never Forget can be purchased at the Legacy Shop and online

Co-sponsored by CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and the Peter Polsky Freedom Fund. Program funders include the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Ellen V. & Philip L. Glass, private foundations, and individual donors. 

 Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.  

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