Students & Educators
Our Museum offers educational programs and events to equip and empower students and educators to understand the impact of the Holocaust, genocide, and injustices in our world.Student & Educator Resources
Visit the Museum
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s mission, in its shortest form, is “Remember the Past, Transform the Future.” We work every day to teach the history and lessons of the Holocaust and how those lessons apply to the world we live in. The Holocaust is one of the most defining chapters of our history, and there is so much knowledge to be gained from this history.
Illinois Holocaust Museum was founded by Survivors in response to an attempted neo-Nazi march in Skokie, Illinois in 1978. These Survivors were committed to educating about the Holocaust, extracting its lessons, and connecting those lessons to the current day. They raised funds to build the Museum, lobbied Springfield to enact a Holocaust education mandate, and continue to tell their stories to thousands of people each year.Survivor Stories
Speakers & Tours
Visiting the Museum or hearing from a Survivor speaker first-hand provides an experience that can’t be replicated.Plan Your Visit
Brill Family Resource Center
The Brill Family Resource Center has a collection of more than 13,000 fiction, non-fiction, and reference resources for adults, teens, and children along with hundreds of media resources. Individuals interested in learning more about the Holocaust and genocide as well as students and educators seeking educational resources are encouraged to visit the center.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.Brill Family Resource Center
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