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
Illinois Holocaust Museum offers an opportunity for educators, organizations, civic groups, and others to request event speakers. Hearing directly from a Holocaust Survivor or child and grandchild of a Survivor can leave a lasting impact – the stories of Survivors and their descendants, told in their own words, builds empathy and inspires action.Learn more
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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