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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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September 15, 2016

Chicago Tribune | Museum goodness abounds this fall.

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky” at Illinois Holocaust Museum.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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 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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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July 5, 2016

ABC 7 Eyewitness News | Illinois Holocaust Museum Revisits 1936 Berlin Olympics

“The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie is a building dedicated to the memory of those many millions who died at the hands of the Nazis. And from now until the end of August, it’s also a trip back in time to the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.”
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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November 4, 2015

Preservation of Community Assets | The Virtual Future of Museums

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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October 7, 2015

Daily Herald | Holocaust museum exhibit explores how refugees influenced Hollywood

It became a matter of life and death. And jobs.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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. 
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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April 15, 2015

CBS 58  | Holocaust Survivor

Holocaust Survivor and author Estelle Laughlin talks about her experience in the Warsaw Ghetto.
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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.
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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).”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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March 17, 2015

Chicago Tribune | Isaacson: ‘It’s about being part of something larger than yourself’

Walter Isaacson speaks at Illinois Holocaust Museum dinner.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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