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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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February 25, 2020

Chicago Parent | 12 best things to do in the North/Northwest Suburbs with kids in March

Jump for Justice!

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February 23, 2020

ABC7 | Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes to the Illinois Holocaust Museum

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February 19, 2020

Fox 32 Chicago | New exhibit showcases the life and impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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