News From 2014

December 29, 2014

Skokie Review | 2014 in review: Holocaust Museum joins YWCA to put race under the microscope

In an unprecedented pairing, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore launched their collaborative exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” at the museum this fall.
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December 23, 2014

D219 Niles Township High Schools |Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township Presents:
VOICES OF RACE

Something exciting is happening in this year’s Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township (Coming Together).
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December 22, 2014

JUF News | Bridges

It’s a new year, full of hopes and dreams-dreams like the one Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about all those years ago.
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December 22, 2014

Evanston Review | Different look: Coming Together in Skokie 2015 explores race

The 2015 edition of Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township may look quite different on the outside, but it still is guided by the same principles that have made it such a success for the last five years.
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December 22, 2014

JUF News | A daughter remembers her mother —a survivor

The United Nations General Assembly has designated Jan. 27, 2015-which is also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau-as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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December 21, 2014

Chicago Genocide Centennial | The Armenian Genocide: American Response and American Philanthropy

On Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a powerful symposium that examines the United States’ response to the genocide through the lens of the Near East Relief, the first non-governmental, non-sectarian, ecumenical effort of its kind.
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December 21, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum marks Human Rights Month with inspiring talk

“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” — Elie Wiesel
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December 19, 2014

Chicago Tribune Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township Presents Voices of Race: Opening Ceremony is January 11

Join us for Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township: Voices of Race from our opening program on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, to the April 24 event throughout Niles Township and Evanston when individuals and groups will participate in Stand Against Racism.
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December 17, 2014

Windy City Times | Ruth Messinger talks human-rights issues, justice

“I dedicate my days to the struggles for human rights of some of the people who have the least access to power—women and girls, the LGBT community and indigenous peoples in the developing world whose communities are threatened,” said Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service ( AJWS ).
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December 17, 2014

CBS Chicago | FILM SERIES: Faces of Humanity

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, the Original Queen of Comedyis an homage to showbiz pioneer Jackie “Moms” Mabley.
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December 16, 2014

Bugle Newspapers | Students hear human rights activist Prendergast at Holocaust Museum

On Dec. 3, 164 high school students from 23 public and parochial schools from as far as Richton Park, Plainfield and Ottawa participated in the High School Student Leadership Day hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie.
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December 11, 2014

Chicago Hands-On Educators | RACE: Are We So Different? 

It’s a simple truth. People are different.
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December 10, 2014

Daily Herald | Illinois Holocaust Museum sponsors Student Leadership Day

On Dec. 3, 164 students from 23 public and parochial schools participated in the High School Student Leadership Day hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie.
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December 10, 2014

Topix.com | Student Leadership Day at Illinois Holocaust Museum

Keynote speaker John Prendergast, who has worked for peace in Africa for nearly 30 years, shared his experiences and lessons learned.
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December 9, 2014

Kontinent USA | A Day At The Races – A Benefit for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

On September 14, 2014, in Arlington Heights, IL, A Day At The Races – A Benefit for Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center was held at the Arlington International Racecourse.
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December 3, 2014

Harper College News Bureau | Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture

Harper College has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for an annual lecture by Dr. Peter Hayes, an internationally respected expert in Holocaust history.
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December 3, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture

The topic of the fifth annual Pfeffer Family Forum is “Magical Thinking or Modern Planning? The Ideas Behind the Holocaust.”
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December 3, 2014 

Daily Herald | Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture

Harper College has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for an annual lecture by Dr. Peter Hayes, an internationally respected expert in Holocaust history.
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November 25, 2014

JUF NEWS | Living history through the eyes of Soviet Holocaust survivors

October was a special month for survivors of the Holocaust, their loved ones, and those who wanted to learn more about the Holocaust’s impact on the Russian-speaking Jewish community.
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November 19, 2014

ACT For Education | Season of Thanks!

On November 13th, we had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
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November 19, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Evanston Public Library and Family Action Network (FAN) Present Workshops on Stereotypes and Identity Led by Local Leaders

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the acclaimed social psychologist Claude Steele, Ph.D., will present his groundbreaking findings on stereotypes, race and identity in the free presentation “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do”, at 7:00 PM, in the Evanston Township High School Auditorium.
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November 15, 2014

ABC7 Eyewitness News | Roz Veron’s Weekender Report

Roz Varon’s weekender guide.
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November 13, 2014

Make It Better | 5 Things to do: November 14-16

This weekend is all about shopping.
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November 6, 2014

Deerfield Review | Holiday bazaars: Where to find treats, trinkets, gifts and garb in the suburbs

With the holidays quickly approaching, check out our guide to suburban holiday bazaars, boutiques and craft shows.
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November 3, 2014

Evanston Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum: Documentary restores Holocaust hero’s place in history

An American who repeatedly gave warning about Hitler’s persecution of the Jews, a vocal and forceful advocate for finding Jewish refugees a home during and after World War II, a Zionist who successfully helped Jews establish Palestine as their sacred homeland, James McDonald lived a life more than deserving of a distinct place in history’s spotlight.
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October 31, 2014

JUF News | RACE

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is among select museums in the country to confront the issue of race and racism in the United States with the new exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? running now through Jan. 25.
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October 31, 2014

Skokie Review | Family Friendly: Storyteller Susan O’Halloran performs anti-bullying show at Illinois Holocaust Museum

We are more alike than not. That’s one lesson children will learn from veteran storyteller Susan O’Halloran at a Family Storytelling Program, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie.
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October 31, 2014

JUF News | David Laskin’s ‘The Family’ selected for Chicago Jewish community ‘One Book’ initiative

For the fourth consecutive year, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership spearheads One Book | One Community, the Chicago Jewish Community’s celebration of Jewish Book Month.
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October 31, 2014

JUF News | ‘The Last Sabbath’ honors heroism of World War II survivors and liberators

While growing up in Skokie in the ’60s and ’70s, it rarely occurred to me that the accents of my classmates’ parents were a sign of a painful, unimaginable journey that took them from Europe to post-WWII America.
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October 31, 2014

JUF News | New film chronicles one man who spoke up among the silent

On April 8, 1933, a little more than two months after Adolph Hitler came to power, American James McDonald met with Hitler.
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October 30, 2014

JUF News | Lessons from Kristallnacht, by Susan Abrams

The 76th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” or “Night of Broken Glass,” causes me to pause to remember and reflect. What is different, and what is the same? What have we learned from the extreme violence of those 48 hours that were a prelude to the increasing atrocities of the Holocaust?
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October 28, 2014

Chicago Tribune | 15 things to do with your kids this week

Storyteller Sue O’Halloran comes to this Skokie museum in a program for kids 6 and up.
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October 28, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis |The Holocaust through the eyes of Soviet-Jewish photographers 

Three years before American troops experienced the horror of Nazi brutality and liberated the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps, a handful of Soviet-Jewish photographers bore witness to Nazi atrocities.
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October 28, 2014

Evanston Now | YWCA honorees ‘tip the balance’

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore has honored three individuals and an organization for their outstanding commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change.
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October 27, 2014

The Daily Northwestern | YWCA honors leaders in social change, women advocacy

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore presented awards Wednesday to three leaders and one organization in the community who have worked toward women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change.
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October 27, 2014

Two Moms, A Little Time, and a Keyboard | Family Storytelling Event at Illinois Holocaust Museum November 2, 2014

The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie holds various interactive events throughout the year to help engage families in learning about respecting differences and being an upstander.
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October 24, 2014

CopyLine MagazineExhibit Explores Concepts of Race, Inequality at Illinois Holocaust Museum This Fall

The nationally acclaimed exhibition “RACE: Are We So Different?” will provoke Chicago-area residents with the challenges implied in its title.
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October 15, 2014

Skokie Review | Unprecedented pairing: Skokie and Evanston team to address racism

An unprecedented collaboration between Skokie and Evanston — between two important institutions in these two towns — have come together rather by happenstance.
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October 14, 2014

Chicago Reader | A new exhibition challenges stereotypes about race

There are plenty of things to look at in “RACE: Are We So Different?”, a traveling exhibit that originated at the Science Museum of Minnesota and has now settled in for three months at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.
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October 13, 2014

ABC 7 Eyewitness News | The Chicago Columbus Day Parade, Part One

The Columbus Day Parade pays tribute to Italian heroes of the Holocaust.
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October 12, 2014

Splash Magazine | “RACE” Are We So Different?” Review- Seeing Race Differently

Chicagoland residents and visitors have a very special opportunity.
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October 11, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum, Evanston YWCA opens new exhibition on race

Race. There may not be a four-letter word that inspires more discussion, debate and controversy than this one.
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October 9, 2014

Chicago Now | Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – October 10, 11 and 12

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – October 10, 11 and 12.
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October 8, 2014

The Daily Northwestern | YWCA sponsors Illinois art exhibit focused on race

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to bring an exhibit about race and its origins to the museum starting Sunday.
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October 7, 2014

Kelley Szany’s Blog | I believe in Humanity. Will you join me?
A few weeks ago I experienced the loss of a tremendous friend, Cipora Katz.
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October 7, 2014

African American Literature Discussion Group Blog | RACE-What is it really?

We see it all the time: on surveys, Census forms, applications : “What’s your race?”
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October 1, 2014

Modern Luxury NS | Life on Display
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September 30, 2014

Chicago Splash Magazine | Zoom In: Skokie

The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s new CEO Susan Abrams shares her Skokie favorites.
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September 23, 2014

NWI Times | Educating NWI about the Holocaust

Teaching today’s students about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and genocide provides challenges for educators at all levels.
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September 22, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum honor Jan Karski centennial birthday

Jan Karski never considered himself a hero, which is just how heroes like Jan Karski often feel about themselves.
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September 19, 2014

Jan Karski Educational Foundation | Karski Exhibition Thrills Diverse Audience at Illinois Holocaust Museum

The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity exhibition was launched at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) on September 17, with a momentous opening attended by numerous VIPs, including a strong presence from the Polish and Jewish communities.
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September 19, 2014

Trinity Christian College | Honors Course Visit to Holocaust Museum Extends Learning

The Honors Seminar course “Representing the Tragic: Considering History, Aesthetics, and Resistance in Holocaust Drama,” taught by Dr. John Sebestyen, associate professor of communication arts, is an example of that. Sebestyen took his class to Skokie, Illinois to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
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September 18, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Jan Karski: Museum opens exhibition on Polish Holocaust hero

One of the first plaques to be installed on the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous wall outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center was one honoring Jan Karski, an emissary for the Polish Underground State during World War II.
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September 16, 2014

Splash Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Day at the Races Event

More than 250 supporters of the Illinois Holocaust Museum were the front runners at the annual Day at the Races benefit hosted by the Museum’s Women’s Leadership Committee at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid) Sept. 14.
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September 16, 2014

Chicago Tonight | Art and History Merge in Artist’s Incredible Life Story

The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie presents a rare stateside showing of the tragic yet life-affirming work of a painter who painted nearly 1,300 pictures in just 18 months of her life.
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September 12, 2014

Kontinent Media | A Day At The Races – A Benefit for Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center

On September 14, 2014, in Arlington Heights, IL, A Day At The Races – A Benefit for Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center was held at the Arlington International Racecourse.
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September 6, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | October events at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

New exhibition opens October 12.
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September 3, 2014

SkokieNet| The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center announces the opening of “The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity” on September 17, 2014.
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September 3, 2014

Skokie Patch| The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity: An Exhibition About One Man Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is pleased to host The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission For Humanity, during the centennial year of Jan Karski’s birth.
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August 28, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Heed the warning signs of rising anti-semitism

The recent and severe spike in anti-semitism is a warning to people everywhere.
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August 25, 2014

Evanston Review | Holocaust survivors attend celebratory brunch at IHMEC

More than 100 Holocaust survivors attended a celebratory brunch at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie on Aug. 7.
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August 18, 2014

Skokie Review | New heroes join Holocaust Museum’s Fountain of Righteous

“There is no greater show of humanity than to risk one’s own life to save the life of others.”

Vice Consul for Poland Konrad Zielinski spoke those meaningful words Aug. 13 outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum and in front of the Ferro Fountain of the Righteous, dedicated to just such humanity.
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August 16, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business | An art exhibit honors a lost son

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s exhibit of work by Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon began six years ago when Norman Bobins was in Amsterdam.
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August 13, 2014

CBS Chicago | Italian Family, Polish Man Honored By Illinois Holocaust Museum

They risked their lives to help victims of the Holocaust and on Wednesday, three people were honored for their selfless acts.
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August 12, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times |‘Simple, kind people’ who saved her family in a world gone mad 

Adina Sella readily admits she doesn’t remember much about Giocondo and Annina Marconi, the Italian couple that sheltered her Jewish family during the Holocaust.
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August 6, 2014

Methodist College | Student Blog
On July 26, 2014, a group of students from Methodist College visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum, located in Skokie.
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August 6, 2014

Skokie Review | Salomon’s art offers key comparisons with Anne Frank’s story, diary

Like so many others who have seen Charlotte Salomon’s extraordinary collection of autobiographical art, Gillian Walnes could not help but think of a young writer whose life was also brutally cut short by Nazi genocide.
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August 6, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | The lives, legacies of Charlotte Salomon, Anne Frank

Artist Charlotte Salomon and writer Anne Frank regularly get mentioned together.
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July 30, 2014 

Simply Showbiz | Someone You Should Know Jan Karski and His Mission for Humanity

As an emissary for the Polish Underground, Jan Karski was charged with the critical mission to inform the Allies of the ongoing slaughter of the Jews in German-occupied Poland.
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July 27, 2014

ABC7 Eyewitness News | Holocaust Commission Expanded in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Sunday to expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
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July 24, 2014

Chicago Now | Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend

This special Family Day program explores what we look like on the outside and who we are on the inside through facilitated, art-based activities.
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July 23, 2014

Simply Showbiz | Life? Art? Theater?

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents…
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July 23, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum docent shares memorable tour moments, experiences

“I want the students to understand the power of one individual to make a change.”
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July 21, 2014

Wilmette Life | Chicago museum features Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?”

Over 150 corporate leaders, Chicago art supporters, diplomats and donors attended an exclusive evening of fine art and music at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s summer opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” on June 19.
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July 16, 2014

CopyLine News Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Anti-Defamation League Host Family Program to Explore Identity Through Art

On Sunday, July 27, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will co-present the family program, Who Am I?: Exploring Identity Through Art.
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July 10, 2014

Lawndale News | Film Director to Attend Screening at Illinois Holocaust Museum

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will hold a public screening of the film A Song for You on Sunday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m.
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July 8, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum spotlight: Visitor services volunteer Florine Marks

Retired Nurse educator Florine Marks works at the Information Desk as a visitor services volunteer at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
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July 8, 2014

Examiner.com | Charlotte Salomon ‘Life? or Theater?’ art showcased at Illinois Holocaust Museum

The Illinois Holocaust Museum is one of the most memorable and educational venues in the Chicagoland area.
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July 7, 2014

Seth Saith Blog | ‘Life? or Theater?’ Paints a Moving Picture of Charlotte Salomon — Museum Exhibit Review

I visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, my hometown and a village in which many Holocaust survivors would rebuild their lives–and eventually the museum devoted to disallowing anyone to forget.
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July 1, 2014

Chicago Splash Magazine | Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” Review – Prolific and Impactful Images

I have had the opportunity to view many exhibitions at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center over several years and have found each of the exhibitions to be impressive and compelling.
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June 30, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

August events at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
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June 30, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust survivor Adina Sella shares inspiring story

Holocaust survivor and retired school psychologist Adina Sella shares her survival story with the community and field trips as a member of the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Speakers’ Bureau.
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June 27, 2014

Chicago Reader | Charlotte Salomon’s Life? Or Theater?: Painting for her life, literally

Charlotte Salomon spent most of 1941 locked in a room in La Belle Aurore, a hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the south of France, painting.
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June 26, 2014

JUF News | Charlotte Salomon exhibit opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has announced the summer opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?”
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June 24, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Amsterdam curator introduces masterpiece paintings in Skokie

Had artist Charlotte Salomon lived to age 90 and presented the same volume and quality of work toward the end of her life, the results would have been viewed as extraordinary.
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June 24, 2014

Skokie Review | Artist Charlotte Salomon’s short life steeped in tragedy

A brief timeline of Charlotte Salomon’s life.
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June 24, 2014

Skokie Review | Video: How artist Charlotte Salomon’s epic was saved and came to Skokie

The two brief sentences that artist Charlotte Solomon said before being captured by the Nazis best explains why her masterpiece series of autobiographical drawings outlived her. “Keep this safe. It is my whole life,” she told a local doctor about a year before she was sent to her death in Auschwitz.
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June 18, 2014

Chicago Tonight | An Artist in Hiding: One Woman’s Passionate Chronicle of Life During Wartime

A young Jewish artist named Charlotte Salomon illustrated her family life in pre-war Germany and in Nazi-occupied France. This week her lyrical, moving works make a rare visit to the Chicago area.
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June 13, 2014

Make It Better | 99 Days of Summer: June 2014

Hoping to escape Nazi oppression during World War II, Charlotte Salomon fled to France and spent two years painting.
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June 12, 2014

Niles-Herald Spectator | Holocaust Museum displays Charlotte Salomon masterpiece

German-born artist Charlotte Salomon created more than 1,300 gouache paintings in her short life.
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June 9, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum docent Laura Schallman shares fulfilling experiences

When Buffalo Grove resident Laura Schallman isn’t helping high school and college students prepare for standardized tests, she is conducting tours for visitors of all ages and backgrounds as a docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
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June 7, 2014

CLTV | Free museum admission for some bank customers

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are treating customers to a cultural experience this weekend.
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June 6, 2014

Skokie Review | Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” June 19-Sept 21 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is pleased to announce the summer opening of Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?”
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June 2, 2014

Chief Engineer | Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Furthers Preservation Mission Through Sustainability Measures

Evette Simon, the acting executive director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, draws a parallel between preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by combatting indifference and preserving the environment through maintaining a conscientiously sustainable facility.
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May 27, 2014

Chicago Parent | Family Workshop: Photography Fun!

Join Chicago photographer Matthew Austin to explore photography as a means of storytelling by making a pinhole camera and composing fleeting images throughout the museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces.
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May 24, 2014

The North Shore Weekend | Living History

Holocaust museum thrives from survivors’ input – but also realizes their time is finite.
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May 22, 2014

Skokie Review | Things to do

Chicago photographer Matthew Austin will teach kids ages 8-14, with an adult, how to use photography for storytelling at a Family Workshop: Photography Fun!,
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May 21, 2014

What’s Happening! | IHMEC to Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel, Families
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May 14, 2014

Aiding Children Together | 5th and 6th Grade Student Leadership Day

On Wednesday, May 7th, six 6th graders and two teachers attended Student Leadership Day at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
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May 12, 2014

Pix 11 | News Closeup: Holocaust survivor awarded Ellis Island medal of honor

A victim of intolerance, Sam Harris teaches tolerance with hopes that the world will never forget the horrors of World War II.
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May 7, 2014

SimplyShowbiz | Exhibiting 102-year-old photojournalist’s remarkable work

“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist” (currently on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center) celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist.
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May 7, 2014

Chicago Reader | Reader’s agenda Wed 5/7: Ruth Gruber

Looking for something to do today? Agenda’s got you covered.
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May 2, 2014

Glenview Announcements | GBS teacher receives Illinois Holocaust Museum award

From college years to his human rights work today at Glenbrook South High School, social studies teacher Matt Whipple has pursued an uncommon calling.
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April 30, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum commemorates Yom HaShoah with concert

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted a moving concert to commemorate Yom HaShoah.
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April 29, 2014

Lincolnwood Review | Holocaust Museum & Education Center June events
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April 29, 2014

Times of Israel | The woman who launched 1,000 Jewish refugees

Ruth Gruber, the photojournalist/diplomat who helped bring to the US the only Jewish refugees America helped escape from the Nazis, is on exhibit in Chicago at 102.
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April 28, 2014

FOX 32 News | Skokie Holocaust museum hopes visitors learn from the past

Beginning Sunday night at sundown, people of the Jewish faith all around the world began a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust.
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April 25, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Susan Abrams and the Illinois Holocaust Museum

New issues, same mission for incoming chief of Illinois Holocaust Museum.
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April 22, 2014

Journal & Topics Newspapers | GBS Club Sponsor Stands for Award

The co-sponsor of Glenbrook South’s Stand for Peace organization will receive the Power of One award in late April, presented through the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
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April 18, 2014

Norridge-Harwood Heights News | Ridgewood students place in Holocaust essay contest

Ten Ridgewood High School students were among the top 10 entrants in an Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center essay contest.
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April 17, 2014

Lake County News-Sun | Chicagoing

NPR Worldview host Jerome McDonnell will interview Tutsi survivors Immaculee Mukantaganira and Jean Claude Mugenzi, who will share their stories of survival, reconciliation, and renewal in the aftermath of atrocity.
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April 15, 2014

The Rebel Yell | The Ridgewood Six

On Sunday, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie held its annual awards ceremony to honor the winning students in the Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest.
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April 2, 2014

WBEZ | Rwanda in the Aftermath of Genocide

Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in observance of the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as we remember the estimated 1 million lives lost, and unite to ensure our continued vigilance and prevention of genocide today.
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April 1, 2014

Skokie Review | Half-price Holocaust Museum admission for Skokie, Morton Grove residents

To celebrate its fifth anniversary on April 19, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is offering half-price admission to Skokie and Morton Grove residents for the entire month of April, as a thank you to the villages for their support.
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March 31, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times: Splash | Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Nobel Peace Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger helped draw a crowd of more than 1,600 to the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Upper Wacker) March 20 for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner.
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March 28, 2014

Michigan Avenue Magazine | Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s 2014 Humanitarian Awards Dinner took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 20, 2014.
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March 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum Pays Tribute to Local Holocaust Survivors at Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Former U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977) and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Henry Kissinger joined Chicago’s foremost civic, business and charitable leaders, community members, local Holocaust survivors, and international dignitaries at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 20 to celebrate the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s 2014 Humanitarian Awards Dinner, honoring three extraordinary individuals and paying tribute to local Holocaust survivors.
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March 27, 2014

Splash Magazines | Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human rights

Helen Suzman was one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid.
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March 25, 2014

Skokie Review | New Holocaust Museum CEO aims to expand Museum’s reach

It’s a long distance between the East Coast where Susan Abrams grew up and the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie where she will take over the leading role late next month.
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March 24, 2014

Skokie Review | Illinois Holocaust Museum dinner marks new chapter

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s annual Humanitarian Awards dinner serves multiple purposes in a big and bold way.
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March 21, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business | Museum raises $2.3 million, John Rowe named board chair

John Rowe, former chairman and CEO of Exelon Corp., has been named board chairman of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
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March 19, 2014

Jan Karski Educational Foundation| Karski Exhibition to Open at Illinois Holocaust Museum September 17

 The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity, a 22-panel exhibition about the life and legacy of Jan Karski, will open for a three-and-a-half month run at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie with a gala reception on September 17, it was announced today.
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March 18, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum, Evanston YWCA unveil plan for race exhibit

It’s a subject that many find difficult to raise and perhaps even more difficult to discuss in a meaningful way.
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March 13, 2014

Daily Herald | Illinois Holocaust Museum announces new CEO

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has a new chief executive.
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March 13, 2014

Skokie Review | Susan L. Abrams chosen as new Holocaust Museum director

The chief operating officer of JCC Chicago will become the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s second executive director, the museum announced this week.
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March 12, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Susan L. Abrams appointed new Holocaust Museum Chief

Susan L. Abrams has been appointed chief executive officer of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, in Skokie.
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March 12, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business | Jewish Community Center’s Susan Abrams

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has appointed Susan Abrams as its new CEO.
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March 12, 2014

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Announces New CEO
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March 10, 2014

JUF News | Emmy-award winning doc about neo-Nazi march in Skokie to air on WTTW

The Emmy Award-winning documentary Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered will air Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on WTTW.
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March 7, 2014

Chicago Tribune | David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories

The two hours Layman took to explain what his firm did in Skokie, a sort of ultimate guided tour, were absolutely fascinating.
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March 6, 2014

The Daily Northwestern | New exhibition looks to focus on race

A number of local partners are joining together to present an exhibition with a new perspective on race.
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February 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune | 15 things to do with your kids this week

Author/illustrator “Mrs. Weisz,” creator of “One Thousand and One Words” comes to the Holocaust Museum for an art program that encourages kids to learn how to use helpful, not hurtful, speech.
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February 25, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum zooms in on photojournalist Ruth Gruber

“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist” may seem like an ordinary title for such an extraordinary new exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
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February 25, 2014

Skokie Review| Ruth Gruber’s story gets film, exhibit spotlight at Holocaust Museum

A journalist, a writer, an adventurer, a photographer, a woman well ahead of her time, Gruber has a way of inspiring people.
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February 20, 2014

Chicago Reader | Bike Winter Art Show, “Our Work: Modern Jobs—Ancient Origins,” and the rest of your weekend in visual arts

Take a gander at something visually stimulating this weekend. Here’s what’s going down in visual arts.
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February 19, 2014

NBC Chicago | Illinois Leads Nation in “Green” Buildings

Illinois leads the nation in the amount “green” building space it has, according to a new survey released by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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February 19, 2014

Mynorthshoreblog.com | Great Museums on the Chicago North Shore!

Chicago’s North Shore has long had a reputation for being a hotbed of culture, artistic appreciation and intellectual engagement.
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February 18, 2014

Chicago Reader | A few more tales from the amazing life of Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber, the 102-year-old photographer whose work goes on display this Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, has had an amazing life.
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February 17, 2014

Chicago Reader | Photojournalist Ruth Gruber, 102 and still ahead of her time

For Gruber, who’s captured everyone from Holocaust survivors to Ethiopian Civil War refugees, words and pictures are tools to inspire others to act.
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February 11, 2014

Morton Grove Champion I | Family Program ‘One Thousand and One Words’ at the Holocaust Museum

Join “Mrs. Weisz,” author and illustrator of One Thousand and One Words, for an afternoon of family fun.
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February 6, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Bittersweet farewell: Rick Hirschhaut exits the Holocaust Museum he helped build

It’s Friday morning in Skokie, and several elementary school kids are huddling around two large TV screens, intently watching Sam Harris describe what happened to him during the Holocaust and how he’s trying to prevent it from happening again to children like them.
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February 6, 2014

JUF News | Exhibit on photojournalist Ruth Gruber opens Feb. 16

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) has announced the Midwest premiere of Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist, a fascinating exhibitionthat celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist.
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February 1, 2014

Sheridan Road Magazine | One Exhibit: February & March

This traveling exhibition displays vintage prints, contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from Ruth Gruber’s trailblazing, five-decade-long career as a photojournalist.
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January 24, 2014

Portagelife.com | Grant Provides Students an Out-of-the-Box Experience

On Saturday, January 11, two Fegely Middle School English teachers, Mrs. Mindy Malaski and Mrs. Lisa Norman, took a group of 50 PreAP students to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois.
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January 23, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business | 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend

You’ve seen the posters (and the knock-offs). Now see an exhibit about the origins of the saying. The Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles On The Home Front In WWII Britain show at the Illinois Holocaust Museum closes this weekend.
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January 21, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Holocaust survivors commemorate King’s legacy

She was just 10 years old when her mom dropped her off at a train station in Germany.
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January 21, 2014

Skokie Review | Over 750 attend Kristallnacht commemoration

Kristallnacht, the first organized act of Nazi violence, took place Nov. 9, 1938.
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January 21, 2014

Technology Marketing Corporation | Afterschool Program Participants Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Lesson in Nonviolence

High school and middle school students and their mentors in the Exelon/ComEd/United Way Stay in School Initiative today participated in a service event at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the late civil rights leader’s messages of equality and anti-violence.
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January 14, 2014

Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum shines light on anti-apartheid leader

The telephone call came from an Oklahoma teacher who wanted to thank curator Dr. Jill Vexler for her exhibition on one of South Africa’s greatest anti-apartheid leaders.
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January 2, 2014

Chicago Tribune | Previewing 2014’s most exciting museum exhibits

“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist”
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