News From 2016

December 19, 2016

Chicago Tribune | Shout Out: Illinois Holocaust Museum CEO Susan Abrams

Susan Abrams, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center CEO for nearly three years, was recently awarded two Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
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December 18, 2016

Chicago Sun-Times | Steinberg: Holocaust horrors help teach ethics to CPD recruits

Retired police Sgt. Diane Shaw connected the dots: the way the German police went along with inflicting horror and how police today go along with wrongs around them, making Chicago what one expert called “the capital of the Code of Silence.”
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December 1, 2016

Chicago Tribune | In an era of viral, hostile videos, Illinois Holocaust Museum focuses on Upstander

I’ve had upstanders on my mind ever since I visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center a couple of weeks ago.
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December 1, 2016

Daily North Shore | High Honors for Holocaust Museum CEO

Susan Abrams, CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, was recognized for both her executive leadership and innovation by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
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November 26, 2016

Crain’s Chicago Business | Rating Charity Navigator

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie is on firm financial footing.
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November 21, 2016

The Stevie Awards Blog | Stevie Awards for Women in Business Announce Winners in 13th Annual Competition

Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2016 competition on Friday, November 18.
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November 10, 2016

Forward | A History Of Jon Stewart And 6 Other Things To Read, Watch, And Do This Week

Also in Chicago, Chicago Tribune reporter Kathy Bergen will interview her father Hal Bergen, who assisted with the Nuremberg trials as a 19-year-old Army sound technician, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center on November 13th.
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November 10, 2016

WGN | Woman shares her story on the 78th anniversary of ‘The Night of Broken Glass’

On the 78th anniversary of “The Night of Broken Glass” hundreds of people were at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to listen to the story of a woman who was 19 that night tell the story of what happened to her.
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November 9, 2016

Chicago Now | Commemorating the anniversary of Kristallnacht

This spring, I chaperoned my teen’s field trip to the  Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. In addition to touring the museum, our group heard from Henry Strauss.
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October 27, 2016

Listening To My Travels | Holding Up Half the Sky at the Illinois Holocaust Museum

The exhibit “Half the Sky” now at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois is definitely worth a visit.
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October 21, 2016

Lake Zurich Courier | Guide to Suburban Holiday Bazaars and Boutiques

International boutique features local artisans work and international fair trade goods, designer jewelry and purses, homewares and books, and one-of-a-kind Judaica from around the world.
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October 17, 2016

Skokie Review | Redesigned Parking Lot Opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum

In the first of two projects aimed at providing improved parking at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, a redesigned parking lot opened Friday across from the facility.
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October 5, 2016

Forward | A Holocaust Museum That Stretches the Limits

The museum’s latest exhibition, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” based on the book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about the various challenges that women and girls face in the developing world, is a prime case in point.
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October 3, 2016

Chicago Splash Magazines | “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” Review – A Difficult Topic Beautifully Explored

Visiting the exhibition, “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, I found the contrast between the beauty that was almost ethereal and the topic that was very difficult, stunning.
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September 29, 2016

NBC5 | A Look Back at Shimon Peres’ Visit to Chicago

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has died, two weeks after suffering a major stroke. He was 93 years old. Christian Farr reports with a look at his life and the influence he made in Chicago.
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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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