Museum Blog


May 1, 2019 | Yom HaShoah Reflection – We Must Tell Their Stories

Posted by Kelley H. Szany | Vice President of Education and Exhibitions

In a month of worldwide commemorations in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we stand at a cross-roads.


January 21, 2019 | A Reflection on MLK Day 2019

Posted by Erik Gellman | Guest Curator of Activists and Icons

How we remember Dr. King and the Black Freedom struggle matters. Some forms of memory broaden conversations and spotlight the links between the past and the present.


November 13, 2018 | A Very Special Recipe

Posted by Kelley H. Szany | Vice President of Education & Exhibitions

Last night I enjoyed my first Shabbat dinner at the home of Rabbi Brand and his beautiful wife Nechama, surrounded by a family of Museum docents and their spouses and children.


November 5, 2018 | Empowering Students to Take a Stand at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Posted by Amy Corey | Member of our Educator Advisory Committee

On September 27, 2018, I had the privilege and opportunity to attend a workshop at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie entitled “Inquiry as Engagement: Empowering Students to Take a Stand,” which was facilitated by Mary Ellen Daneels of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. 


October 11, 2018 | Activists and Icons’ Puts the Present in Perspective

Posted by Thomas Jilk| Communications

For Steve Schapiro, the most effective way to “trap” someone in history was with his camera. During the civil rights movement, Schapiro documented activists pursuing racial equality, historic events like The Selma March, and icons advocating social justice. In a broader sense, though, Schapiro gave future generations a visual reminder of the enduring nature of racial inequality in America.


September 13, 2018 | Why Illinois Holocaust Museum is Like a Second Home

Posted by Stephanie Krzeminski| IHMEC 2018 Sendler Fellow

After 12 years of getting the same bewildered look from people when I explain that I truly feel like the Illinois Holocaust Museum is like a 2nd home, I have grown accustomed to explaining myself.


August 29, 2018 | An Emotional Goodbye

Posted by Charlotte Kaiser| Education Intern 

Today, for us, those who where born after the Holocaust, it is just clear that we have a duty of responsibility. We are not allowed to avoid and stop reflection on the past.


July 31, 2018 | An Interesting Perspective

Posted by Balthasar Geib | Education Intern 

One of the most frequent comments I get during my work here at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is, how remarkably well Germany has faced its history. Hearing this so often made me wonder: is that actually the case?


How You Can Help Stop Genocide | Read more about the steps you can take to stop genocide


Power of One | Speaking out. Standing up. Making a difference. That’s the Power of One.

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