Previous Special Exhibitions




February 10, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Main Special Exhibition Space

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 illustrates the pain and injustice of the American domestic slave trade, illuminating just how widespread the practice of slavery was in American life, as well as its impact on enslaved families across the country.

This exhibitionoriginally curated by The Historic New Orleans Collection, showcases more than 75 original artifacts, slave narratives, and oral histories. Through interactive displays, visitors engage directly with historical record by tracking the shipment of more than 70,000 people to New Orleans. Purchased Lives also contains a collection of “Lost Friends” ads placed after the Civil War by newly freed people attempting to locate Illinois family members.

Exhibition by The Historic New Orleans Collection.

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The Last Goodbye – A Virtual Reality Experience

September 16th, 2018 – January 31st, 2019

Pritzker Hall of Reflection

The Last Goodbye is an award-winning virtual reality experience that transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Pinchas Gutter, the only member of his family of four to survive the Holocaust. The fully immersive experience enables visitors to virtually walk with Gutter as he travels in life-sized projections of the camp, including the railway car, gas chamber, shower room, and barracks of Majdanek.

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Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.

July 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Main Special Exhibition Space

Stories of Survival showcases more than 60 personal items brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria. The objects are as every day as a baby doll and a black suitcase and as symbolic as a young mother’s cookbook and a wedding announcement. Each artifact is dramatically showcased alongside oversized photographs by renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson with handwritten reflections by Survivors or their family members.

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The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

January 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018

Northern Trust Gallery

The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising recognizes the largest and symbolically most important Jewish uprising in German-occupied Europe. The exhibition tells the stories of the leaders of the uprising and local survivors who lived through the heroic resistance.

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Exhibition made possible with generous support from Emile Karafiol and Virginia Robinson.






Where the Children Sleep

March 15, 2018 – September 16, 2018

The Joseph L. & Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation Gallery

A boy without a bed.
A girl afraid to close her eyes.
A child who dreams of when bedtime didn’t bring terror.

More than two million children have been forced from their homes by the war in Syria. Refugee children in neighbouring countries or making journeys through Europe show us where they sleep while they await an uncertain future.

This provocative multi-media exhibit features award-winning Swedish photojournalist Magnus Wennman’s powerful photos and film footage of Syrian refugee children in Europe and the Middle East. 

Where the Children Sleep serves as a wake-up call, not only documenting a contemporary human rights crisis but also inviting visitors to take a stand for children’s rights.

Learn more about this exhibit.

Where the Children Sleep is presented by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in collaboration with Fotografiska – The Swedish Museum of Photography.
Contributing Sponsor: Women’s Leadership Committee of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Golder Family Foundation is a lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.
Media Sponsor: Make It Better



Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World

February 4, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Main Special Exhibitition Gallery

Based on the book by Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Speak Truth to Power highlights the experiences of courageous Upstanders from across the world and urges visitors to take action against Human Rights violations. The exhibition features dramatic black and white portraits of human rights defenders from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Eddie Adams.

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Contributing sponsor: David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation

Additional Funders: Illinois Arts Council Agency





August 3, 2017 – March 4, 2018

The Joseph L. and Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation Gallery


This exhibition features images by American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Albania was the only country with more Jews at the end of WWII than beforehand, as Albanians saved their neighbors and those who took refuge in their country. These remarkable acts were grounded in Besa, a code of honor that still exists in the country today.  The exhibition is a production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem.




Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

July 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution presents the life and times of rock & roll’s greatest promoter, Bill Graham.

Take an electrifying trip through the 1960s-1980s and learn about the extraordinary life and career of Bill Graham, the Holocaust refugee who launched the careers of countless music legends like The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin, and produced humanitarian concerts such as Human Rights Now! and Live Aid to raise the consciousness of the world.





July 21, 2016 – January 7, 2018

Northern Trust Gallery


While imprisoned in Camp de Gurs in unoccupied France in 1941, a young artist named Trudl Besag made an illustrated booklet and gave it to a fellow prisoner, Rosa Hirschbruch, for her 65th birthday. The booklet, entitled So ist es, aber, so soll’s sein (How it is, but how it should be), vividly illuminates the daily life in Gurs, presents an artful and hopeful response to imprisonment, and captures the will of these prisoners to continue to dream of another life.

The exhibition How it is, but how it should be reproduces a rare and vivid artifact from our Museum collection, with translations by the artist. Additional elements tell the broader story of Camp de Gurs and of these two women.





February 19 – June 18, 2017

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

The dramatic story behind one of the world’s most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel’s Secret Intelligence Service. This is the first time this exhibition has ever left the State of Israel and the first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition and 1961 trial of a principal perpetrator of The Final Solution.

Photo: Adolf Eichmann in Nazi uniform, 1940s (Yad Vashem)






September 25, 2016 – January 22, 2017

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Co-Presented by Illinois Holocaust Museum and YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Women Hold Up Half the Sky identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century – full equality for the world’s women. It is inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Pulitzer-prize winning authors, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Like the bestselling book, the exhibition features ordinary women who have accomplished extraordinary things. It challenges visitors to open their eyes, minds, hearts, and most of all, to take action to improve women and girls’ lives locally and worldwide.






October 30, 2016 – February 26, 2017

South Gallery

Annemie Wolff, also known as Annemie Wolff-Koller (1906 Laufen, Germany – 2 February 1994 Amsterdam), was a German-Dutch photographer. Her 1943 photos of Jewish and non-Jewish children and adults, taken in Amsterdam, were rediscovered in 2008 by Dutch photo historian Simon Kool. About 3000 photos were taken of 440 persons, and about 300 of the subjects have been identified by now. About half of the photos’ Jewish subjects perished in the Nazi concentration camps, while the others survived World War II.

Lost Stories, Found Images tells many remarkable stories: of the courageous and talented photographer Annemie Wolff; of each person whose 1943 portrait is in the exhibit; and of the discovery of the identity of these people 70 years later.

Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff, is on loan from, a project of, and an original exhibit created by the Wolff Foundation, Amsterdam, in partnership with the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Foundation (“JCF”).

Photo credit: Judith Trijtel, 1943. Photo Annemie Wolff. Copyright Monica Kaltenschnee, Haarlem, Holland



Three Years, Eight Months, and Twenty Days:

The Cambodian Atrocities and the Search for Justice

May 5, 2015 – October 16, 2016

Goodman Balcony Gallery

Cambodia-homepage-434x293-040215For three years, eight months, and twenty days, the Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot ruled Cambodia, enacting a program of harsh internment and torture and subjecting the Cambodian people to inhumane living conditions, starvation, forced labor, forced marriages, and execution. An estimated 1.7 million people perished under this regime. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, created by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations, became fully operational in June 2007 to bring to justice senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime and those who were most responsible for international crimes and violations of Cambodian penal law from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. This panel exhibition examines both the history of that period and the on-going trials.


What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees

January 24 – July 11, 2016

North Gallery

What We Carried: Stories by Iraqi Refugees is photographic exhibition that explores the possessions that recent Iraqi refugees cherished enough to bring on their journey to the United States. The featured objects, photographed by award-winning Portland-based photographer Jim Lommasson, range from family photos to a Qur’an, from jewelry to a game of dominos. Refugees wrote their personal reflections directly on the printed photos before returning them to Lommasson, who then curated the exhibition.

What We Carried is a project by photographer Jim Lommasson in partnership with Iraqi Mutual Aid Society, Chicago.




Nazi Olympics: Berlin, 1936

February 21 – August 28, 2016

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

NO-graphic 500 widthWould you let issues of ethics impact your participation in sports?

During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Hitler exploited the Games to promote Nazi ideals of racial supremacy on a world stage. Nazi Olympics features athletes who were barred because of their ethnic heritage, or who, like Jesse Owens, competed and won, challenging Hitler’s “master race” dogma.





Light & Noir: Exiles and émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950

October 11, 2015-January 10, 2016

Main Special Exhibition Gallery


Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 tells the fascinating story of immigration, acculturation, and innovation that influenced Hollywood film as an American cultural phenomenon.

After coming to power in early 1933, Hitler took control of the German film industry and used cinema to fuel his propaganda. As a result, many German-speaking film icons fled to America and became the actors, directors, writers, and composers of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.”

Through costumes, props, film footage, and personal memorabilia, the exhibition explored how beloved films such as Casablanca and Double Indemnity were shaped by these pioneering film artists.





Abandoned at Srebrenica Photographs from the Aftermath

March 26, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Second Floor Hall of Reflection Gallery


Photograph courtesy of Tarik Samarah

Between July and December 2002, Bosnian photographer Tarik Samarah documented the lives of Srebrenica survivors and the work of identifying the dead from the mass graves. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum turned his collection into an exhibition that preserves the memory of those lost and gives insight into the aftermath of genocide. “After Auschwitz the world said never again,” Samarah states, explaining the project, “but Srebrenica happened. After Srebrenica, massacres and crimes continue…I would be ashamed to be quiet in this kind of world.”

This exhibition commemorates 20 years since the genocide and is presented in partnership with the Bosnian American Genocide Institute.




Through Soviet Jewish Eyes:  Photography, War, and the Holocaust

February 22 – September 7, 2015

Main Special Exhibition Gallery


Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. These wartime photographers were the first liberators to bear witness with cameras to Nazi atrocities, three years before Americans arrived at Buchenwald and Dachau. Photographers including, Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants, merged documentary photography with avant-garde sensibilities to create works that had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.



RACE: Are We So Different?

October 12, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

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RACE: Are We So Different?, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

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September 17, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Second Floor Balcony Gallery

karksi200x286Jan Karski carried out one of the most monumental missions attempted in World War II—a cross-continent trek to inform western leaders in 1942 that the Holocaust was underway.


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Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?”

June 19 – September 21, 2014

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

JHM 04925-smallIn the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon–a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin–fled to the South of France where she shut herself in a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it Life? or Theater?: A Play with Music; an astounding body of over 1,300 powerfully drawn and expressively colored gouache paintings conceived as an operetta on paper.

This exhibition of nearly 300 paintings from Life? orTheater?offered a rare, firsthand opportunity to witness this amazing masterpiece.





Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

February 16 – June 1, 2014

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

IHMEC Ruth GruberRuth Gruber: Photojournalistcelebrated the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist.  Gruber’s work spans more than five decades, from her iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later work in the 1980s documenting Ethiopian Jews in the midst of a civil war. A selection of vintage prints were presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and ephemera from her personal archive.

This exhibition was made possible by friends of Ruth Gruber, and is a traveling exhibition of the International Center of Photography, New York. The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions. Additional local support provided by the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Photo: Unidentified Photographer. Ruth Gruber, Alaska Territory, 1941–43.



Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

January 9 – April 20, 2014

Second Floor Balcony Gallery

Helen Suzman was one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. From the start of a political career that spanned almost four decades, she worked tirelessly, never flinching from challenging the pernicious system created by apartheid. The exhibition also highlights her enduring friendship with the late Nelson Mandela which began in early 1967 when she met him at the infamous Robben Island Prison.



September 29, 2013-January 26, 2014

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Victory Dress

During a time of extreme hardship, rationing, and deprivation in World War II Britain, textiles were put into service as designers created fashions to save on essential wartime materials, and injected style and beauty into the harsh realities of wartime life. Keep Calm and Carry On offered a rare glimpse into a time when beauty (in measured amounts) was not frivolous—it was a patriotic duty!

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with the support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf. The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions. Additional local support provided by Rotarians for Peace, in honor of Rotarian Sir Nicholas Winton. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Victory Print dress, Britain, 1945
Arnold Lever for Jacqmar
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photography © 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston




Croatian Righteous Among the Nations: A Photographic History

May 17, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Second Floor Balcony Gallery

This poignant exhibition tells the story of the brave citizens of Croatia who risked their lives to save Jews from persecution and murder. 109 Croatian citizens were named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem–an esteemed title given to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. 24 of these citizens are featured in the exhibition.



Fire In My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh

May 14- September 8, 2013

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Fire In My Heart PosterA promising poet in Budapest, Hannah Senesh became a Zionist and immigrated to British Mandate Palestine in 1939. Four years later, the 22- year-old volunteered to penetrate Nazi-controlled Europe as a British intelligence officer, parachuting into Yugoslavia. Captured, imprisoned, and ultimately executed, Senesh became a national hero to the Jewish community in Palestine within months of her death. Through her writings, photographs, possessions, and interviews with friends and colleagues, her remarkable life was revealed here for the first time.

Created and circulated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions. This exhibition is made possible by leadership gifts in loving memory of Anne Ratner from her children and grandchildren, and from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Additional support provided by the David Berg Foundation and The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Inc. We are grateful to the Senesh Family for making the exhibition possible by providing material from their collection.

Photo courtesy of the Senesh Family collection.


The 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 17, 2013 – December 31, 2013

Chicago City Hall, Fifth Floor

The Museum is proud to partner with the City of Chicago and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in presenting an exhibition honoring the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.


COURAGE: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight for It

February 3- April 21, 2013

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Courage PosterA look at the inspirational late-1940s journey of Rev. J.A. De Laine and the brave citizens of Clarendon County as they fought to put an end to separate, unequal schools and contributed to the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education.

Created by the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC. The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions. Made possible by a generous grant from Bank of America.


Spies Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

July 15, 2012–January 6, 2013

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

A piece of the World Trade Center, part of the new exhibit at the spy museum, "Terrorism: The Enemy Within."A creation of the International Spy Museum, this provocative exhibition explored key events of America’s past—dramatic moments of action, often frightening and destabilizing—when Americans have felt threatened within their own borders, prompting visitors to challenge and discover their own beliefs and assumptions.

The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions.

Photo: A fragment of a plane used to attack the World Trade Center in 2001, courtesy of the International Spy Museum.


Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War

February 19, 2012–June 17, 2012

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

American Jews in the Second World WarA celebration of the achievements of Jewish men and women who were part of the American war effort on and off of the battlefield, in their own voices and through artifacts, letters, and photographs.

Created and circulated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York. The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions. Major funding provided by Jack and Susan Rudin and Family in memory of Lewis Rudin; by Irving Schneider in memory of his friend, Lewis Rudin; and by Irving and June Paler in memory of June’s father, Duncan Robertson, who fought in both World Wars. Additional support provided by Verizon Foundation and Local support provided by Steve and Maria Quinlan Farber, in honor of Burton Farber. The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions.

Photo: Graduation Day at Thunderbird Field; collection of Philip Topiel.



Munro Campaign Calendar Exhibition

December 12, 2011 – October 17, 2013

Second Floor Balcony Gallery








The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946

September 25, 2011–January 15, 2012

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

The Art of Gaman“Gaman” is a Japanese word that means bearing the seemingly unbearable with dignity and patience—the perfect descriptor of the furniture, tools, toys, musical instruments and other arts and crafts handmade by the ethnic Japanese who were forced into America’s internment camps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. More than 120 objects were loaned from former internees or their families.

Organized by curator Delphine Hirasuna, with advisory support from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Photo: Painted wood carving, artist unknown. Camp: Heart Mountain, Wyoming. From Art of Gaman by Delphine Hirasuna, copyright 2005, Ten Speed. Terry Heffernan photo.


The Secret Miracle

July 16 – September 28, 2011

Museum Lobby Gallery





Visit this small but visually compelling exhibition featuring 7 handmade books created by typography students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute for Art. The books offer a visual interpretation of Jorge Luis Borges’s short story of the same name written in 1943. The projects undertaken by these students speak to the
influence of visual media and resulted in an examination of the power of art and typography, the tragedy of anti-Semitism, and a deep concern for civil and human rights.






Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust

June 24 – September 6, 2011

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Women in the HolocaustThe first international exhibition to focus exclusively on women and their experiences in the Holocaust, this large-scale video-art installation featured images that move and change interwoven with interviews with 10 women Holocaust survivors, giving historical materials a contemporary feel and perspective.

A production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem. Curated by Yehudit Inbar. The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions. Presenting sponsor: Rodi and Marvin Glass in honor of Rodi’s mother, Sophie Waters. Supporting sponsors: The Feis Family in memory of their grandmother, Brandla Hofman and aunts, Toby and Feige, who perished in the Holocaust. Additional support provided by Julie and Louis Bucksbaum and family. Visit Yad Vashem to learn more.

Photo: Image of Vava Schoenova, courtesy of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.


Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges

February 4 – May 31, 2011

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Beyond Swastika and Jim CrowHistorical objects, photographs, texts, and artworks tell the story of refugee scholars, purged from Nazi-ear Germany, who found positions in historically black colleges in the American South. Created and circulated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

The Golder Family Foundation is the lead sponsor for all Museum Special Exhibitions. Major funding from the Leon Levy Foundation. Additional support provided by the Helen Bader Foundation; The Lupin Foundation; The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation; public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Alpern Family Foundation; and the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation.

Photo: Professor Ernst Borinski, a German refugee, teaching in the Social Science Lab, Tougaloo College, MS, ca. 1960. Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

July 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Deadly Medicine ExhibitionDocumenting how the Nazi regime collaborated with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, in order to legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide.

Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.


The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France

March 26, 2010 – June 20, 2010

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Art of Curious GeorgeKnown for creating world-famous character Curious George, Jewish couple Margret and H.A. Rey embarked on little-known five-month odyssey when they fled the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. Featuring 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children’s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Based in part on the 2005 publication The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York). Organized and curated by Beth Seldin Dotan, Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Nebraska. A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. Generously brought to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center by the McCormick Foundation.


Anne Frank: A History for Today

Winter 2010

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Anne Frank at her deskBy focusing on the well-known Frank family, this exhibition reveals the challenges faced by all Jews during World War II and the difficult decisions people were forced to make. Implicit in the exhibit are the themes of scapegoating, bullying, anti-Semitism, racism, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.

Developed by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center USA.

Photo: Copyright AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel.


Darfur: Photojournalists Respond

Fall – November 2009

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Genocide in DarfurPowerful photos from eight photojournalists who participated in the book Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan document atrocities from more recent decades.

Presented courtesy of Holocaust Museum Houston and generously sponsored by the McCormick Foundation.

Photo courtesy of Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures.


Building the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

April 2009 – Fall 2009

Main Special Exhibition Gallery

Illinois Holocaust Museum PosterThe first of our rotating special exhibitions traced the history of the Museum to its roots in the attempted neo-Nazi march in Skokie in the late 1970s and local survivors’ responses to that watershed event.





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