Upcoming Special Exhibitions
LOST STORIES, FOUND IMAGES: PORTRAITS OF JEWS IN WARTIME AMSTERDAM BY ANNEMIE WOLFF
October 30, 2016 – February 26, 2017
German-born Dutch photographer Annemie Wolff, who passed away in 1994, took these newly discovered photographs at a pivotal moment in history–during the German occupation of the Netherlands. At such an incredibly tense time, why would Jews sit for portraits of themselves and their loved ones? How is it that so many of them are smiling and appearing to be at the pinnacle of their lives? Learn the stories of the images: who they were and what happened to them after the photos were taken.
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
OPERATION FINALE: THE CAPTURE AND TRIAL OF ADOLF EICHMANN
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.
Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann is a co-production of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Mossad – Israel Secret Intelligence Service; and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio.
Photo: Adolf Eichmann in Nazi uniform, 1940s (Yad Vashem)