Most programs are free with Museum admission or membership. Reservations are required for all programs. (Exceptions noted.)



Architecture Tour: Symbolic By Design
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays: February 27, March 26
Sundays: February 14, March 13 

Learn how renowned architect Stanley Tigerman infused every space in the Museum with historical and emotional symbolism.

Saturdays:  February 27, March 26 
Sundays:  February 14, March 13
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to hear a Holocaust
Survivor tell their story and answer questions.

February 14 – Kurt Gutfreund and his mother survived the Terezin concentration camp.
February 27 – Ruth Gilbert as a toddler escaped from the ghetto with her mother. They lived in hiding and with false ID papers for the remainder of the war. 
March 13 – George Rosenbaum’s family witnessed thousands of Nazis, and Hitler, entering Vienna’s capital.
March 26 – Magda Brown and her family were on one of the final transports to Auschwitz. She then worked in an ammunition factory and was ultimately sent on a death march until she was liberated.

NEW! Interactive Survivor Experience
Every Saturday | 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ask the life-size video projection of Holocaust Survivor Pinchas Gutter any question you would like, and “natural language” technology allows Pinchas to respond as if he were in the room!

Please note: Pinchas will not be available January 23, February 27, or March 26






Exhibition Opening Event: The Nazi Olympics Berlin 1936

Sunday, February 21 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

NO-graphic 500 widthDuring 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, dispelling Hitler’s “master race” dogma.

Join Olympian Jesse Owens daughter, Marlene Owens Rankin, Olympian Ralph H. Metcalfe’s son, Ralph H. Metcalfe, Jr,  and Exhibition curator Susan Bachrach of the United States Holocaust Museum, participate in a moderated discussion.

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VIP Exclusive Work-In-Progress Screening:
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice”

Sunday, February 28 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Don’t miss the “sneak-peek” of this incredible documentary before its 2016 Summer Olympics debut.  This film tells the story of 18 African American athletes who represented the U.S. at the 1936 Olympics in Germany, despite facing significant prejudice at home and abroad.   Film director Deborah Riley Draper will speak following the film.  Presented in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History.  DuSable will also preview the documentary on Friday, February 26, at 7:00 pm.

$15, $10 Members

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Community partner: DuSable Museum of African American History



Breaking Barriers: Equality In Sports

Sunday, March 6 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

BREAKING BARRIERS: Equality in Sports
Sunday, March 6, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Learn how world-class athletes overcame obstacles such as race, disabilities, and LGBT status. Featuring two-time Paralympian Susan Katz, and All-American wrestler Hudson Taylor, Founder & Executive Director, Athlete Ally. Taylor was instrumental in raising awareness for LGBT rights during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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JCC Film Festival

Sunday, March 13 | 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

The third annual JCC Chicago Film Festival introduces Chicago to the finest in Jewish film. Three titles will be shown: “A Blind Hero: The Love of Oto Weidt,” “Every Face Has a Name,” and “Surviving Skokie.” Each screening will be followed by an audience talkback.

Adults – $12; Seniors/Students – $10

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Thursday, March 17 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the largest fundraising evening in the city of Chicago. This high-profile event pays tribute to humanitarians and Holocaust Survivors, honoring those who serve our communities and support our mission.

Keynote speaker: Michael Douglas

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National Security: Israel & the Upcoming U.S. Election

Thursday, March 24 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Dr. Dan Schueftan, Director of the National Security Center at the University of Haifa in Israel, will discuss complex issues related to security in Israel, and the impact of the upcoming US Presidential Elections on Israeli-US relations.

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One Man Show: The Mitzvah Project

Sunday, March 27 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Acclaimed actor Roger Grunwald performs “The Mitzvah,” a one-man drama revealing the history of German men known as “mischlings” – the derogatory term the Nazis called Jews descended from one or two Jewish grandparents – who served in Hitler’s army.

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Programs partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency


IL Arts Council




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