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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosts approximately 40 programs annually. These sessions cover a wide range of topic areas, including the Holocaust, genocide, and contemporary social justice issues. Our diverse offerings include panel discussions, lectures, live performances, films, and more. Lessons learned from these events create the bridge between local and global, challenging us to consider injustices both far off and close to home. Most programs and events are free with Museum admission or membership.

Many of our past programs can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Jun
17
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100 Years Later: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre offers a unique opportunity for us as a nation to honor those who suffered in one of the most ...
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Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Jun
22
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The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed

In 2009, Wendy Lower, acclaimed author and historian, was shown a horrific photograph of a Jewish family that revealed seldom-discussed...
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Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Jun
24
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Arnaud Sussmann’s “Jewish Voices” Music Program

While acclaimed French violinist Arnaud Sussmann regularly graces the world’s stages as a soloist and active touring member of t...
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Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CST

Members: Free

Jun
30
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Pride in the Time of COVID-19

The global pandemic has been a roadblock to traditions and celebrations for consecutive years. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in June was ...
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Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Jul
8
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Lunch & Learn – Inside Apartheid: One Woman’s Struggle in South Africa​

Anti-apartheid activist Janet Love was involved in negotiations for a South African settlement from the Convention for a Democratic South Af...
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Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CST

Members: Free

Jul
13
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Possibilities and Challenges for Refuge in Latin America During the Holocaust

Thousands of Jewish refugees spent months crossing the ocean, fleeing the Nazi regime, hoping to find safety when they reached Latin America...
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Non-Members: Free

6:00pm CST

Members: Free

Jul
15
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Virtual Film Discussion: “Quo Vadis Aida?”

2021 Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film, Quo Vadis Aida?, recounts and dramatizes the legacy of one of the worst ma...
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Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Jul
20
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“One Museum, One Book” Book Club: “Mandela’s Way”

Richard Stengel, editor of Time maga­zine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conver­sation with Mandela into fifteen ess...
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Non-Members: Free

7:00pm CST

Members: Free

Jul
22
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Virtual Exhibition Opening Program: “Shanghai: Safe Haven during the Holocaust” – Survivors’ Panel

In fleeing persecution, nearly 20,000 European Jewish refugees found an unexpected safe haven in the Chinese port city of Shanghai...
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Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Aug
8
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From Lawbreakers to Lawmakers: Working with Nelson Mandela

Join us for a conversation with Judge Albert “Albie” Louis Sacks, anti-apartheid activist who was appointed Judge on the Constit...
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Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CST

Members: Free

Aug
19
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Book & Author: “Mengele: Unmasking the ‘Angel of Death'”

By the end of the of the Holocaust, Josef Mengele, a once sworn doctor to help and heal, had universally cemented his reputation in the eyes...
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Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

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