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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.

Links to virtual programs will be sent out 24-48 hours in advance of the program.

Sep
29
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Babiy Yar Commemoration: 81st Anniversary

Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC)  for an evening with Dr. ...
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On-Site & Online

Non-Members: Free

5:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Oct
13
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Social Event: Sip & Swing

Celebrate the end of WWII with a classic USO tribute featuring a live musical performance by Chicago’s Big Band Boom! Lindy hop and ji...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: $10.00

6:30pm CDT

Members: $10.00

Oct
16
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Family Event: Touch-A-Tank

Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor day at the Museum! Touch military vehicles, dress in army gear, and meet active & veteran members of the...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Free

11:00am CDT

Members: Free

Oct
20
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Book & Author: “We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration”

Winner of the Maine Literary Award, We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration, is a riveting and awe-inspiring debut novel b...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Oct
27
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The Einsatzgruppen Trial: The Biggest Murder Trial in History 

Following the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1945, the United States conducted twelve additional trials against other signi...
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On-site & Online

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Nov
3
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Pfeffer Family Forum: World War II Military Intelligence Training at Camp Ritchie 

How did the Military Intelligence Division, a part of the Army with a history of antisemitism, racism, and anti-immigrant activity, become t...
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On-Site & Online

Non-Members: On-Site: Museum Admission; Online: $5.00

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Nov
9
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PHILIP L. AND ELLEN V. GLASS HOLOCAUST COMMEORATIVE SERIES : Kristallnacht, 84 Years Later: Special Commemorative Performance of The Suitcase

Join us as we commemorate the 84th anniversary of the “Night of Broken Glass” with a program of remembrance, reflection, and performance...
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On-Site

Non-Members: Free

6:00pm CDT

Members: Free

Nov
17
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On-Site Book & Author: “Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival”

Join us in discussion with #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin as he makes his literary return to the aerial battlefields of WWI...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Dec
4
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Film & Discussion: “Adam & Ida – Almost a Fairy Tale”

Orphaned and torn apart at the age of 3, twins Adam and Ida Paluch survived the Holocaust without knowing what had happened to each other. A...
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On-Site

Non-Members: Free

2:00pm CDT

Members: Free

Dec
8
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On-Site Book & Author: “D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II”

A national bestseller, D-Day Girls draws from recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to share a thrilling story about the ...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s programming is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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