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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.

Aug
8
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From Lawbreakers to Lawmakers: A Conversation with Judge Albie Sachs and The Honorable Irwin Cotler

Join us for a thought-provoking and intimate conversation with two remarkable human rights leaders as they discuss their time with Nelson Ma...
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Online

Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CST

Members: Free

Aug
12
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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Opposite Mandela

Tony Leon occupies a unique place in world history. While serving alongside Nelson Mandela as leader of the Democratic Alliance from its inc...
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Online

Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CST

Members: Free

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

As chief of investigative research at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations in the 1980s, David G. Marwell worked on t...
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Online

Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Sep
9
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Virtual Program: Through The Lens of Arthur Rothstein: Beyond Shanghai

Arthur Rothstein, best-known for his Dust Bowl photography during the Great Depression, was the recipient of more than three dozen awards in...
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Online

Non-Members: Free

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Sep
19
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On-Site Film Screening: Sneak Peek – “The Auschwitz Report”

 The Auschwitz Report, Slovakia’s 2020 Oscar submission for Best International Film, shares the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: $20.00

3:30pm CST

Members: $5.00

Oct
3
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On-Site Live Performance: The Holocaust and the Human Experience: A Cinematic and Musical Journey

Acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Marvin Berman presents a live performance featuring clips from films about the Jewish experience prior to, dur...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: $20.00

3:30pm CST

Members: $5.00

Oct
7
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On-Site Live Performance: The Holocaust and the Human Experience: A Cinematic and Musical Journey

Acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Marvin Berman presents a live performance featuring clips from films about the Jewish experience prior to, dur...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: $20.00

6:30pm CST

Members: $5.00

Oct
17
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On-Site Exhibition Opening Program: Panel Discussion: Legacy of Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

In the summer of 1969, a six-day clash between police and LGBTQ+ civilians ignited, sparking the rise of the gay liberation movement and fun...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Museum Admission

3:30pm CST

Members: Free

Oct
21
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On-Site Program: In Search of a Jewish Story in China

The “Jewish story” is traditionally considered to be an “endless chain of persecutions, from century to century, from country to count...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Nov
16
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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Jewish Victims and Fighters During the Holocaust in the East

Spurred by a lack of knowledge about his grandparents, who emigrated as children from Latvia and Belarus, Eric Benjaminson will sh...
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Online

Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CST

Members: Free

Nov
18
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On-Site Book & Author: “The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France”

A fresh account of the great Jewish families of France and their art collections, author James McAuley’s latest book, The House ...
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9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

Dec
2
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Virtual Book & Author: “Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend”

A true “rags to riches” story, Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant ...
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Online

Non-Members: Museum Admission

6:30pm CST

Members: Free

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