NOW OPEN is the groundbreaking, multi-million dollar Take a Stand Center, an immersive permanent exhibition with a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice and the World Premiere of the interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience. Four interactive galleries guide visitors through social justice issues, empowering them with knowledge and inspiration and reminding them to stand against hatred in all its forms.

Theater schedule:
Meet virtual Survivors weekdays (every hour, 11 am – 4 pm), Thursdays (every hour 11 am – 7 pm)
and weekends (10:15 am & every hour 11 am – 4 pm).

December 3 – 9 | Janine Oberrotman
December 10 – 16 | Matus Stolov
December 17 – 31 | Aaron Elster

Reservations recommended for the Stories Stories Experience theater.

WINTER BREAK PROMOTION: KIDS & STUDENTS VISIT FREE
Tuesday, December 26 – Sunday, January 7

This winter break, kids and students can visit Take a Stand Center, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, and all other Museum exhibitions free of charge. There must be at least one paid adult present, and the offer can be redeemed by mentioning this Winter Break Promotion at the admissions window at the Museum. This offer does not apply to field trips, group tours, or public programs that require reservations.

EXHIBIT BUZZ

Named one of the top 12 fall exhibitions in the world by Smithsonian magazine.

How to talk to Holocaust Survivors in the future? In Take a Stand’s holograms, the answer.
Chicago Tribune

“One of the most memorable things we have ever visited on vacation. Emotions were so raw…If I could have hugged Fritzie’s hologram, I would have. Her story will stay with me the rest of my life. Thank you all for creating such a tremendous remembrance for the world’s truest and bravest heroes.” Chantel Ogden Olsen

EXPLORE FOUR INTERACTIVE GALLERIES

UPSTANDERS WORKING TOWARDS…

EDUCATION

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SAFE COMMUNITIES

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EQUAL RIGHTS

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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

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HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

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TOOLS FOR CHANGE

RAISE YOUR VOICE. USE YOUR PEN.

Advocate

Talk to your elected officials, lead a letter-writing campaign, write a petition

BRING ATTENTION TO A CAUSE.

Raise Awareness

Create an eye-catching protest sign, learn social media best practices, write a letter to the editor

HELP OTHERS BY DONATING.

Give

Organize a fundraiser, tips for online crowdfunding, launch a donation drive

MAKE CHANGE THROUGH DIRECT ACTION.

Participate

Organize a demonstration, start an organization, take a volunteer personality quiz

EXHIBITION NEWS

Talk to holograms of Holocaust survivors at this Illinois museum
Lonely Planet

Never Forget
Country Magazine

New 3-D Hologram Forever Preserves Holocaust Survivors
Newsy

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Uses High-Tech To Empower Social Justice
WBEZ Morning Shift

Take a Stand Lets Future Generations Hear the Voices of Holocaust Survivors
WCIU The Jam

Hologram technology in Holocaust Museum exhibit immortalizes survivors’ stories
Skokie Review

Holocaust Museum Holograms Bring History to Life
Daily North Shore

The incredible story of Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster: “It’s important that young people understand what human beings are capable of doing to one another”
WGN Radio

Making History
Sheridan Road

New Tech, 3D Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories
The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC NewsChicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, The Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald, U.S. News, The Detroit News, Newsday, and Rock River Times.

US museum debuts first 3-D holograms of Holocaust Survivors
Times of Israel, Daily Mail UK, Japan Times, Channel News Asia, Digital Journal, Eagle News, Gears of Biz, and Phys Org

The Holocaust Told Through Holograms
CBS Chicago

Holocaust Survivors share their stories via hologram at Illinois Holocaust Museum
ABC7

Thanks to Illinois Holocaust Museum, Visitors Can Talk to Survivors for Decades to Come
Chicago Magazine

Illinois Holocaust Museum premiers 3D holograms of Holocaust Survivors
Blooloop

Barbara Kruger Has Designed Profound MetroCards for NYC + More Must-Read Stories
Artnet News

The best events for the week
Crain’s Chicago Business

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 26-31
WTTW Chicago Tonight

As holograms, 13 local Holocaust Survivors blink, breathe and tell their stories
Daily Herald

Hologram technology helps preserve stories of Holocaust survivors
WGNTV

5 Things to Do: Oct. 27 – 29
Make It Better

Cook County Calendar of Events Oct. 26 – 30
Cook County Chronicle

Interact with Holocaust survivors via unique virtual experience at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Chicago Parent

How to talk to Holocaust survivors in the future?
In Take a Stand’s holograms, an answer
Chicago Tribune

Survivors live on in perpetuity, thanks to cutting-edge technology
JUF News

Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibit Allows Unique Interaction With Survivors
NBC5 Chicago

12 Must-See Fall Exhibits Around the World
Smithsonian Magazine

Virtual Holocaust Education Interactive Exhibit
Hadassah Magazine

Keeping Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Alive- Through Holograms
Forward

Illinois Holocaust Museum uses 3-D technology to preserve survivors’ stories
Chicago Tribune

 

HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN THE NEWS

The true cost of a plate of food: 
$1 in New York, $320 in South Sudan
The Guardian

House Passes Women, Peace, and Security Act
Foreign Affairs Committee

 

FOR THE PRESS

Access photos, FAQs, bios, press releases, and more.
Take a Stand Center Press Kit

 

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