TAKE A STAND CENTER

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s new Take a Stand Center, a breakthrough exhibition, will lead visitors from Knowledge to Inspiration to Action, with the 4,000-square-foot Center comprised of three interactive galleries: the Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience, Goodman Upstander Gallery, and Take a Stand Lab.

Grand Opening

Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the new Take a Stand Center with a day of exploration and activities including the opportunity to hear from the Survivors filmed for the Survivor Stories Experience, musical performances, and spoken-word poetry.

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ABE & IDA COOPER SURVIVOR STORIES EXPERIENCE

This first in the world experience utilizes groundbreaking technology to enable a ‘conversation’ with 13 recorded Holocaust survivors via 3-D holography, preserving their stories for generations to come. The technology, developed by USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony program, combines high-definition holographic interview recordings and voice recognition technology to enable Survivors to tell their deeply moving personal stories and then respond to questions from the audience, inviting one-on-one ‘conversation.’

Reservations recommended for the theater experience. Recommended for ages 11+.

GOODMAN UPSTANDER GALLERY

This gallery extends the message beyond the Holocaust to showcase 40 courageous “Upstanders” throughout history and today, striving in the areas of civic, social, economic and environmental rights.

TAKE A STAND LAB

This action-oriented Lab puts the power of change in visitors’ hands and provides hands-on tools for affecting change—and becoming an Upstander—including a toolkit for visitors to take home.
Click here to view activism styles and tools.

IN THE NEWS

PRINT/BLOG

Chicago Magazine | Living Memory
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Chicago Theater and Arts | Holocaust and modern heroes featured in Take a Stand Exhibition
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JUF News | Survivors live on in perpetuity, thanks to cutting-edge technology
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Smithsonian Magazine | 12 Must-See Fall Exhibits Around the World
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Hadassah Magazine | Virtual Holocaust Education Interactive Exhibit
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Forward | Keeping Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Alive- Through Holograms
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Chicago Tribune | Illinois Holocaust Museum uses 3-D technology to preserve survivors’ stories
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Wall Street Journal | A Look at the Museum of the Future
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Crain’s | As Holocaust survivors dwindle, a surprising way to keep their stories alive
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Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum: Pilot program aims to preserve survivor voices for future generations
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TV

The New York Times | The Remembering Machine
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KCET | Holocaust Survivor Holograms Give History New Depth
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ABC 7 News | Technology tells survivors’ stories at Illinois Holocaust Museum
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WGN | Learn the lives of holocaust survivors through innovative new technology
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NBC5 | Illinois Museum Uses Holograms to Preserve Survivor’s Stories
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