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Hear Holocaust Survivor Aaron Elster's story of survival: 
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"Illinois Holocaust Museum continues to find new stories to tell... and asks us to consider the cost of intolerance in our own lives. Every visit gives you something new to think about."

Chicago Reader has listed Illinois Holocaust Museum as one of the best small Museums in Chicago!

We are thrilled that visitors from all over Chicagoland agree that the Museum's world-class exhibitions, through various stories, teach lessons of tolerance that continue to be so relevant to contemporary issues taking place all over the world.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Over the past 60 years the Holocaust has been discussed and dissected and interpreted and reinterpreted so many times,...
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Remembering the Pink Triangle. A public event to commemorate the homosexual victims of Nazism. Hosted at Center on Halsed in partnership with Equality Illinois, Unsilence Project, Human Rights Campaign, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, The Legacy Project, Illinois Safe Schools ...
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Holocaust Survivor Pinchas Gutter has never been to our Museum — or has he?
Learn how Illinois Holocaust Museum and USC Shoah Foundation's pilot program brings Survivors' testimony to life.
You can meet Pinchas too! Visit for viewing times.
Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter has never officially stepped foot inside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie — or has he?
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Their births were unfathomable. 70 years ago, their mothers conceived in ghettos, hid their pregnancies in Auschwitz, and gave birth en route to Mauthausen concentration camp.
Join us Tuesday, May 19 for the North American Book Launch of "Born Survivors" and meet the three "babies"--Eva Clarke, Mark Olsky and Hana Moran--as they share their personal stories.
Best-selling author Wendy Holden and CBS News anchor and daughter of Holocaust Survivors Regine Schlessinger will join the discussion.
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Watch this recent ABC 7 Chicago segment featuring last week's commemorative ceremony for Victory Day as well as our exhibition Through Soviet Jewish Eyes, open through September 7, 2015.
An exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum shows World War II through Soviet eyes. Jewish photographers documented the atrocities of war and the joy of liberation on VE Day 70 years ago.
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Join us this Thursday at 6:30 as author Joan Adler discusses her book, “For the Sake of the Children, The Letters Between Otto Frank and Nathan Straus Jr.”
In 2007, letters between lifelong friends, Otto Frank—Anne Frank’s father and Nathan Straus Jr.--revealed for the first time that Otto, tried desperately to get his family out of war torn Holland in 1941, fifteen months before they went into hiding in the now famous attic.
Join us as Joan zooms in to this tragic era.

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Yesterday, the Museum honored Fernand and Emilie Deves during special plaque unveiling ceremony at the Museum’s Ferro Fountain of the Righteous, an outdoor space that pays tribute to the righteous few who chose to risk their life and stand up for those in peril.

Fernand and Emilie provided a safe home in France for two Jewish families during World War II. They sheltered four members of the Sapir family from Warsaw, and the Margolis sisters, Estera and Roza. Those sisters, Edith Adlam and Rose Abrams, now in their 90s were both present for the ceremony. The program included remarks from Honorable Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago; and Renie Schreiber, Press Officer, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum is a Blue Star Museum again this year! We are pleased to offer free admission to all military personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day in participation with Blue Star Museums.
To learn about our special program featuring Holocaust Survivor Sam Harris on May 28, and our reduced admission Memorial Day offer for non-military visitors, click here:
Blue Star Families | National Endowment for the Arts
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We are thrilled to be the first world-wide test site for "New Dimensions in Testimony," an interactive educational experience that will allow future generations to “talk” with Holocaust Survivors about their life and experiences.
You can help us test this amazing technology! Visit to see our public viewing hours.
Watch last night's NBC Chicago segment to learn more.
NDT is being pioneered by USC Shoah Foundation.
If you have a story you want future generations to hear, you can always write a memoir. But modern technology is on the verge of enabling a much richer experience: a holographic display that makes it appear as if you're in the room with the viewer. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.
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Time is running out to reserve your spot for this weekend's Family Day at the Museum, where parents and children can enjoy a full day of gallery tours, art activities and refreshments with Illinois Holocaust Museum, ADL - Anti-Defamation League and National Veterans Art Museum.
All families are welcome. Principals and their families receive free admission with a school ID!
Reserve your spot before its too late!:
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The Illinois Holocaust Museum tells the story of the Holocaust through interactive exhibitions that both move and inspire. World-class special exhibitions explore broad themes related to the mission of the Museum which aim to foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.