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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center


December 2021

Virtual Panel Discussion – Beyond Borders: LGBTQ Refugees, Immigrants, and Human Rights Today

December 16 @ 6:30 PM
Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

LGBTQ+ immigrants and refugees have unique experiences, routinely facing discrimination, persecution, and violence due to their identities. Same-sex relationships are criminalized in certain countries and are sometimes punishable by death, leaving many with no choice but to seek refuge elsewhere. In recent decades, the number of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum-seekers in the United States has risen. While the U.S. is home to more than 900,000 LGBTQ+ immigrants, they are largely restricted from accessing health coverage and continue to have one…

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January 2022

Virtual & On-Site Film Screening: “Passage to Sweden”

January 13, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL 60077 US
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"Passage to Sweden," a documentary produced and directed by Suzannah Warlick, tells a compelling story about European Jews who escaped to freedom and safety in Sweden and events that occurred in Scandinavia and Budapest during World War II. The documentary highlights ordinary people’s courageous acts that helped save thousands of Jews from the occupying German forces. At risk of their own lives, these individuals defied the occupation with spontaneous and dramatic rescue operations as a powerful example of how anyone…

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