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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, 60077

April 2020

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

April 19 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Free to the public

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the Israeli Knesset in 1959, commemorates victims of the Holocaust. This year’s community-wide commemoration will include remarks by civic, religious and political leaders; spoken word and musical performances; and candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors and their descendants.

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Growing Up with Ruth & Marty: An Afternoon with Jim and Jane Ginsburg

April 26 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$10 – $25

What was it like growing up with Ruth and Marty as mom and dad? Join us for laughter, learning, and an intimate conversation with Jim and Jane Ginsburg, who will share personal stories about growing up in this iconic American family.

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Saving Free Speech…from Itself

April 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$5 – $10

Hear child of Survivors and noted essayist Thane Rosenbaum take on the cultural lightning rod of free speech as he presents his newest book, Saving Free Speech…from Itself. Book signing to follow.

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May 2020

Sip and Swing: Sounds of the USO

May 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$15 – $30

Celebrate 75 years after the end of WWII with a classic USO tribute, featuring a live musical performance by Chicago’s Big Band Boom! Lindy hop, jitterbug, and jive the night away with “String of Pearls,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Take the A-Train,” and other musical gems from a bygone era. Refreshments provided by Chicago’s own Revolution Brewing and KOVAL Distillery.

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The Role of Judges, Attorneys, and Bar Associations During the Holocaust

May 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free with Museum admission

How did the legal profession operate under – and cooperate with – the Nazi regime? In this program, founder and executive director of Sparks Fly Upward Foundation Cathy Lesser Mansfield will explore the conduct of key legal players under Nazi dictatorship, and whether the American legal system could ever be at risk of supporting such a regime.

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June 2020

The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial

June 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free with Museum admission

Praised by New York Times Book Review and The Wall Street Journal, and subject of Netflix documentary The Devil Next Door, Lawrence Douglas’ The Right Wrong Man presents the incredible story of the last major Holocaust trial to galvanize world attention. Book signing to follow.

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Touch-A-Tank: A Salute to our Veterans, Active Military and First Responders

June 7 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free to the public

Climb inside military and emergency response vehicles, meet the “Upstanders” who serve our community, and enjoy food, drink & fun on a summer afternoon. The Museum will be free for children and students with guided activities in the Make A Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Youth Exhibition.

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An Evening with Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

June 10 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free to the public

Commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth with an evening of reflections from noted civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill. Ifill is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights, voting rights, and judicial diversity, and the author of On the Courthouse Lawn, which describes the lasting impact of lynching in the United States.

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RBG After Dark

June 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$15 – $30

#BeLikeRBG and enjoy Notorious RBG “after dark” while dressed in costume! Event includes social justice anthems as performed by Expo ’76.

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The Imitation Game

June 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free with Museum admission

Based on the life of legendary LGBT English mathematical genius Alan Turing, Academy Award-winning film Imitation Game tells the story of how Turing’s race to crack the German Enigma code saved millions of lives and directly contributed towards ending World War II.

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