Illinois Holocaust & Education Center

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077 - United States

847-967-4800

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Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center honors the victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current, relevant, and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action: Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity.

Exhibits

BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION
July 16 – November 12, 2017
Take an electrifying trip through the 1960s-1980s and learn about the extraordinary life and career of Bill Graham, the Holocaust refugee who launched the careers of countless music legends like The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin, and produced humanitarian concerts such as Human Rights Now! and Live Aid to raise the consciousness of the world. Learn more about the exhibition and related programming here.

HOW IT IS, BUT HOW IT SHOULD BE: AN IMAGINED LIFE OUTSIDE OF GURS
July 21, 2016 – January 7, 2018
Artit Trudl Besag made an illustrated booklet while improsoned in Camp de Gurs in unoccupied 1941 France, and gave it to a fellow prisoner, Rosa Hirschbruch, for her 65th birthday. The booklet captures the prisoners' dreams of another life.

BESA: A CODE OF HONOR
August 3, 2017 – March 4, 2018
This exhibition features images by American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Albania was the only country with more Jews at the end of WWII than beforehand, as Albanians saved their neighbors and those who took refuge in their country. These remarkable acts were grounded in Besa, a code of honor that still exists in the country today. The exhibition is a production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem.

KARKOMI HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION
Permanent Exhibition
This exhibition seamlessly weaves history with moving narratives of local Holocaust Survivors and personal belongings, historical records, photographs, and video to create a highly personal educational experience.

THE HARVEY L. MILLER FAMILY YOUTH EXHIBITION
Permanent Exhibition
Make a Difference! provides an age-appropriate and highly interactive space where hands-on activities for kids ages 8-12 foster leadership skills, empathy, self-esteem, and positive decision making.

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