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Now - August 18, 2020
THEY SHALL BE COUNTED: THE THERESIENSTADT GHETTO ART OF ERICH LICHTBLAU-LESKLY
They Shall Be Counted is a gallery of original paintings and drawings by Erich Lichtblau-Leskly. While imprisoned in Theresienstadt (Terezin) Ghetto, he artistically depicted the daily lives of its residents, poignantly capturing the complications and ironies of ghetto life. In the spring of 1945, Lichtblau-Leskly cut most of his artwork into pieces. His wife, Elsa Lichtblau, hid the fragmented artwork under the floorboards of the barracks, and Lichtblau-Leskly was able to retrieve it after liberation. While living in Israel during the 1950s and 1960s, he reworked these fragments into larger watercolor illustrations. Both original sketches and reworked illustrations will be on display in the collection.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - August 16, 2020
NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg’s life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. The exhibition tells Ginsburg’s story using a dynamic array of gallery interactives, listening stations, archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, and contemporary art. Based on the book and Tumblr page of the same name, Notorious RBG is the first-ever museum exhibition focused solely on the judicial icon.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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June 11, 2020
VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB: ONE MUSEUM, ONE BOOK
VIRTUAL EVENT: RSVP to join the virtual book club hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum: “One Museum, One Book.” The book is 'The Choice: Embrace the Possible,' by Holocaust Survivor and internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr. Edith Eva Eger. In The Choice, Dr. Eger weaves her remarkable personal account of surviving the Holocaust and overcoming its ghosts of anger, shame and guilt, exploring how we can find the key to freedom in our own lives. PLUS:  If you purchase your copy of The Choice with 'Amazon Smile' indicated for the Museum, Amazon will donate a portion of proceeds to the Museum. Click here to log in with Amazon Smile . Moderated discussion for The Choice will be hosted by Sid Chapon. After registering, an confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting will be sent. 
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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June 25, 2020
RESISTANCE: FILM + LIVE DISCUSSION WITH JESSE EISENBERG
Virtual Event: Long before he rose to international fame as a mime, Marcel Marceau put his fledgling career as an artist on hold to spirit Jewish refugee children out of Nazi-occupied France, even as his own father was murdered at Auschwitz. Watch the extraordinary new film  Resistance, about that little-known chapter of Marceau’s life, and then join our discussion with the film’s star, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), director and screenwriter , Jonathan Jakubowicz,  Dr. Barry Eisenberg, SUNY Empire State College and Second-Generation Survivor, Dr. Eileen M. Angelini, SUNY Empire State College and Subject Matter Expert on the WWII Occupation of France. Moderated by  Richard Salomon, Vice President of  Illinois Holocaust Museum, with a special introduction by  David Estrin, CEO of  #TogetherWeRemember  and closing word by  Susan Abrams, CEO at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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August 2, 2020
WE DISSENT: THE WOMEN WHO STOOD WITH RBG
Discussion: We Dissent— The Women Who Stood with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg has often said that true and lasting change in society and law is accomplished slowly, one step at a time. Join us in conversation with Dean Emerita of Loyola Law School Nina S. Appel and The Honorable Judge Carol Kamins Bellows as they reflect upon their legal careers, what it meant to break the “glass ceiling” at a time when women accounted for less than 3% of the legal profession, and their unique relationships with the Notorious RBG.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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