Book Signing with Author Sarah Kaminsky 
Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 pm

Left: photo by Beatrice Cruveiler

Join us Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 pm for a talk and book signing with author Sarah Kaminsky, whose book about her father, "Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life," is a bestseller in France. At the age of 17 Adolfo Kaminsky narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz. Due to his expert knowledge of dyes and his ability to masterfully reproduce official documents with an artistic eye, he was recruited to join the Jewish underground. He soon became the primary forger for the Resistance in Paris, working tirelessly with his network to create papers that saved an estimated 14,000 men, women and children from certain death.

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Opening Reception: Paintings by Sofia Guttentag Davidson
Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 pm

Join us Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 pm for an opening reception for our new exhibit,  Paintings by Polish Holocaust Survivor  Sofia Guttentag Davidson. There will be a discussion  with the artist's daughter, survivor Hanna Pankowsky, and her daughter Helen Pankowsky. The  powerful family art collection depicts pre-World War II life in Europe, the atrocities of the Holocaust, Jewish spirituality and hope afterwards. The exhibit is presented and hosted by LAMOTH family founder and Board Member Melinda Goldrich.

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Five Sketches by Survivor Elisabeth Mann

LAMOTH is proud to exhibit five sketches by local Holocaust Survivor Elisabeth Mann. Born  Erszebet Mohr in Hungary in 1925, Elisabeth survived the KecskemĂ©t ghetto in Hungary, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and the Braunschweig labor camp for women. In 1945, Elisabeth was admitted as a refugee to Sweden. She lived in the small, rural towns of Oster Korsebrga and Sjoberga and later found employment at a local school.  She coped with her past by sketching scenes depicting life in the Auschwitz and Braunschweig labor camps. She also sketched Swedish landscapes. Elisabeth lived in Sweden until 1955 when she and her husband immigrated to the United States. Today she lives in Los Angeles. 

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L'Dough V'Dough at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School

LAMOTH staff visited with two 11 th grade Jewish Studies classes at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School in Irvine this week for a L'Dough V'Dough program. Survivor Speakers Henry Kress and Eva Nathanson discussed their personal histories with the students while the group braided and baked challah.
This is our third year partnering with Tarbut V'Torah; in the past two years, TVT students have toured the Museum and created short films inspired by dialogue with Survivor Mentors at LAMOTH.   If you would like to host a L'Dough V'Dough session at your school or synagogue, please contact Creative Programs Director Rachel Fidler at
Remember a Child Who Perished in the Holocaust

Derek Cayton and Survivor Edith Frankie hold photo of Edith's brother, Endre Izsak, whom Derek remembered at his Bar Mitzvah

LAMOTH's  B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory project invites every child who is preparing for bar/bat mitzvah to remember a child who perished in the Holocaust. The Project, which is open to students worldwide, provides the student and the bar/bat mitzvah teacher with the name of a child, information about him or her, and suggestions for simple acts of remembrance, such as doing mitzvot in the child's name, mentioning the child in a dvar Torah or speech from the bimah, taking on the mitzvah of saying Kaddish, or lighting a yahrzeit candle yearly. Los Angeles area students can also volunteer at the Museum for their Mitzvah project.

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Orange County Homeschool Group Visits LAMOTH   

Southland Private Satellite Program, a group of homeschoolers mostly from northern Orange County, brought 18 students and seven parents to the Museum for a docent-led tour. After their tour the group heard from Holocaust Survivor Henry Oster, one of only 23 people to have survived the Holocaust of the 2,011 transported from his hometown of Cologne, Germany to the ghetto in Lodz, Poland. 
With gratitude to the Joseph Drown Foundation for its generous support of free Holocaust education and school tours, and to the Max H. Gluck Foundation for its generous support of the Share Our Stories Project.
Museum Hours:
Saturday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Admission is always free.

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