THIS SUNDAY:
Walk from Raoul Wallenberg Square to LAMOTH 
Sunday, January 22, at 11:00 am

Join students, Survivors, elected officials and dignitaries at Raoul Wallenberg Square (corner of Beverly Blvd. and Fairfax Ave.) at 11:00 am on Sunday, January 22. The group will walk from the Raoul Wallenberg statue to the gymnasium in Pan Pacific Park for a 12:30 pm program featuring guest speakers and presentations by Teen Court high school students on taking a stand against hate and bullying. The event is co-sponsored by  LAMOTH, Councilmembers Paul Koretz and David Ryu, and Parents Educators/Teachers & Students in Action.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Friday, January 27

In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we will host the Consul General of Italy for the annual reading of names of Italian victims of the Holocaust, beginning at 10:30 am.

At noon, we will screen the documentary  Swimming in Auschwitz , followed by Q&A with Director Jon Kean. The film follows  t he  interwoven stories of six women deported to Auschwitz, providing a glimpse into life, spirit and survival at the notorious concentration camp. Seating is limited; p lease RSVP to michael@lamoth.org or (323) 456-5083. 
COMING UP:
Oscar-Winning Son of Saul and Q&A with Actor Geza Rohrig 
Sunday, January 29, at 4:00 pm


Join us for a special screening of Son of Saul, the 2016 Oscar winner for Foreign Language Film. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the star of the film, Geza Rohrig.

PLEASE NOTE: This film contains graphic and disturbing depictions of life in Auschwitz-Birkenau and is not appropriate for all viewers. Click here for more information about the film. 

Seating is limited; please RSVP to michael@lamoth.org or (323) 456-5083. 
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
Special Event: Rita Rimalower-Nettler's Postcards to Zurich, 1940-1942 


We welcomed 140 guests to the opening reception for "Rita Rimalower-Nettler's Postcards to Zurich, 1940-1942." LAMOTH Board member and docent Michele Gold, daughter of Rita Rimalower-Nettler, spoke about her mother's experience on the Kindertransport and her longing and sadness while separated from her family. Holocaust Survivor Eva Brettler spoke about the loss of her own mother as an eight-year-old girl during the Holocaust. 

The 37 postcards will be on exhibit at LAMOTH through the end of February.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
Harvard-Westlake History Department at LAMOTH 


This week we hosted a professional development program for the entire History department from the Middle School and Upper School of Harvard-Westlake. The History teachers toured the Museu m with docents Michele Gold and Harry Davids and explored the galleries with our audio guides. Director of Education Jordanna Gessler presented the group with a teacher guide  and historical narrative student activity for teaching the Holocaust using primary sources and artifact-based inquiry. 
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
L'Dough V'Dough with Maimonides Academy


This week LAMOTH welcomed the sixth grade class from Gindi Maimonides Academy for a L'Dough V'Dough session. The students learned about Survivors' experiences during the Holocaust while braiding and baking challah.  In December, the class toured the Museum and listened to a Survivor speaker. 
C lick  here  for more information about our L'Dough V'Dough program. 
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Dr. Michael Gyepes
Sunday, January 22, at 3:00 pm

Dr. Michael Gyepes was born in 1933 in Budapest, Hungary. During the war, his family moved to the city of Balassagyarmat to be closer to other relatives. In 1944, Nazi Germany invaded Hungary and they were ordered to move back to Budapest. Since deportations from Budapest ceased after June 1944, this move inadvertently saved their lives. His family remained in their designated home in the city, until his parents arranged for him and his sister to live in convents and to conceal their Jewish identity. His family was liberated in January 1945 by Soviet troops. After the Hungarian revolution of 1956, Dr. Gyepes immigrated to the United States where he started a family and established a career in medicine. 

The story of Dr. Gyepes' experiences during the Holocaust is included in How We Survived: 52 Personal Stories by Child Survivors of the Holocaust, which is available for purchase in our Museum book store and online

The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
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.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust | www.lamoth.org 
100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 | 323.651.3704
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