LAMOTH is open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16th, 10am-5pm
Special Event: Rita Rimalower-Nettler's Postcards to Zurich, 1940-1942 
Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm

LAMOTH Board Member and docent, Michele Gold, will share an original collection of documents highlighting the Holocaust experience of her mother, Rita Rimalower-Nettler. Between 1940 and 1942, Rita sent dozens of postcards  pleading for information about the fate of her parents to her relatives in Switzerland. Six of these postcards are currently on display at LAMOTH and are on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Each postcard tells a painful, heartbreaking story of separation and loss, themes also echoed in the personal narrative of Holocaust Survivor Eva Brettler. Eva will speak to the loss of her own mother as an eight-year-old girl during the Holocaust. These personal narratives exemplify the experiences and collective voices of children during the Holocaust.

This event will take place in lieu of the Sunday Survivor Speaker Series.
Swimming in Auschwitz and Q&A with Director Jon Kean
Friday, January 27, at 12:00 pm

In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 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.

Please RSVP to or (323) 456-5083.  Seating is limited.
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. Click here for more information about the film. 

Please RSVP to or (323) 456-5083.  Seating is limited.
LAMOTH's Teen Advisory Board Wins Teen Innovation Award

Congratulations to LAMOTH's Teen Advisory Board members -- Doris Sandberg, Sarah Wintner, Claire Combredet, Sawyer Kroll, Faiz Shamji, Landon Poon, Abbie Gro ssman, Lauren Deutsch, Jacob Adivi, and Jordan Seibel -- for receiving a Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) Teen Innovation Award from the Jewish Federation.
The Teen Board won the cash award to fund a program they designed called "PAIRS: Partnering Adolescents in Intergenerational Remembrance with Survivors," which matches teens with Survivor mentors. Each teen-Survivor pair is getting to know each other by meeting throughout the school year, preparing the teen to carry forward the memory of the Survivor's experiences.
For more information about LAMOTH's Teen Advisory Board, or to apply for next year's Board, contact
Women's Division of Community Shul Visits LAMOTH

Last Sunday, 20 women from the Women's Division of the Community Shul ( formerly Aish LA) visited the Museum for a mother-daughter tour of LAMOTH led by Docent and Survivor Gabriella Karin in honor of the Jewish fast day, Asara B'Tevet. Gabriella wove her story of survival together with an explanation of the Museum's galleries. Those who joined the tour engaged in valuable intergenerational dialogue and learned about Holocaust history as well as the history of LAMOTH.
L'Dough V'Dough with Temple Beth Am

This week LAMOTH welcomed the Religious School from Temple Beth Am for a L'Dough V'Dough session. The students spoke with Holocaust Survivor Gabriella Karin and learned about her experiences during the Holocaust while braiding and baking challah.   C lick  here  for more information about our L'Dough V'Dough program.
In Memory
Miriam Bell (1930-2017)

Museum founder, pillar, board member and Holocaust Survivor
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 | 
100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 | 323.651.3704