Happy New Year from LAMOTH!


As 2016 comes to a close, we thank you for your continued support of LAMOTH. This year, we are proud to have hosted nearly 47,000 visitors at the Museum. We look forward to continued growth and learning in 2017! 

We will close early at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 31st and will be closed on Sunday, January 1st. We will resume our normal hours on Monday, January 2, 2017. 
Survivor Speaker:  Henry Oster
Monday, January 2, 2017 at 3:00pm

The Museum will be open on Monday, January 2nd. Join us for a docent-led tour at 2:00pm and Survivor speaker at 3:00pm.

Henry was born in Cologne, Germany in 1928. When he was seven years old, the Nuremberg Laws stripped him and his family of their civil rights. Soon after the outbreak of WWII, his family was deported to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Henry's father died in the Lodz Ghetto, and he and his mother were soon sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. This was the last time Henry saw his mother. Henry was later sent to Buchenwald where he was eventually liberated by American troops in May 1945. After liberation, he settled in the United States and began a career in optometry.
COMING UP:
Opening Reception: 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.

Please RSVP to michael@lamoth.org or (323) 456-5083.  Seating is limited.
NOW AVAILABLE IN MUSEUM BOOK STORE:
How We Survived: 52 Personal Stories by Child Survivors of the Holocaust


We are pleased to announce that the newly published second edition of How We Survived: 52 Personal Stories by Child Survivors of the Holocaust is now available for sale in our book store and on our website . Published by Child Survivors of the Holocaust, Los Angeles, t his book contains firsthand narratives by 52 local Holocaust Survivors, many of whom are part of the LAMOTH community. The book  has been a bestseller in our book store since it was first published in 2011, and we are thrilled to have it back in stock. The 52 remarkable stories of survival include the Survivors' experiences of loss and resilience, and their encounters with courageous individuals who stepped forward to rescue and protect them. 
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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