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 the original collection of documents highlighting the experience of her mother, Rita Rimalower-Nettler, during the Holocaust. Between 1940 and 1942, Rita sent approximately 40 postcards, six of which are on exhibit at LAMOTH, pleading for information on her parents' fate. 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.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to or (323) 456-5083.
How We Survived: 52 Personal Stories by Child Survivors of the Holocaust

Child Survivors Phil Raucher & Henry Slucki 
and LAMOTH President Beth Kean

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 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, including many Survivors who speak at LAMOTH and participate in our education programs. 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 in time for holiday gift-giving. The 52 remarkable stories of survival include the Survivors' experiences of loss and resilience, and their encounters with courageous adults who stepped forward to help children in need. 
L'Dough V'Dough with Jewish Federation's YALA Group 

Last weekend LAMOTH welcomed the Jewish Federation's Young Adults of Los Angeles (YALA) group for a L'Dough V'Dough session. More than 40 YALA members spoke with Holocaust Survivors and learned about the Survivors' experiences during the Holocaust while braiding and baking challah.  Th e challah loaves were donated to the Israel Levin Senior Center in Venice C lick here for more information about our L'Dough V'Dough program.
LAMOTH's B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory Project

At his Bar Mitzvah, Trevor Goodman (left) remembered Paul Lerner, 
brother of Survivor Daniel Lerner (right)

We invite our Survivor community and upcoming B'nai Mitzvah families to participate in our  B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory   program. This program invites students preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah to remember a child who perished in the Holocaust. This is also a powerful opportunity for Holocaust Survivors in our community to ensure that a child from their family who perished in the Holocaust will be remembered. As a part of this program, we pair B'nai Mitzvah students with Holocaust Survivors and allow the student to remember the relative of a Survivor.  

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Michael Morgenstern at
Bob Geminder
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 pm

B ob  was born in 1935 in Wroclaw, Poland. Upon the outbreak of war, Bob's  family was forcibly relocated to Stanislawow, a city then under Soviet occupation. The family's fate worsened in 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Stanislawow fell under heavy bombing, during which time his father suffered a fatal heart attack. His mother soon remarried, and worked with her husband to protect Bob a nd his brother. The four of them eventually made their way to Warsaw, where after the Uprising, they were sent to Auschwitz. Just before the train arrived, they managed to escape, and hid until they were liberated by Soviet troops in January 1945. Bob 's family left Poland for the United States in 1947, where he eventually worked as an engineer and a teacher.   

A docent-led tour will follow the talk.

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.
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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