Monday, February 20

LAMOTH will be open on President's Day, Monday, February 20, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

We will feature two Holocaust Survivor speakers this weekend, as well as two docent-led tours. Please see the schedule below.

As always, our Survivor talks and Museum tours are open to the public and admission is free.
Paul Kester
Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 pm

Paul Kester was born in 1925 in Wiesbaden, Germany. When he was seven years old, Hitler came to power, which changed the course of everyday life for Paul and his family. After Kristallnacht, his family arranged for him to leave Germany on a Kindertransport. Paul left Germany for Sweden in early 1939, and lived there for ten years. He settled in Los Angeles in 1949, where he worked in finance. He and his wife Suzanne have one son and two grandchildren.

The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
Joseph Alexander
Monday, February 20, at 3:00 pm

We are honored to welcome Joseph Alexander for his first Survivor talk at LAMOTH.

Joseph was born in 1922 in Kowal, Poland. He and his family enjoyed a comfortable and stable life until Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939. At the beginning of the war, Joseph's family fled and joined other relatives in the town of Blonie. In late 1940, Blonie's Jews were transported to the Warsaw Ghetto. Joseph's father bribed some guards to let Joseph and two of his siblings escape back to Kowal. This was the last time he saw the rest of his family. From Kowal, Joseph was sent to different concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau. After the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, he was sent from Auschwitz back to the Warsaw Ghetto to clean up the destruction's aftermath. As the Polish Home Army advanced toward Warsaw, Joseph was sent to camps in Germany, and then on a death march. He was liberated by American troops in 1945. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 where he married and had three children.

The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
L'Dough V'Dough at Temple Ramat Zion

This week LAMOTH traveled to Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge for a L'Dough V'Dough session with fourth grade students. The students learned about Survivors' experiences during the Holocaust while braiding and baking challah.  
C lick here  for more information about our L'Dough V'Dough program.
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