COMING UP:
Holocaust, Genocide & the Law: Lecture and Book-Signing 
Sunday, August 13 at 12:00 pm


Please join us for a book signing and lecture by Dr. Michael J. Bazyler, Professor of Law and The 1939 Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Chapman University. His new book, "Holocaust, Genocide and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World," examines the history of genocide, the Holocaust, and the prosecution of the Nazis and their collaborators through the prism of the law.

Tickets are required; click here to reserve. MCLE credit for lawyers is available.
COMING UP:
Voices of History Theater Workshop for Middle and High School Students
August 7-11
 

Do you know a middle or high school student looking for a unique, meaningful experience this summer? In our Voices of History theater workshop (August 7-11), students will interview Holocaust Survivors and work with  theater mentors to write, direct, and act in scenes inspired by the Survivors' experiences. The workshop will be taught by improvisational theater instructor Abby Kohl.

C lick here  for more information.
COMING UP:
Museum Docent Training Begins in September   
 

We are now seeking applications for our annual  docent  training program.  We depend on our dedicated volunteer docents to lead tours for the thousands of students and other visitors who visit the Museum every month.   During the training, which begins on Wednesday, September 27 and meets every Wednesday for ten weeks, you will learn about the history of the Holocaust, become familiar with the Museum's collection and exhibits, participate in tours and special lectures, and master gallery teaching techniques Click here  for more information.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Museum Interns Record Testimony of Survivors  
 
Interns interview Survivor Mary Bauer

This week o ur high school interns interviewed Holocaust Survivors Mary Bauer, Eva Wartnik and Gregory McKay, none of whom had previously given recorded testimony. The video recordings will be archived at the Museum so future students and Museum visitors can learn about the Survivors' experiences during the Holocaust.
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Fred Heim
Sunday, July 16 at 3:00 pm

Fred Heim was born in Berlin, Germany in 1926. Under Nazi German rule, he and his family lost their civil rights. It was not until 1938 when he witnessed Kristallnacht that he truly realized the severity of the anti-Jewish laws. He was able to obtain a visa and leave Germany for the United States just before the outbreak of World War II. 

This is Fred's first time speaking at the Museum.

The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
Betty Hyatt
Wednesday, July 19 at 11:30 am


Betty Hyatt was born in 1934 in Antwerp, Belgium to Dutch parents. In May 1940, Nazi Germany invaded Belgium. Betty's parents fled with their family and intended to go to Surinam, then a Dutch colony, by way of Portugal. As they trekked out of Belgium, Betty's family was caught in Vichy France. Since they were not French citizens, they were not allowed to travel any further. They settled in a small town and soon received aid from the French resistance. Betty lived in France for the rest of the war under a false identity. After liberation, she learned that her father had perished in Auschwitz. Betty, her mother and brother immigrated to the United States in 1946. She settled in Los Angeles where she married, had two sons, and established a career as a social worker. 
Joe Alexander 
Friday, July 21 at 11:30 am


Joseph  Alexander  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, including Dachau, 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.
SAVE THE DATE:
Annual Gala Dinner

WHEN:  Sunday, November 5, 2017
WHERE:  Beverly Wilshire Hotel
WHO:  Honoree Wolf Blitzer, CNN's lead political anchor and the anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer 
  Emcee Melissa Rivers, Executive Producer and Co-Host of E! Entertainment's Fashion Police 

Award Presenter Nancy H. Rubin, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights
With gratitude to the Joseph Drown Foundation for its generous support of free Holocaust education and school tours, to the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund for its generous support of Voices of History programs, 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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