Los Angeles  Museum of the Holocaust
Announces New Leadership Team
LAMOTH Executive Director Beth Kean
& Board President Paul Nussbaum

We are proud to announce that Beth Kean has been named Executive Director and Paul Nussbaum the new President of  Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Kean, the granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors, became LAMOTH President in January 2016 and Interim Executive Director in November 2016. She served as Treasurer and was a member of the LAMOTH Executive Board for 10 years prior to that. Kean has over 25 years of experience working in the finance sector, focusing on fixed-income risk management and social-impact finance. She worked at Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles and Salomon Brothers in New York and serves on the University of Pennsylvania's Southern California Regional Advisory Board and Trustees' Council for Penn Women.

Nussbaum, son of two Holocaust Survivors, the museum's former Treasurer and CFO, is a senior banking and wealth management executive with over 30 years of banking, credit and relationship management experience as regional executive for Wells Fargo and City National Bank and Southern California regional executive for Pacific Capital Wealth Management. Nussbaum has held leadership roles with the Jewish Federation of Orange County, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance, and Jewish Family Services.

Click here to read the complete press release.
Greek Poet & Holocaust Survivor Iossif Ventura
Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm

Iossif with his caretaker, Athina
One of the last members of the Jewish community in Crete, Iossif Ventura survived the war as a child in hiding. Throughout his life, Iossif has used poetry to transform his lingering trauma from the Holocaust into articulate prose, echoing the loss of 96% of the Greek Jewish community. Iossif has published six books of poetry reflecting on his experiences during the Holocaust, and his poems have been translated into six different languages. 

Join us as Iossif Ventura discusses the history of the Jewish community in Crete and his own family's story.  Please RSVP to michael@lamoth.org.
Original Student Theater: "Voices of Survivors"
Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm, at Santa Monica High School

Join us on March 22 for " Voices of Survivors,"  an evening of original student theater based on the life stories of four Holocaust Survivors. The performance is the culmination of an eight-week collaborative project between LAMOTH and Santa Monica High School's Theatre Department, in partnership with Writer's Room Productions. Students in Santa Monica High School's acting class participated in the Museum's Voices of History Theater Workshop, learning about the Holocaust, interviewing Survivors, and working with professional writing mentors to write, direct and act in scenes inspired by Survivors' experiences during the Holocaust. 

Click here to reserve tickets. Suggested donation: $10 Adults, $5 Students.
Opening Reception: The Inner World of Ilse Kleinman
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm

Join us on March 26 for an opening reception for "The Inner World of Ilse Kleinman: Reflections on Oppression," featuring a presentation by the artist's son, Dennis Kleinman, and remarks by art psychotherapist Dr. Esther Dreifus-Kattan. Artist Ilse  Kleinman and her parents fled Berlin in 1933 due to growing antisemitism in Nazi Germany. The family settled in South Africa, where the rise of apartheid reminded Kleinman of the cruelty and dehumanization experienced by Jews during the Holocaust. Her art incorporates Holocaust- and apartheid-related motifs. 
Reading & Book Signing: How We Survived
Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm at Chevalier's Books

Holocaust Survivor authors will read and speak about their experiences at a book signing event for  How We Survived: 52 Personal Stories by Child Survivors of the Holocaust at Chevalier's Books in Larchmont Village on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm. Speakers will include Holocaust Survivors Lya Frank and Henry Slucki. Survivor John Gordon's story will be read by his grandchildren, Jonas and Augie Blum and Ella Lynch. Lya Frank will be joined at the event by her "hiding sister" from Holland, with whom she lived for several years while in hiding during the war. 

Chevalier's Books is located at 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Click here for more information.
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