Film Screening: "As Seen Through These Eyes"
Sunday, March 5, at 3:00 pm

This Sunday, LAMOTH's Teen Advisory Board is hosting a screening of "As Seen Through These Eyes," followed by Q&A with director Hilary Helstein. Narrated by Maya Angelou, this documentary film about artistic resistance during the Holocaust features Simon Wiesenthal, the children of Terezin, and Dina Gottliebova Babbitt.

Suggested donation: $10 Adults, $5 Students.

The screening will be held in lieu of our regularly scheduled Sunday Survivor Speaker. However, we will hold a Survivor talk on Monday, March 6 at 2:00 pm.
Elisabeth Mann
Monday, March 6, at 2:00 pm

Elisabeth Mann was born in Hungary in 1925. In 1944, Elisabeth and her family were sent to a ghetto and then deported to Auschwitz, where her younger brother and parents were immediately murdered. Elisabeth and other young women were selected for slave labor in Birkenau. Elisabeth gained strength and hope through memories of home and the support of her nine "camp sisters." After liberation in 1945, Elisabeth spent several years in Sweden, where she worked as a teacher and met her husband. They immigrated to the US in 1955. A talented artist, Elisabeth's paintings are on display at LAMOTH, and a collection of her sketches depicting her wartime experiences are currently on exhibit in our screening room.
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 and desolation 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
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 22 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. 
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