THIS WEEKEND

We are open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 
from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
 
Sunday, May 28
2:00 pm: Docent-led tour
3:00 pm: Survivor Speaker Ernest Braunstein
 
Monday, May 29
2:00 pm: Docent-led tour
3:00 pm: Survivor Speaker Gabriella Karin 
 
Click here to see our complete events calendar.
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Ernest Braunstein
Sunday, May 28 at 3:00 pm

Ernest Braunstein was born in 1924 in Oradea, Romania and moved to Budapest, Hungary when he was 17. There, the pro-Nazi government sent him to a forced labor camp in Yugoslavia. In the wake of a Soviet military advance, he and other prisoners were sent to Germany and then to Auschwitz-Birkenau. From Auschwitz, Ernest was sent to Sachsenhausen where he was liberated in 1945. We are honored to welcome him for his first time speaking at the Museum.  
The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Gabriella Karin
Monday, May 29 at 3:00 pm
 
 
Gabriella Karin grew up in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. When the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia, Gabriella was sent to hide in a Catholic convent with false papers for three years. She then rejoined her family in Bratislava, where they were hidden in an apartment for nine months by a young lawyer named Karol Blanar. After the war Gabriella had a long career in the fashion industry as a designer and production pattern maker. After her retirement, she became an accomplished sculptor. 
 
Gabriella's talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm. 
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Witnessing History: Voices of the Holocaust at Milke n

 
This week, 10th graders at Milken Community Schools created a mini-documentary about LAMOTH community member and Holocaust Survivor Speaker Joseph Alexander during Milken's Witnessing History: Voices of the Holocaust. Through this Museum program, the students toured the Museum galleries to learn in-depth Holocaust history, thoughtfully crafted questions, interviewed Joseph about his life story, and learned how to produce and edit their own documentary.

Our next film workshops for high school students will be held in June at Milken Community Schools and in July at LAMOTH. Click here for more information about the June programs and here for information about the July program. 
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Fort Irwin Staff Visits Museum
 
 
We were honored this week to welcome the staff of the National Training Center & Fort Irwin Equal Employment Opportunity Office. The group from Fort Irwin was invited to visit the Museum by Holocaust Survivor Renee Firestone and her daughter Klara Firestone. Renee and Klara gave the group a tour of the Museum and introduced them to Executive Director Beth Kean and President Paul S. Nussbaum.
COMING UP:
Untold Stories: The Mass Imprisonment of Japanese Americans During World War II
Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 pm
 
 
As a nine-year-old during World War II, Sam Mihara was imprisoned with his family for three years at the Heart Mountain prison camp in rural Wyoming, watched over by armed guards. He now is a lecturer on mass imprisonment, one of the few survivors speaking nationally about his experience. His multi-media presentation includes photographs, video clips and in-depth discussions about his experiences and the experiences of the 120,000 Japanese, mostly U.S. citizens, who were removed from their homes and placed into makeshift prison camps. Click here for more information.

Please RSVP to michael@lamoth.org or 323-456-5083.  
NOW ON EXHIBIT:
Teen Advisory Board PAIRS Projects
 
Jacob Adivi with his sculpture, "Against All Odds," reflecting Survivor David Lenga's Holocaust experience 
 
This week we celebrated the opening of the LAMOTH Teen Advisory Board PAIRS Project exhibit. The PAIRS program (Partnering Adolescents in Intergenerational Remembrance with Survivors) pairs Holocaust Survivors with teens to form intergenerational connections. Each pair met throughout the school year, engaging in conversation and building memories, and preparing the teens to carry on the Survivors' legacies. The exhibit displays the final projects designed and produced by each pair, including sculptures, paintings, a mannequin set, a film, and a podcast. Click here for more information.  
NOW ON EXHIBIT:
Roman Ryterband: Life and Work

 
In conjunction with our concert last weekend of the work of Holocaust Survivor and composer Roman Ryterband, we opened an exhibit of artifacts that provide a glimpse into Ryterband's life and persona before, during, and after the Holocaust. On loan from the Ryterband Collection of the Polish Music Center at the USC Thornton School of Music, these artifacts trace Ryterband's early life in Lodz to his exile in Switzerland, to finding life and remembrance in music in the United States, where he eventually settled in Palm Springs with his wife and two daughters. Click here for more information. 
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 
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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