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 interested in theater, directing, interviewing or history? In our one-week 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.

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NEXT WEEK:
Community Tisha B'Av Service 
Monday, July 31 at 8:30 pm
 

On Monday, July 31 at 8:30 pm, Etz Jacob Congregation will host a community service for Tisha B'Av in our Goldrich Family Foundation Children's Memorial. The Museum will be open to visitors after the service. 

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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.
SPOTLIGHT:
Museum on Channel 7's "Eye on L.A." 


This week Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust was featured on ABC7's "Eye on L.A." in an episode about nine of the most interesting museums in Los Angeles. Click here to watch the segment.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Voices of History Film Workshop 

Survivor Dr. Jacob Eisenbach with student filmmakers

This week the students in our Voices of History film workshop edited their three-hour Survivor interview footage into 10-minute films. At the conclusion of the workshop, the films were screened for family, friends, and Survivors Eva Trenk, Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, and Erika Fabian, the subjects of the films, who were very moved by the students' care in telling their stories. 
SPOTLIGHT:
B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory Project 

Derek Cayton remembered Survivor Edith Frankie's brother, Endre Izsak z''l

Our B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory project helps Bar and Bat Mitzvah students develop an understanding of Holocaust history and commemoration by matching each student with a child who perished in the Holocaust. We also offer customized private tours of the Museum and assistance in researching the remembered child. Click here  for more information. 
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Gregory McKay
Sunday, July 30 at 3:00 pm

Gregory McKay was born in hiding from the Nazis, in an attic in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1942. Soon after, his father arranged to have his mother and him hidden in a friend's house. His father, a doctor, created false identity papers for the Dutch underground resistance. In January 1943, the family escaped from Holland, and after a grueling and dangerous ten-day journey by rail, by car and by foot, they reached Switzerland. They lived in the town of Montreux in the Swiss mountains for a number of years, and eventually moved to Los Angeles. Gregory's family's many artifacts and documents, including the bag in which his father carried him on their jouney to Switzerland, are on display at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.  

The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.

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Michele Rodri
Wednesday, August 2 at 11:30 am

Michele Rodri was a young child when Nazi Germany invaded her native France. Shortly after the occupation, a German soldier found her playing in the streets of Paris and sent her to the Drancy transit camp. Her brother soon managed to secure her release, and brought her to a convent where she concealed her Jewish identity. She was later sent to live with a non-Jewish foster family, where she spent the rest of the war.  
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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