Opening Reception: The Inner World of Ilse Kleinman
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm
Join us on Sunday for the opening reception of "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
Survivor Lya Frank with her "hiding sister" Francien
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 Holocaustat 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. Lya Frank will be joined at the event by her "hiding sister" from Holland, Francien, with whom she lived for several years while in hiding.
Chevalier's Books is located at 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004.
"In heightened climate of intolerance, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust names new leadership
LAMOTH Executive Director Beth Kean & Board President Paul Nussbaum
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust announced a new executive team with interim director Beth Kean promoted to executive director, and board member Paul Nussbaum bumped up to board president and CEO. Both are descendants of Holocaust survivors. Nussbaum says the team's first order of business will be to launch a strategic planning process to give the museum, which is at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax District, a broader national and international profile..."
LAMOTH is now accepting applications for our two-week summer film workshop. Students in the workshop will learn about Holocaust history and develop skills in interviewing and documentary filmmaking. Students will interview and film Holocaust Survivors in our community and will work with mentor filmmakers to create short documentary films on the Survivors' life stories.
here to view a film made by students in last summer's workshop.
Survivor David Lenga with Santa Monica High School students
This week Santa Monica High School theater students in LAMOTH's Voices of History Theater Workshop performed "Voices of Survivors" to a packed house. The culmination of an eight-week collaborative project between LAMOTH and Santa Monica High School's Theatre Department, with professional writing mentorship from Writer's Room Productions, the performance presented student-created scenes inspired by Survivors' personal experiences during the Holocaust.
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.