Scroll of Esther, 18th century

We hope you enjoy a festive holiday.
Michele Rodri
Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 pm

Michele was a young child when Nazi Germany invaded her native France. Shortly after the occupation, a German soldier found her playing in the street 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 later moved to another village where she lived with a non-Jewish foster family. She hid with them until she was liberated. Michele speaks regularly at LAMOTH and encourages people to always stand up for one another.

The talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
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 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 theatre 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. 
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 | www.lamoth.org 
100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 | 323.651.3704