THIS SUNDAY:
Legacies of Survival Workshop for 2Gs and 3Gs 
Sunday, July 9 at 11:00 am
 

Caitlin Kress and her grandfather, Henry Kress
Our Legacies of Survival workshop series for descendants of Survivors continues this Sunday, July 9 at 11:00 am with a presentation by 3G@LAMOTH founding member Caitlin Kress. After a family heritage trip to Poland, Caitlin created a PowerPoint that traces her family roots. Join us to learn how Caitlin turned her grandparents' spoken words into lessons, bridging the past, present and future.

For information or to RSVP, contact Katherine Semel at katherine@lamoth.org or 323-651-3704.
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 looking for a unique, meaningful experience this summer? In our 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.

C lick here  for more information.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Museum Interns Provide Focus Tours to Visitors 
 
Intern Kimberly Rojas, a 12th grader at West Adams Prep, gives a focus tour on concentration camps

This week our high school interns prepared gallery-specific focus tours for Museum visitors. The interns researched specific topics covered in the different galleries, such as Jewish life before World War II, the rise of the Nazis, ghettos, and rescue and resistance, and then provided visitors with in-depth information on those topics. A Museum visitor commented, "I was really impressed by how seriously the students took their responsibility and how knowledgeable they are about Holocaust history." 
SPOTLIGHT:
Museum Intern's Path to Holocaust Studies 
 
Museum intern Jocelyn Ortiz at Georgetown University

We have launched a new Museum blog featuring pieces written by docents, interns, staff, students, and community members. The first post is written by Museum intern Jocelyn Ortiz. Jocelyn studies Arabic language and Jewish Civilization with a concentration in genocide studies at Georgetown University. Click here to read about Jocelyn's unlikely path to Georgetown's Jewish Civilization department.
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Bob Geminder 
Sunday, July 9 at 3:00 pm

Bob Geminder was born in 1935 in Wroclaw, Poland. Upon the outbreak of war, Bob's family was forcibly relocated to Stanislawow, a city then under Soviet occupation. The family's fate worsened in 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Stanislawow fell under heavy bombing, during which time his father suffered a fatal heart attack. His mother soon remarried, and worked with her husband to protect Bob and his brother. The four of them eventually made their way to Warsaw, where after the Uprising, they were sent to Auschwitz. Just before the train arrived, they managed to escape, and hid until they were liberated by Soviet troops in January 1945. Bob's family left Poland for the United States in 1947, where he eventually worked as an engineer and a teacher.   

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