LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST DECRIES ANTISEMITIC HATE RALLIES IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the oldest Survivor-founded museum in the United States, firmly stands against the Charlottesville hate rallies. 

"The alt-right, white supremacist, KKK, and neo-Nazi messages of bigotry, racism, and antisemitism must be condemned, unequivocally and without any false equivalency," stated Paul S. Nussbaum, President and CEO of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Crowds chanting 'Jews will not replace us' remind us of a horrific past that our Museum speaks out against every day," Nussbaum added. 

At Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, tens of thousands of students every year learn how hate speech led to some of the most horrific events in history. We stand with our community of Holocaust Survivors and continue to teach acceptance and respect. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Heather Heyer, who was not afraid to take righteous action. In honor of Heather and all victims of Nazis, we urge you to join us in fighting for justice and humanity.

Now, more than ever, your support of free Holocaust education is crucial.
OPENING NEXT WEEK:
Filming the Camps


We hope you can join us for the opening events for our newest exhibit,  Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens, From Hollywood to Nuremberg curated by historian and film director Christian Delage, and designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris. 

Film and Archives of World War II and the Holocaust
Educators Workshop
Sunday, August 27, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Exhibit Opening Reception
Sunday, August 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

"From Hollywood to Nuremberg, John Ford,
Samuel Fuller, George Stevens" 
Film Screening and Q&A with curator Christian Delage
Wednesday, August 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

These events are free and open to the public. C lick here for the complete calendar of exhibit events. 
NEXT WEEK:
The Music of Henry Vars
Saturday, August 26 at 4:00 pm 

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles, and USC Polish Music Center present the Darek Oleszkiewicz Trio performing hit Polish and American songs by Holocaust Survivor and prolific film composer Henry Vars. Vars' hits include the popular Polish song,  Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy, and the theme for the television series "Flipper."

Seats are limited and RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.
2017-18 TEEN ADVISORY BOARD


We are now accepting applications for our 2017-18 Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board consists of Los Angeles high school students who work with Holocaust Survivor mentors and various Museum projects throughout the school year.

For more information or to apply, click here. Please contact Rachel Fidler at rachel@lamoth.org or (323) 456-5085 for any questions.
UPCOMING HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SPEAKERS

Bob Geminder
Sunday, August 20 at 3:00 pm

Bob was born in 1935 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the outbreak of war in 1939, the Geminders were forcibly relocated to Eastern Poland, where they settled in the city of Stanislawow. Two years later, Bob's father suffered a fatal heart attack during the German bombardment of the city. Throughout the rest of the war, Bob and his brother were hidden with the efforts of their mother and future stepfather. They were liberated by Soviet troops at the end of the war, and immigrated to the United States in 1947. Bob eventually worked as an engineer and a teacher. He currently serves on the Museum's Board of Directors.

The Sunday talk is always preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.

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Eva Brettler
Wednesday, August 23 at 11:30 am

Eva was born in 1936 in Cluj, Romania. In 1940, Nazi Germany annexed this part of Romania to Hungary. When Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in 1944, Eva and her mother hid under false names. They were soon discovered and deported to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Her mother did not survive the journey to the camp. In March 1945, Eva and other inmates were sent to Bergen Belsen, where she was eventually liberated by British troops. She returned to Hungary alone, and two years later discovered that her father had survived, remarried and had a new son. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1957. They settled in Los Angeles where Eva married a fellow Holocaust Survivor and raised four children. 

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Joe Alexander
Friday, August 25 at 11:30 am

Joe was born in 1922 in Kowal, Poland. At the beginning of the war, his family lived in Blonie, Poland and then were sent to the Warsaw Ghetto. Joe's father bribed some guards to let Joe and two of his siblings escape back to Kowal. This was the last time he saw the rest of his family. From Kowal, Joe was sent to different concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau. Towards the end of the war, he was sent on a death march. He was liberated by American troops in 1945. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 where he married and had three children.

SAVE THE DATE:
Annual Gala Dinner
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Beverly Wilshire Hotel






Honoring  Wolf Blitzer
Son of Holocaust Survivors
CNN Lead Political Anchor
 
Emcee  Melissa Rivers
 
Special Preview:  Virtual Reality Project
Featuring the Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors
 
For sponsorship packages, individual tickets and more information, please contact Victoria Lonberg at 323-456-5078 or victoria@lamoth.org.
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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