NEXT WEEK:
Screening of "No Asylum" with Anne Frank Center
Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 pm
 
 
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank's diary, in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, the Museum will screen "No Asylum," the award-winning documentary about the United States' refusal to grant asylum to the Frank family. Following the film will be a panel discussion with  the film's director, Paula Fouce; Professor Diane Wolf, Director of the Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis; Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect; and Paul S. Nussbaum, President of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.  

Seating is limited; RSVP required to michael@lamoth.org or (323) 456-5083.
NEXT WEEK:
"Loss and Found" at Santa Monica Playhouse 
Sunday, June 25 at 3:30 pm
 
 
The latest project of former Museum Board members Renee and Klara Firestone, th is live narrative piece chronicles a particularly difficult, but defining, chapter in their family's life that was long held in the shadows. They hope that bringing this story to light will bring meaning and healing to those who may have had a similar experience. The powerful triple narrative takes the audience on a single journey in three perspectives, as a young adoptee searches for her identity and answers to questions of her Jewish-African American heritage, while her biological mother and grandmother receive the reunion they had long hoped for.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 
COMING UP:
Legacies of Survival Workshop for 2Gs and 3Gs 
Sunday, July 9 at 11:00 am
 

 
Our "Legacies of Survival" workshop series for descendants of Survivors continues on 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 teachable lessons, bridging the past, present and future. For information or to RSVP, contact Katherine Semel at katherine@lamoth.org or 323-651-9925.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Share Our Stories with Prairie Vista Middle School
 
 
As part of our Share Our Stories program, 180 eighth graders  from Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne engaged in Object Share sessions with five Holocaust Survivors this week. The class then came to the Museum for docent-led tours and heard Survivors tell their life stories. After meeting Survivor Betty Cohen, a group of students created this beautiful photographic message for her. 

Click here for more information about our Share Our Stories program.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Community Vigil for Refugees and Commemoration of MS St. Louis 
 

On Sunday we hosted a community vigil to commemorate the day the United States turned away the refugees aboard the MS St. Louis in 1939. We remembered those aboard the St. Louis who perished in the Holocaust and affirmed the importance of providing pathways to safety for present-day refugees. Thank you to City Councilmember Paul Koretz and Holocaust Survivor Henry Slucki for your remarks, and to partners HIAS, IKAR, University Synagogue, Cool Shul, Temple Sinai of Glendale, Kehillat Israel, Leo Baeck Temple, ADL, Temple Beth Am, Temple Isaiah and Temple Akiba for participating in this meaningful program.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Screening of National Geographic's "Genius"
 
This week we held a special advance screening of Chapter 8 of National Geographic's new 10-part series, "Genius," in which Albert Einstein and  his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany in response to the ascension of the Nazis, but find that their U.S. visas have been blocked for entry because Albert's politics placed him on the radar of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.  The screening was followed by Q&A with Showrunner Ken Biller and LAMOTH President Paul S. Nussbaum. 
SURVIVOR SPEAKER SERIES:
Harry Davids
Sunday, June 18 at 3:00 pm

Harry Davids was born in 1942 in Nazi-occupied Holland. Soon after his birth, he was given to members of the Dutch Resistance who arranged for him to be hidden. He spent the first few years of his life living with a Protestant family in a small Dutch town. After the war, his uncle, who was living in South Africa, found him and successfully fought a legal battle to gain custody of Harry. It was while he was growing up with his "new family" in South Africa that he began to learn some of the details about his past. Harry has spent his whole life tracing his family history and unraveling the mystery of his parents he never knew. He lives in Los Angeles and is a docent at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

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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