Holocaust, Genocide & the Law: Lecture and Book-Signing 
Sunday, August 13 at 12:00 pm

Please join us for a book signing and lecture by Dr. Michael J. Bazyler, Professor of Law and The 1939 Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Chapman University. His new book, Holocaust, Genocide and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World, examines the history of genocide, the Holocaust, and the prosecution of the Nazis and their collaborators through the prism of the law.

Tickets are required; click here to reserve. MCLE credit for attorneys is available.
Lecture by Japanese Yiddish Scholar 
Dr. Yoshi Hirose
Monday, August 14 at 2:00 pm
Professor Yoshi Hirose will speak about Setsuzo Kotsuji, a Japanese Hebrew scholar who saved the lives of over 2,000 Polish Jews when they arrived in Japan in 1940 with transit visas valid for only two weeks.  Professor Hirose is a professor of English literature at Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama and translator of Yiddish into Japanese. He is the author of several books about Yiddish, including the The Symbolic Meaning of Yiddish (2002) and most recently In Love with the Yiddish Language and the Yiddish World (2015).

Please RSVP to or 323-456-5083.
LAMOTH Welcomes New Intern 

This week we welcomed our newest intern, Jacqueline Keller, to the Museum. Jacqueline is from Giessen, Germany, where she studies journalism and history at Justus Liebig University. Her thesis, which focuses on stereotypes, brought her to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust for an internship. She will be conducting research and volunteering at the Museum for 10 weeks.

Eva Nathanson
Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 pm

Eva was born in 1941 in Budapest, Hungary. When she was a young child, Nyilas (members of the Hungarian pro-Nazi Arrow Cross Party) arrested most of her family. A family friend rescued Eva from this deportation, and provided her and her mother with shelter. For the rest of the war, Eva hid in various homes. They were officially liberated in May 1945. She left Hungary with her family in 1956 and  settled in Los Angeles, where she raised two children.

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

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Phil Raucher
Wednesday, August 9 at 11:30 am

Phil was born in 1927 in Czeladz, Poland. Early in the war, Phil worked in a furniture factory that had been taken over by Nazis. In 1942, he was deported to Markstadt, a subcamp of the Gross Rosen concentration camp in Germany, where he worked in a munitions factory. He was then transferred to F├╝nfteichen, another subcamp of Gross Rosen. As the Russians approached Germany from the East, the camp authorities ordered all inmates to evacuate. Phil hid and stayed in the camp until liberation. After liberation, he returned to Poland and reunited with his sister and uncle. Phil settled in the United States in 1950, where he married and raised two children. 

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Dana Schwartz
Friday, August 11 at 11:30 am

Dana Schwartz was born in 1935 in Lvov, Poland. At the start of the war, Lvov initially fell under Soviet occupation, but in July 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and occupied the city. The entire Jewish population was forced into the Lvov Ghetto, but Dana's father was able to organize false papers identifying Dana and her mother as Polish non-Jews. The two escaped from the ghetto, and survived the rest of the war by hiding in various towns. After liberation, they immigrated to the United States where Dana married and raised three sons. For decades, Dana has been very active in both the Shoah Foundation and in the leadership of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
Helen Freeman
Photo Courtesy of the  Jewish Journal

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust mourns 
the loss of Helen Freeman, cherished member 
of the Holocaust Survivor community.
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.

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