We hope you can join us this weekend for many programs and events. Please note, the concert on Saturday, August 26 is sold out.  Due to the special schedule, there will be no Holocaust Survivor speaker on Sunday. 

Holocaust Survivor Talk: Diana Mitchell and Robert Vars
2:30 PM
Siblings Diana Mitchell and Robert Vars were children when they were forced to leave their apartment and move into the Warsaw Ghetto with their mother. After the war, the family settled in Los Angeles. Their father, Henry Vars, was an acclaimed film composer.

Film and Archives of World War II and the Holocaust  Educators Workshop
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
This free workshop for teachers and educators is organized by the Mémorial de la Shoah and hosted by Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. While conceived for teachers and educators, this program is also open to the general public.

Exhibit Opening Reception
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for the opening reception of our new exhibit "Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens, From Hollywood to Nuremberg." Speakers include Beth Kean, Executive Director of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Matthieu Clouvel, Deputy Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Samantha Fuller, Daughter of Samuel Fuller, Christian Delage, Historian and Curator of the Exhibition, and Jacques Fredj, Executive Director of Mémorial de la Shoah.

Screening: From Hollywood to Nuremberg
Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 pm

From Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens chronicles the experiences of these three Hollywood directors who filmed and documented the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Combining a wealth of rare material, including private letters and footage from their own personal archives, From Hollywood to Nuremberg explores these filmmakers' experiences during and after World War II, their confrontation with Nazi atrocities, and the mark that left on them as artists.

From Hollywood to Nuremberg is presented in conjunction with "Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens, From Hollywood to Nuremberg," a special exhibition at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust curated by Christian Delage, designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.

Space is limited and  RSVP is required. Click here for more information.

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 or 323-456-5085 for any questions.

We are accepting applications for our annual docent training program. We depend on our dedicated volunteer docents to lead tours for the thousands of students and other visitors who visit the Museum every month. During the training, which begins on Wednesday, September 27 and meets every Wednesday for ten weeks, you will learn about the history of the Holocaust, become familiar with the Museum's collection and exhibits, participate in tours and special lectures, and master gallery teaching techniques. Click here for more information.
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Sunday, November 5, 2017

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
Click here to purchase sponsorship packages, individual tickets and ads in the tribute journal. For more information, please contact Victoria Lonberg at 323-456-5078 or

James Bachner
Wednesday, August 30 at 11:30 am

We are honored to welcome James Bachner to the Museum for his first time speaking here.

James was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. In 1938, he joined relatives in Poland. When the war broke out the following year, he was sent to labor camps. During the next few years, he was interned in many camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau. He was liberated in 1945. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California where he frequently speaks about his experiences during the Holocaust.

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Renee Firestone
Sunday, September 3 at 3:00 pm

Renee was born in Uzhorod, Czechoslovakia, an area annexed to Hungary in 1938. In 1944, when she was 20 years old, Nazi Germany invaded Hungary. Soon after the invasion, Renee's family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Throughout the following year, Renee was imprisoned there and in other camps around Europe. She was liberated in 1945. She has been actively involved with the Museum, and has spoken all over the world about her experiences and about genocide.

Survivor talks are always preceded by a docent-led tour on Sundays.

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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100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 | 323.651.3704