Yom HaShoah Day of Holocaust Commemoration
Sunday, April 23

Join us on Sunday, April 23 for LAMOTH's 25th annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration in Pan Pacific Park. 

12:00 pm  Pre-Ceremony Events:

Yiddish Poetry Reading

Conversation with Survivor Artists

2:00 pm Commemoration Ceremony

Keynote Speakers: 


John B. Emerson
U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 2013-2017

Kimberly Marteau Emerson
Human Rights Activist

Remarks by  Sam Grundwerg, Consul General of Israel
       and Renee Firestone, Holocaust Survivor

Invocation by Rabbi Jason Fruithandler, Sinai Temple

All events are free and open to the public. The Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For parking information, please email

Transportation is available for Holocaust Survivors. To schedule, please call Michael Morgenstern at 323.456.5083. 
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival at LAMOTH 
Sunday, April 30 at 12:00 pm

LAMOTH will host the "Voices of Hope" Student Film Showcase on Sunday, April 30 in partnership with the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.  A mix of vibrant storytelling, including fiction, documentary, drama and comedy, this exceptional collection highlights personal stories told through the eyes of students citywide and nationwide. Join us as we celebrate young filmmakers at LAMOTH.

Click here for more information and here for tickets. 
"Legacies of Survival" Writing Workshop for 2Gs and 3Gs

Our "Legacies of Survival" workshop series for descendants of Survivors launched this week with a memoir-writing workshop led by Board member and docent Michele Gold. Michele, author of "Memories that Won't Go Away: A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport," spoke about how she uses her mother's experiences as a Kindertransport Survivor to teach the Holocaust. 

For information about future workshops in the series, contact Katherine Semel at or 323.651.9925.
Henry Slucki
Sunday, April 16 at 3:00 pm

Henry Slucki was born in 1934 in Paris, France to Polish-Jewish parents. After Nazi Germany's initial occupation of France, Henry and his family resettled to the south, where they remained until 1942. That year, Nazi Germany invaded the whole country, and Henry's family escaped through the Pyrenees on foot. Eventually they made their way to Barcelona, Spain. From Barcelona, Henry's parents made the difficult decision to send him to the United States by himself as part of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's initiative to save refugee children. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became a professor of behavioral science. Henry is actively involved with LAMOTH and its educational programs.
Henry's talk will be preceded by a docent-led tour at 2:00 pm.
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.

Thank you to our corporate sponsor, Beverly Hills Courier, and our media sponsor, Performances Magazine.

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