Illinois Holocaust Museum Launches Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Exhibit, 'The Journey Back'

This year’s annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day has come and gone. Held each year on January 27, the anniversary of the American liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, it commemorates the lives of the more than six million European Jews — and millions of others, including Romas, LGBTQIA+, and the differently abled — who were victims […]

Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Shanghai Exhibit Depicts Largely Unknown Tale of Escape from the Nazis

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s latest special exhibit depicts a fascinating and rarely told story of Jews escaping Nazi persecution by fleeing to China. Twenty-two black-and-white photographs by photojournalist Arthur Rothstein show a harsh existence in the Shanghai ghetto for thousands of Jews during the Second World War.  The images offer an interesting […]

A New Exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Explores the Struggle for LGBTQ Rights Through the Stories of Those Who Fought for Change

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is hosting a groundbreaking new exhibit, Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement, which explores the struggle for LGBTQ rights over the past 50-plus years.  The show, which begins on Oct. 17 and runs through May 8, is very much in keeping with the mission of the […]

Illinois Holocaust Museum President and Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall Has Died at 91

Fritzie Fritzshall, the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and a Holocaust survivor, has died at 91, the museum announced on Sunday. “Fritzie Fritzshall devoted her life to combatting hatred and prejudice, inspiring people to become Upstanders instead of bystanders, and speaking out to make our world a better place,” the museum […]

Better Makers: President Bill Clinton Headlines Illinois Holocaust Museum's 10th Anniversary Humanitarian Awards Dinner

According to The Anti-Defamation League, “[…] the number of anti-Semitic incidents was nearly 60 percent higher in 2017 than 2016, the largest single-year increase on record […].” As we witness this disturbing trend, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is playing a vital role in educating the public and combating hatred and prejudice in all […]

The Ultimate Guide to Chicago Museums

Chicago is home to some of the greatest museums and cultural institutions in the world. Ready to start exploring? Whatever your interest, there’s a place on this list guaranteed to open your mind and engage your senses. The Big 10 Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 312-922-9410 Housing over 40 million artifacts, the museum […]

Better Makers: Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s 2018 Humanitarian Awards

On March 7, the Illinois Holocaust Museum hosted its 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner to honor Mitchell Feiger and Pamela L. Netzky, who received the Humanitarian Award, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which received the Distinguished Community Leadership Award. The keynote presentation featured a conversation between Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and […]