Events

Date/Time Event
Thu. February 20, 2020
6:30 pm
LOMED Book Club: The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Join us for a LOMED Book Club to discuss The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Łódź Ghetto, the diary of a young man describing the relentless horror...

Tue. February 25, 2020
7:00 pm
"Who Will Write Our History" Film & Talk-Back — Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Jewish Home

Historian Emanuel Ringelblum led the clandestine group known by the code name Oyneg Shabes in the Warsaw Ghetto. They vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda...

Thu. February 27, 2020
7:00 pm
"Into the Arms of Strangers" Film & Talk-back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

For nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II, in an unprecedented act of mercy, Great Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission known...

Mon. March 2, 2020
7:00 pm
Sidney & Nina Widell Memorial Series: Hidden Music of the Holocaust — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join the Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation, the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC), and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) for...

Thu. March 12, 2020
7:00 pm
"All My Loved Ones" Film & Talk-back — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Matej Minac’s heartbreaking and poignant story of one family’s experience at the onset of World War II is inspired by the heroics of English stockbroker...

Thu. March 12, 2020
7:00 pm
Searching for Survivors: The Fate of the St. Louis Passengers — Congregation Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun

In 1939, the Cuban government turned away the MS St. Louis, a passenger liner carrying 937 people - almost all of them Jews fleeing Nazi...

Wed. March 18, 2020
7:00 pm
Why? Explaining the Holocaust w/ Author Peter Hayes, Ph.D. — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the...

Thu. March 26, 2020
7:00 pm
Life & Death in the Lodz Ghetto w/ Author Sam Kassow, Ph.D. — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

The Lodz Ghetto was the second-largest ghetto in Europe. The saga of the Lodz ghetto is inseparable from the story of Chaim Rumkowski, whom the...

Sun. March 29, 2020
2:00 pm
Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism w/ Author Christian Picciolini — Congregation Shalom

Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, public speaker, author, peace advocate, and former violent extremist. Christian chronicles his involvement and exit from the early...

Wed. April 1, 2020
7:00 pm
How to Talk to Your Kids about the Holocaust — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Join Simone Schweber, Chair of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in this interactive workshop where we’ll combine pair-and-share, small-group work, open large-group discussion and...

Mon. April 13, 2020
7:00 pm
"My Heart in a Suitcase" Theatrical Performance — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all...

Sun. April 19, 2020
3:00 pm
Community Yom HaShoah — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Free and open to the public.

Sun. April 26, 2020
10:00 am
Holocaust Stories: In their Honor — Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Join us as we listen to the survival stories of members of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau. This program...

Wed. April 29, 2020
7:00 pm
Ghetto: Invention of Place & History of an Idea w/ Author Mitchell Duneier, Ph.D. — Jewish Museum Milwaukee

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto―a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that...