Mickey Mouse & the Holocaust

with Danny M. Cohen

Join us on a journey through Holocaust memory led by Northwestern professor and author Danny M. Cohen. This interactive experience will focus on a dozen intriguing and puzzling historical photographs that force us to reconsider how we perceive the past. Using only the evidence within each frame, we will attempt to determine what the photographs, and the people in them, tell us about the Holocaust. Together, we will discover rich paradigms and important lessons for our contemporary world, as well as a surprising connection to pop culture today.


Learn more about Danny M. Cohen:

Danny M. Cohen, Ph. D. is a learning scientist and writer. A distinguished professor of instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, Danny specializes in Holocaust memory and education design. He is the author of the choose-your-own-pathway mystery THE 19TH WINDOW and the historical novel TRAIN, a selected text of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The founder of the national nonprofit Unsilence, Danny is also a member of the folk-rock band They Won’t Win. 



This is a program of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center – a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Promotional partners: Milwaukee PBS, Boswell Books, Coalition for Jewish Learning, Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Hillel Milwaukee, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, JPride, Lux Center for Catholic Jewish Studies, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and the Polish Center of Wisconsin.


Sun. September 18, 2022


 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

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