The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is pleased to present FOUNDATION, a group exhibition curated by Dabin Ahn, bringing together a group of emerging artists, FOUNDATION hopes to offer experience of identifying how each artist structures their practice by employing [Culture] [Longing] [Color] [Identity] [Process] [Memory] [Site-Specificity] as its foundation.
Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) for an evening with Dr. Martin Dean, renowned Holocaust historian, author, former war crimes investigator, and researcher with the Babiy Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. Dr. Dean will examine the complex history of the Babiy Yar ravine, where more than 33,000 Jewish men, women, and children were murdered in just two days. Incorporating new research, witness testimony, and images from a 3-D model curated by the Babiy Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, Dean will reconstruct the landscape as it existed on September 29-30, 1941, and describe the route taken by the Jews into the ravine.
This gathering will include music by internationally renowned cellist, composer and vocalist Ian Maksin, remarks by Holocaust Community Services and IHMEC; the launch of Volume II of Never Heard Never Forget– a new collection of narratives in memoriam and honor of Chicago Russian-speaking Survivors; and a candle-lighting ceremony with local Survivors. The program will be conducted in English with simultaneous Russian translation. A virtual viewing option will be available.
Complimentary docent-led tours of IHMEC’s gallery focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union will run from 4:00 – 5:15 pm. The program will start at 5:30 pm. A link will be sent to all registrants for the virtual program 24 hours before the commemoration.
Co-sponsored by CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and the Peter Polsky Freedom Fund. Program funders include the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, private foundations, and individual donors.
Experience a live theatrical rendition of the 1936 Academy Award-nominated comedy, “My Man Godfrey,” one of Hollywood’s most treasured commentaries on class and social unrest during the Great Depression.
Manhattan socialite Irene Bullock needs a “forgotten man” to win a scavenger hunt, and no one fits that description more than Godfrey Park, who lives in a Hooverville dump. Irene hires Godfrey as a family servant, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.
ON-SITE | Non-Members: General admission; Members: Free
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s presentation of “Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II” and exhibition-related programming is made possible with generous support from our Supporters, Enjoy Illinois, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Larry and Carol Levy, Laurie and Phillip Gerber & Family; from Contributors, David Hiller, Judith and William Rader & Family; from Additional Funders, First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Amy Bazelon and Gary Mitzvah, Golder Family Foundation, Michael and Debbie Strauss, Barbara and Victor Weisskopf; and from Media Partners, Clear Channel Outdoor, Chicago Reader, CBS Channel 2, WBEZ 91.5.Community Partners: 84th Great Lakes Training Division at Fort Sheridan; Honor Flight Chicago; Illinois Department of Jewish War Veterans of the USA“Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II” was produced by The National World War II Museum.
Harry Lenga was born to a family of Chassidic Jews in Kozhnitz, Poland, in 1919. The proud sons of a watchmaker, Harry and his two brothers, Mailekh and Moishe, studied their father’s trade at an early age. Upon the German invasion of Poland, when the Lenga family was upended, Harry and his brothers never imagined that the tools and skills they learned from their father would be key to their survival.
Join us in conversation with Scott Lenga as he recounts the moving and harrowing story of the Holocaust through the eyes of his father and two uncles – the Lenga brothers, three young men whose watchmaking skills, rudimentary tools, and an entrepreneurial spark – helped them survive Nazi concentration camps and stay together despite the odds
At a challenging time for religious dialogue and healing, join us online with Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College and author of “Shoah Through Muslim Eyes,” as she explores the rejection of myths about the Holocaust and Jews, and offers new ways of creating an understanding between two communities through the acceptance and enormity of the Shoah. Dr. Afridi will also discuss Islam and principles of justice, as well as the role of Muslims in North Africa during the Holocaust, rescue stories, and how we can acknowledge narratives of suffering at different times in history.
Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.00
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