Those who learn from the past are destined to overcome its mistakes, which is why historical reenactments of Henry V’s coronation omit the court jester’s Powerpoint presentation. Take lessons of the past to heart with today’s Groupon for admission or an individual or family membership to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. Choose one of the following three options:
- For $6, you get one adult admission (a $12 value).
- For $20, you get a one-year individual membership (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get a one-year family membership (a $75 value).
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of victims and honoring the survivors of the Holocaust through education, teaching Holocaust history, and addressing genocides that still occur today. The 65,000-square-foot facility showcases the Karkomi Permanent Exhibition with more than 500 artifacts, a German rail car of the type used in Nazi deportations, and video testimonies from local survivors. Traveling exhibits such as Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race and the upcoming Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges examine historical topics. For younger guests, Make a Difference! The Miller Family Youth Exhibition features games, videos, and interactive experiences designed to help children combat bullying and understand other important issues. The Room of Remembrance and Hall of Reflection provide homage to the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, and are a dignified forum for contemplation and discussion, respectively. Learn more about the realities of the Holocaust and the extreme importance of fighting hatred, indifference, and intolerance in the future through these powerfully moving collections.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Huffington Post, and has an average of 4.5 stars from Yelpers: > * From the black-and-white exterior that evokes darkness and light, to the purposely raw interior of concrete walls and exposed ductwork, the museum is alive with symbolism and much more than a repository of Holocaust artifacts. Audio interviews with Holocaust survivors and sometimes-graphic video footage of Nazi atrocities will accompany visitors on a winding and immersing journey, much of it in darkness, through a shattered synagogue, over cobblestone streets and into an old German railcar like those that carried Jews to their deaths. – Mike Thomas, Chicago Sun-Times > * The 65,000 square-foot Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is considered the largest of its kind in the Midwest and features 2,000 survivor testimonies, most of them from nearby residents. “We don’t want the only people learning to be in Washington, New York and Los Angeles,” former President Bill Clinton, the keynote speaker for the opening, told the crowds gathered under tents in the rain. “I think it is important that this place of remembrance and learning is here….” – Huffington Post
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
It was the late 1970s, and neo-Nazis were threatening to march in Skokie. Chicago-area Survivors and their supporters, reacting to the situation, came together to create the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. This initiative evolved into the Museum which was built to honor the memory of Holocaust victims; educate visitors; and combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference in local communities and throughout the world.
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, Illinois 60077Get Directions