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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocaust Diaries: An Intimate View into History
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Rachel Baum, Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will explore the importance of Holocaust diaries, which not only reveal important truths about lived experiences of the Shoah, but often show the efforts of their authors to maintain a sense of identity in the most traumatic of times.

Thursday February 20th, 2020 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
February ‘Thirds-day’
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits! Special exhibit 'The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto' is on display now!

Thursday February 20th, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LOMED Book Club- The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

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 of the Łódź Ghetto while repeated rallying himself and his family against fear and pessimism.

Tuesday February 25th, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ghetto Chronicles Part I- Who Will Write Our History
Rubenstein Pavilion at Ovation Communities, Milwaukee WI

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper.

Sunday March 8th, 2020 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Book of You: Memoir Workshop
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Explore what makes a good story for a memoir project. Play with different forms, craft a draft, and have fun! The atmosphere will be supportive and gently guide participants through a process that sparks creativity and resuscitate the storyteller that lives inside all of us.

Thursday March 19th, 2020 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
March ‘Thirds-day’
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits! Special exhibit 'The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto' is on display now!

Thursday March 26th, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ghetto Chronicles Part II- Life and Death in the Łódź Ghetto
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Sam Kassow, historian and author of Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto, for an in-depth look at the unique culture of the Łódź ghetto. Explore the questions: How can we judge ghetto leaders like Rumkowski? And what lessons can we learn from the experience of Łódź?

Wednesday April 1st, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
How to Talk to Your Kids about the Holocaust
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

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 lecture to figure out how to talk to young kids about the Holocaust—yours or others.

Thursday April 16th, 2020 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
April ‘Thirds-day’ - Canceled for Passover
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Usually, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open late on the Third Thursday of each month. But this month, Third Thursday is during the holiday of Passover. Due to the importance of this holiday, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is closed all day. Chag Sameach!

Wednesday April 29th, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ghetto Chronicles Part III- Ghetto: Invention of Place and History of an Idea
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Mitchell Duneier, department chair of Sociology at Princeton University, as he traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to present-day African-American ghettos.

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