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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Sunday March 26th, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holocaust By Bullets: A Workshop for Middle & High School Teachers
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center for a compelling workshop designated for Wisconsin middle and high school teachers that studies the distinct features of the Holocaust in the Nazi-occupied Soviet territories.

Sunday March 26th, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We Knew Then That the Jews Would be Shot: Wehrmacht's Role in the Holocaust by Bullets
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis. Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn, author and historian, uses military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, to paint a searing portrait of a professional army’s descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.

Sunday April 2nd, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Common Thread: A Celebration of Fiber Arts
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Celebrate the common thread of fiber arts and the spirit of resilience that permeates the Fabric of Survival.

Thursday April 6th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Strength of the Creative Spirit: Surviving Terezin (A Three Part Series)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Artists of varying ages and nationalities imprisoned throughout Europe during the Holocaust, turned to art making as a means of expression and protest. Elizabeth Hlavek, Clinical Professional Art Therapist, will explore art created during the Holocaust and how it demonstrates resiliency and humanity regardless of the oppressive conditions that created it.

Thursday April 27th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mending the Spirit: The Power of Art Therapy
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

How does art – painting, crafting, writing, or dance – help those recovering from traumatic experiences? Discover the power that art has to heal those who cannot heal themselves with a panel featuring local community leaders committed to exploring the healing effects of creativity.

Wednesday May 10th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Almost Snuffed Out, The Story of the Extraordinary Terezin Children’s Musical “Fireflies” (A Three Part Series)
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Whitefish Bay WI

In honor of the children imprisoned at Terezin who participated in the musical created at the Camp during World War II, Ingber created an extraordinary musical “Broucci” or “Fireflies.” Last spring the musical was produced with 32 children, all with Czech and Slovak backgrounds. Join us for an emotionally impactful recounting of the production including the historic photos and research that inspired its creation. Get an opportunity to experience the musical with film clips from the most recent production.

Thursday May 18th, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Members-Only Tour
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

To thank our members for supporting JMM, we would like to share this story and the life lessons it brings with it. Please join us for a special interactive members-only tour of the permanent and changing exhibits.

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Inspired Travel: Racine Art Museum + Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Brown Deer Park & Ride, River Hills WI

Join us for a cultural excursion to see the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center exhibition Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann and the Racine Art Museum's exhibition "Variations on a Theme: WPA Art from RAM's Collection."

Thursday June 8th, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Steen Metz: Surviving Terezin (A Three Part Series)
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Milwaukee WI

Steen Metz was a young boy living in Denmark when the Nazis invaded the country in 1940. He experienced three years of occupation until being arrested and deported, along with his family, to the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943.