The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is offering a variety of virtual programs that include Facebook livestreams with holocaust survivors, a public tour honoring the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a “not-to-be-missed” event examining the presidential perspectives of three famously-known presidents of the United States.
As part of the Donald and Sue Pritzker Voices of Conscious Lecture, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is hosting an online conversation with relatives of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The event will be moderated by award-winning journalist and co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered, Ari Shapiro. The relatives who include grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will share their own stories about growing up with political figures and will reflect on each of their legacies. The event will be held on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. (CDT). Museum members will be allowed to join the conversation at no fee while non-members will be required to purchase a $10 admission fee. For more information, visit their website.
Coffee with a Survivor, is a series of Facebook live streams featuring Holocaust surviors will include, Sue Spinello who will share her father’s story on the conditions he endured at a labor camp. Steen Metz, who will discuss his mother’s story on how the Swedish Red Cross liberated her from the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Lastly, George Brent who will share his own story about surviving the holocaust with his father and moving to the United States after the war.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a virtual public tour that will recognize the Supreme Court Justice’s legacy and commitment to making an impact and changing society. The tour will include a video presentation and a live Q&A moderated by museum personnel. The tour will be available on Oct. 12 and 21 at 6:30 p.m. (CDT). For more information, visit their website.
Written By Marla Chavez Garcia