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Illinois Holocaust Museum

Skokie | History
$6 - $12
9 62 Votes
The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois was founded in 1981 and at the time ran a small storefront museum. The organization was created in response to the neo-Nazi's attempted march in Skokie, IL in the 1970's. Holocaust survivors banded together to combat hate with education, and opened the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in April of 2009. The Museum is located in Skokie, a diverse village with a large Jewish population directly outside of the city of Chicago.

Stories are told in many ways to convey the importance of the museums message. The Karkomi Permanent Exhibition has over 500 artifacts, documents and photographs that tell the story of the Jews and the many other minority groups persecuted in the Holocaust. The building itself was designed into three parts to tell the tale of the Holocaust survivors. Visitors enter the dark side, where dark walls and sharp angles represent "the descent into darkness." The "cleave" formed by the hinge between dark and light, houses an authentic early 20th century German rail car that serves as the museum’s anchor artifact. The third part of the building "ascends into the light." The soft rounded edges and rooflines filled with natural light emphasize exhibits that represent the rescue and renewal of survivors of the Holocaust.

10:00 - 17:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Illinois Holocaust Museum
  • Address: 9603 Woods Dr - 60077 - Skokie - États-Unis
  • Phone: (1) 847 - 967 4800


Boutique, Librairie


Exposition, Visite guidée

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°7, 8, 60, 126
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