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* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.
|Programs and events for descendants of Holocaust survivors.
840 Vernon Ave.
|Chicago-area counterpart to Israel's Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles, with its own Avenue at the Evanston Civic Center. Emphasis on education and public awareness.
|As part of the JCFS family of services, HIAS Immigration & Citizenship provides comprehensive, cost-effective immigration, and citizenship services for individuals and families. We provide assistance with the citizenship application process (including citizenship preparation classes), Green Card applications, family-based immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and restitution assistance for Holocaust survivors, along with academic scholarships for college students.
|Members of this international organization survived the Holocaust, as children in Europe during World War II.
Provides care management, financial assistance, and socialization programming for survivors living in the Chicagoland area. A collaborative effort of JUF/Federation, CJE SeniorLife, Jewish Child & Family Services, in partnership with HIAS Chicago. Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
The mission of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) is to advance Holocaust education at institutions of higher learning around the world. To achieve this mission, HEFNU aims to develop professors qualified to teach Holocaust courses, grow the number of colleges and universities that offer Holocaust courses, and thereby increase the number of students who study the Holocaust. The term Holocaust designates the persecution and genocide of European Jewry in the mid-twentieth century.
|Illinois Holocaust Museum honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action. The Karkomi Holocaust permanent exhibition weaves history with local Survivor narratives and over 500 artifacts to create a highly personal experience. The Take a Stand Center includes the world's first interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience Theater, followed by three galleries that guide visitors through social justice issues suggesting ways to take action.
P.O. Box 59032
Yearly commemorations of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and continuing remembrance of the Holocaust.
|A highly acclaimed documentary that explores the lives of Holocaust survivors and refugees from Chicago and tells the story of a community here that has given refuge to more than 1,000 victims of Nazi persecution from Central Europe. Director Ethan Bensinger is available for programs. Accompanying educational curriculum. No charge to community organizations and schools.
Umbrella organization for Holocaust survivor groups. Sponsor of Citywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration.
Regional office of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum located in Washington D.C. Organizes trips to the Museum in Washington, D.C. Sponsors speaker events and special programs to educate and involve the Chicagoland community in Holocaust remembrance and education. Raises funds throughout the Midwest to support the Museum's national and international work to educate and foster new scholarship about the Holocaust, rescue the evidence of the Holocaust, and inspire people to confront hatred and anti-Semitism and prevent future atrocities.
University of Southern California
Steven Spielberg's digital archive project, which has preserved tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors' testimonies. Currently producing Holocaust education materials based on the testimonies.