AUG 11, 2014

These Students Spend Summers Making Animated Movies About the Holocaust

By: John Mroch, LA Weekly

Tucked into a makeshift studio at Harvard-Westlake High school on a Monday afternoon last month, a group of teenagers fiddled with cameras, adjusted key and filler lights and balanced out boom microphones. They were preparing to interview 88-year-old Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens for an animated short film. 

Lowens, who has been an actor since 1951, both in Off-Broadway...

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JUN 27, 2014

Students Meet Holocaust Survivor

By: Yong Kim

Community Beacon--LA Luz Del Pueblo

In February, El Sereno Middle School’s 8th grade Environmental Science Academy had the incredible privilege of touring the new Los Angles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park.

There, students embarked on a dark, yet informative, journey to learn about the Holocaust. They learned about anti-Semitism in Europe, Jewish culture and the horrors...

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JUN 18, 2014

In a country struggling with its past, a young Austrian bears witness

By: Jared Sichel, Jewish Journal

As she described how amazed she sometimes feels at no longer being afraid of Germans or Austrians, Holocaust survivor Dana Schwartz apologetically patted George Stoellinger — her 22-year-old Austrian driver — on the shoulder.

Schwartz acknowledged how far Germany has come in publicly taking responsibility for nearly destroying European Jewry, and yet,...

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JUN 15, 2014

SAG-AFTRA honors Actor/Holocaust Survivor Curt Lowens at Beverly Hills Fundraiser

By: George S. McQuade III

They came from all over the world this weekend (6-13-14) to celebrate Holocaust survivors at the Saban Theater of the Arts, Beverly Hills, CA. The fundraising evening for a future documentary featured an international evening of music, remembrance and tolerance. All inspired by the heroics of 89-year old Actor and Holocaust Survivor Curt Lowen sand Emmy Award-nominated...

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JUN 11, 2014

Generation Inspiration: Emma Bloom

When Emma Bloom sat down to talk with Holocaust survivors at her school as part of the Righteous Conversations Project, an organization that connects teens with survivors, she was inspired to think about what she could do to make a positive impact on the world.

“It was almost indescribable,” she said. “Some of the best memories I have from this program were when I would sit one on...

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MAY 13, 2014

One third of those aware of Holocaust say it's greatly exaggerated

By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News

Fifty-four percent of people surveyed around the world have heard of the Holocaust — and 32 percent of those believe it’s a myth or greatly exaggerated, according to a new Anti-Defamation League report.

In the Middle East and North Africa, 63 percent of survey respondents who have heard of the Holocaust believe it’s a myth or greatly...

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APR 27, 2014

Thousands walk in Los Angeles for Holocaust Remembrance Day with Walk to End Genocide

By Dana Bartholomew

Their footsteps Sunday tread softly across Los Angeles, while sounding a thundering rebuke against mass slaughter.

More than 4,000 marchers marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an eighth annual Walk to End Genocide, held in six cities from Los Angeles to New York.

“Never again — never ever ever again!” Rabbi Harold M. Schulweiss, co-founder of Jewish World...

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Harry Davids, Photo by Cyndi Berne

APR 24, 2014

Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

Leslee Komako, Jewish Journal

Harry Davids was about 6 years old when his parents called him into the bedroom of their home in South Africa to deliver a message he will never forget.

“They say, ‘Are you aware we’re not your real parents? We’re your uncle and aunt. Your parents were killed in a big war.’ ”

Since that day, Davids’ life...

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Photo by David Miller

APR 24, 2014

Survivor: Frank Schiller

By Jane Ulman

In October 1941, Frank Schiller, his parents, brother and grandmother were ordered to report to Prague’s Exhibition Hall. There, Frank’s parents spent their days filling out documents while Frank and his brother wandered around. At night, they slept on straw mattresses. To Frank, who was 15, it was mostly an adventure. Still, he recalled, “I never saw my mother cry...

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Italian Consul General Giuseppe Peronne began the reading at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. (photo by Edwin Folven)

JAN 30, 2014

Remembering Italian Holocaust Victims

By Edwin Folven

The names of 8,000 Italian Jews who perished during the Holocaust were read aloud at schools and cultural institutions throughout Los Angeles on Monday during an event organized by the Italian Consul General’s Office in Los Angeles, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH).

More than 1,000 students participated in the readings...

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Holocaust survivors and their families attend opening of the

JAN 28, 2014

Survivors gather for 'Survivor' exhibition

On Sunday, Jan. 26,Samara Hutman, standing in a gallery at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, pointed to the walls displaying David Miller's large photographs of Holocaust survivors and said, “These are our neighbors.”

She was speaking literally—the portraits that line the temporary exhibition space at the museum in Pan Pacific Park are of Holocaust survivors who live...

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JAN 25, 2014

Cruisin' Museums outlines LAMOTH

Through the use of photos, Cruisin' Museums outlines each room of LAMOTH. To view the photos and more, click here. 

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JAN 23, 2014

LAMOTH featured in CNN's "The 11 Coolest Buildings in America"

To watch CNN's video, click here. 

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JAN 13, 2014

LAMOTH selected recipient of 2014 Institute Honor Awards by AIA

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce that The American Institute of Architects has selected Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, designed by Belzberg Architects, as a 2014 recipient of the Institute Honor Awards for both Architecture and Interior Architecture.  The award recognizes architectural achievement and seeks to establish a standard of excellence against which all architects...

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DEC 3, 2013

People of the Story...or the Study?

By: Samara Hutman, Executive Director, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Tonight is mid-stream Chanukah and Thanksgiving is behind us. In the end, I'm not sure the confluence of the two birthed any physical or spiritual properties for my family or me.

What tugs at me tonight, as the sixth candle has done its job on window sills and in kitchens and dining rooms around the world, is the grand canyon...



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Art historian Meike Hoffmann holding a press conference on the spectacular art find in Munich, Germany. (Marc Mueller/EPA)

NOV 7, 2013

Nazi art in discovery in Germany could pose legal challenges

By David Ng

The recently revealed discovery of more than 1,400 works of art stashed away in an apartment in Munich, Germany, could pose a number of legal challenges for individuals looking to make a claim, an art expert said in an interview. 

Officials in Germany uncovered invaluable works by Picasso, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and many others in the Munich apartment of art dealer Cornelius...

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Samara Hutman

SEP 30, 2013

LAMOTH Hires New Executive Director

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST (LAMOTH)
HIRES SAMARA HUTMAN AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
AND WELCOMES THE REMEMBER US ORGANIZATION


LOS ANGELES, CA – September 30, 2013 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) has hired Samara Hutman as its new Executive Director. Ms. Hutman comes to LAMOTH from the Remember Us organization where she served as executive director since 2011 and as a recipient...






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SEP 30, 2013

Museum of the Holocaust in L.A. names new executive director

By: David Ng

 

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust said on Monday that it has named Samara Hutman as its new executive director. Hutman -- who comes from Remember Us, a Holocaust education organization -- will report to museum President E. Randol Schoenberg.

Hutman served as executive director of Remember Us since 2011. Remember Us works with middle and high schools to...

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SEP 19, 2013

Greenroof Project of the Week: LAMOTH

Integrated into the landscape of Pan Pacific Park now in its 4th location, the new award-winning LEED Gold certified Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States and has a two-fold mission that has remained constant since its inception in 1961: commemoration and education. The client wanted an above ground iconic museum building and the architect...

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SEP 12, 2013

Holocaust Museum adds Spanish Audio Guide

By: Jared Sichel

 

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) announced Aug. 30 that it now offers a comprehensive Spanish-language audio guide covering 15 hours of historical material on display in America’s oldest Holocaust museum.

Funded by a $15,000 grant from the city and supported by Mayor Eric Garcetti when he was a city councilman, the guide includes recordings from prominent...

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SEP 12, 2013

Yom Kippur has special meaning for Southland Holocaust survivors

By: Brenda Gazaar, Los Angeles Daily News

Robert Geminder was 6 years old when the Nazis forced him and his family into a Polish cemetery with throngs of other Jews and started shooting.

As he crouched on the ground from morning till nightfall on that autumn day in 1941, the Nazis killed many thousands of Jews who were in front of him until they fell into mass graves. When it started snowing and...

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Spanish Audio Guide is free for visitors

AUG 30, 2013

LAMOTH Launches Spanish Audio Guide

Cuando Cándida Ruiz, de 20 años, terminó de escuchar la charla de Regina Hirseh de 86 años, polaca de nacimiento y superviviente del holocausto judío, no pudo menos que admirar su resistencia.

"Es increíble, lo que ella fue capaz de vivir y seguir adelante, superar tantas cosas y aún seguir hablando de ello", dijo Ruiz, quien ayer visitó...

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AUG 23, 2013

L.A. Rededication of Wallenberg Statue

By: Rabbi Arye D. Gordon

 

Earlier this month the Jewish Family Services, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and numerous L.A. political and community leaders hosted the rededication of the Raoul Wallenberg Statue. The statue has stood for the last 25 years in the heart of the city’s Jewish community, at the corner of Beverly Blvd. and Fairfax...

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JUL 21, 2013

Holocaust Survivor and LAMOTH Speaker featured in LA Times

For Jewish Child, dreams of chocolate fueled escape from Nazis

By Bob Pool

Los Angeles Times

Leon Prochnik was 6 when his family fled the Nazis, leaving their chocolate factory. Now 80, he shares his story with students in L.A.

His escape from the Nazis was more like "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" than "The Sound of Music," Leon Prochnik admits.

Prochnik was 6 when his family...

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JUL 15, 2013

LAMOTH rated one of LA's Best Permanent Museums!

We are happy to announce that LAMOTH has been rated one of Los Angeles' Best Permanent Museums! 

To read the article and learn about other Los Angeles permanent museums, click here.

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JUL 11, 2013

Holocaust Survivor Portrait Exhibit

Holocaust survivors are living witnesses to history. Turn our Survivor Profiles into an exhibit at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

The Project

We are working with photographer David Miller and writer Jane Ulman to prepare a photography exhibit of 25 or more visually riveting profiles of Holocaust survivors living in the Los Angeles area. These photographs, along with accompanying profiles, previously...

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JUL 8, 2013

UCLA Student's Photos Focus on Holocaust History

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Press Release

For a 20-year-old, Holocaust history may seem quite distant both in time and space. However, for Andrew Rosenstein, a photographer who just finished his second year at UCLA, that history has been brought to the present, and he is working to preserve it for the future. Rosenstein’s exhibit, “Light out of Darkness,” consists of 36 intimate...

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JUN 27, 2013

A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California

By Jonathan Bell

On the surface, it feels like an age since California could lay claim to being at the cutting edge of architectural design. The Case Study series might have kick-started an aesthetic, but even though the style of long, low and lithe design persists, it's long since evolved into the default choice of creative-minded hedge fund managers, with price tags to match, rather than the low-cost...

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Photo by David Miller

JUN 13, 2013

Survivor Profile: Board Member Lidia Budgor

Survivor: Lidia Budgor

June 13, 2013

By Jane Ulman

 

The cattle car pulled up to the Auschwitz platform. As the doors opened, German soldiers with guns and barking dogs began pushing out the more than 100 Jews arriving from the Lodz Ghetto. “Raus, raus,” they shouted, “Out, out.” Lidia Budgor — then Lola Gryngras — fell and cut her lip as she exited, but...

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MAY 22, 2013

Teen donates to LAMOTH

By Ryan Torok


This month, Jacob Poncher, 13, of Congregation Ner Tamid in Rancho Palos Verdes donated $600 he had received during his April bar mitzvah to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH). He made the donation in honor of Holocaust survivor and family friend Robert Geminder being named a LAMOTH board member.

Donations like Jacob’s help make it possible for the museum...

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MAY 22, 2013

ADL Night at the Museum

 

On May 21, ADL hosted a meeting of the Executive Committee and other guests at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park.  The Museum, which opened at its new location in 2010, has been a long-time partner of ADL in the area of Holocaust education.  At the meeting, Associate Regional Director Matthew Friedman described the partnership and provided an overview...

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APR 11, 2013

Two Holocaust Survivors Reunite with New Book Release

Stefania Heilbrunn, of South Africa and Ester Wilhelm Tepper, of Beverly Hills, both were young girls when Hitler and the Nazis ruled over and occupied their town of Radomsko, Poland and now, decades later, the two women have reconnected with the publication of “Children of Dust and Heaven: A Diary from Nazi Occupation through the Holocaust,” available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle...

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APR 10, 2013

Pan Pacific Park Draws Generations for Yom HaShoah

By Ryan Torok

As Holocaust survivor Robert Geminder led a walking tour in Pan Pacific Park on April 7, pre-arranged memory markers — labeled “ghettos,” “camps,” “resistance” and “rescue” — transformed an outdoor path into a historical timeline.

“The No. 1 reason I’m talking to you here is my luck,” he said.

Stopping at...

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APR 4, 2013

OAA's 2013 Best in Design Winners Unveiled

OAA’s 2013 best in design winners unveiled

PATRICIA WILLIAMS

staff writer

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has honoured the best in architectural design in its 2013 awards program.

A total of 15 new projects built in the province and elsewhere have been recognized in the design excellence category.

Winners range from sustainable single-family houses to redevelopment of key cultural...

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APR 1, 2013

Museum Of The Holocaust Sets Remembrance Day Events Sunday

Beverly Hills Courier

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the oldest such museum in the country, will host a city-wide Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration with multiple events Sunday, April 7.

The museum, at 100 The Grove Dr., in Pan Pacific Park, across the street from CBS and The Grove, will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The day’s schedule includes:

• 10 a.m. – Survivor...

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JAN 31, 2013

Italian Holocaust Victims Remembered

By Ryan Torok

The names of 8,000 Italian Jewish victims of the Holocaust were read aloud on Jan. 25 as part of four area events in honor of Italy’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The names were split among four venues in L.A. County: the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) in Pan Pacific Park, Milken Community High School in Bel Air, Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School in...

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JAN 29, 2013

Holocaust Remembrance Day at LAMOTH

Did you miss Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Museum? Click here to watch a short video commemorating the events.

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DEC 12, 2012

L.A. Museum of the Holocaust seeks new executive director By Jonah Lowenfeld

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), which moved into a new $20 million building in 2010, is seeking a new executive director. 

According to LAMOTH board chair E. Randol Schoenberg, the board decided at a meeting on Dec. 2 not to renew the contract of its current executive director, Mark Rothman. Schoenberg will serve as acting executive director until a new leader can be found...

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DEC 12, 2012

LAMOTH featured in Creative Paths to Freedom Blog by Teresa Roberts

I spent several days at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. It is the oldest museum of its kind in the United States. Free to the public, the museum houses a lot of information and artifacts as well as serving as a platform for survivors of the holocaust to tell their stories. In the 1990s, Steven Spielberg made a movie called Schindler’s List. Before then, for almost fifty years, holocaust...

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OCT 11, 2012

Tree of Testimony at LAMOTH

The Holocaust can feel like an abstract concept, something that happened to people from a distant land in an alternative universe. No museum or exhibit brings home the banality of evil and the overpowering enormity of what the Nazis wrought like the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust's engrossing video art piece, Tree of Testimony. Visitors toggle among the 70 screens splayed across a curved wall, each showing...

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OCT 11, 2012

Time Out - LAMOTH

Time Out says

While Beverly Hills has the Museum of Tolerance, the Fairfax District is now home to the Museum of the Holocaust, which opened in Ovctober 2010. The subect matter is, naturally, dark, but the museum treats it in a sensitive manner, providing audio guides that lead visitors through a succession of rooms detailing the rise of Nazism through concentration camps, the Holocaust, and its aftermath...

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OCT 11, 2012

"Living Witnesses: Triumph Over Tragedy Book Launch"

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the oldest Holocaust museum in the U.S., and A Dime and A Penny Foundation, a Holocaust non profit, are pleased to announce the release of the portrait book trilogy, Living Witnesses: Triumph Over Tragedy. The launch event will take place tomorrow at Paramount Studios’ Paramount Theatre on October 11, 2012 at...

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SEP 18, 2012

Survivor: Regina Hirsch

Lifestyle

September 12, 2012

Survivor: Regina Hirsch
By Jane Ulman


“Leave your possessions. We will bring them to you,” a Jewish commando greeted the trainload of Jews arriving at Auschwitz. He pointed to Regina Landowicz’s mother: “Too old.” And to her sister Lillie: “Too young.” Sally, another sister, took scissors from her rucksack and quickly trimmed their...









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AUG 30, 2012

Read the Story of LAMOTH Board Member & Survivor: Edith Frankie

Survivor: Edith Frankie

“Hey, you Jew. Open up the door.” It was 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning, just before Passover 1944, when two gendarmes in the village of Chiesd, Transylvania, banged on the door where 12-year-old Edith Izsak lived with her parents, three siblings and two young cousins. “Take all the food you can carry,” said the men, who just the previous evening had...

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AUG 28, 2012

LAMOTH holds Moment of Silence for Munich Victims

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust hosted a moment of silence at the Munich Athlete Memorial in Pan Pacific Park. The ceremony took place next to a plaque memorializing victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack on Israeli athletes. The moment of silence took place at 3pm on Sunday, August 12th, 2012, at approximately the time when the closing ceremonies of the 2012 games in London...

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AUG 14, 2012

Holocaust Museum Open Interactive 'Tree of Life' Exhibit, To Remember Munich Athletes

Last week, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), the city's only free museum dedicated exclusively to the history of the Holocaust, celebrated the grand opening of its new exhibit, "Tree of Testimiony: USC Shoah Foundation Institute Interviews."

The exhibit consists of 70 video screens displaying the more than 51,000 interviews maintained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archives...

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AUG 14, 2012

CSULB holds training workshop on teaching the Holocaust

CSULB holds training workshop on teaching the Holocaust

By Kelly Puente Staff Writerpresstelegram.com

Posted: 08/09/2012 06:32:27 PM PDT

August 10, 2012 4:20 AM GMTUpdated: 08/09/2012 09:17:52 PM PDT

LONG BEACH - Educating children about a sensitive subject like the Holocaust can be a difficult task for teachers, said high school history teacher Kerrin Conroy.

"You want to get the kids interested...

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AUG 14, 2012

LAMOTH featured in List of must-see museums of Los Angeles

LAMOTH has been featured on the website www.digplanet.com as one of Los Angeles' must-see museums.

 

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Los_Angeles

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AUG 9, 2012

'Tree of Testimony ' showcases redemption, hope...

'Tree of Testimony’ showcases redemption, hope

 

A black lattice of metal piping spreads in front of a dark, curved wall holding a large cluster of television screens. About 20 people stand or sit transfixed beneath this Tree of Testimony, watching the faces of about 70 Holocaust survivors as they laugh, cry, gesticulate and often just sit solemnly while speaking...

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AUG 7, 2012

Survivor: Sol Berger

“Where are the dollars?” two plainclothes Gestapo officers demanded as they appeared without warning on both sides of Sol Berger. Sol denied any knowledge, even though the daughter of a local currency dealer was hovering nearby at the train station in Tarnow, Poland, holding the dollars he desperately needed to immigrate to Palestine. The officers led him to Gestapo headquarters where, in...

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AUG 7, 2012

MUSEUM TO HOST MOMENT OF SILENCE AT MUNICH ATHLETE MEMORIAL IN PAN PACIFIC PARK

MUSEUM TO HOST MOMENT OF SILENCE AT

MUNICH ATHLETE MEMORIAL IN PAN PACIFIC PARK

 

  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust to host Moment of Silence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12 – mid-point of 2012 London Olympics closing ceremonies
  • Mayor Villaraigosa, entire city council and Board of supervisors, state and Federal officials invited
  • Ceremony to take place at plaque memorializing victims...
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AUG 7, 2012

Gregg Family Blogs about LAMOTH

The Gregg family has visited the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust twice, most recently to "...hear a lecture on the proliferation of memorials to the Holocaust being dedicated in Germany." 

http://familygregg.blogspot.com/2012/08/los-angeles-museum-of-holocaust.html

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JUL 26, 2012

How One Italian Village Helped Raise a Child

Castilenti, a remote Italian mountain village, will be pulling out all the stops to welcome Gertrude (Gerti) Goetz and confer an honorary citizenship on the Los Angeles resident on Saturday evening, July 28.

The first time Gerti saw Castilenti was back in 1940. She was 9 years old and had fled her native Vienna with her parents after Hitler’s takeover of Austria.

Although Italy was allied with...

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JUL 5, 2012

Survivor Story: Masha Loen, LAMOTH Board Member

One of LAMOTH's founding board members, Masha Loen, shares her courageous tale of survival during the Holocaust with the Jewish Journal.

 

As Masha Sapoznikow returned to the Kovno ghetto just past noon on March 27, 1944, she sensed an eerie quiet. German and Lithuanian soldiers, armed with machine guns, were uncharacteristically posted at the gate. Masha, looking older than her 13...

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JUN 26, 2012

LAMOTH via Instagram

Museum Vistior,  & Blogger Infinity-x-Infinity uses Instagram, a photography enhancement application, to share their take on LAMOTH. 

 

 

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/holocaust?before=1340675084

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JUN 20, 2012

Museum Responds to "Ted" Holocaust Reference with Invitation

  • LAMOTH invites “Ted” director Seth MacFarlane for Private Tour 
  • MacFarlane quoted in “New York Times” interview, saying making a Holocaust drama would alienate his audience
  • Museum asks MacFarlane to see real Holocaust drama
  • MacFarlane created “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show”
  • Museum admission always free to the...
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JUN 20, 2012

UCLA mapping project does back to the future

When Todd Samuel Presner was “drilling down” through the history of Los Angeles, he noticed something unusual in a 1939 map of the city’s eastern part.

In contrast to the surrounding areas, the entire Boyle Heights neighborhood was colored in red.

To real estate agents and mortgage lenders, the “redlined” area was a clear signal that this was no place for upstanding...

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LAMOTH Getty Intern Matt Hernandez

JUN 12, 2012

Getty Foundation's Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES—The Getty Foundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its heralded Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program this summer as it welcomes the 115 new interns of 2012.

Launched in the wake of Los Angeles’ civil unrest in 1992, the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program seeks to increase diversity within the staffs of museums and visual arts organizations by...



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MAY 16, 2012

The Garden of the Righteous: The Swiss Community and the LA Museum of the Holocaust

The Museum is happy to finally present to you a video describing the story of the Swiss Consulate's efforts to sponsor a tree in our Garden of the Righteous. It's a great story of upstanding when it would have been easier to do nothing — exactly the kind of action that we hope people take when responding to the Holocaust.

Watch the video here:

http://youtu.be/vDReyiQPtfk

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MAY 8, 2012

LAMH in Travel Video News

West LA: Where Über Culture Meets Urban Chic

West Los Angeles, which stretches from the Miracle Mile to Brentwood, is an oasis of culture paired with chic, urban perks. A wealth of amenities, including world-class museums, chic shopping areas and chef-driven restaurants, are in store.

The Miracle Mile is home to several of LA’s top museums, all within walking distance of one another. Among...

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APR 26, 2012

Lifestyles: Yom HaShoah on CNC World

Watch coverage of Yom HaShoah 2012 by CNC World, beginning at 9:15 in the following video:

http://www.cncworld.tv/Lifestyles/v_show/23892_5.shtml

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APR 26, 2012

LAMH in the USC News

Visit the USC news page for a mention of the Museum's new Tree of Testimony exhibit:

http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/usc_in_the_news/inthenews.php?id=2445

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APR 25, 2012

Each Holocaust story unique, yet the same

By: Jonah Lowenfeld

“How does one commemorate 5.7 million dead?” Israeli historian Yehuda Bauer asked the audience gathered in Pan Pacific Park for Los Angeles’ annual community Yom HaShoah commemoration on April 22. “You can’t, really. How does one avoid the clichés, in saying things that everybody expects you to say?”

With a slight hunch in his shoulders...

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The new Tree of Testimony exhibit at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust

APR 23, 2012

L.A. Museum of the Holocaust's Tree of Testimony Tells Survivors' Stories Through Video Art

By: Amanda Lewis

Last week was Yom HaShoah, the official day of Holocaust remembrance, a commemoration with good intentions that nonetheless brings up feelings of ambivalence in many Jews I know.

One friend remarked, "Every day is Holocaust remembrance day at my house," indicating she does not share her parents' passion for the subject. Another friend claimed it had been discussed at her Jewish...

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APR 22, 2012

Yom HaShoah Press Release

CONTACT:

(323)651-3704

info@lamoth.org

 

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST

COMMEMORATES HOLOCAUST

IN DAY-LONG EVENT SUNDAY, APRIL 22

 

  • Innovative Programs Help City Residents Remember and Learn About Events of the Holocaust
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Renowned Holocaust Scholar Yehuda Bauer, and Special Guest Theodore Bikel to Highlight Ceremony of Commemoration...
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APR 22, 2012

Yom HaShoah 2012: KABC Report

Check out the ABC News report on the annual Yom HaShoah event, featuring Walk of Remebrance speaker Regina Hirsch:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=4017153671746

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APR 19, 2012

Jspace Tours the World's Holocaust Museums for Yom HaShoah

By: Jspace Staff

 

Yad Vashem

Perhaps the most famous Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem was established in 1953. Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, the museum is the second most visited tourist site in Israel after the Western Wall. The Mount Herzl site not only hosts the historical museum, but also provides WWII education, victim documentation, and honors non-Jews...

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APR 16, 2012

New Holocaust Education Institute Reached Educators from Across the Region

More than 80 educators learned tools for teaching about the Holocaust during ADL's newly formulated Los Angeles Holocaust Education Institute.

The program launched in the fall with an all-day workshop, A Multimedia Approach to Teaching the Holocaust, in collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and was attended by teachers from throughout the region.

Participants...





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APR 12, 2012

Tree of Testimony Press Release

CONTACT

Mark Rothman

323-651-3322

mark@lamoth.org

 

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST TO OFFER

“SNEAK PREVIEW” OF INNOVATIVE NEW EXHIBIT

 

  • Beginning Sunday, April 22, Tree Of Testimony: USC Shoah Foundation Institute Interview Wall at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust becomes available to the public
  • Seventy video screens displaying 52,000 interviews from USC...
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APR 1, 2012

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Launches Spanish Audio Guide Tour Press Release

CONTACT:

(323)651-3704

info@lamoth.org

 

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST

LAUNCHES SPANISH AUDIO GUIDE TOUR

 

  • Nation’s Only Free Spanish Audio Guide Tour in a Holocaust-related Institution
  • Hispanic Leaders Including Congressman Xavier Becerra, City Council Members Ed Reyes and Jose Huizar and LAUSD President Monica Garcia Featured
  • 40 Spanish Recordings Totalling...
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MAR 26, 2012

"Skalk Museum": Mira Costa High School Visits LAMOTH

 

On February 29th, 2012 Zamira Skalkottas took her Sophomore English class to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in order to gain background knowledge prior to reading the core curriculum book Night by Ellie Wiesel.

On this fieldtrip students were given the opportunity to gain a better contextual understanding of the book Night. At the museum students were able to appreciate the harsh...

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MAR 20, 2012

Q&A with LAMOTH Intern Adrienne Gehan

BERKELEY - An art history major, sophomore outside hitter Adrienne Gehan had the opportunity to take her classroom knowledge into the real world with a unique internship. For two weeks over winter break, Gehan lived in Los Angeles doing an "externship" with the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Sponsored by Cal, the externship program allows current students to observe the day-to-day activities...

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Teaching the Holocaust through music -- educators listen to

MAR 5, 2012

ADL: Teaching the Holocaust Through Art

Educators attended the fourth session of the LA Holocaust Education Institute, held February 16 at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

"Teaching the Holocaust through Art" featured presentations by Professor Holli Levitsky from Loyola Marymount University, Ilaria Benzoni-Clark and Daniella Gold of the LA Museum of the Holocaust, and ADL Associate Director Matthew Friedman. Participants examined...



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FEB 1, 2012

Dr. R. Scott Colglazier, Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Elected to LAMH Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has elected Dr. R. Scott Colglazier, Senior Minister to Los Angeles' oldest Protestant congregation, to its Board of Directors, making him the first Christian clergyperson in the museum's fifty year history to serve in this way.

"We're thrilled to have Dr. Colglazier join our board," says Mark Rothman...

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FEB 1, 2012

Mark Rothman addresses Jagiellonian University Medical College

Watch Excecutive Director Mark Rothman's remarks to the conference commemorating the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, hosted in Krakow, Poland by Krakow Medical Society, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Centre for Holocaust Studies and Aushwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

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Also, read his remarks here:

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FEB 1, 2012

Italian Consulate reads names of Jewish victims at LAMH

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, LAHM worked with the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles to read the 8,000 names of Jewish victims. The names were also read simultaneously at Milken Community High School and USC Hillel.

Watch the moving video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vEU2CPSxMQ&context=C3bcdbe6ADOEgsToPDskJHbgyMqbu41G9RebbEepU5

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FEB 1, 2012

Free Week At Skirball For LAMH Members

Visit Women Hold Up Half the Sky, now on view at the Skirball Cultural Center. Show your Museum membership card at the Skirball admissions desk to receive free admission February 18-26, 2012. Please visit www.skirball.org for more information, including museum hours and directions or call the Skirball Membership office at (310) 440 4599. Limit: Four people per Membership. Admission to Noah's Ark at...

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FEB 1, 2012

Fourth Annual Discover the Arts in Los Angeles Makes the Arts Accessible to All, Presented by Wells Fargo

Discover the Arts, the longest running and largest arts campaign in the City, launches the fourth-year of its campaign later this month. Discover the Arts is held in conjunction with the City’s annual Los Angeles Arts Month celebration. Created in partnership with Wells Fargo and approximately 50 cultural institutions as well as media and community partners, the campaign, which runs from January...

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A closeup look at Mary Bauer's concentration camp tattoo.

JAN 27, 2012

Angelenos mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a flash mob

By Corey Bridwell with Paige Osburn

In 1939, the Nazis took over a 15-square mile area in southwestern Poland for the purpose of building the infamous prison camp Auschwitz. Fast forward nearly 75 years, and Angelenos gathered Friday to mark an area of the same size around Los Angeles with a flash mob.

From 12 p.m. to 12:10 p.m. on Friday, participants stood and held up signs to represent groups...

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DEC 16, 2011

LAMH to sponsor short film

Hollywood, Calif. December 15, 2011

– Launch flix, a production and digital media company, today announced that the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, has become their new fiscal sponsor for a special Holocaust film project. This relationship is timely as launch flix is gearing up to shoot a short film, Bashert, next month, from a book that...

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DEC 15, 2011

LAMH wins Honorable Mention in 2011 Design Review

Category: Bond

Honorable Mention


The new building for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by local firm Belz­berg Architects is located within L.A.’s Pan Pacific Park, the site of the existing Los Angeles Holocaust Monument. The 32,000-square-foot, LEED Gold museum was designed as an educational institution, which anticipates 40,000 students each year. Much of the building is submerged to...


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NOV 18, 2011

Retired Lawyer Donates 2,000 Holocaust Artifacts to LA Museum (JSpace)

By Jspace Staff on 11/18/2011 at 4:29 PM

A collection of Holocaust-era stamps, letters, ID Cards, and other documents have been donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

The 2,000-some artifacts are valued at $260,000 and will be designated as the Edward Victor Philatelic Holocaust Collection.

Victor, a retired lawyer, accumulated the collection by over a 30-year period. He regularly attended...







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NOV 16, 2011

The Shoah Foundation Widens Scope (NY Times)

By IAN LOVETT


Published: November 16, 2011


LOS ANGELES — Since Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation in 1994, the organization has devoted itself exclusively to the memory of Holocaust survivors. Its archives house more than 50,000 video interviews, in 32 languages, with survivors from 56 countries — the largest such collection in the world...


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NOV 15, 2011

Baltimore-based Interactive Agency Wins Six Davey Awards (Pitchengine.com))

Award-winning agency Fastspot receives multiple accolades in the 2011 competition

Fastspot is pleased to announce that we have won multiple accolades in the 2011 International Davey Awards.

Fastspot was honored with Gold Awards for our word game app, Jambalaya, and for the Wheaton College and HistoryMiami Websites. Fastspot also received Silver Awards for the Walters Art Museum's Works of Art site, as...





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This collection is the newst addition to the Museum archives.

NOV 15, 2011

Rare collection of Nazi documents donated to L.A. Holocaust museum (JTA)

November 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES (JTA) -- A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

Valued at $260,000, the Edward Victor Philatelic Holocaust Collection was acquired and organized by Victor, a retired Los Angeles lawyer, over a 30-year period. In many cases the content tracks the fate of a given Jewish family...





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NOV 8, 2011

Postcards From Hell: Nazi-era documents shed light on fate of families (Jewish Journal)

Postcards From Hell: Nazi-era documents shed light on fate of families

By Tom Tugend

After arriving by cattle car at Auschwitz, many Jews were handed postcards, with the uniform message thoughtfully prepared by the Nazis.

“Things are going well and we are enjoying ourselves,” the prisoner wrote. They added their signatures and the addresses of relatives still in ghettos or labor camps, thus...







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NOV 1, 2011

ADL successfully expands Holocaust education workshop (Jewish Journal)

ADL successfully expands Holocaust education workshop

By Ryan Torok

For nearly 30 years, Los Angeles secondary-school educators have attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Holocaust Education Workshop as part of their professional development. During the month-long series, L.A.-area teachers learned the history of anti-Semitism, listened to survivors’ firsthand stories and visited...





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OCT 18, 2011

Schoenberg buys Einstein letter for Holocaust museum (Jewish Journal)

Schoenberg buys Einstein letter for Holocaust museum

Posted by Tom Tugend

The “anonymous” buyer of a historic letter by Albert Einstein has identified himself as E. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg, president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
Schoenberg paid $13,936 for the one-page letter, signed by Einstein on his personal stationery and written on June 10, 1939 to New York...






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OCT 12, 2011

Radio Johnny: Telling an old story new - the Holocaust

Today on Radio Johnny, Adaptive Path’s Teresa Brazen talks with the Mark Rothman, Executive Director at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Mark discusses the creative process of designing this new building, including: how they chose to deliver this challenging content, their curatorial philosophy, and how visitors are engaging with the rich technology that drives their visit.

 

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Italian article in

OCT 1, 2011

Luce Sulla Shoah - "Light on the Shoah" (L'Espresso)

LAMH was recently reviewed by Massimiliano Fukas in the Italian weekly magazine "L'Espresso"

Below is a translation of the article.

 

Light on the Shoah


The new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is located in Pan Pacific Park, a local park next to the Grove shopping mall. Pan Pacific Park, like many parks of the city, regularly sees crowds of children, men and women, attending to everyday...


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Aerial view of the Museum

SEP 22, 2011

Belzberg Architects Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Architype Review))

Key Project Goals: The primary design strategy embeds the museum into the surrounding park landscape. This achieves a greater contextual integration while maintaining the openness of the site by continuing the usable green-space over the museum roof. An iconic structure, in this scenario, seamlessly inhabits rather than competes with the site, bridging the community formally and functionally with the...

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Original article from La Vie magazine

SEP 20, 2011

LAMH Named Top Ten LA Building by La Vie Magazine

In the August 2011 issue of the Chinese magazine La Vie, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust was named among the Top Ten architectural structures in Los Angeles.

Below is a translation of the article:

2010 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Belzberg Architects

The new and impressive building for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust  is a 15 million dollar creation by local Belzberg Architects...

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Halina Schejnfinkiel Wolf, born 1920 in Lodz, Poland

AUG 31, 2011

In Holocaust exhibition, objects give insight into survivors’ pasts (Jewish Journal)

August 31, 2011


In Holocaust exhibition, objects give insight into survivors’ pasts

By Ryan Torok

In a photograph currently hanging in the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH), Holocaust survivor Sophie Zeidman Hamburger drapes a garment she wore while escaping from a Nazi death march over her arms, one of which bears a number tattoo. In another, Toby Fainzylber Tambor holds her mother’s...






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AUG 31, 2011

Text to Tech - LA Museum Wins Award (CAJM Newsletter)

The Media & Technology Committee of the American Association of Museums awarded this year's Gold Muse award in the audio tour category to the Spatial Audio Guide employed at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.  The system replaces all text labels in the museum with interpretive audio information, including narrative descriptions of artifacts and soundtracks for all videos playing throughout...

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AUG 8, 2011

The British 'Schindler' who saved Austrian Jews (BBC News)

The British 'Schindler' who saved Austrian Jews
By Mike Thomson

The controversial work of the Reverend Hugh Grimes - which began the day after Nazi Germany annexed Austria - is little recognised yet it led to what could be called Britain's own "Schindler's list".

It all began with the Anschluss (annexation), when Hitler made Austria part of the Third Reich just before the start of World War II.

Thousands...








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AUG 8, 2011

People look at me like I'm Hitler': Kanye West causes controversy with another bizarre rant (dailymail.co.uk)

People look at me like I'm Hitler': Kanye West causes controversy with another bizarre rant

By Mike Larkin

He has a reputation for making outrageous statements.

And Kanye West has once again found himself at the centre of controversy after comparing himself to Adolf Hitler.

The rapper has drew the wrath of Holocaust awareness groups after likening himself to the notorious Nazi during a performance at the...









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Father and daughter reunited after war

AUG 5, 2011

A Holocaust survivor raised a fist to death (LA Times)

Leon Weinstein survived the Warsaw Ghetto. But it is the story of the little girl that he wants to tell.

By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times

August 5, 2011
She was Jewish, but to live she needed a Christian name.

She could not be Natalie Leya Weinstein, not in wartime Warsaw. Her father wrote her new name on a piece of paper.

Natalie Yazinska.

Her mother, Sima, sobbed.

"The little one must make it," Leon...














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AUG 4, 2011

CSULB workshop for teachers features talks by survivors, L.A. museum visit (presstelegram.com)

Holocaust Studies: CSULB workshop for teachers features talks by survivors, L.A. museum visit    By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer


LONG BEACH - When it comes to teaching sensitive subjects like the Holocaust, Cal State Long Beach professor Jeff Blutinger says it's important for teachers to have the right training.

"Most teachers have little to no training on how to teach the Holocaust. Their...




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JUL 15, 2011

Take a Tour at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (6Mfor6M.org)

One of our newest docents describes the Museum and advises us all to take a tour soon!

As you may know, I’m a new docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. I recently gave my first medium size public tour. I was pretty nervous, but I think it went well. I had between ten and fifteen people.

The museum is divided into major sections and takes the visitor through the events in chronological...



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Now Open Sat 10am - 5pm

JUL 13, 2011

L.A. MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST RECEIVES CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL TO OPEN DOORS ON SATURDAY


•    Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust received unanimous approval from Los Angeles City Council to open doors on Saturday

•    Saturday hours will allow the Museum of the Holocaust to welcome hundreds of more visitors per week

•    City Council approval follows approvals from Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee and Board of Commissioners...






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JUL 12, 2011

Teacher Workshop at CSULB Will Focus on Age-Appropriate Ways to Teach the Holocaust (everythinglongbeach.com)

Teacher Workshop at CSULB Will Focus on Age-Appropriate Ways to Teach the Holocaust

With the goal of training local teachers in ways to teach students about the Nazi genocide, the Teacher Workshop on the Holocaust will be held Aug. 8-12 at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for the second consecutive year.

“This workshop will bring high school teachers on campus for curriculum development...





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Roof Top Garden on LAMH

JUL 11, 2011

Belzberg Architects Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (arcspace.com)

Belzberg Architects
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Los Angeles, California

The museum emerges from the landscape as a single, curving concrete wall that splits and carves into the ground to form the entry.

The new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) is located within a public park, adjacent to the existing Los Angeles Holocaust Memorial.

The building is submerged into the ground allowing the...









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JUL 5, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Wins MUSE Media Awards (JewishJournal)

July 5, 2011
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Wins MUSE Media Awards

By Lauren Bottner

The new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) earned gold and silver MUSE awards in the annual competition of the American Association of Museums (AAM).

The international AAM Media and Technology Committee announced the 41 winners for the 22nd annual MUSE competition from more than 200 media submissions utilizing...








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JUN 30, 2011

LAMH Wins Two 2011 Design Awards

LAMH is pleased to announce the Museum has been honored with two design awards.

 

The Museum received a 2011 Green Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban studies.

LAMH was also awarded a 2011 Design Excellence Merit Award form the American Institute of Architects California Council.

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LAMOTH 2011 Green Good Design Winner

JUN 30, 2011

The 2011 Green Good Design Awards (The Chicago Atheaneum)

The 2011 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARDS FOR THE MOST SUSTAINABLE NEW ARCHITECTURE AND PRODUCT DESIGNS FROM 27 NATIONS


Chicago, Illinois, June 30, 2011…The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design unveil this year’s GREEN GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for new product designs, architecture, landscape architecture, and...


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The wall will have 65 video screens

JUN 28, 2011

Video Sculpture of Survivor Testimony to Be Installed at L.A. Museum of the Holocaust (Jewish Journal)

Video Sculpture of Survivor Testimony to Be Installed at L.A. Museum of the Holocaust

By Jonah Lowenfeld

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, which opened its new building in Pan Pacific Park in October 2010, has announced plans to install a $1 million “video sculpture” using interview footage from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

Composed of 65 flat screens of various sizes, the sculpture...







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JUN 22, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects (specifier.com)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects
Writer: David Lindaya

There has always been a sombre link between the United States and memories of the Holocaust. Many Jewish people from Europe sought refuge in the USA while other Americans left to fight in Europe. The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects pays reverence to the individuals, families and communities who...




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JUN 21, 2011

Film Festival Partners With The Museum Of The Holocaust To Showcase Green Films With A Holocaust Or World War II Theme

FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH THE MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST TO SHOWCASE GREEN FILMS WITH A HOLOCAUST OR WORLD WAR II THEME
2012 GOING GREEN FILM FESTIVAL @ MIRACLE MILE TO BE HELD AT THE PACIFIC THEATERS AT THE GROVE IN LOS ANGELES

06.21.2011– Los Angeles landmark, The Grove, to host Going Green Film Festival @ Miracle Mile at the Pacific Theaters April 18-20, 2012.

Los Angeles, CA – June 22,...






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65 video screens will play survivor testimony

JUN 20, 2011

LAMH to Install Innovative Survivor Video Wall (USC Shoah Foundation)

L.A. MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST
TO CONTINUE LEADING MUSEUM INNOVATION
WITH SURVIVOR VIDEO SCULPTURE
USING USC SHOAH FOUNDATION INSTITUTE’S VISUAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

•    Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust to create 65-screen video sculpture presenting USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive of 52,000 interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses

•  ...








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Aerial view of the Museum

JUN 2, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Belzberg Architects (Architectural Record)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Belzberg Architects


By Clifford A. Pearson

Your visit starts in an unremarkable city park adjacent to a generic shopping mall. Local kids are playing tag, while a man in short sleeves throws a stick for his dog and a family picnics on the grass. You follow a concrete path, which turns into a gently sloping ramp descending into the ground. On either side of you,...

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18 Camps a Silver winner

JUN 1, 2011

Museum Receives Silver in Media and Technology Muse Awards

Multimedia Installations

Immersive installations that include text, audio, still images, video, and do not require interactivity.

Jury Chair: Ben Bailes
Manager, Interpretive Digital Media
The Morgan Library & Museum

Gold: Rio Tinto Volcanic 3D in AVIE by iCinema UNSW
Museum Victoria

We found Museum Victoria’s 360 degree 3D installation depicting undersea volcanoes a standout among this year’s...












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Audio Guide Gold

MAY 31, 2011

Museum Receives Gold in Media and Technology Muse Awards

Audio Tours & Podcasts

Entries can range from audio tours on devices to video and audio podcasts that create links between on-line and/or on-site activities and programs, exhibits, and lectures, creating an augmented and extended experience to a global audience.

Jury Chair: Lynda Kelly
Manager Web and Audience Research
Australian Museum

Gold: Spatial Audio Guide
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Potion...











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MAY 19, 2011

Demjanjuk Conviction: Better late than never?

From Jewishjournal.com:

The best thing about last week’s conviction in Germany of Sobibor guard John Demjanjuk is that the case works from the bottom up. The low-level functionary was brought to justice. 

The worst thing is that for every major war criminal such as Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering or Adolf Eichmann, there were many multiple Demjanjuks. The nearly 200 high Nazi officials...

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MAY 19, 2011

Student reaction to visiting Chelmno

The Museum helped support the Shalhevet High School Poland/Israel trip and facilitated several pre-departure educational meetings for the students at the Museum. This is one student’s reaction to his or her experience visiting Chelmno:


I don't know what to say right now. This is not right to intellectualize. How does someone dare intellectualize and make sense of something like this. I just...




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MAY 18, 2011

CA State Assembly's Holocaust Memorial Project 2011

Echoes of Truth: Holocaust Memorial Project 2011

As part of its annual holocaust remembrance ceremony the California State Assembly invited students from throughout the state to interview holocaust survivors and the resulting video was played during the Assembly's floor session on May 2, 2011. The eleven-and-a-half minute video is a compelling look at the holocaust through the eyes of those with a unique...



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Visitors examine the World That Was table

MAY 13, 2011

Potion Designs Interactive Experiences at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Please click on the links bellow to view videos of our amazing interactives at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust - all designed by Potion.

World That Was Interactive Table

18 Camps Interactive Screens

Spatial Audio Guides

 

 

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Demjanjuk has been convicted as an accessory to murder at Sobibor

MAY 12, 2011

German Court Convicts Demjanjuk (Jewish Journal)

German Court Convicts Demjanjuk

Posted by Mark Rothman, Executive Director, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

The best thing about the Demjanjuk conviction (read the L.A. Times Article) is that the case works from the bottom up. The low level functionary - Demjanjuk was only a guard at Sobibor—is brought to justice.

The worst thing is that for every Himmler or Eichman, there were many multiple...



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MAY 9, 2011

The Arts: A Modern Remembrance (Hadassah)

Arts & Books
The Arts: A Modern Remembrance

By: Joan Tapper

Sitting quietly in its corner of a Los Angeles park, the new home of the Museum of the Holocaust is almost invisible from the street. From the sidewalk, you see only native grasses growing behind low white walls. Eventually, though, you notice a path slicing downward between translucent glass walls, bisecting the submerged building, and you...






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MAY 8, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, de Belzberg Architects (experimenta)

Arquitectura

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, de Belzberg Architects

Ursicino Endaman Nse


Los edificios no son mudos: proporcionan un necesario telón de fondo y un ambiente que aumenta la experiencia espacial y refuerza el mensaje que lanza su contenido. Belzberg Architects se fundamentan en esta evidencia para diseñar el Museo del Holocausto en los Ángeles, en sus siglas...


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MAY 3, 2011

Holocaust Remembrance Day Draws Crowds to Pan Pacific (Jewish Journal)

May 3, 2011
Holocaust Remembrance Day Draws Crowds to Pan Pacific

By Jonah Lowenfeld

An estimated 2,000 people gathered on May 1 for Los Angeles’ annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Pan Pacific Park. The crowd, which included octogenarians in wheelchairs, infants in strollers and people of all ages in between, listened to speeches from elected officials and community leaders who...






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MAY 3, 2011

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Daily News)

More than 2,500 students commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day during a ceremony at Pan Pacific Park’s Los Angeles Holocaust Monument, Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Please visit the Los Angeles Daily News to view their picture slideshow of the youth event!

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Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times / May 2, 2011

MAY 2, 2011

Survivors, Jews and non-Jews gather in Los Angeles to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (LA Times)

Survivors, Jews and non-Jews gather in Los Angeles to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dozens of Holocaust survivors meet to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, an occasion to honor the 6 million or more who perished in Europe during World War II.

By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times

May 2, 2011

Renee Firestone was just a young woman when she and her family were taken from their home in Czechoslovakia...









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MAY 2, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Delood)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

The Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles (LAMOTH) opened to the public in the fall of 2010. The structure, designed by Belzberg Architects of Santa Monica, is built partially underground and covers an area of 32.000sqf. Situated in Pan Pacific Park, it is adjacent to the existing Holocaust Museum built in 1961, and opposite the Holocaust Monument.

Entrance to the...





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APR 28, 2011

Mike's Views: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Hagy Belzberg Architect 2011

In observance of National Holocaust Week, Donna and I joined a group of friends for a tour of the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum on April 28, 2011. Set on a wedge of parkland between Pan Pacific Park and Farmer's Market, you might actually miss seeing it. Barely rising above ground level, the museum is mostly below grade, reminding me of the megalithic passage tomb mound I observed on a visit to Newgrange...

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APR 12, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Iwan Baan Photography)

Please continue to Iwan Baan Photography to view all the images of the Museum.

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MAR 31, 2011

Experts: Don't say 'never again' to Holocaust museums (Houston Chronicle)

Experts: Don't say 'never again' to Holocaust museums
By MENACHEM WECKER FOR THE CHRONICLE

Must Holocaust museums evolve as they approach an age without any living survivors? As the Nazis recede further into the past, is there a danger of museums devoted to Holocaust memory becoming static?

A recent New York Times article by Edward Rothstein raised these provocative questions and has some experts worried...






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Memory Pool

MAR 30, 2011

Potion Designs Three Interactive Experiences for LA Museum of the Holocaust (dexigner.com)

Potion Designs Three Interactive Experiences for LA Museum of the Holocaust

Potion announced the completion of two interactive installations and one interactive device for the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park. In 2010, Potion worked with the Museum and interactive strategy consultant Variate Labs to design and fabricate a set of interactives that not only enhanced the museum...



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MAR 23, 2011

L.A.'s Holocaust Museum Creates a Quiet Oasis Amid City's Bustle (fastcodesign.com)

L.A.'s Holocaust Museum Creates a Quiet Oasis Amid City's Bustle

Belzberg Architects's Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is a subtle memorial in an unsubtle place.

Santa Monica-based Belzberg Architects has sent us breathtaking images of its new Holocaust museum in Los Angeles. Completed last fall, the design looks like plenty of other Holocaust memorials out there -- it's got a somber, Spartan aesthetic...



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IPod Touch audio guides

MAR 23, 2011

L.A.'s Holocaust Museum Uses High Tech to Create a Highly Personal Experience (Good LA)

L.A.'s Holocaust Museum Uses High Tech to Create a Highly Personal Experience

Just the location of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust makes it clear that it's doing something different. The museum itself is a series of sculptural concrete waves which are tucked almost imperceptibly into a hill of native grasses in Pan Pacific Park, near the Disney-fied architecture of the Grove shopping center...



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MAR 23, 2011

Bearing Witness Beyond the Witnesses (NY Times)

Bearing Witness Beyond the Witnesses

By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
Published: March 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Is the Holocaust too much with us? Or if not the Holocaust, then Holocaust museums?

It can sometimes seem so. The Association of Holocaust Organizations has 293 institutional members around the world, each at least partly devoted to commemoration. The association counts 16 major Holocaust museums in the...








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MAR 18, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects (thedesignhome.com))

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects

The new building for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), designed by Belzberg Architects, is located within a public park, adjacent to existing Los Angeles Holocaust Memorial. Following is some information by the designer, “Paramount to the design strategy is the integration of the building into the surrounding open, park...



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MAR 16, 2011

Young leaders get the lowdown in 10-minute talks (Jewish Journal)

Young leaders get the lowdown in 10-minute talks

By Jonah Lowenfeld

As he took the stage on Feb. 23, Mark Rothman, executive director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, had just one question.

“Where’s my timer?” he asked.

You have 10 minutes: That’s the first rule for speakers at BINA-LA, a monthly program for young professionals. The events are sponsored by the three-year-old...









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Room 2: The Rise of Nazism

MAR 15, 2011

ARCHITECT: LAMH, Los Angeles by Belzberg Architects (A1212.com)

ARCHITECT: LAMH, Los Angeles by Belzberg Architects :

Please go to A1212.com to see the images posted of the Museum.

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MAR 15, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (spaceinvading.com)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Designer: Belzberg Architects

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Image Credits: Iwan Baan

The building is submerged into the ground allowing the park’s landscape to continue over the roof of the structure. This eco-structural element is one of the largest intensive green roofs in Southern California, which instantly creates sensitivity and an understanding to its...

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Children's Memorial

MAR 15, 2011

LAMH // Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects (Architecture)

LAMH // Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects
published in: Architecture By Tina Komninou, 15 March 2011

Project Title: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust // LAMH
Year: 2010
Status: Completed
Project Type: Cultural
Construction Type: New
Size: 27,000 ft2
Location: 100 South The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90036
Client(s): Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
President: Randy Schoenberg...












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Sculpture by Gabriella Karin, left. Michelle Gold helped with the research.

MAR 4, 2011

SCULPTURE PAYS HOMAGE TO KINDERTRANSPORT (Larchmont Chronicle)

SCULPTURE PAYS HOMAGE TO KINDERTRANSPORT
      
By Suzan Filipek

Before the start of World War II, 10,000 Jewish children rode trains safely to London.

Foster families, farms and orphanages took in the German children, some who were still toddlers. Most would leave their families behind forever.

Their story is told in artist Gabriella Karin’s sculpture, “A Tribute to the...









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Glass Leadership Institute Participants with Child Survivor Robert Geminder

MAR 2, 2011

ADL Young Leaders Visit Museum of the Holocaust (ADL)

ADL Young Leaders Visit Museum of the Holocaust

Date: March 2, 2011
ADL Young Leaders

Young professionals who are part of the Glass Leadership Institute in both the Los Angeles and San Diego regions joined together to visit the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust on February 27.  The event started with a docent presenting information about the story of the museum, its architect (a former Glass...






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FEB 28, 2011

Technology + Art = iPhone apps (kristenwishon.wordpress.com)

Technology + Art = iPhone apps


February 28, 2011


I saw an article in Art Daily that caught my attention: “A New iPhone App, Which Recognizes Art, Set to Transform the Art Fair Experience.” It was bound to happen and I entirely expected this transformation in the art world.

We already saw the infiltration of technology into experiencing art with the creation of Google’s Art Project...







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FEB 15, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects (framemag.com)

A museum dedicated to teaching visitors about the Holocaust, The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) design represents a harmony between presentation, architecture, history and education.

Belzberg Architects say the museum’s allegorical interpretation of the Holocast era gives visitors a sensory experience. They are taken on a chronological journey, heading underground through the museum...



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FEB 9, 2011

Maria Altmann, Who Sought Nazi-Looted Art, Dies (NPR)

Maria Altmann, Who Sought Nazi-Looted Art, Dies

by Karen Grigsby Bates

Maria Altmann spent the past 60 years of her life in Los Angeles. The Viennese native had fled the Nazis, and her wealthy family's possessions were looted. But in 2004, Altmann won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed her suit against the Austrian government to recover some of the looted art to go forward.

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FEB 7, 2011

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Delood)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

The Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles (LAMOTH) opened to the public in the fall of 2010. The structure, designed by Belzberg Architects of Santa Monica, is built partially underground and covers an area of 32.000sqf. Situated in Pan Pacific Park, it is adjacent to the existing Holocaust Museum built in 1961, and opposite the Holocaust Monument.

Entrance to the...



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FEB 4, 2011

Budding Relationship (The Architect's Newspaper)

Budding Relationship - The merger of landscape and architecture is creating fertile new approaches to building.


In case you didn’t notice, the architecture world is embracing all things green with an enthusiasm not seen since the 1970s. But this time around, the movement has expanded far beyond the grass-roots level to a broader merging of architecture and landscape. This soil-meets-steel trend...


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FEB 2, 2011

Piecing together daily life in Terezin (Jewish Journal)

February 2, 2011
Piecing together daily life in Terezin

by Iris Mann

Erich Lichtblau-Leskly is relatively unknown, but the power of his art — created while he was an inmate of the concentration camp known as the Theresienstadt ghetto — is evident in the exhibition “The Art Of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly” at the newly opened Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park. The paintings...






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The Architecture of Memory

JAN 31, 2011

The Architecture of Memory (Interior Design Magazine January 2011)

The Architecture of Memory
At the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Hagy Belzberg brings sensitivity to a troubling subject

Edie Cohen -- Interior Design


“In Europe in the 1930’s, the years leading up to the Holocaust, people went about living their lives. Families had daily routines. Schoolchildren played in the parks. But nearby, terrible things were happening.” Hagy Belzberg’s...


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JAN 27, 2011

Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day Here at Geni

Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day Here at Geni

The Holocaust is one of the most tragic events in human history. Today, we try our best to honor the memories of all of the victims of the genocidal policy of Nazi Germany.

A little while ago, some Geni staffers were given a tour of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Randy Schoenberg — the president of the museum, and an avid member of Geni...





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JAN 21, 2011

The Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets

The Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets is a unique entity, founded under the mandate of the Law for Holocaust Victims Assets (2006).

The main goal of the company is to right an historical injustice by returning assets, purchased in pre-state Israel by Holocaust victims, to their rightful owners. Since its inception, the company has returned assets valued at 40...



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JAN 10, 2011

LAMOTH in Chinese media

 


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JAN 5, 2011

LAMH wins Pixel Award

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's website, designed and built by Fastspot, won the People's Champ award in the 2010 Pixel Awards Non-Profit category. The Pixel Awards were established in 2006. The Pixel Awards take a fresh look at the best on the web. They are the cutting-edge website award, annually honoring compelling sites that have shown excellence in web design and development. Sites are...

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DEC 20, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects (Buildipedia.com)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects

Written by  Murrye Bernard

It seems paradoxical to integrate a structure intended to immortalize the horrific Holocaust within a public park, a setting for recreation and relaxation. The deliberate juxtaposition of these conflicting elements sets the stage for Santa Monica-based Belzberg Architects to curate a meaningful experience for...



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DEC 17, 2010

The New Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles (www.haaretz.co.il)

The new Holocaust museum in Los Angeles, which was inaugurated a few weeks ago at the multiplayer, is difficult to identify at first glance. It is carved into a large public park west of the city next to playgrounds and sports, and a green roof planted vegetation. The only hint of its existence is a kind of long, narrow corridor leading to the underground and put the visitors never ever day of memory...

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Photo courtesy of Ian Broyles’ Flickr

DEC 1, 2010

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (The West Side New Construction)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
by F. Ron Smith on December 1, 2010

Offering a culturally enriching and educational experience, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust opened to the public on October 14th, 2010.

Founded in 1961, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has moved multiple times, but with this amazing new building and the fact that the museum has been built next the the existing Holocaust...






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World That Was, interactive table

NOV 22, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (inventinginteractive.com)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Showing a little love for something local to LA, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust opened recently and it’s got some nice interactive exhibits.

The museum is a fairly small space and so interactive was required to allow visitors to as much content as possible. The experience may not be revolutionary, but it’s elegantly done. There are three interactive...





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NOV 16, 2010

Podcast of Radio Interview with Architect Hagy Belzberg

On November 16, 2010 architect Haby Belzberg was interviewed on 89.9 KCRW. He was featured on the radio show DnA: Design and Architecture.

Click here to listen to the interview!

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NOV 13, 2010

Guy Horton: Impossible Architecture: A Review of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Huffington Post)

Guy Horton: Impossible Architecture: A Review of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

While it should have been impossible for something like the Holocaust to take place, it did. Now that we have this history we must deal with it as best we can. Events such as this simply overpower the present. For this reason, perhaps, there exist physical places to anchor those memories, so they can be put somewhere...



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NOV 10, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects (Morfae)

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects

Contextual Strategy:
The new building for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) is located within a public park, adjacent to the existing Los Angeles Holocaust Memorial. Paramount to the design strategy is the integration of the building into the surrounding open, park landscape. The museum is submerged into the ground allowing the...




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Ribbon cutting ceremony

NOV 10, 2010

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST (laparks.blogspot.com)

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST
Dedication Ceremony for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Los Angeles - In 1961 a group of Holocaust survivors were brought together by fate at Hollywood High School while learning to speak English. They shared their stories and discovered that each of them had different artifacts from the Holocaust era. They decided that the special relics needed a permanent home where...




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Model of former Nazi Castle

NOV 6, 2010

LA's Newest Museum Up and Running (artdaily)

Friday, November 5, 2010, by Neal Broverman


LA's Newest Museum Up and Running


A model of an Nazi-run Austrian palace is being given to the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, reports artdaily. A large replica of Hartheim Castle--a 410-year-old mental institution turned death factory will go on permanent loan at the Pan Pacific Park museum, thanks to a gift from Austrian officials. William C...


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NOV 5, 2010

New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum Designed to Look Forward (Form Magazine)

New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum Designed to Look Forward

Santa Monica-based Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, of Belzberg Architects designed the newly finished Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust with forward movement in mind. Built into the landscape of Pan Pacific Park, the sleek white building is sunken into the earth, and its green roof and white pedestrian paths blend it seamlessly into the rest of the park...



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Model of Austrian castle

NOV 5, 2010

Model of Austrian castle where Nazis murdered thousands headed to US museum (The Canadian Press)

Model of Austrian castle where Nazis murdered thousands headed to US museum

By Veronika Oleksyn (CP)

VIENNA — A model of an Austrian castle where the Nazis murdered about 30,000 people — including many who were mentally ill or disabled — is headed to a U.S. museum.

Hartheim Castle was one of several notorious institutions that Adolf Hitler and his regime turned into the main venues for...







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NOV 5, 2010

Maya Zack: A Series of Conversations and Interactions (artisrael.org)

Maya Zack: A Series of Conversations and Interactions
November 5, 2010 - November 14, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) of Southern California is pleased to announce our next Israeli artist in residence noted video and multi media artist Maya Zack. She will participate in a ten-day residency in the Los Angeles region. This artist exchange is meant to share with...






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NOV 4, 2010

L.A. Holocaust Museum Gets Permanent Home (leisuregrouptravel.com)

L.A. Holocaust Museum Gets Permanent Home

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust just moved into its first permanent home since local Holocaust survivors founded the organization in 1961 – the nation’s first Holocaust museum.

The architecturally avant guard building, designed by acclaimed LA-based architect Hagy Belzberg, is the culmination of a six-year dream, said E. Randol Schoenberg...





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NOV 3, 2010

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (archello.com)

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Wed , 3 November 2010

The new building for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) is located within a public park, adjacent to the existing Los Angeles Holocaust Memorial. Paramount to the design strategy is the integration of the building into the surrounding open, park landscape. The museum is submerged into the ground allowing the park’s landscape...




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Dedication Ceremony, October 14, 2010

NOV 2, 2010

Dedication Ceremony for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (SZONE)

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST
Dedication Ceremony for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust


Los Angeles - Fifty years ago, a group of Holocaust survivors were brought together by fate at Hollywood High School while learning to speak English. They shared their stories and discovered that each of them had different artifacts from the Holocaust era. They decided that the special relics needed a permanent...





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Picture by Iwan Baan

OCT 29, 2010

Wind Swept Dune (The Indicator)

The Indicator: Wind Swept Dune

By Guy Horton, 29 Oct 2010

Architect Hagy Belzberg recently showed me around his latest creation, the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. He had kindly agreed to give me a personal tour since I was preparing to write up a review.

While I had fully intended to focus on the architecture, the site, the ideas behind the design, I was caught off-guard by something unexpected:...







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Exterior photo of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Benny Chan/ LA Times)

OCT 28, 2010

Architecture review: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Architecture review: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

The Hagy Belzberg-designed museum in Pan Pacific Park seems conflicted. Its elegant, rippling shapes don't seem tough enough to hold the horrors within.

By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic

October 28, 2010

Architectural symbols are rarely more layered, complex or self-aware than in a Holocaust museum, where the architect's...







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OCT 26, 2010

Small But Packed with Profound New Information (OC Jewishlife)

Small But Packed with Profound New Information

by By Harriette Ellis

The architecture is not meant to be in competition with the massive National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. No, there’s no intention of that. Indeed, the much smaller, but equally impressive new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will easily stand on its own merit, as a powerful antidote to hate and “make...



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image courtesy of Brandon Shigeta

OCT 25, 2010

Belzberg Architects: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (designboom)

belzberg architects: los angeles museum of the holocaust

santa monica based office belzberg architects has finished the design of
the new los angeles museum of the holocaust (LAMOTH). now open to
the public, the museum features an undulating green roof that pulls up
the northwest corner of los angeles' pan pacific park. serving as an annex
to the already existing holocaust monument, the multi-cultural museum...







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Opening Day, October 14, 2010

OCT 25, 2010

The Press Enterprise Shares Picture of LAMOTH's Opening Day (AP)

Holocaust survivors and members of the community interact with a multimedia table, during the opening of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) at the Pan Pacific Park on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Los Angeles. Survivors founded the museum in 1961 as a permanent repository for their personal artifacts from the Holocaust and the world the Nazis destroyed.

Photo from AP Photo

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OCT 21, 2010

View LAMOTH's 2010 Promo Video

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's 2010 video promo is now available to view on youtube. The promo was premiered at the Museum's 2010 Annual Gala Dinner on October 17, 2010.

Click here to view the video!

Video courtesy of JankovicMedia 2010.

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Jona Goldrich accepts his Life Time Achievement Award

OCT 21, 2010

LAMOTH Honors Jona Goldrich

Jona Goldrich was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 LA Museum of the Holocaust Dinner, held on October 17, 2010.

This short video provides a glimpse into the life of Jona.

Click here to view the video!

Video courtesy of JankovicMedia 2010.

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Jon and Beth Kean accept the 2010 Next Generation Award

OCT 21, 2010

LAMOTH Honors Jon and Beth Kean

Beth and Jon Kean were honored with the Next Generation Award at the 2010 LA Museum of the Holocaust Dinner, held on October 17, 2010.

This short video explores the Keans' interest in the Holocaust, and why they are passionate about the museum.

Click here to view the video!

Video courtesy of JankovicMedia 2010.

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President of the Board, E. Randol Shoenberg address the guests

OCT 20, 2010

Pictures from LAMOTH's 2010 Annual Dinner

Pictures from our 2010 Annual Gala Dinner are now available to view on the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Facebook page. The dinner was held at the beautiful Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 17, 2010. LAMOTH was excited to welcome 500 guests at this year's event.

Click here to view pictures from the dinner!

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Official ribbon cutting.

OCT 20, 2010

Pictures from LAMOTH's Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

Pictures from LAMOTH's official dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting are now available to view on Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Facebook page. The special ceremony was held in front of the Martyrs Memorial in Pan Pacific Park on October 14, 2010. Speakers included Executive Director, Mark Rothman and the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa.

Click here to view pictures...

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The Art of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly

OCT 20, 2010

Pictures from LAMOTH's They Shall Be Counted Book Release Party

Pictures from LAMOTH's book release party for the new publication They Shall be Counted: The Theresienstadt Ghetto Art of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly are now available at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust's Facebook page. The release party celebrated the publication of the book and was held in the Museum on October 14, 2010.

Click here to view images from the event!

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 Windows on either side of the descending entrance let light into the heart of the space.

OCT 19, 2010

Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

LA's newest museum is the permanent home for the Holocaust Museum, a 50 year-old institution. The striking building designed by Belzberg architects features a generous green roof  that acts as an extension of the adjacent Pan Pacific Park. The project was also designed to express one of the darkest moments in human history - a buried organic form greets visitors as they descend into a unique museum...

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OCT 19, 2010

Variate Labs designed the information, content and interaction strategy for the new LAMH.

Variate Labs designed the information, content and interaction strategy for the new LAMH. Our concept was to create one unified content experience and make it accessible, personal and seamless across many different platforms.

The first day we heard about the project, we visited the existing museum and listened to the life story of one of the survivors. We immediately knew that we wanted to play a role...



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OCT 14, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: Belzberg Architects delivers a dose of raw emotional impact at poignant new home for LA institution (The Architect's Newspaper)

Generally, the most effective architectural designs make you feel welcome and comfortable. But in a museum meant to recall the horrors of the Holocaust, that mission is turned on its head. So it’s no surprise that the most emotionally resonant spaces in the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are those where the rawness and constriction of the building evoke a period that the museum...

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OCT 14, 2010

L.A. Museum of the Holocaust opens doors (ABC7)

PAN PACIFIC PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust held its grand opening at Pan Pacific Park Thursday.

The building was built with green space in mind, created with part of the facility underground. The high-tech building cost $18 million to create.

The building is owned by the museum, its first.

Extra space added allows more exhibits and artifacts to be displayed...

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OCT 14, 2010

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's photographs from the Dedication Ceremony

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37176081@N02/sets/72157625040034513/with/5081594395/

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OCT 14, 2010

Holocaust museum finds a permanent home (Daily News)

Years after Masha Loen was liberated from a Nazi death camp, she met other Jewish genocide survivors at Hollywood High School, where they assembled a collection of photos and artifacts that became the nation's first Holocaust museum. 

Forty-nine years later, the last living founder of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will celebrate the grand opening today of its permanent home in...

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OCT 14, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust bears witness (LATimes)

In grade school, Randy Schoenberg made a 12-foot-tall family tree. In college at Princeton, he led a Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a litigator, he argued all the way to the Supreme Court on behalf of Maria Altmann and ultimately recovered five Nazi-looted Klimt paintings from Austria for his client.

"A psychiatrist from Vienna once gave me an article about this syndrome called the torchbearer...



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OCT 14, 2010

New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum opens (KPCC)

Southern California’s Jewish community is celebrating the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. It’s in the Fairfax District. Several European Consuls General attended Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony. KPCC’s Patricia Nazario toured the state-of-the-art facility with a Holocaust survivor from Poland.

Esther Tepper’s family is one of the museum’s major financial...

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OCT 14, 2010

LA Holocaust Museum Opens Doors To New $18M Home (CBS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of people toured the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust during its grand opening Thursday at Pan Pacific Park.

The museum, founded in 1961, has been moved four times over the years, but never had its own building and has always had limited space. But its new $18 million, high-tech, very green museum changes all that, executive director Mark Rothman said.

The...

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OCT 14, 2010

Jewish Community Leaders AWOL at Holocaust Museum Dedication (Jewish Journal)

When I began working in the Jewish community in 2002, my colleagues at the Israeli Consulate General told me that there were two things that united every Jew in the city: a war involving Israel and the Holocaust. After attending this morning’s public dedication of LA’s relocated Museum of the Holocaust (the nation’s oldest), I’m tempted to scratch that last one off the...

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OCT 14, 2010

Randy Schoenberg (yes, grandson of composer) on the new Holocaust museum in Pan Pacific Park

The last time Randy Schoenberg, grandson of the famous composer, made headlines, he was the lawyer representing L.A. resident Maria Altmann in her attempts -- ultimately successful -- to recover five Nazi-looted Klimt paintings.

"Yes, it was the case of a lifetime," he says, describing the seven-year journey that took him to the U.S. Supreme Court and then into binding arbitration in Austria....



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OCT 13, 2010

Stealth Museum: The New Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Gives New Meaning to Green Architecture (The Jewish Daily Forward)

That said, it is hard not to conclude that the building’s underground location also has deeper significance. In one sense, the building’s self-effacing character might be seen as reflecting an assimilationist reflex on the part of L.A.’s Jewish community. After all, some of the city’s most important Jewish institutions, such as the Museum of Tolerance and the Skirball...

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OCT 6, 2010

Holocaust museums: L.A. and the rest of the world (Jewish Journal)

Next weekend, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust publicly opens the plate-glass doors of its brand-new home at the northwest corner of Pan Pacific Park for the first time. Observant visitors might be drawn to the building’s grass-covered roof, or the retro-futuristic shape of the windows, or the repeated use of triangles in a design that seems to nod to the six three-sided black pillars...

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OCT 6, 2010

L.A.’s Holocaust museums: One shared goal, two very different approaches (Jewish Journal)

If the Museum of Tolerance (completed in 1993) was, as founder Rabbi Marvin Hier is fond of saying, designed for “the MTV Generation,” then the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (completed in 2010) is, for better and worse, the museum for the children of Facebook.

The permanent installation at the Museum of Tolerance uses video, audio and creatively lit dioramas to tell the story...

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SEP 30, 2010

Grand Opening Week Schedule Posted

Sign up for our Grand Opening Week of Events here:

http://www.lamoth.org/the-museum/opening-celebrations/

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SEP 28, 2010

New Holocaust Museum Opening: Take A Virtual Tour via video (Jewish Federation)

After more than half a century, the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum is finally opening in its own, permanent location: nestled into the hills of Pan Pacific Park. The Wire got an exclusive tour of the museum as they prepare to officially open their doors on October 14th.

http://www.jewishla.org/blog/entry/new-holocaust-museum-opening-take-a-virtual-tour-via-video/

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SEP 1, 2010

LAMH in The Jewish Journal

We are featured in the September issue of The Jewish Journal: http://www.jewishjournal.com/fall_preview/article/a_new_holocaust_museum_pushes_toward_the_future_20100831/

 

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AUG 27, 2010

The Museum is Green!

View new pictures of landscaping planted around the Museum, including olive trees for the Garden of the Righteous on our Facebook page!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Los-Angeles-Museum-of-the-Holocaust/21974357465#!/album.php?aid=204217&id=21974357465&ref=mf

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AUG 9, 2010

Construction Update: Check our our new photos and video on our Facebook page!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=197670&l=659df779e8&id=21974357465

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interior of new Museum

JUN 24, 2010

Save the Dates for our Grand Opening!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

10:00 am Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony featuring local dignitaries


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gala Dinner at our award-winning new Museum

4:00 pm Museum Preview

5:30 pm Cocktails

6:30 pm Dinner


See you there!

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MAY 24, 2010

Construction Update

 

View new photos and video of our construction site for our new Museum building at our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Los-Angeles-Museum-of-the-Holocaust/21974357465

Scheduled construction tours are the best way to appreciate the new building’s breathtaking design. Contact Amy Cabranes, Development Director, (323)651-9915

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APR 28, 2010

LAMOTH announces winners of 2nd annual short film competition

Film has become one of the most powerful international languages and tools for learning history. It has become paramount that we begin to interpret the Holocaust through the moving image. In light of this notion, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust invited filmmakers of all ages to submit entries into the 2nd annual short film competition.

This year's theme was "Memory, Tragedy, and Truth". Contestants...

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Albert Rosa visited Fort Huachuca, AZ

APR 27, 2010

Executive Director and Holocaust Survivor visit Army Fort in Arizona

Painful memories of the past
By Bill Hess
Sierra Vista Herald

FORT HUACHUCA — For nearly three years his name was a number — 110362.

Treated as a criminal, Albert Rosa said the six-digit number was a way to take away his human identity.

“It was my name,” Rosa said Wednesday, as he looked down on the faded blue tattoo on his left arm.

One would think the striped uniform he wore...











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APR 6, 2010

Mind meets museum to create enduring Holocaust memories

Are you a Holocaust avoider? Not a denier, just someone like me who struggles with thinking about destruction, death and genocide.

Do you sometimes catch yourself thinking, “Can’t I just think about this another time?”

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed on April 12; what should you do?

There are lectures, symposia and memorial concerts. You could attend a service...

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MAR 23, 2010

Federation Cuts Allocations

Federation Cuts Allocations

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles handed out cuts to all of the organizations it supports in the 2010 budget approved Feb. 18, a result of a challenging fundraising year and some changes by the new president, Jay Sanderson.

Sanderson, who took his post Jan. 3, had delayed final approval on the $45.8 million budget while he reviewed...

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Kindertransport Sculpture

FEB 23, 2010

Were You On The Kindertransport ?……..

Or perhaps you are “Second Generation Kinder”?

Michele Gold is working with Gabriella Karin, a Holocaust Survivor and an artist – who is creating a train sculpture as a tribute to the Children Survivors that were saved by the Kindertransports. Gabriella & Michele are looking to receive as many childhood photographs of Survivors from the Kindertransports as possible to insert into this train...

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Our New Building

FEB 17, 2010

An Update on our Construction Progress

Contractors poured the cement forming the new Museum’s entrance ramp. Visitors to the construction site may now enter the building just as the thousands of students and adults will do once the Museum is complete this summer. This significant and exciting step makes it possible to experience the inter-relationship between the green roof, the Museum entrance, and the Holocaust Monument as intended...

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Attendees of Council of American Jewish Museums conference enjoy a breakfast in the new building

FEB 2, 2010

Jewish Museum Professionals Enjoy Museum Sneak Preview

The new Museum building hosted its first high-level delegation when Executive Directors, Curators, and other officials attending the Council of American Jewish Museums conference walked through the Museum.

Executive Director Mark Rothman welcomed the more than 50 conference participants. “This is a kind of shecheyanu moment,” Mark said, referring to the prayer traditionally recited on...

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JAN 18, 2010

Holocaust Institution To Expand

Site’s planners say it won’t conflict with Museum of Tolerance.
By David Haldane
Up Front Los Angeles Business Journal


  A now-obscure museum of Holocaust exhibits and artifacts in

an office building on Wilshire Boulevard is about to become far more

conspicuous.
    A 29,000-square-foot facility for the Los Angeles Museum of
the Holocaust is well along in construction at Pan Pacific Park,...




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Belgian Consul General Geert Criel and LAMH Executive Director Mark Rothman visting the construction site of the new building in Pan Pacific Park

DEC 15, 2009

European Nations Sponsor Garden of the Righteous

Several European nations, through their Los Angeles Consuls General, committed to planting trees in the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s Garden of the Righteous. The Garden, planned to be located near the existing Monument, will memorialize the Righteous Gentiles of sponsoring countries.

Each sponsoring nation’s $5,000 commitment to the Museum’s Capital Campaign will be...

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SEP 25, 2009

L.A. Holocaust Museum Announces Honorees for 2nd Annual Dinner

LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust announced today it selected Academy Award winning Producer Branko Lustig as its honoree at its 2nd Annual Dinner. The Museum will also confer a Lifetime Achievement Award upon Dr. Andreas Maislinger, founder and chairman of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service, and the 2009 Student of the Year Award on Samuel A. Rauch, a senior at Dartmouth College...

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JAN 25, 2008

Mayor and Holocaust Survivors Commemorate Auschwitz Liberation with Groundbreaking for New Holocaust Museum

LOS ANGELES, CA  – Mayor Antonio Villaraigrosa and the Holocaust survivors who founded the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust today commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by breaking ground for the Museum’s permanent home. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, Councilman Tom Labonge, and other Museum representatives also participated in the ceremony, which was...

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NOV 14, 2007

L.A. Holocaust Museum Receives $3 Million Donation After Executing Lease with City of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust received its largest donation to date yesterday, a $3 million donation from the Schoenberg Family Charitable Gift Fund of Schwab Charitable Fund through the generosity of E. Randol and Pamela Schoenberg. The donation became possible after the City of Los Angeles and the city’s oldest Holocaust Museum signed a lease agreement allowing the...

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AUG 20, 2007

L.A. Holocaust Museum Fights U.S. Immigration Service to Force Visa for Austrian National

LOS ANGELES, CA –  The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has filed an appeal challenging a visa denial by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”).

USCIS denied a visa last month to a young English-speaking Austrian man, Valentin Hofer, who elected to fulfill his national service requirement by volunteering at...



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AUG 9, 2007

LAMH Awarded Prestigious Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thanks to a Museum for America grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) will be able to organize and restructure its vast Archive for the benefit of the community, students, and scholars.

The Archive Project will permit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust to thoroughly assess its Archive and complete...



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JUN 26, 2007

Los Angeles City Council Approves Lease Agreement for Holocaust Museum in Pan Pacific Park

Los Angeles City Council Approves Lease Agreement for Holocaust Museum in Pan Pacific Park Led by Member Tom LaBonge (District 4), the Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to recommend signing a lease with Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (“LAMH”). The lease will allow LAMH to construct a permanent home in Pan Pacific Park for its exhibits and archives devoted to Holocaust commemoration...

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