Honoring Sophie Scholl

The Sophie Scholl Society honors the life, courage and accomplishments in resistance of the late Sophie Magdalena Scholl. Sophie was a German student, active within the White Rose, a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. Sophie, her brother Hans and their friend, Christoph Probst co-authored six anti-Nazi political resistance leaflets and encouraged Germans to passively resist the Nazis. Sophie and other White Rose members were arrested for distributing the six leaflets at the University of Munich in February of 1943 and sentenced to death for crimes of treason. After her death the documents were smuggled out of Germany where Allied Forces air dropped millions of leaflets all over Germany in 1943 continuing the fight against the Nazis. Holocaust education continues the resistance work of Sophie Scholl by ensuring that future generations learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust and how the Nazis came to power. You can create your own legacy by investing in the future of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust through a bequest, beneficiary designation or other giving options.

Bequests

You may include Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust as a beneficiary of your will for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or as a contingent beneficiary. Bequests made to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust qualify for the estate tax charitable deduction and membership to the exclusive, Sophie Scholl Society (Bequests of $10,000 or more qualify for Major Donor recognition and benefits). 

Bequests of $250,000 or more qualify for endowed naming opportunities. Please contact the Development Department for more information about creating your named legacy.

When your attorney drafts your will, we suggest using the following language:

“I give to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, a California not-for-profit organization with its principal offices at 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles CA 90036 [(the sum of $__) or (all or __% of my residuary estate)] to be used for its general purposes.”

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of real estate to Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust can be beneficial for your financial planning. In many cases, the value of your property has significantly appreciated in value and its sale would incur a sizable taxable gain.

By gifting real estate to the Museum, you could avoid capital gains taxes while simultaneously receiving a tax deduction for the full and fair market value of your property.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies and Retirement Plans

Naming Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy is easy regardless if you have your own policy or a policy through your employer. You may also consider naming the Museum as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified retirement plan helping you avoid substantial income and estate taxes.


For more information, contact the Development Department at  or (323) 456-5078.


Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, federal tax ID 46-0503824.

All donations are tax deductible.