Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie

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Likely the last international institution of its kind built with the active participation of Holocaust survivors, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is the largest facility in the Midwest dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust and to teaching current generations to fight hatred, indifference and genocide in today’s world.
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  • Your first impression of the Center is arriving at the back of the building and looking for the entrance. Follow the signs and you’ll be directed to the east side of the building, which is located imm...  more »
  • Very impressive musuem, much more detailed & thoughtfully laid out than anticipated. Only critique- they jammed way too many schools to the point that much of the information being told was lost. The ...  more »
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  • My wife wanted a membership. I thought she was nuts. She finally got me to go and I found it absolutely incredible. I wanted to read everything but that would have taken hours, like a full day. The new hologram show where you ask a hologram of a former survivor questions is really cool, especially when they tell their stories. It is kid friendly and the local middle schools go there on field trips. They should have built a larger and more comfortable theater for special events but overall, it's not to be missed. We need to remember mankind's histories or we are destined to repeat mankind's histories.
  • I feel very grateful that I had the chance to visit this museum with my family. On the day we visited, a holocaust survivor was sitting at a desk. I did not get to talk to her as our youngest was hungry and wanted to leave, but I respect her commitment very much and I wish I could talk to her. The exhibits are exceptionally well done. This museum deserves a much wider recognition. It's only 13 miles from O'Hare. Highly recommended.

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