Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie

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The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is a museum located in Skokie, Illinois, near Chicago.

Its mission statement is to "Remember the Past" and "Transform the Future" and to preserve the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

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  • Staff was great and museum was not crowded. The displays were tremendous and easily traced the rise of Nazism to Sokie today. Easy 30 minute drive from Chicago. This museum alone is worth the trip.  more »
  • I went here in March of 2021. The only way to purchase a ticket is online and then they scan your phone. You do have to go through metal detector to enter. I was allowed to leave for lunch and...  more »
  • Spent about 3.5 hours here and still didn't get to see it all. Very educationally. There's a hologram experience presentation but if you have to choose between that and a guided tour I would say go with the guided tour. My family and I got a mini tour from Ron (while he rerouted us around the construction site), his parents are Holocaust survivors and gave us a little backstory which we all enjoyed learning about!
  • Totally worth it, a very inspiring and meaningful place, where you can get touch by the important history events that mark humanity. Con: there was a construction in process in the middle of the exhibition so we didn't get to experience an important part of the museum. Pro: The hologram was awesome

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