Stitching History From the Holocaust - Jewish Museum Milwaukee September 14, 2014 - February 28, 2015

Programs Archive

Opening Reception with Michael Berenbaum

Date: Sep 10 2014
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 pm (Reception); 6:30 pm (Program)
Cost: $75/person – includes wine, appetizers and dessert (dietary laws observed)

Dr. Michael Berenbaum has dedicated much of his life to increasing public awareness of the Holocaust and its implications. He is the author of many books on the subject and has collaborated on several documentary projects. Dr. Berenbaum oversaw the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and is professor of […]

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Special 9/11 Lecture

Date: Sep 11 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: Free for members and sponsors, $5 for non-members

Dr. Michael Berenbaum, featured speaker for the Opening Reception of Stitching History From the Holocaust exhibit, lectured on the subject of “evil” on Thursday, September 11. We hope you can join us for this special lecture. Check out Michael Berenbaum’s Lecture Pictures from the Event:

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Behind the Seams: A Celebration of Collaboration

Date: Sep 29 2014
Time: 5:30 pm (Tours); 7:00 pm (Program)
Cost: $20 - Includes wine and appetizer reception (Dietary laws observed)

The talented and committed artists of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Costume Shop will discuss the extensive research and process involved in bringing Hedy Strnad’s ensembles at the core of the exhibit to life, and the significance of the experience. This event is sponsored by: Audio of the Event: Photos from the Event:

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Lecture and Luncheon with Bestselling Author, Helen Epstein

Date: Oct 07 2014
Time: 11:30 am
Cost: $25 - Includes lunch (Dietary laws observed)

(Rubinstein Pavillion, Jewish Home and Care Center) In her riveting book, Where She Came From: A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s History, author Helen Epstein explored pre-WWII Prague through her mother’s experience as a dressmaker. This parallel experience helped contextualize Hedwig’s life and work. Photos from the Event:    

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Oma & Bella Screening at the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival

Date: Oct 22 2014
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: $10 for General Admission; $9 for Students/Seniors

This poignant film provides a glimpse into the world of Holocaust survivors, Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two friends who live together in Berlin. Their bond is maintained through the food they cook together which reminds them of their childhoods and answers questions of heritage, memory and identity.  Jewish Museum Milwaukee is the official […]

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Closed Doors: Immigration and the Holocaust – Part 1 of Immigration Series

Date: Nov 11 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members

Join scholar and lecturer Dorothee Schneider in exploring the immigration laws prior to, during and after World War II. She will address the ramifications for the Jewish communities of Europe and the United States in relation to the challenges experienced by the Strnad family on both sides of the Atlantic. Dorothee Schneider, who specializes in […]

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MPTV’s The Arts Page featuring Stitching History From the Holocaust

Date: Nov 13 2014
Time: 6:30 PM

THE ARTS PAGE is a 30-minute weekly series hosted by Sandy Maxx. Each episode features four to five segments on the arts and culture–short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists, and much more. THE ARTS PAGE features segments intended to delight and inform viewers, and throw a spotlight on the arts and creative […]

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Our Common Thread: A Women’s Evening of Stitching History

Date: Nov 19 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $18 if you register in advance, $25 at the door

Explore the exhibit with women from diverse groups and participate in a fabric arts demonstration with Project Runway alumna,  Miranda Levy, designer. This event is co-sponsored by Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, The Rosh Chodesh Society of Mequon, Jewish Women’s Circle, Waukesha Women’s Night Out, Women of Sinai,  Women’s Philanthropy of the Milwaukee Jewish […]

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Czech Fashion Industry and Trends in the 1930’s – Lecture and Luncheon

Date: Dec 04 2014
Time: 11:30 am
Cost: $12 for members; $15 for non-members - includes a box lunch. Selections: egg salad, tuna or roasted veggies with hummus (dietary laws observed) RSVP by November 24.

Join Beverly Gordon, Professor Emerita of UW-Madison’s school of Art and Design and an expert on the meanings of textiles, dress, material culture, and the designed environment, for a lunch and lecture exploring the Czech fashion industry and trends of the 1930’s as well as the impact of the Holocaust. RSVP by Clicking Here.

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Fabric Flower Making Art Demonstration and Workshop with Miranda Levy, from Project Runway

Date: Dec 07 2014
Time: 1:00p.m.
Cost: Cost: $5 for all individuals as well as member families (up to three children under the age of 12); $10 for non-member families (up to three children under the age of 12)

Join Miranda Levy, an accomplished artist and designer who appeared on Season 12 of Lifetime’s Project Runway, for an art demonstration and interactive workshop on creating fabric roses.  Paul and Hedwig Strnad, whose story is told in the exhibit, Stitching History From the Holocaust, wrote in a letter to Milwaukee relatives that they were creating fabric […]

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