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

Programs Archive

Christmas Day Movies & Popcorn

Date: Dec 25 2014
Time: 12:00 pm - 4 pm
Cost: Free with admission

Featured Films:  The Devil Wears Prada and Casablanca

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Lost Voices of Theresienstadt Concert Featuring Members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Date: Jan 04 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Members: $10, non-members: $18

A performance journey exploring pieces composed by musicians interned at concentration camps, by survivors, and by those compelled to make sure the tragedies and lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten.  Pieces performed will include Remembrances (Theme from Schindler’s List) and a number of selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Featured artists: Frank Almond, […]

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Global Jewish Communities on the Move – Part 2 of Immigration Series

Date: Jan 13 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members

This presentation and discussion will address the fact that countries around the word, many with long established Jewish communities, are experiencing an exodus of those communities in connection with an escalation in anti-Semitic activity and sentiment. Featured presenters: Dr. Shay Pilnik, Executive Director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Elana […]

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‘Nicky’s Family’ Screening and Talkback with Dr. Renata Laxova

Date: Jan 18 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members

Join the Museum for a screening of the film Nicky’s Family followed by a talkback with Dr. Renata Laxova, one of ‘Nicky’s Children’.  NICKY’S FAMILY, produced by Menemsha Films, Inc., is an emotional retelling of the remarkable efforts one man took to rescue 669 Czech children from death during WWII. Sir Nicholas Winton was a […]

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Refugees of Many Lands – Part 3 of Immigration Series

Date: Feb 10 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members

A panel discussion with representatives of cultural groups with Milwaukee-based communities addressing immigration issues specific to diverse ethnicities as well as contemporary immigration policies.  Featured presenters: Chia Vang, Director of the Hmong Diaspora Studies Certificate Program and Associate Professor of History at UWM and author of the book Hmong in Minnesota; Nancy Flores, Fundraising Director […]

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JMM After Hours

Date: Feb 12 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free for members, $8 for non-members

Holocaust Survivor and local seamstress, Susie Fono, will share her family’s story of survival in Hungary.  This is a unique opportunity to speak with a Holocaust survivor.  Susie is a member of the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center Speaker’s Bureau and she shares her story with groups throughout Wisconsin. The program will […]

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Museums and Memory on the Internet

Date: Feb 25 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Members and Students with valid ID: Free; Non-Members: $5

Join the Museum for a presentation on creating the Digital Exhibit of Stitching History From the Holocaust, on view through March 1, 2015, with Dr. Rachel Baum, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a team from UWM’s Digital Humanities Lab. RSVP by clicking here. RSVP by Friday, February 20.   […]

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Opening Preview featuring Robin Pluer

Date: Apr 12 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members $15 | Non-Members $20

After traveling to venues across the country, this highly acclaimed original exhibit returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee. With this reinstallation, JMM is expanding the discussion around immigration and cross-continental communication, including two new stories of families attempting to flee the Holocaust.

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April ‘Thirdsday’ + Behind the Seams I

Date: Apr 19 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Regular Museum Admission Applies

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm the Third Thursday of each month. In April we celebrate our collaboration with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Costume Shop with a 5:30 pm presentation from Alex Tecoma, Senior Draper, and Jessica Jaeger, First Hand.

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Archival Odyssey: Edie (Oelsner) Shafer and the Shanghai Ghetto

Date: Apr 23 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members $3 | Non-members $7

Specialists in twentieth-century European history, Ben Nestor and Mike Pulido, will discuss how archival materials helped them reconstruct the journey of Edie (Oelsner) Shafer, and the perils her family faced before ultimately making it to the United States.

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