Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge
On Sunday, February 5th, Holocaust Museum LA’s staff members and curators of the traveling exhibition “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story” will be speaking at an event in Morgan Hill, along with a 95-year old Shanghai survivor and special guest speaker former Congresswoman Jackie Speier. During the 1930s, when most closed their borders to Jewish refugees seeking asylum from Nazi Germany, Shanghai was one of the few that remained open. The unique and inspiring stories of the Shanghai Jewish community are especially relevant today with the rising tide bigotry and antisemitism, increasing hate crimes targeting the AAPI community, and worldwide refugee crises. RSVP HERE!
HOLOCAUST MUSEUM LA
100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Chief Advancement Officer: Omar Sharif Jr.
The Smidt Foundation, led by Eric and Susan Smidt, has given Holocaust Museum LA a $5 million matching grant for its expansion. This gift means that the Foundation will match each donation two-to-one, effectively raising $7.5 million. The Smidt gift emphasizes the importance of welcoming more young visitors, with the goal of keeping both admission and transportation free for school groups.
To commemorate those who perished, honor those who survived, educate about the Holocaust and inspire a more dignified and humane world.
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How can we take the lessons of the Holocaust and apply them to what’s going on today? Education is key. We need to teach that we are all connected. We’re proud to support Holocaust Museum LA in their much-needed work to preserve the stories of survivors, like my husband David, and to carry forward their messages of courage, resilience, and hope.
Help Educate to Stop Hate
$1,000 – Provides bus transportation for students from Title I schools in LA County to visit the Museum. With free admission and free bus transportation, this is likely the only field trip students will be able to take this year.
$2,500 – Enables 100 students to participate in a docent-led, inquiry-based, customized tour and to meet a survivor.
$5,000 – Sponsors training and tools for 35 teachers to learn how to best facilitate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide in the classroom.
For a full list of supporters, please visit www.hmla.org/supporters.