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Holocaust Education

This program is adaptable to any grade and is available to adult community groups. 

*Indicates that this film is part of our Miryam Brand Holocaust Film Project

Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis 

Get in the Way is the first documentary biography of John Lewis, civil rights hero, congressional leader and human rights champion, whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years.

The film tells a highly personalized narrative of an epic chapter in U.S. history and touches audiences deeply, regardless of their race, gender, age, religious, sexual or political preferences. Bringing Lewis’ story into the present, Get in the Way emphasizes his enduring determination to stand up to injustice and discrimination wherever he finds it using strategy, legislation and direct action.

This film can be brought to your school, community location, or screened at the Mizel Museum as part of a tour or field trip.

Surviving Skokie*

Surviving Skokie, our featured film for 2016-17, is an intensely personal documentary about Holocaust survivor and Mizel Museum educator Jack Adler and the anti-Semitism he encountered in America after the war. In the 1970s, Jack and other Holocaust survivors came face-to-face with neo-Nazis in Skokie, Illinois. Though they were obviously traumatized, the survivors refused to be silent and allow hatred and anti-Semitism to rise once again. The film also depicts Jack’s journey back to the concentration camp in Poland where he was imprisoned.

This film can be brought to your school, community location, or screened at the Mizel Museum as part of a tour or field trip.

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life*

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life is an Oscar-winning documentary that brings to life the universal lessons and contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. The film follows Alice Herz-Sommer, renowned pianist and the oldest known Holocaust survivor at the time of filming, and tells her inspiring story of resiliency and optimism. In this remarkable film, Alice shares how music saved her life during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterward.

This film can be brought to your school, community location, or screened at the Mizel Museum as part of a tour or field trip.

The Miryam Brand Holocaust Film Project

Miryam Brand was a Holocaust survivor and a dedicated volunteer of the Mizel Museum who devoted much of her passion and energy to education. In her memory, her family has provided the Mizel Museum with the opportunity to host this film program.

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