Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will mark the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of World War II will free days and programs throughout 2020.
Some of the events include:
The International Day of Holocaust Remembrance ( Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30-8 p.m. ): The event will feature Elizabeth Holtzman, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives ( D-New York ).
Film and discussion: The Six Triple Eight ( Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ): The evening will revolve around yhe 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEightthe only all-Black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII.
The Humanitarian Awards Dinner ( Thursday, March 12, 5-9 p.m. ): Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will provide the keynote remarks.
Touch-A-Tank: A Salute to our Veterans, Active Military and First Responders ( Sunday, June 7, 1-4 p.m. ): Guests can climb inside military and emergency response vehicles, meet the Upstanders who serve our community, and enjoy food, drink and fun. The museum will be free for children and students, with guided activities in Make A Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Youth Exhibition.
Exhibition Opening: We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim ( Sunday, Sept. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. ): "We Went Back" will reveal often-overlooked details about the aftermath of World War II on civilians throughout Europe.
75th Anniversary of Nuremberg Trials & Kristallnacht Commemoration ( Sunday-Monday, Nov. 8-9, various times ): Panels will examine the impact of the Nuremberg trials and the people involved.
Visit ILHolocaustMuseum.org or al 847-967-4800.