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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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Address: 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone Number: +1 847-967-4800
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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust...

Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is one of Chicagoland's premier attractions. The Museum uses lessons from the Holocaust to focus attention on contemporary issues of genocide, intolerance, and inhumanity at home and worldwide.

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Very informative exhibit of the McCarthy era and the Jews in Hollywood, how they came there and what influence they had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very informative exhibit of the McCarthy era and the Jews in Hollywood, how they came there and what influence they had.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

i have lived in the Chicago area my whole life. I have supported causes related to anti-Semitism, and have lost jobs because I was Jewish. This story needs to be told to all. And the Illinois Holocaust is a perfect reminder of the true meaning of Freedom of Religion and free speech. It is a must if you visit Chicago.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Illinois Holocaust museum is not the largest or most well-known or best funded museum dedicated to the story of the Holocaust, but it may well be the only, and certainly the last that was conceived and brought to life by the survivors themselves. It is intentionally small, claustrophobic even, and stark in the spaces dedicated to the retelling of... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This visit was beyond all expectation. We attended with 3 other couples. All our guys are veterans, but were all Vietnam era. The emotional impact of this museum was almost overwhelming, but one I would not have missed. The history is known on Auschwitz and the genocide of the Hitler regime. What hits you so hard are the faces of... More 

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Thank Diane S
North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

if you want a piece of history go here it wont regret it facinating and a must see of things that are sad but a living memory

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

You cannot possibly move through any part of this museum in any type of a hurry, which unfortunately we had to do because we hadn't planned enough time. We began the informative permanent exhibit, but after an hour, and only moving to area 5,(there are 26 areas) we realized we had to abandon the exhibit if we wanted to see... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The new holographic exhibit at the museum, enables people to ask questions of a holocaust survivor who is still alive today. It was a very moving experience! Give yourself several hours to truly enjoy all of the exhibits that they have to offer. We were there between 2-3 hours, but I could easily have spent more time if I would... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

The museum was much larger than expected. Plan about 3 hours if you want to watch all the films and read most to the displays. Watching how it all happened should be a lesson for all to see. Well worth a visit. It's very moving and shocking to see how people become so hateful.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I highly recommend visiting this museum. The entire experience is so well done that you must see it for yourself. We spent over 3 hours here and could easily have spent another 2 hours. Although the Holocaust is a very sensitive subject, it is presented so well here that it truly touches your heart and soul. Try to visit ALL... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This excellent museum show the history of the Holocaust during World War II because there was a significant survivor community in Skokie. The free docent tour was very well done, attracting people of all backgrounds and faiths. Although the docent focused on information for those who knew little or nothing about the Holocaust, I still learned. The docent focused on... More 

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