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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
+1 847-967-4800
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Revising one's beliefs, attitudes and biases

I visited the museum for two consecutive days- it is divided into light side and dark side .It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
boemiana
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Chicago, Illinois
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Sad yet informative

It was sad to see so much hate and dealth to the Jews and other people of World War !!..11 million... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cda212
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum for two consecutive days- it is divided into light side and dark side .It features unique natural voice technology, as in a hologram of a survivor answering questions- each survivor was interviewed for a span of 5 days and answered an...More

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Amanda B, Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Boemiana. We are glad you had a meaningful experience at the Museum. As you mentioned, our Holographic Theater screenings take place hourly every day. 7 of the 13 Survivors filmed for this technology sit on our Museum Speakers' Bureau of over...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was sad to see so much hate and dealth to the Jews and other people of World War !!..11 million people to be exact. Unfortunate that it happened but definitely a great place to go to learn about it on a micro and macro...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

I went as a chaperone for the high school I am student teaching at. I'm a 40 something student teacher that has grown up knowing my family moved through Europe fleeing World War II. I've seen footage and researched World War II, this was entirely...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The museum is extremely moving and really brings you into the time and place it all happened. Definitely recommend a visit. Historical and educational.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Before an 11 AM appointment to participate in a hologram interview with a Holocaust survivor, we had some time to take two of the museum's temporary exhibits, one about courageous upstanders and another sponsored by the Robert Kennedy Human Rights organization. Both very worthwhile. The...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Cant really put into words how important this museum is! It should be on everyone's list to see. We had a great guide (Bill) take us around which made for a wonderful, educational experience. All of the staff were incredibly kind here. There is so...More

1  Thank Mar L
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Went recently as we had not been since right after the museum opened. It is such a wonderful museum and is certainly thought provoking. Think my favorite part was the hologram show where you actually got to ask questions of a holocaust survivor's hologram. Never...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thank you for coming and spreading the word about the Abe and Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

A very moving experience. One cannot visit this museum and not experience intense emotion. This is not for the faint of heart and not for young children. In my estimation only high school students should first visit this and even then maybe only juniors and...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your visit to the museum and the much appreciated 5 star rating. You may not have noticed if you were not visiting with children, but on the upper level, we do have a children's exhibit designed for kids 8-12. The Harvey L...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

What an amazing and historical afternoon. The museum walks you through the time line of Hitler's path through Naziism and the murders of millions of Jews, handicapped and others. It's spine chilling! There are hundreds of artificates, photos, films to see. In addition a new...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thank you for your visit and sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed our new, critically acclaimed exhibit.

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

This collection of permanent and temporary exhibitions is not something you can -- or should -- allocate a couple of hours to, and do it any justice. Probably half a day, or four hours at the very least. We had about three hours and what...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your kind words about the museum. We are sorry that your theater experience was not smoother. As an FYI, some of the Survivor recordings are newer and still being tested, so we have adjusted the schedule of survivors to make sure the...More

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Sorry this is over a year ago and I do not remember.
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Dear Stephanie, Of course please bring your loved ones to the Museum. We welcome everyone. -Anne, Illinois Holocaust Museum
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