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About This Event

Join us for a special program.

Date:

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Time:

4:30–5:30 p.m. CT - Program, Steinberg Auditorium
5:30–6:30 p.m. CT - Reception, Weil Hall

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Washington University in St. Louis
Steinberg Auditorium
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

  • Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Rita Rubinstein with Luigi Toscano, photographer and designer of the Lest We Forget installation. US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Rita Rubinstein with Luigi Toscano, photographer and designer of the Lest We Forget installation. US Holocaust Memorial Museum

More than 90 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors—including several who have volunteered for the Museum—will be showcased at Washington University in St. Louis October 20 through November 6 at Tisch Park. Please plan to see the installation on your own.

Then join us on October 23 for a conversation with Luigi Toscano, the photographer of the Lest We Forget installation, and one of his subjects, Museum volunteer Rita Rubinstein, who will discuss what this global project means to them.

Over a million visitors in Europe and the United States have seen the display, which gives survivors voice and visibility and helps confront viewers with the importance of ensuring Holocaust memory.

Toscano, from Mannheim, Germany, was deeply affected by a visit to Auschwitz when he was 19. Starting in 2014, he traveled to meet with Holocaust survivors living in several countries, take their pictures, and hear their stories.

Speakers
Luigi Toscano, photographer and designer, Lest We Forget

Rita Rubinstein, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer

Moderator
Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Event Chairs
Dee Dee and Eliot Simon

Reception sponsored by Diane and Robert Kopitsky after the program.

Registration is required.

For questions or more information, please contact the the Museum’s Midwest Regional Office at 847.433.8099 or midwest@ushmm.org.

The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our top priority. We request that all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and masks are recommended except when eating or drinking. We will hold the event in accordance with all other local and state laws and CDC guidelines, and will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on pandemic-related safety measures.

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