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.
Luigi Toscano, photographer and designer, Lest We Forget
Rita Rubinstein, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer
Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.