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November 02, 2017
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Ticket Price:
$20 per ticket
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Time:
6:30 p.m.

Location:
Sidetrack Chicago
3349 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657

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Hidden Stories of Holocaust History
Benefit Event
Oil on canvas by August Heitmuller entitled “A Pair of Friends (Freundespaar).” <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Schwules Museum</i>
Oil on canvas by August Heitmuller entitled “A Pair of Friends (Freundespaar).” US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Schwules Museum

Learn more about the Museum’s work in understanding the Nazi persecution of homosexuals and other marginalized groups during the Holocaust. Featured speaker Danny M. Cohen will discuss his research on the lesser-known victims of the Holocaust, including members of the homosexual community, persons with disabilities, and the Roma.

Featured Speaker
Danny M. Cohen
Assistant Professor, School of Instruction and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Dr. Danny M. Cohen is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor, the author of the novel TRAIN (which voices stories of unheard victims of Nazism), the founder of the nonprofit UNSILENCE, ​​which break taboos of human rights, and a professor at Northwestern University specializing in Holocaust memory and education. He was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and was an inaugural commissioner of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. Originally from London, Danny lives in Chicago with his husband Bernard and their daughter.

The ticket price is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and includes two cocktails.

The registration deadline is October 26. 

Event Chair
Alex Entratter

Host Committee (in formation, current as of October 4th)
Alex Entratter
Emily Berman Pevnick
Michael Brown
Carly Gerber
Laurie Grauer
Jamie Greenebaum
Ariel Halpern
Adrienne Kaplan
Joseph Levie
Sam Levine
Daniel Riff
Jordan Rosen
Jacob Rosenblum
Elaine Ross
Jason Rubin
Steve Sondheimer
Michael Zuckerman



QUESTIONS/CONTACTS
Daniel R. Reinglass
847.433.8099


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