Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

The mission of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference.

The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of its collections; and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

The Museum's collection holds over 30,000 artifacts, documents, photographs, and works of art that represent the experiences of thousands of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The vast majority of the collection was donated by survivors and their families who had settled in the Chicagoland area and thus depicts their post-immigration life in Chicago through photographs and other ephemera. Additionally, the Museum holds a collection related to the attempted neo-Nazi march in Skokie in the late 1970s.