Jewish Journal


by Samara Hutman

December 25, 2012 | 2:01 pm

Samara Hutman was recently appointed Executive Director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. She was previously the Executive Director of Remember Us, an organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation to take up the legacy of Holocaust remembrance through the invitation to participate in two foundational projects. The Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project invites Bnai Mitzvah students to remember one child who was lost in the Holocaust, and to act for the good in their name. The Righteous Conversations Project invites teens to connect with Holocaust Survivors through dialogue and collaborative creative projects, to strengthen the future of remembrance, and to speak out against injustice and inhumanity in their own time.

Samara studied film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and holds a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College. Samara was introduced to Remember Us at the time of her daughter's Bat Mitzvah, when Rebecca remembered Victoria Farhi who was born in Paris and died at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 1944 when she was 13 years old.

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