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  • Moving and Shaking: LAMOTH recital, Fiesta Shalom at Sea and Thanksgiving

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) inaugural Young Pianist Showcase Recital took place Nov. 23 at the museum.

    The event featured performances by Jacqueline Wax, 17, a senior at Milken Community Schools; Jonah Goldberg, 14, a freshman at Calabasas High School; Adam...

  • Moving and shaking: American Technion Society, Jewish Educator Awards, LAMOTH and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 6, 2014 | 10:49 am

    Audience members at the American Technion Society’s (ATS) “An Evening of Innovation and Inspiration” were presented with a moving sight on Oct. 29 as U.S. Marines Capt. Derek Herrera walked across the Museum of Tolerance stage wearing an Israeli-designed-and-built ReWalk robotic...

  • In a country struggling with its past, a young Austrian bears witness

    By Jared Sichel

    June 18, 2014 | 10:08 am

    As she described how amazed she sometimes feels at no longer being afraid of Germans or Austrians, Holocaust survivor Dana Schwartz apologetically patted George Stoellinger — her 22-year-old Austrian driver — on the shoulder.

    Schwartz acknowledged how far Germany has come in...

  • Moving and Shaking: Ted Sarandos honored, Persian New Year and Righteous Conversations Project PSAs

    By Ryan Torok

    March 28, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    Entertainment industry titans gathered to honor the man of the moment, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance dinner on March 18. The event raised $1.6 million.

    Sarandos, who is responsible for Netflix hits “House of...

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  • Moving and Shaking: Samara Hutman names LAMOTH executive director, BJE supports schools

    By Ryan Torok

    October 4, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    Samara Hutman, the new executive director of the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH). Photo courtesy of LAMOTH.

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) has appointed Samara Hutman as its new executive director. Hutman comes to the museum from the organization...

  • Holocaust Museum adds Spanish audio guide

    By Jared Sichel

    September 12, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) announced Aug. 30 that it now offers a comprehensive Spanish-language audio guide covering 15 hours of historical material on display in America’s oldest Holocaust museum.

    Funded by a $15,000 grant from the city and supported by...

  • Making cookies ... And a difference

    August 28, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    Left destitute overnight when the Nazis confiscated his life savings in 1941, Ben Lesser’s father, Lazar, used a 100-pound bag of flour and some salt — a housewarming gift from a friend — to bake pretzels for the local bars in Niepolomice in southern Poland. 

    While his family of...

  • L.A. Museum of the Holocaust seeks new executive director

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 12, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), which moved into a new $20 million building in 2010, is seeking a new executive director. 

    According to LAMOTH board chair E. Randol Schoenberg, the board decided at a meeting on Dec. 2 not to renew the contract of its current...

  • ‘Tree of Testimony’ showcases redemption, hope

    August 8, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    Ablack lattice of metal piping spreads in front of a dark, curved wall holding a large cluster of television screens. About 20 people stand or sit transfixed beneath this Tree of Testimony, watching the faces of about 70 Holocaust survivors as they laugh, cry, gesticulate and often...

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