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  • Hundreds gather in L.A. park for vigil for 3 kidnapped Israeli teens

    By Jared Sichel

    June 20, 2014 | 11:37 am

    As Israeli forces continued the search for three kidnapped Israeli teenagers taken on June 12 from a West Bank bus stop where they were hitchhiking, hundreds of Los Angeles Jews gathered Thursday evening at Pan Pacific Park for an emotional candlelight vigil and prayer service.

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  • Will Jews reject Donald Sterling gifts?

    April 29, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    [UPDATE, May 2] David Suissa's conversation with Donald Sterling


    Recent comments attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was banned for life from the league by the NBA's commissioner on April 29, have been denounced as racist by numerous...

  • 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...

  • Survivors gather for ‘Survivor’ exhibition

    January 27, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    On Sunday, Jan. 26,Samara Hutman, standing in a gallery at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, pointed to the walls displaying David Miller's large photographs of Holocaust survivors and said, “These are our neighbors.”

    She was speaking literally—the portraits that line the...

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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...

  • Pan Pacific Park draws generations for Yom HaShoah

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    As Holocaust survivor Robert Geminder led a walking tour in Pan Pacific Park on April 7, pre-arranged memory markers — labeled “ghettos,” “camps,” “resistance” and “rescue” — transformed an outdoor path into a historical timeline.

    “The No. 1 reason I’m talking to you here is my...

  • ‘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...

  • Opinion: When the world was upside down

    January 25, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Jan. 27, Mark Rothman was invited by the Krakow Medical Society at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland, together with the university’s Centre for Holocaust Studies,  and Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to...

  • Rare collection of Nazi documents donated to L.A. Holocaust museum

    November 15, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

    Valued at $260,000, the Edward Victor Philatelic Holocaust Collection was acquired and organized by Victor, a retired Los Angeles lawyer, over a...

  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Wins MUSE Media Awards

    By Lauren Bottner

    July 5, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    The new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) earned gold and silver MUSE awards in the annual competition of the American Association of Museums (AAM). 

    The international AAM Media and Technology Committee announced the 41 winners for the 22nd annual MUSE competition from...

  • Briefs: Groundbreaking for Holocaust Museum, finally

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Groundbreaking on Holocaust Museum

    After 47 years of waiting for a permanent home, everything seems to be moving quickly now for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Museum officials and an impressive list of L.A. politicos broke ground Jan. 25 on the museum's future home at Pan...

  • Holocaust Museum to Reopen Doors

    By Tom Tugend

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH), dubbed the "Wandering Jew of the Community" by one survivor, has lost one more rented home, found interim shelter in another, but is dreaming of a permanent place of its own.

    Led by a self-described "quixotic" physician as chairman and...

  • Holocaust Arts Contest

    By Mike Levy

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    By 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust was packed with parents, teachers, survivors and dozens of students who had participated in the Jay Shalmoni Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest. The May 22 reception honored those students, each of whom had spoken to a Holocaust...

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