Purple Heart Reunited
This November, the United States Army reunited the Purple Heart medal and certificate with the family of Tech. 5th Grade Robert Mathis at the Holocaust Memorial Center. Lt. Col. Matthew Yandura was stationed at the Jerusalem Consulate and discovered Robert Mathis’ Purple Heart certificate in a consignment shop. After months of research, Cadet Jay Choi, a senior in the Loyola Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program, located Mathis’ family. Watch this moving video of the ceremony, which includes a Color Guard conducted by the Jewish War Veterans.
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In the below video, created for the Holocaust Memorial Center’s 32nd Anniversary Dinner, Lori Talsky Zekelman discusses the passage of the Michigan law mandating Holocaust and genocide education that she spearheaded, and Michigan teachers explain why it is so important to students. The video also is a touching memorial to Elie Wiesel, who passed away earlier this year.
Holocaust by Bullets
On view June 14 through December 30, 2016
Between 1941 and 1944, 2.2 million Jews and Roma were executed by Nazi mobile killing units. Yahad - In Unum has identified 1,893 execution sites in 7 countries and videotaped 4,714 eyewitness testimonies. The Holocaust Memorial Center is pleased to present Holocaust by Bullets, a powerful exhibit which showcases Father Patrick Desbois and Yahad - In Unum's historic undertaking to ensure that these victims won't be forgotten. Learn more >
Join us for one of the exciting programs featuring the Holocaust by Bullets exhibit! You can learn more about these opportunities, admission, and RSVP, here >
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