Illinois Holocaust Museum Skokie, IL

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center 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 Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. project shares the legacies behind the everyday objects that become family heirlooms: childhood, home, culture, and religious practice, but also war trauma, displacement, exile, and migration. We invite you to contribute to Your Story, Our Story and share in this project.


The Your Story, Our Story project hosts group and partner galleries on our website, and these group stories are connected to a project partner.

Your story

Help us tell a more complete story of American immigration and migration by contributing a family object story to the collection.

Your Story, Our Story

features objects that tell personal stories of American immigration and migration

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