In our radically changing world, where violent antisemitism is on the rise and unprovoked war has again been unleashed in Europe, the timeless and timely lessons of the Holocaust have never been more urgently needed.
Thanks to your support, the Museum is reaching a global audience—especially young people—to inspire critical thinking about Holocaust history and the ability of individuals to shape the future. With the power of truth held in our vast collections, our scholarship, and survivors’ own memories, we are confronting the dangerous distortion and misuse of this history—most recently to justify Russia’s war against Ukraine.
We must meet the challenges of these uncertain times. Together, we can ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to inspire individuals and leaders worldwide to confront antisemitism and hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Join us, either in person or virtually, to learn how.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our top priority. We request that all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Museum’s safety measures are based on CDC COVID-19 Community Levels and will be adjusted to reflect any changes in the level. Prior to the event, we will provide updates regarding the latest guidelines related to masking and/or proof of vaccination.
Individual tickets are $250 per person
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Honoring: Howard and Loren Friend
Dedicated Museum supporters, the Friends have hosted fundraising events at their home, served as corporate co-chairs for the 2009 Chicago Luncheon, and traveled with the Museum on multiple occasions, including visits to Eastern Europe and Rwanda.
They are both active in their community of Glencoe, Illinois, and beyond. Howard is a board member of Am Shalom Temple, Jewish United Fund, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Loren is on the women’s board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and volunteers for Jewish Family Services and WITS (Working in the Schools).
Loren and Howard have been married for 47 years and have two children and five grandchildren.
Featured Speaker: Anne Applebaum
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, journalist, and staff writer for The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum examines the challenges and opportunities of global political and economic change through the lenses of world history and the contemporary political landscape.
From Syrian refugees to Putin’s disinformation narratives, from the EU and the European financial crises to responding to terrorism, from solutions to transition-government corruption to political populists’ game-changing campaign language, Applebaum provides both background and up-to-the-minute insights that are vital to understanding the risks and opportunities of today’s world political and economic climate.
Anne’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "Gulag: A History" is about the Soviet concentration camps. Her book, "Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine," is the winner of her second Duff Cooper Prize and the 28th Lionel Gelber Prize 2018. In it, Anne proves what many suspected: Stalin set out to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. Her other books include Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1946, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, and Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism.
She is a senior fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.
Sponsor: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum