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Museum Closed for Simchat Torah
Person Place Thing



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Speaker Series

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The Big Picture


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Young Friends Wine Tasting
New Families, New Traditions

The Big Picture

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The Girl from Human Street

The Crime and the Silence

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Blast Off into Fall with Tim Kubart & the Space Cadets

The Unseen Holocaust

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The Unseen Holocaust


Archtober: Building of the Day

The Unseen Holocaust

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Wednesday, October 7, 7 P.M.

Person Place Thing

Randy Cohen, host of Person Place Thing, in conversation with clarinetist David Krakauer

Randy Cohen interviews Grammy-nominated artist David Krakauer about a person, a place, and a thing that are meaningful to him. Take note — when a musician is interviewed, there is sure to be music.

$5, Free for Members and Students



Wednesday, October 21, 7 P.M.

The Girl from Human Street
(Knopf, 2015)

With author Roger Cohen

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents, vital patterns of struggle and resilience, valued heritage, and evolving loyalties converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age.

$12, Free for Members



Thursday, October 22, 7 P.M.

The Crime and the Silence
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015)

Journalist and author Anna Bikont in conversation with David Samuels, Literary Editor, Tablet magazine

On July 10, 1941, the citizens of Jedwabne rounded up the Jewish population and burned them alive. Part history, part memoir, this is the story of the massacre told through oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish town coming to terms with its dark past.

$15, $12 Members

Co-presented by


Wednesday, October 14, 7 P.M.
Sunday, October, 18, 2 P.M.

The Big Picture
Return Engagement — Two Shows Only

In this cinematic concert, Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer explores the intersection of music and Jewish identity in iconic movies of the last 50 years. Krakauer adds his contemporary style to beloved songs from films ranging from Funny Girl and Fiddler on the Roof to Sophie's Choice and The Pianist.

$35, $30 Seniors & Students $25 Members and Groups of 10 or More

OCTOBER 14, 7 P.M.

OCTOBER 18, 2 P.M.



The fall of communism ushered in a new era of candid and artistically accomplished Polish filmmaking about the Holocaust. This week-long series presents features, documentaries, and short films rarely seen in the United States. Discussions with experts will follow the screenings.

Co-presented by

All-access pass to the series: $15, $12 Members, $10 Students

Free admission to the special exhibition A Town Known as Auschwitz prior to screenings.

Sunday, October 25, 2 P.M.

Post-screening discussion with Andrzej Krakowski, Professor of Film at City College, CUNY

(Ambulans, 1961, 11 min., Polish with English subtitles, 35mm, BCT Digital)
Directed by Janusz Morgenstern
This film presents the story of Jews and other prisoners duped into entering specialized cars used to murder through asphyxiation.

(1989, 88 min., Polish with English subtitles, 35mm, BCT Digital)
Directed by Leszek Wosiewicz
Inspired by the searing stories of Polish author and former Auschwitz inmate Tadeusz Borowski, Kornblumenblau tells the story of a Polish musician who survived a death camp through his musical prowess.

Tuesday, October 27, 7 P.M.

Burial of a Potato
(Pogrzeb kartofla, 1991, 96 min., Polish with English subtitles, 35mm, BCT Digital)
Directed by Jan Jakub Kolski
Mateusz, a Polish soldier, returns to his village after years in a concentration camp. Though not a Jew, he is branded one by his neighbors, who he suspects of murdering his son to obtain his land.

Wednesday, October 28, 7 P.M.

Post-screening discussion with Michał Oleszczyk, Artistic Director of the Gdynia Film Festival (Poland), and Konstanty Gebert, Polish journalist and Jewish activist

Just Beyond this Forest
(Jeszcze tylko ten las, 1991, 86 min., Polish with English subtitles)
Directed by Jan Łomnicki
A former washerwoman in a Jewish household at first resists her employers' pleas to take their daughter out of the ghetto. Eventually acquiescing, she takes responsibility for the child, ultimately sacrificing herself to bring her to safety.

(Wyrzutki, 2013, 17 min., Polish with English subtitles)
Directed by Sławomir Grünberg
Polish villagers recall the desperate efforts of Jewish parents who threw their children out of the cattle cars rather than risk what awaited at their destination.

Sunday, November 1, 2 P.M.

Post-screening panel with Konstanty Gebert (Polish journalist and Jewish Activist) and Professor J. Marek Haltof (Northern Michigan University); moderated by Stuart Liebman

(Miejsce urodzenia, 1992, 47 min., Polish with English subtitles)
Directed by Paweł Łoziński
This gripping murder mystery documentary follows Polish-Jewish author Henryk Grynberg, who survived the war in hiding with his mother. Years later, he returns to his village in Poland to discover who killed his father and younger brother.

(Inwentaryzacja, 2010, 9 min., Polish with English subtitles, BCT Digital or DVD)
Directed by Paweł Łoziński
This short film presents a sensitive depiction of the restoration of Warsaw's famed Jewish cemetery by young Poles.  


Wednesday, October 28
Archtober: Building of the Day

12 P.M. Tour of the Museum with Kevin Roche  SOLD OUT

Join Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche for a tour of the buildings he designed to honor the memory of the Holocaust and to celebrate Jewish heritage. Learn about the symbolism behind the Museum's architecture, from its iconic, hexagonal shape to Andy Goldworthy's Garden of Stones and the Museum's waterfront location.

$10   Space is limited.


1 P.M. Tour of Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism SOLD OUT

Guest curator Donald Albrecht will lead a tour of this special exhibition with a focus on the architects and designers who helped forge a bold new direction in design and thought.

$10   Space is limited.

Museum admission will be free all day.

For more information about Archtober, visit www.archtober.org.


The Museum's public programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra.

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