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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center



About Us

The mission of the ILHMEC (the 3rd larges Holocaust museum in the world) is best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum preserves 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 Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.