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Image of two benched facing a boat with silhouette's of people onboard
12/20/23, 2pm - 4pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
1.5 LU

How do you tell the story of the Holocaust for an audience of 9- to 12-year-olds? Local Projects answered that question in Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark, the firm's new exhibition created in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

As Fast Company's Elissaveta Brandon writes, the exhibition "doesn’t just convey the facts through a succession of artifacts encased in glass. It tells a story, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. And like every good story, it gives us characters to root for."

In 1989, Danish Parliament donated Gerda III, a lighthouse tender boat, to the Museum. Her story? In October of 1943, Gerda III transported hundreds of Jews in its dank, cramped hold, in groups of 10-15 at a time, from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. Gerda III wasn’t alone. Danes mobilized hundreds of vessels to evacuate the nation’s Jews, newly under threat of deportation, in a daring rescue featured in Courage To Act: Rescue in Denmark.

Geared towards children, this new exhibition showcases one of the more hopeful stories from WWII. The exhibition’s message helps young people make connections to their own lives, reflect on the dangers of prejudice, and tap into their potential for moral and courageous action.

Join Local Projects’ Marketing Director Ben Millstein for a tour of the exhibit and get an in-depth look at this exhibition’s innovative concept and design at a critical time in Holocaust education, as historic institutions grapple with the dual challenge of aging Holocaust survivors and rising antisemitism worldwide.

Registration Includes:
Access to exhibitions at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Private guided tour by Ben Millstein of Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark (2-3pm)
Catered reception at tour conclusion at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (3-4pm)

Tour Guide and Speaker:
Ben Millstein, Marketing Director, Local Projects

About the Tour Guide
Ben Millstein leads communications and marketing for Local Projects, including the development of thought leadership campaigns and other marketing programs. In addition, he manages the studio newsletter, social channels, website, and events, as well as produces documentation for all current studio projects. Before Local Projects, Millstein worked as an account executive at the Chicago-based digital agency Doejo, and as a marketing copywriter for MakerBot 3D printers. Millstein received his BA in Communications with a concentration in film and integrated marketing, and a minor in East Asian Studies from Northwestern University.

Organized by
AIANY Marketing and Communications Committee
Image of two benched facing a boat with silhouette's of people onboard
12/20/23, 2pm - 4pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
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