On display until September 23, 2018
After traveling to venues across the country, this highly acclaimed original exhibit returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee. With this reinstallation, JMM is expanding the discussion around immigration and cross-continental communication, including two new stories of families attempting to flee the Holocaust.
At its core, Stitching Histories From the Holocaust tells the story of Hedwig Strnad and her husband Paul through the letters to their Milwaukee cousin and the dress designs they sent in the hopes of getting visas. Hedy and Paul were ultimately killed in the Holocaust, but her dress designs survived. The centerpiece of this exhibit is 8 dresses lovingly created by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Costume Shop. These dresses provide visitors with a tangible connection to the loss of talent in the Holocaust.
Accompanying Stitching Histories are two more family stories of immigration:
Each of these stories push visitors to examine interconnected family relationships and the challenges around immigration through the Holocaust.
Mon – Thurs- 10am – 5pm
Friday – 10am – 3pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
Seniors (60+) $6
Children (6 and under) FREE
Active Duty Military FREE
Open To Public