She didn’t want to talk about it. Fritzie Fritzshall survived Auschwitz, came to Chicago, and built what most of us are lucky enough to think of as a normal life, with work and marriage, a child and a home. She did it by putting her Auschwitz experience in a mental box and shutting it away. […]
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Pink ladies, jazz men, and Vegan Paradise
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
Madigan’s wish list of demands required for budget deal with Rauner, and other Chicago news
Also, a tour of DuSable Museum of African American History is now required for Chicago police recruits.
Anti-Semitism in Chicago is nothing new
Irving Cutler, professor emeritus at Chicago State and author of The Jews of Chicago, looks back on local anti-Semitism
Lego landmarks at the MSI, Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theatre, and more things to do in Chicago this week
Literary Death Match with Audrey Niffenegger, Dan Bakkedahl returns to Second City, and more happenings from March 7-10.
Chicago Pit Stop Rescue throws a party, Broken Lizard comes to Chicago, and more things to do this week
Arguments and Grievances, Table Top Shakespeare, and more happenings from February 22-25.
‘What We Carried’ tells the stories of Iraqi refugees through objects
A new exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum shows everything new immigrants have left behind.
The Reader’s guide to the Chicago Jewish Film Festival, which starts this weekend
The second editon of the annual festival opens Saturday at Century 12/CineArts 6 in Evanston.
A new exhibit challenges stereotypes about race
‘RACE: Are We So Different?’ opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
The micro and macro of ‘Architecture to Scale’
The Art Institute’s “Architecture to Scale” shows works by Chicago bad-boy architect Stanley Tigerman and LA firm Zago Architecture.
Charlotte Salomon’s Life? Or Theater?: Painting for her life, literally
A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum shows off an extraordinary cache of autobiographical paintings by a German-Jewish refugee from the early 1940s.
Reader’s Agenda Wed 5/7: Ruth Gruber, Dance Dance Party Party, and YG
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, May 7
Ruth Gruber and Rena Olenick: Parallel lives
Two women who both went to the Soviet arctic and spent time on the deck of Exodus, though under completely different conditions, meet via Skype.
Reader’s Agenda Sun 2/23: Ruth Gruber, Poutine Fest, and Rhinoceros Theater Festival
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, February 23
Photojournalist Ruth Gruber, 102 and still ahead of her time
For pioneering photojournalist Ruth Gruber, words and pictures are tools to inspire others to act.