HOLOCAUST MUSEUM LA PRESENTS ‘PASSPORTS FOR LIFE,’ NEW EXHIBIT CHRONICLING POLISH DIPLOMATS’ HEROIC EFFORTS TO SAVE JEWS FROM NAZI EXTERMINATION
Exhibit, Curated by the Pilecki Institute and Presented in Conjunction With Polish Consulate of Los Angeles, Makes Only U.S. Stop After European Tour
SUNDAY, OCT. 10 – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15
Passports for Life https://passportsforlife.pl/
(LOS ANGELES – Oct. 12, 2021) — Holocaust Museum LA, in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, presents “Passports for Life,” an exhibit curated by the Pilecki Institute in Switzerland that tells the story of Polish diplomats and their heroic efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust. The exhibit is open now and will be at the museum until mid-December, its only U.S. appearance. Prior to Holocaust Museum LA, the exhibit was displayed in countries throughout Europe.
Through photographs and documents, “Passports for Life” chronicles the efforts of the Switzerland-based Lados Group, comprised of Polish diplomats and Jewish activists, who issued thousands of fake passports to Jews to aid their escape from sure death in the Holocaust.
Admission to the museum and the exhibit is free to California residents and students, but reservations are required.
For more information about the exhibit, visit https://holocaustmuseumla.org/passports-for-life.
For more information about the museum and tickets, visit holocaustmuseumLA.com.
About Holocaust Museum LA
Holocaust Museum LA is the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the United States and houses the West Coast’s largest collection of Holocaust-era artifacts. Since 1961, the museum has carried on the mission of the founding survivors to commemorate those who perished, educate future generations about the Holocaust, and inspire a more dignified and humane world. Museum admission is free for all students and California residents. holocaustmuseumLA.org/