National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Upcoming Events

September 1 – November 8, In Her Father’s Eyes: A Slovak Childhood in the Shadow of the Holocaust: “This moving exhibit documents the short life of Kitty Weichherz, a Czechoslovakian girl born in the same year as Anne Frank. Told through the loving eyes of her surviving father, Kitty’s story paints a portrait of a young girl’s innocence in the face of increasing anti-Jewish sentiment on the eve of World War II. The touching story of just one girl, one family, emphasizes the humanity of millions just like Kitty who were lost in this tragic war.”

November 21, 2020 – March 21, 2021, Stitching History from the Holocaust: “Original exhibition developed by Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Stitching History From the Holocaust uses the narrative of one couple to explore the Holocaust by bringing to life the innovative dress designs of Hedy Strnad. Hedy and her husband Paul originally sent these designs to Paul’s cousins in America as part of their effort to escape Prague in 1939. That effort ultimately failed, and these beautiful dresses serve not only as a unique memorial for a lost talent, but also as a touchstone for discussion of the human cost of the Holocaust and the plight of refugee populations.”