Thursday, July 1, 2021

Register: Piecing Together One Family’s Holocaust History


July 13–27 | Global film screening
Register for the discussion below and receive complimentary, on-demand access to watch The Seven Boxes, a documentary about Dory Sontheimer, a Barcelona woman whose parents escaped Nazi Germany and raised her as a Catholic. After their deaths, she followed their trail of letters, photographs, and documents, and discovered relatives in six countries.

Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m. ET | Live discussion
Join us to explore this inspiring story, and how preserving Holocaust evidence and researching our own family trees can deepen understanding of history.


Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m. ET
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After fleeing Nazism, many Jews concealed their identities to survive and protect their loved ones. Following the war, these Holocaust survivors and their descendants struggled to find those left behind. Learn how personal artifacts help families piece together their past. View our event page for the full list of speakers, including a Holocaust survivor, a genealogy specialist, and the Museum’s longtime chief acquisitions curator, moderated by CNN's Bianna Golodryga.

Registration is required for this virtual program. The filmmakers have graciously made The Seven Boxes available to our audience for a limited time. The link for the documentary is for personal use only and may not be transferred.

Photo: One relative Dory Sontheimer discovered is Holocaust survivor Michael Gruenbaum (formerly Grunbaum), pictured with his mother, Margaret, in 1930. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Michael Gruenbaum