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      January 13, 2019

      Sunday   3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      100 The Grove Drive
      Los Angeles, California 90036

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      LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST PRESENTS LOS ANGELES DEBUT OF “DORA: DISCOVERY AND DESPAIR”

      New Exhibit Chronicling Little-Known Dora Slave Labor Camp Features Evocative Photographs and Precious Artifacts


      Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents the Los Angeles debut of the moving exhibit “Dora: Discovery and Despair,” the chronicle of the little-known slave labor camp in Germany. The exhibit opens Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, and runs until April 5, 2019. It will include artifacts on exhibit for the last time in the U.S. before returning to their permanent home at the Mittlebau-Dora Museum in Germany.

      In 1943 the Nazis brought prisoners from Buchenwald to the southern Harz mountainside near Nordhausen, Germany, to begin back-breaking construction of what would become the world’s largest underground factory. Mittlebau-Dora became the model for several secret and unrealistic underground industrial complexes that the Nazi leadership planned in reaction to the Anglo-American Strategic bombing offensive. Sixty thousand prisoners labored to build the V-1 and V-2 missiles; over one-third of them perished.
      Dynamited and sealed after the war, the site of the factory was inaccessible until after Germany’s reunification in 1990.
      In 1994 Alvin Gilens, a veteran photographer of Holocaust memorials and sites, was invited by Mittlebau-Dora to document the remains of the camp and factory. The exhibition of his interpretive photographs opened in 1995 at the Meyenberg Museum in Nordhausen, Germany, on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

      The traveling exhibit includes Gilens' original photographs as well as artifacts unearthed from the tunnels.

      The exhibit will open with a special event Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3-6 p.m. at the museum. Speakers will include Alvin Gilens; Beth Kean, executive director of the Museum; and Irwin Field, Jewish community leader and former publisher of the “Jewish Journal.” Admission is free, but a reservation is required at:

      https://lamoth.ticketleap.com/dora/dates/Jan-13-2019_at_0300PM.

      Copies of Gilens’ book, “Discovery and Despair: The Dimensions of Dora,” will be available for purchase.

      Cost: Free -

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