A few key facts on visiting the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center:
Karkomi Permanent Exhibition: Features Holocaust-era artifacts, photos, documents and a German rail car of the kind used by Nazis to deport victims; also material on post-Holocaust life in Skokie, "which had the largest per capita population of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel," according to the museum.
Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition: Designed for children ages 8-12, with hands-on activities.
Legacy of Absence Gallery: Presents modern-day responses to genocide.
"Rescue and Renewal": The Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection of Hebrew Theological College includes "heirless" religious objects, books and ephemera found in the U.S.-occupied sector of Germany after World War II.
"Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights": Open through April 20, this exhibition documents Suzman's long fight against apartheid in South Africa.
"Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust": The exhibition spotlights contributors to the book of the same name.
Where: 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie; 847-967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org.