In the history of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have observed a lot of life
cycle events of the staff. Engagements, marriages, births of children and
grandchildren, b’nai mitzvahs of said children and grandchildren, but today we
mark just the second retirement.
Bonnie Gurewitsch joined the Museum in 1990
(following our merger with the Center for Holocaust Studies, where she had
worked previously). She curated or co-curated many MJH exhibitions, including
two award winners, among them: Citizens Betrayed;
Scream the Truth at the World; Ours to Fight For; Daring to Resist; Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow;and Against
the Odds. She worked on research for
the inaugural Core Exhibition; integrated CHS items into our cataloging system
and library; conducted video interviews; acquired artifacts for the collection;
assisted researchers; lectured regularly at Education Department trainings; and
so much more!
Bonnie is a true teacher, and as one of her
many students, I can say that we will miss Bonnie greatly, and we wish her a
happy and fruitful retirement.