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Kelley Szany

Kelley Szany

Vice President of Education & Exhibitions
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

During her over 20-year tenure Szany has become an internationally recognized leader in Holocaust, genocide, and museum education.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Holocaust Organizations and Educators Institute for Human Rights.

She also serves as Co-Chair of the Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission. Szany has won multiple awards for her educational and human rights work, including the Samuel Goldsmith Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Damen Award from the Graduate School at Loyola University of Chicago, and the Carl Wilkens Fellowship where she worked alongside national leaders to create and strengthen a permanent anti-genocide constituency through both advocacy work and influence of U.S. policy.

Executive Producer and Producer of ten documentary and virtual reality films on the Holocaust, her work has been nominated for a Midwest Emmy and awarded official selections at film festivals across the globe, including Venice International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, and SXSW Film & TV Festival.

Szany is also the author of scores of journalistic pieces and scholarly chapters, with recent publications in Teaching About Genocide: Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors.


Kelley Szany