The Inheritance to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be The Inheritance, screening at 1 pm on October 26, 2014, in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.  This powerful documentary traces Monika Hertwig’s journey to accept the truth about her father Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commander portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in the film Schindler’s List. Monica reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by her father during the war. More...

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Lecture on the Holocaust, the Vatican and the Jews Presented at HMLC

“The Holocaust, the Vatican and the Jews” will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Susan Zuccotti, on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm, presented by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Dr. Susan Zuccotti will address the complex questions of how much Pius XII, pope from 1939 to 1959, knew about the Holocaust as well as examine his and the Catholic Church’s actions and inactions during this period. While defenders claim Pius XII was directly or indirectly responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of Jews, detractors assert his lack of...

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Lore to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Lore, screening at 1 pm on September 28 in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in Jewish Federation Kopolow Building at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Abandoned by their Nazi parents, five German siblings, led by 14-year-old Lore, embark on a harrowing journey across their country, after the war’s end. This lyrical coming-of-age tale provides an unforgettable look at the human legacy of the Holocaust. Produced in 2012, Lore will screenin German with English...

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Jewish Community Seeks to Identify Holocaust Survivors to Receive Claims Conference Funds

The Jewish community is looking to identify if St. Louis has enough Holocaust survivors to determine if our community can become eligible to receive Claims Conference funds to help survivors in their elder years. This is the first step in establishing whether or not St. Louis can apply for Claims Conference status to receive these funds. Federation, in partnership with Covenant Place, Crown Center, Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and St. Louis NORC, is asking for the assistance of the community to...

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Lecture on the Holocaust in Salonika presented at HMLC

Lecture on the Holocaust in Salonika presented at HMLC

The destruction of the Jewish community of Salonika, a major port city in northern Greece, will be the focus of a presentation at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center on Sunday, September 21 at 1:00 pm. Once the largest and most vibrant Sephardic community in Europe, the Jews of Salonika suffered one of the highest mortality rates of any Jewish population during the Holocaust. Drawing on twelve years of archival research in Judeo-Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, French and German, Dr. Devin Naar will present the little known history of the...

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