St. Louis Yom HaShoah Commemoration April 19

Liberation and Survival: Where do I go now? will be the focus of Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event will feature eyewitness accounts of the Shoah from survivors and witnesses. The program will also include a traditional candle-lighting service, Holocaust Torah procession, liturgical readings and prayers. Join the community-wide commemoration at Kol Rinah Congregation, 829 N. Hanley Road, beginning at 4 pm. Music will be performed by Andrew Ruben, Mischa and Tova Braitberg of Elegant...

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HMLC receives Focus St. Louis Award

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is a 2015 recipient of a “What’s Right With the Region!” award from Focus St. Louis. This prestigious recognition comes as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year. This honor gives us an amazing start to 2015. The award ceremony is Thursday, May 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Sheldon. The Museum was selected in the category entitled Improving Racial Equality and Social Justice. Other organizations honored this year include the Ferguson Youth Initiative, Starkloff Disability Institute, the Missouri...

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Armenian Genocide Lecture at HMLC

“A Centenary of Survival: Enduring Lessons and Legacies of the Armenian Genocide” will be the focus of a lecture by Dr. Nicole E. Vartanian on March 19 at 7:00 pm at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Dr. Vartanian will discuss the history and lessons of the Armenian Genocide. Between 1915 and 1923, one and a half million Armenians were murdered or perished from harsh treatment and death marches. By 1923, Armenians had been completely eliminated from Asia Minor and historic Western Armenia. Four decades later, this...

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Rabbis 1943 March on Washington to be Subject of Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture

“The Day the Rabbis Marched in Washington: the 400 Rabbis Who Helped Change U.S. Policy Towards the Holocaust” is the focus of this year’s annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 pm. Dr. Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, will tell the story of the more than 400 hundred rabbis who, in 1943, converged on Washington D.C....

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Creative Entries Sought From Students for Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2015 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks creative middle and high school students to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 12th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of the grandchildren of sponsors Dr. Ira (of blessed memory) and Judith Gall. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be...

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Documentary About 109 Year-Old Survivor to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life, screening at 1pm on January 25, 2015. The screening will take place in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This Academy Award-winning film (Best Documentary- Short Subject) tells the inspirational story of 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer (1903-1914), pianist and Holocaust survivor, who shares her story of how to achieve a long and happy life—filled with...

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