Seven Hundred Gather for Local Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Seven Hundred Gather for Local Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Approximately 700 local people gathered at United Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, April 27 for the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration. The event, put on by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center and dedicated to remembering the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, featured testimony from local Holocaust survivors, Marie Watnicka Cuttler, Saul Rozen and Miriam Kenisberg Poster. The commemoration also featured  a candle-lighting ceremony, an opportunity for survivors to memorialize their loved ones, liturgical readings and prayers,...

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Archivist from US Holocaust Memorial Museum to Speak on Drawings from Child Survivors

Archivist from US Holocaust Memorial Museum to Speak on Drawings from Child Survivors

Artwork created by child Holocaust survivors will be the focus of a public lecture at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. “Children’s Drawings of Weir Courtney,” presented on Sunday, March 23, at 1 pm at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building (12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146), will feature Rebecca Erbelding, archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM,) discussing an extraordinary cache of post-war drawings in the USHMM collection. After the Holocaust, the British government provided aid to more than 700...

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Holocaust Education Institute for Missouri Teachers To Be Held This Summer

A four-day Holocaust Education Institute for Missouri middle and high school educators who currently teach or plan to teach about the Holocaust will be held July 13 through 17 at the University of Missouri–Columbia. The Institute will provide a collaborative forum to learn about rationales, strategies and approaches to teaching the complex subject of the Holocaust to students. Participants will create lesson plans aligned to the Missouri Learning standards. The Institute is funded by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council and support...

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Holocaust Survivor to Read from His Memoir

Holocaust Survivor to Read from His Memoir

Dr. Israel Unger, Holocaust survivor and author, will read from his book The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger on Monday, May 3, 2014, at 7 pm, at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This program, sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, is free and open to the public. In 1939, 25,000 Jewish people lived in Tarnow, Poland. By the end of World War II, only nine remained. For two years, Unger and his family hid in an attic...

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“Sarah’s Key” to Screen at Holocaust Museum

The next film in the 2014 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Sarah’s Key, screening at 1 pm on February 23, in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Kristin Scott Thomas portrays an American journalist living in Paris who finds her life becoming entwined with the life of a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious 1942 Vel’d’Hiv roundup of the Jews of Paris. Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novel, this 2010 film has a running...

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Film as an Education Resource Subject of Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture

“Survivor Testimony on Film: Faith and Courage Amid the Shoah” is the theme 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, March 11, at 7:30 pm. Rabbi Dovid Bernstein, writer and co-producer of a series of Holocaust related films, will screen segments of the film V’nikdashti (And I Will Be Sanctified) and discuss how filmed testimonies of acts of faith during the Shoah are being used...

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