The Book Thief March 29, 2015 Directed by Brian Percival USA/Germany, 2013, 131 minutes Based on the popular young adult novel, The Book Thief tells the story of a young girl living with an adoptive German family during the Nazi era. Initially illiterate, Liesel becomes a compulsive “borrower” of books and a thoughtful observer of the events unfolding around her. Her life changes when a Jewish man, on the run from the authorities, takes refuge in their small home. More >>
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
HMLC is opening an exhibition showcasing artifacts and reproductions of examples of the use of propaganda during the Holocaust from its own archives. This exhibition will complement the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda that will be on view at the Missouri History Museum from Saturday, April 11 through September 7, 2015. The HMLC exhibition will open on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and be More >>
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Sign up for a time to read the names of those we lost during the Holocaust. We will be in the lobby of the Federation building in front of the Holocaust Museum. The post Yom Hashoah- The Reading of the Names appeared first on JewishinStLouis. More >>
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Annual Community Holocaust Commemoration Event The post Yom HaShoah appeared first on JewishinStLouis. More >>
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center The post Yom HaShoah Commemoration appeared first on JewishinStLouis. More >>
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
God on Trial April 26, 2015 Directed by Andy De Emmony USA, 2008, 86 minutes This powerful, thought provoking film portrays a group of Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz who put God on trial, in absentia, for abandoning the Jewish people. They question if God has broken his covenant by allowing the Holocaust to take place. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Rabbi Yosef Landa, Regional Director, Chabad of Greater St. Louis, who will use this film as a More >>
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
The Gray Zone May 31, 2015 Directed by Tim Blake Nelson USA, 2001, 108 minutes In English with some German subtitles Inspired by actual events at Auschwitz-Birkenau, this film tells of the revolt staged by the Sonderkommandos, Jewish laborers who were forced to assist in the mechanized murder system of the gas chambers and crematoria. With stirring performances by David Arquette, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Daniel Benzali and Mira Sorvino. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Erin McGlothlin, Associate More >>
Sun, May 31, 2015
Verbotene Klänge: Komponisten im Exil (Forbidden Sounds: Composers in Exile) June 28, 2015 Directed by Norbert Bunge and Christine Fischer- Defoy Germany, 1991, 72 minutes In German with English subtitles This remarkable documentary traces the effect of Nazism on composers of that era, illustrated by archival footage, interviews and musical interludes. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Dr. Robert Hutcheson, who serves as an educator and docent for the HMLC. Dr. Hutcheson has served for many years as facilitator for More >>
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
Tisha B'Av July 26, 2015 2:00 pm (Note special time) The HMLC will screen a special film, to be decided, commemorating Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, a date marking the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem and several other tragic events in Jewish history. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Rabbi Ze'ev Smason of Nusach Hari B'nai Zion Congregation. The 2015 Sunday Afternoon Film Series is generously sponsored by More >>
Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center's 20th Anniversary Dinner Gala The post HMLC's 20th Anniversary Gala appeared first on JewishinStLouis. More >>
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Hitler's Children August 30, 2015 Israel/Germany, 2011, 83 minutes, Some English, German and Hebrew subtitles This fascinating documentary film portrays the struggle of family members of Hitler's inner circle with the burden of a family legacy, and surname, identified with the horrors of the Holocaust. The descendants of the most senior Nazis describe the conflicted feelings of guilt and responsibility they carry with them in their daily lives. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Brad Prager, Professor of Film Studies More >>
Sun, Aug 30, 2015