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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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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New Exhibit on Discrimination and Anti-Semitism in St. Louis

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New Exhibit on Discrimination and Anti-Semitism in St. Louis

“Standing for Justice II: 1950-1980” illustrates the community’s response to discrimination, extremism and anti-Semitism as well as its involvement in issues of civil rights A new exhibit, “Standing for Justice II: 1950-1980: Documentation From the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives,” sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC), the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), opens on Sunday, February 9 at 1 pm at...

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Documentary About Family’s Emotional Journey to Screen at HMLC

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The first film in the 2014 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be the gripping, award-winning documentary The Flat. Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger, while cleaning out the Tel Aviv apartment of his recently deceased grandmother, finds evidence that his grandparents were good friends with prominent Nazis and remained friend even after the war. Disturbed and intrigued, he sets out on an unsettling journey into his family’s history. This 2011 film will screen at 1 pm on January 26 in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the...

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Performance of ‘Letters to Gerda: The Story of a Family Shattered by the Holocaust’

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Sunday, August 18th at 4p.m. Gerda Nothmann Luner was the only immediate member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Her parents, grandparents, sister and the Dutch foster family she lived with for a time were all exterminated by the Nazis in 1943, but miraculously their voices can still be heard today. Their letters and postcards, sent to Gerda and saved by a family friend, tell a heartbreaking yet moving story of the power of the human spirit that will be recreated in a dramatic reading, “Letters to Gerda: The Story of a Family Shattered...

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‘The Believer’

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August 25th @ 1:00P.M. Directed by Henry Bean USA, 2001, 102 minutes In English Loosely based ona true story, this powerful film explores the personality of a young Jewish man, consumed with self loathing and prejudice, to the point of affiliation with a new-Nazi group.  Ryan Gossling gives a brilliant, complelling performance in this psychologically complex character study. Introductory remarks by Sylvia Ginsparg, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at St. Louis...

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Creative Entries Sought From Students for Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Home Page | 1 comment

Students in grades 6 through 12 can win cash prizes; entries accepted through April 17 The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2014 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...

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