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Lecture on the Holocaust in Salonika presented at HMLC

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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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Hannah Arendt to Screen at HMLC

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Hannah Arendt to Screen at HMLC

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Hannah Arendt, screening at 1pm on August 24, 2014, in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Barbara Sukowa gives a dynamic, nuanced performance as Hannah Arendt, the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt created controversy and notoriety with her writings on the role of Jewish councils during the Holocaust and Adolf Eichmann and the “banality of evil.” Directed by Margarethe...

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Films on the Legacy of the Holocaust to Screen at HMLC

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Films on the Legacy of the Holocaust to Screen at HMLC

The next film program in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be on July 27th at 1pm in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. The program will include two films dealing with the impact of the Holocaust on the next generation, as examined in two short films, both St. Louis premieres. Finding Kalman (30 minutes), a 2011 intergenerationaldocumentary, focuses on how a survivor inspires her family to connect with relatives they have never met. Filmmaker Roz...

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HMLC to Commemorate Tisha B’Av with Special Film Program

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The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center will screen a special film to commemorate Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av. This date in the Hebrew calendar marks the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and several other tragic events in Jewish history. The film will take place Tuesday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the HMLC theatre at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building. V’nikdashti (and I Will Be Sanctified), a documentary directed by Rabbi Dovid Bernstein and distributed by Torah Umesorah, is comprised of...

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Writer Sholem Alechem Celebrated in Music and on Film at the Holocaust Museum

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Home Page | 0 comments

Will Soll’s Klezmer Conspiracy will perform a concert titled “Varshavski Cabaret” on Sunday, June 29 at noon in the Holocaust Museum Theatre in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. The program will precede a 1 pm screening of Sholem Aleichem: Laughter in the Darkness, the next film in the museum’s Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series. The film, a riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, portrays a rebellious genius who...

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28 Teens Win in 12th Annual Holocaust Museum Art & Writing Contest

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28 Teens Win in 12th Annual Holocaust Museum Art & Writing Contest

More than $2,800 in cash awarded to winners chosen from nearly 900 middle and senior high school student entries More than $2800 in cash prizes will be awarded to 28 winners of Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s 12th annual Art and Writing Contest at an awards ceremony Monday, May 12, at 7 pm, in the Holocaust Museum theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building. There were nearly 900 submissions to the contest, from students in middle schools and high schools throughout the bi-state area. Submissions came from as far away as the...

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Seven Hundred Gather for Local Yom HaShoah Commemoration

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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

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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

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Home Page | 0 comments

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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