The Museum stages an annual Student Art & Writing Contest in which students submit prose, poetry and works of art that reflect their experience while on tour or what they’ve learned in the classroom. Museum judges cull through more than 700 entries annually.
Crestview Middle School teacher Cheryl Noe with First Place Winner Nidhi Kumpati and family.
The HMLC presents a free film (screened in video or DVD format) on the last Sunday of each month. Approximately 1000 people attend annually.
HMLC and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have partnered for the last 10 years in education in a training for police officers that includes a guided tour of the Museum, and overview of how “law enforcement” reacted to Nazi control and finally a session facilitated by ADL staff, making the lessons relevant to their roles in contemporary society. To date more than 2500 officers have participated in the program.
Rubin* and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute
The HMLC conducts a multi-day educator workshop annually usually in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The institute is comprised of lectures and presentations designed to train educators of effective techniques for integrating Holocaust curriculum in the classroom. We have trained approximately 700 teachers since this program began in 2005.
Staenberg Education Trunk Program
This program is designed to give a teacher the tools to enhance his/her Holocaust curriculum by sending them a trunk stocked with books, maps, and films they can use in the classroom. The Museum has 10 middle school trunks and 9 used for high school. We calculate that the number of teachers trained from 2004 through 2017 has realized an additional 32,000 students being given Holocaust education during this time period.
Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince Oral History Project
This project includes the recorded and video- taped testimony of several hundred St. Louis area Holocaust survivors. The mission of this project is to gather as many of these recording of first-hand accounts of Holocaust history as possible.
Holocaust survivors and child survivors are engaged in a monthly writing class designed to help them work through their thoughts and feelings about their particular life lessons.
Holocaust Commemoration Program
Each year the HMLC organizes and presents the community-wide Yom HaShoah Program, commemorating the Holocaust. The event takes place at a different house of worship each and attracts between 600 and 1000 attendees.
Fran Poger (at right) is assisting Holocaust survivor Lilli Unger Kautsky light a candle to memorialize the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.