Survivor Stories

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Honoring Holocaust survivors remains at the heart of our mission. Audio and visual recordings of hundreds of St. Louis area survivors have been preserved. Their stories provide powerful first-person testimony, bringing history alive.

Descendants of survivors who have passed away or who are no longer well enough to speak carry on the legacy of their relatives through compelling presentations.

The St. Louis Memory Project provides another way for area Holocaust survivors to share their stories through the written word. Writing helps victims process their experiences and allows us to deepen our connection to them. To read their stories, click here.

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