HMLC plans talk on rabbis’ 1943 march on D.C.

“The Day the Rabbis Marched in Washington: the 400 Rabbis Who Helped Change U.S. Policy Towards the Holocaust” is the focus of this year’s annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

Rafael Medoff, founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, will tell the story of the more than 400 hundred rabbis who, in 1943, converged on Washington D.C. to plead with the United States government to take action to save the Jews during the Holocaust. 

This program will include rare original footage of the march. Medoff, author of 15 books about the Holocaust, Zionism and American Jewish history, is currently collaborating with Disney Educational Productions on a series of short animated films called, “The Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust.”

The lecture is supported by Aish St. Louis and the HMLC’s Rubin (z”l) and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute.

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Th presentation will be followed by a light reception; dietary laws observed. This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Andrew Goldfeder at 314-442-3711 or [email protected], or Aish at 314-862-2474 or [email protected]