Jewish Federation receives grant to create 2017 exhibit about WWI

The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis in support of an upcoming exhibit, “Untold Sacrifices: The St. Louis Jewish Community in the Great War.” The exhibit will open in Fall 2017, honoring the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. 

Jewish Federation, through the Jewish Community Archives and Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, is developing the exhibit “to honor the effort and sacrifices that the men and women of the Jewish community made during the Great War, both at home and in military service,” according to a news release.

“We would like to express our deepest thanks to the Missouri Humanities Council,” said  St. Louis Jewish Community Archivist Diane Everman. “The support of the MHC not only shows the importance of this original exhibit but the funds will allow us to reach a greater audience with the untold story of the Jewish community’s role in World War I.”

The MHC has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1970. 

For more information about “Untold Sacrifices: The St. Louis Jewish Community in the Great War,” including Exhibit Opening information and hours, call 314-442-3722.

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