St. Louis Holocaust Museum planning special trip to see Auschwitz exhibit in KC

The entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum. (Wikimedia Commons)

The entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum. (Wikimedia Commons)

If you have had trouble getting tickets to see what’s being billed as “the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America,” you’re not alone. But now, you may be in luck.

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has planned a and subsidized a 1-day trip to Kansas City to see the new exhibit at Union Station, “Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away.”
The trip will take place on Monday, August 16, from  7 am to 9 pm and costs just $50 per person.

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The subsidized price includes transportation and exhibit ticket. Food is NOT included.  The museum only has 50 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. But, they will start a waitlist once all spots are filled.



  • 7 am — Meet at Jewish Federation of St. Louis. We will take a charter bus to Kansas City. The bus has a restroom, and we will make a quick stop halfway.
  • 12 pm — Lunch on own at Union Station.
  • 1 pm — Tickets for the exhibit. You should have plenty of time in the exhibit, as well as time for another meal before departure if desired.
  • 5 pm — Bus departs Union Station. We will again make a quick stop halfway through the drive.
  • 9 pm — Bus arrives back at the Federation.

Other Details:

    • Participants MUST be fully vaccinated to attend.
    • No refunds after July 30.

The Exhibit

Featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs brought together from over 20 institutions and museums around the world, “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away, ” opens June 14 and will run through January 2022. Union Station is one of only two U.S. locations hosting this international exhibition – it recently closed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. After it leaves the United States, the exhibit returns to Europe.

Many of the artifacts come from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and are on view for the first time in North America. In addition to suitcases, eyeglasses and shoes that belonged to survivors and victims of Auschwitz, other artifacts on display included concrete posts that were part of the fence at Auschwitz; fragments of an original barrack for prisoners from the Auschwitz III-Monowitz camp; a desk and other possessions of the first and the longest serving Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss; a gas mask used by the SS and an original German-made Model 2 freight train car used for the deportation of Jews to the ghettos and extermination camps in occupied Poland.

When: June 14-January 2022; Monday to Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (final admission is at 4 p.m. daily)

Where: Kansas City Union Station

How much: Adult tickets $23.50 plus $1.50 fee; students (ages 3 to 21) $17.50 plus $1.50 fee; seniors (ages 55 and older) $19 plus $1.50 fee; Union Station Members $15 plus $1.50 fee

More info: Learn more and purchase tickets online at:

Recommended for ages 12 and older. Children younger than 12 are welcome to attend at their parent’s discretion. Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket. Strollers and bags will not be allowed inside the exhibition. Non-flash photography will be allowed, provided it is for personal use only. No commercial photography. Selfie sticks and tripods will not be allowed.