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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Sharon Berry speaks during a ceremony April 8, 2021 to give her fathers bracelet to the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum.

Holocaust Museum receives long-lost bracelet secretly crafted in concentration camp

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor April 9, 2021

When Sharon Berry was reviewing her emails in July 2018, she paused at one from the organization that oversees a memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp and thought, “This must be a sick joke,” she recalled recently.It was about a bracelet...

Agnes Hirschi-Grausz and Charlotte Schallié co-authored ‘Under Swiss Protection: Jewish Eyewitness Accounts from Wartime Budapest,’ which retraces Lutz’s rescue efforts in wartime Budapest through the lens of eyewitness testimonies. 

Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture to honor Holocaust rescuer with St. Louis ties

February 26, 2021

This year’s Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture will put a spotlight on a little-known story of Carl Lutz, a former St. Louisan who saved more than 50,000 Jews from the Nazis. The program will take place virtually at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, and...

Holocaust Remembrance Day discussion with author Rebecca Erbelding

Holocaust Remembrance Day discussion with author Rebecca Erbelding

January 26, 2021

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will host a Facebook Live event with author Rebecca Erbelding, who will discuss her book, "Rescue Board: The United States War Refugee Board and the Holocaust." The...

Artists rendering of the new St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum.

St. Louis Holocaust museum holds groundbreaking for new facility

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor November 15, 2020

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum held a virtual groundbreaking today for its new $21 million facility on the Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur.The new building, which the organization hopes to open in mid 2022, will also operate under a different...

Dan Reich

New Holocaust statistics offer a glimmer of hope

By Dan Reich October 8, 2020

As the news broke recently, my phone started lighting up with messages and texts decrying the ignorance of our nation’s young people. In case you missed it, a study found that fully 36% of Millennials and Gen Z believe that fewer than 2 million Jews...

Sandra Harris Photo: Maryville University website (maryville.edu)

St. Louis Holocaust Museum director resigns

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor July 20, 2020

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center executive director, who started in the position six months ago, has resigned.Sandra Harris began working for the museum in mid-January and leaves as the organization prepares for a two-story, $18 million museum...

Jeremy Schonfeld

Jeremy Schonfeld returning to St. Louis with selections from his Shoah-themed rock opera

March 8, 2020

Join celebrated composer and performer Jeremy Schonfeld for an intimate conversation and performance of selections from his concept-album-turned-multimedia rock opera “Iron & Coal” on March 22 at the Jewish Community Center’s Arts & Education...

Art by Peter Zvi Malkin

Exhibit to feature art from man who captured Eichmann

March 8, 2020

In 1960, when Mossad agent Peter Zvi Malkin led a team to capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Malkin’s cover was as a tourist. As part of the cover, Malkin brought his own pastels, colored pencils, dry watercolors and oils. He also carried a South...

An artists rendering of the interior of the renovated and expanded Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. 

St. Louis Holocaust Museum plans major expansion

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 27, 2020

On Monday, officials at the 25-year-old Holocaust Museum & Learning Center (HMLC) announced plans to triple the size of the museum, located on the I.E. Millstone campus at the northwest corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Schuetz Road. The expanded...

Actor Wojciech Zielinski as Abraham Lewin in the film ‘Who Will Write Our History,’ about Oyneg Shabes, a group of  Warsaw Jews who created a secret archive of eyewitness accounts of Jewish life in Warsaw and documentation of Nazi atrocities.  Photo: Anna Wloch 

St. Louis Holocaust Museum announces 2020 schedule for Sunday film series

January 19, 2020

The 2020 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series begins Jan. 26 with “Who Will Write Our History,” the first of 11 films, which will include introductions and post-screening discussions on many issues important to the Jewish community. In...

Exhibit from St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center 

Holocaust Museum receives $750k NEH challenge grant and more Millstone Campus news

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 16, 2020

A couple of big developments have taken place at institutions on the I.E. Millstone Campus near Creve Coeur. For starters, the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, which is scheduled to undergo significant renovations and an expansion after...

Julie Williams leads students on a tour of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center of St. Louis earlier this month. Photo: BILL MOTCHAN

Julie Williams: Holocaust museum docent wants to be agent of change against discrimination

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 30, 2019

As Julie Williams speaks about her volunteer work, the message emblazoned on the wall behind her at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center says as much as she can about why she does what she does. “Change begins with me,” it reads. “This is...

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