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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...

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...

Longtime docent Irl Solomon leads a tour at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in 2012. File photo: Mike Sherwin

Biography tells story of longtime Holocaust Museum docent

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 16, 2019

Full disclosure: I have known Irl Solomon for at least 65 years, dating back to our days as fellow students at the Congregation Shaare Emeth Religious School and as classmates at University City High School (Class of 1957).If there is a consistent thread...

Alison Fox, Sarah Shulman and B’nai Amoona Cantor Sharon Nathanson sing during last year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration, held at B’nai Amoona. This year’s event will be April 15 at United Hebrew.

Yom HaShoah commemoration planned for April 15

April 5, 2018

This year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road. The community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Day event will focus on the theme of “#WeRemember: To honor the past and protect...

More than 40 people showed up for a fundraiser hosted by Lory Cooper (center, with blue head band) at Cyclebar in Creve Coeur in December.  Cooper raised $867 for the St. Louis Holocaust  Museum and Learning Center, where she is a docent and tour guide.

Cycling for HMLC; St. Louis native an Olympic chef

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 21, 2018

Spinning for good When Lory Cooper won a private party at Cyclebar, an indoor spinning and cycling franchise with a location in Creve Coeur, she started brainstorming some ideas to make the event a fundraiser. “I wanted to do something that was meaningful...

Jean Cavender

Holocaust Museum and Learning Center In Memory of Gloria M. Goldstein

October 3, 2017

Address: 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146 | Phone: 314-432-0020 | email: [email protected] | website: hmlc.orgJean Cavender, Museum Director | Daniel Reich, Curator/Director of Education | Diane Everman, ArchivistThe Holocaust...

HMLC to screen ‘Phoenix’

June 15, 2017

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be“Phoenix,” screening at 1 p.m. June 25 in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. A brilliant performance...

Sara Najman Wolf

Sara Najman Wolf, ‘Matriarch’ of local survivors, dies at 89

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 22, 2017

Sara Najman Wolf, described as the “Matriarch of the survivor community” by Jean Cavender, director of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, and who worked with her late husband Leo to help establish the museum, died May 12.  She was 89, and a longtime...

Holocaust Museum Art & Writing Contest winners to be honored May 15

May 11, 2017

More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to 24 winners of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s 15th annual Art and Writing Contest at an awards ceremony  at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the Holocaust Museum theater in the Jewish Federation...

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and author of 15 books on Jewish history, the Holocaust and Zionism.

Cartoons illustrate, educate about the Holocaust

By Dale Singer, Special to the Jewish Light April 27, 2017

Before he drew Horton the elephant faithfully hatching an egg, Dr. Seuss drew cartoons about Adolf Hitler and the deadly threat his Third Reich posed to the Jews of Europe.Appearing in the now-defunct New York newspaper PM, Seuss — aka Theodor Geisel...

HMLC series to screen three short films

April 20, 2017

The April film program in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be a combination of three short films, screening at 1 p.m. on April 30 in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus...

Holocaust Museum plans annual Yom HaShoah commemoration

April 13, 2017

“Survivors and Witnesses in Our Community” will be the focus of the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event will feature eyewitness accounts...

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