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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

August Häffner,left, and Viktor Trill, two of the perpetrators of the Babi Yar massacre

34,000 Jews were murdered at Babi Yar in 48 hours. This is who did it

Noga Tarnopolsky, Forward October 7, 2021

Babi Yar may be the world’s deepest whodunit: Who killed some 34,000 Jews in just 48 hours on September 29 and 30, 1941, in this unexceptional park 15 minutes from downtown Kyiv? And who proceeded to murder a total of 100,000 people in this leafy...

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II tells the real story of the Inglorious Basterds

“X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II” tells the real story of the Inglorious Basterds

October 3, 2021

The story of the men of X Troop, the real "Inglorious Basterds," is being told in a new book, and the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has created a special virtual event, with the book's author on October 14. After years of extensive research,...

Wendy  Lower

Holocaust Museum presents ‘Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields’

March 1, 2017

Wendy Lower will discuss “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Drawing from wartime documents, postwar trials, private letters,...

Tina Strobos, who saved Dutch Jews during the Shoah, dies

JTA March 5, 2012

Tina Strobos, a medical student in Amsterdam during World War II who helped save more than 100 Jews from the Nazis, has died. Strobos, who had joined the Dutch resistance and later was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations, died Feb. 27 at the...

NJT to stage drama inspired by true story of concentration camp

January 11, 2012

Next up at the New Jewish Theatre starting in late January will be "Way to Heaven," which tells of an elaborate hoax by the Nazis to beautify the ghetto/concentration camp of Theresienstadt before the International Red Cross came to inspect it in June...

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