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

St. Louis Holocaust Museum receives $1 Million pledge 

May 17, 2022

Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced a $1 million dollar pledge from the Tilles Foundation to support the Museum’s new Impact Lab.  The Tilles Foundation is a private foundation “dedicated to finding the most effective...

How to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah

How to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer April 26, 2022

This year The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum's commemoration of Yom HaShoah 2022: Faith & Healing, will be presented on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 pm. As in past years, this program will honor the victims, remember the survivors, and educate...

Irving and Oskar Jakob, 1946

How soup helped St. Louisan Oskar Jakob survive the Holocaust

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, Special For The Jewish Light March 29, 2022

Today, we tell the remarkable story of Oskar Jakob a St. Louisan who survived 5 camps before being liberated by the British. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is allowing us to republish portions of their  Oral Histories Project, as a celebration...

Lisa Johnson

Webster student making sure Holocaust memories aren’t lost in translation

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer February 17, 2022

Lisa Johnson says her internship at The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is nothing short of a labor of love. "I’m learning through doing, and that doing is helping make history come alive in translation," said Johnson. Johnson is an...

On Sept. 27, Jewish Federation of St. Louis rededicated its building after major renovations. The building is now known as the Kaplan Feldman Complex. The rededication was immediately followed by Federations Annual Meeting. Photo: Bill Motchan

Holocaust Museum announces Feldman Institute grant recipients

January 27, 2022

On Thursday, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced the grant recipients from the 2021 fall funding cycle for the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute.  This year’s recipients include:   Chabad of Greater St....

This St. Louisan survived Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen

This St. Louisan survived Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, Special to the Jewish Light November 24, 2021

In today's story from the  Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, We tell the story of Bess Fizel, a St. Lousian who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is allowing...

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

Holocaust Museum institute accepting applications for education funding

October 14, 2021

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has announced the opening of the fall funding cycle for the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute. Interested individuals and organizations can apply for funds of up to $5,000 on the institute’s...

An overcrowded concentration camp allowed this St. Lousian to be saved by Hungarian Rabbi

An overcrowded concentration camp allowed this St. Lousian to be saved by Hungarian Rabbi

September 28, 2021

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

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

Holocaust museum plans virtual speaker series on antisemitism, Holocaust education

St. Louis Jewish Light Staff July 20, 2021

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has announced a series of upcoming virtual programs entitled, “Why This Matters.” The series will examine crucial issues relevant to the Museum’s mission to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust...

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

Holocaust museum raises over $21 million, surpasses capital campaign goal

May 28, 2021

The capital campaign for the renovation and expansion of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum surpassed its $21 million goal, museum officials announced late Thursday. Set to open in summer 2022, the new Holocaust museum will quadruple the...

St. Louis stories from the Holocaust: Marie Cori

St. Louis’ stories from the Holocaust: Marie Cori

April 20, 2021

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

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...

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