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St. Louis Jewish Light

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

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...

This St. Louisan met Mengele, fooled the Nazis and survived

This St. Louisan met Mengele, fooled the Nazis and survived

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, Special For The Jewish Light March 15, 2022

Today, we tell the remarkable story of Helena Schonfeld, a St. Louisan who concealed her Jewish identity, had contact with Dr. Josef Mengele, lived in multiple concentration camps before being liberated. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is...

How Morris Gutterman survived 5 camps and was forced labor on the Autobahn

How Morris Gutterman survived 5 camps and was forced labor on the Autobahn

February 15, 2022

Today, we tell the remarkable story of Morris Gutterman, a St. Louisan who survived living in Nazi-occupied Poland, 5 camps before being liberated by the British. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is allowing us to republish portions of their...

This St. Louisan survived the Nazis and then Communism

This St. Louisan survived the Nazis and then Communism

January 18, 2022

Today, we tell the remarkable story of Erika Schick Goldburg, a St. Louisan's whose life could indeed be made into an epic movie, similar to “Europa, Europa,” or “Sunshine,” the latter of which depicted a Hungarian Jewish family going through...

This St. Louisan survived a Nazi death march as Russians drew near

This St. Louisan survived a Nazi death march as Russians drew near

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, Special For The Jewish Light December 15, 2021

Today, we tell the remarkable story of Leslie Ilies, a St. Louisan who survived a Nazi death march as Russians drew near. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is allowing us to republish portions of their  Oral Histories Project, as a celebration...

This St. Louisan survived the Holocaust not knowing she was Jewish

This St. Louisan survived the Holocaust not knowing she was Jewish

In today’s story from the  Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, We tell the story of Felicia Graber, a St. Lousian who survived the Holocaust not knowing she was Jewish. The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust...

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...

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,...

To escape Nazi Germany, this St. Louisan had to leave her daughter behind for two years

To escape Nazi Germany, this St. Louisan had to leave her daughter behind for two years

September 14, 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,...

After escaping the Auschwitz train, twice, St. Louisan Henry Changars Holocaust story should be a movie

After escaping the Auschwitz train, twice, St. Louisan Henry Changar’s Holocaust story should be a movie

August 31, 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,...

During the Anschluss, he wore the uniform of Nazi Germany. Then they discovered he was Jewish

During the Anschluss, he wore the uniform of Nazi Germany. Then they discovered he was Jewish

The St. Louis Kaplan Holocaust Museum , SPecial for the Jewish Light August 17, 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,...

Rudolph Betty. Mother and Betty on right. Uncle, Aunt and 2 cousins who perished in Holocaust.

The price St. Louisan Jutta Buder’ Christian family paid standing up against Nazis in Germany

August 10, 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,...

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