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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

Clinton: Remain vigilant against Holocaust denial

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 24, 2012

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Holocaust denial and Israel criticism that crosses into anti-Semitism require vigilance. On Tuesday, Clinton addressed a symposium at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on preventing genocide....

Sara and Leo Wolf are pictured at their home last week. The couple, both Holocaust survivors, were active in the founding of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. The HMLC plans to honor the couple during an event Aug. 5.

HMLC to honor survivors instrumental in museum’s founding

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light July 18, 2012

Ask Leo Wolf how many relatives he lost and the 91-year-old Creve Coeur man returns an answer simple enough to sum up what everybody should know about the Holocaust. “Enough,” he said. But thanks to Wolf, whose entire family vanished in the camps...

French railroad hands over WWII-era archives

JTA February 5, 2012

SNCF, the French national railroad, has handed over digital copies of hits World War II–era archives. The documents were transferred to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the Shoah Memorial in Paris, SNCF said...

President Barack Obama

Obama pledges to combat denial on Holocaust commemoration day

JTA January 27, 2012

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama pledged to combat Holocaust denial in a message marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In his message, Obama said the United States would "pledge to speak truth to those who deny the Holocaust." "As we celebrate...

Rachel Goldman Miller looks through ‘Beyond Me: A Song Cycle in
the Key of Survival, a book about her life story, which will be
brought to the stage Aug. 21 at the Jewish Community Center.Photo: Yana Hotter

Film, play tell Shoah survivor’s story as hidden child in France

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT July 27, 2011

Stories from Rachel Goldman Miller's life - a life filled with much loss but also much love - are coming to a movie theater and a stage here next month. Miller, a native of France born to Polish parents, lost 93 family members in the Holocaust. She lost...

Sara J. Bloomfield is the director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

From the Nuremberg trials, a challenge for today

By Sara J. Bloomfield May 4, 2011

WASHINGTON - Sixty-five years ago at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, 22 defendants stood in the dock. They represented a cross-section of Nazi diplomatic, economic, political and military leadership, and became the first people...

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