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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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...

Eva Vavrecka contemplating the horrific living conditions that her mother and grandparents endured in the forest to survive World War II.

Monument honors helpers of Czech Jewish family that hid in woods from Nazis

By Bruce Konviser, JTA April 10, 2012

TRSICE, Czech Republic -- Nearly 70 years after a Czech Jewish family sought refuge from the Nazis by retreating into a nearby forest and relying on non-Jewish locals for help, an American high school teacher has helped erect a permanent monument to their...

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