“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Elie Wiesel

Welcome

The David and Joan Thaler Holocaust Remembrance Site

The Thaler Holocaust Memorial Fund (THMF) was established in 1995 by Dr. David and Joan Thaler to provide
support for education about the Holocaust to residents and students at the local colleges in Linn County, Iowa.

  • Our Stories

    Our Stories

    A few of the stories of Iowans whose lives were changed forever by the events of the Nazi atrocities…

  • Our Events

    Our Events

    We strive to educate the public with our events programming, guest speakers and arts events…

  • Holocaust History

    Holocaust History

    The effects of Hitler’s attempt to eradicate the Jewish people are still felt today, in our community…

Articles

by ALLAN APPEL | Sep 25, 2017 7:58 am NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENCE Isidor Juda was on a train bound for Nazi death camps when miraculously it slowed down. He leapt off and escaped. Three uncles, three aunts and two cousins weren’t …

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Lee Yaron Sep 25, 2017 9:47 AM Coka is fighting to get recognition for surviving the murderous regime at the World War II-era ghetto in the Romanian city Iasi; Tzila has fallen between the cracks and isn’t getting any money …

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What would have been an otherwise quiet and calm morning Aug. 27 in Ohlone Park turned into a bustling mecca of activists, protesters and community members. Hundreds of people made their way along Hearst Avenue toward Martin Luther King Jr. …

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My Train to Freedom: A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism September 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Free Admission  Author, award-winning humanitarian and former Episcopal priest Ivan Backer will recount autobiographical stories and …

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Last year, he finally got to celebrate his bar mitzvah. By Sebastian Murdock SHULA KOPERSHTOUK via Getty ImagesYisrael Kristal at home in the Israeli city of Haifa. Yisrael in January 2016. His family say he was born in Poland on …

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