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


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…


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 …


See Video Click Here Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil Sitting at Yama Sushi and Grill along Lake Mission Viejo, Julie Shulman and Marlene Beach teach Ino Wolff how to eat edamame. “This is new for me,” the 88-year-old Wolff said after eating …


By Julia M. Klein Never Walk Alone: Jewish Identities in Sport At the Munich Jewish Museum Through January 7, 2018 The 1936 Berlin Olympics showcased the Nazi love of spectacle and buttressed the regime’s international legitimacy. To avert boycott threats, …


Romania observes deaths of thousands of Roma in Holocaust By nicolae dumitrache, associated press BUCHAREST, Romania — Aug 2, 2017, 12:47 PM ET The Associated PressPeople attend a commemoration marking the extermination of thousands of Gypsies at a Nazi concentration …


From the National Czech & Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich August 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Because the weather was less than ideal on May 17 …


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