“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…


A Swiss diplomat has been credited with leading the largest civilian rescue operation of World War Two. But instead of being applauded for saving thousands of Jewish lives, he was reprimanded and – until recently – largely forgotten, as the …


By Philip Gourevitch January 5, 2018 There was nothing ennobling, in Appelfeld’s view, about surviving the Holocaust. There was a feral vitality, perhaps, but the damage and the haunting were forever. Photograph by Antonio Olmos / eyevine / Redux “I’m …


Unique program pairs kids today with kids killed in the Holocaust by Melissa Silverberg December 27, 2017 When Jodi Oldani opened her mail and saw photos of Israel and Jacob Byniecki staring up at her, she immediately started crying. The …


A HERO AMONG US Documentary Film Update November 2017 From Humanities Iowa: “We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of our most recent major grant awards cycle! Drake University Fair Field Productions CARTHA Thaler Holocaust Remembrance Fund Dubuque County Historical Society …


Magda Brown is no stranger to the concept of persevering. A survivor of the Holocaust at age 17, a painful journey to Storm Lake to share her story was not about to stop her. On her way, the 90-year-old fell …


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