“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…


Max Fuchs, G.I. Cantor in Historic Battlefield Service, Is Dead at 96 ImageMax Fuchs, second from left, helped lead a battlefield prayer service for Jewish soldiers in Germany in 1944 that was broadcast in the United States.Creditvia Max Fuchs By …


By Rebecca English, Royal Correspondent In Jerusalem For The Daily Mail and Mark Duell In London For Mailonline Published: 04:07 EDT, 26 June 2018 | Updated: 06:12 EDT, 26 June 2018 Prince William was left ‘deeply moved’ as he learnt …


By Paul Thornton Jun 23, 2018 | 4:00 AM People compare presidents they don’t like to Adolf Hitler. It happened during Barack Obama’s presidency, and among our letter writers, it has happened frequently since President Trump took the oath of …


HERO AMONG US Cedar Rapids, IA Coe College Documentary Screening Announced! John Gualtier is living a quiet life in his hometown of Vinton, Iowa when a local schoolteacher discovers he has a secret: He is actually a decorated war hero. …


When Michael Bornstein was just 4 years old, he stuck his arm out to show his identification tattoo to the Soviet soldiers who were liberating Auschwitz. One of the youngest recorded survivors of the Nazi death camp, Bornstein had undergone …


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