“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

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 …

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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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Holocaust survivor was 18 before he knew he was Jewish. By Bill Sherman Tulsa World   Documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, born to Jewish parents in a French village that harbored thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, did not find out …

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Diny Adkins listened intently, her eyes brimming with tears as a College of Charleston student performed a song about the Holocaust. The song, told from a young girl’s perspective, brought Adkins back to when she was 4 years old in …

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37th Annual Neuberger Holocaust Education Week: November 2-9, 2017 Support Holocaust Education Week 2017 VISIT WEBSITE – CLICK HERE PIVOTAL MOMENTS Holocaust Education Week 2017 examines the post-Holocaust period, and the specific events that have shaped our understanding of the …

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