“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…


USA TODAY NETWORK Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — A lie, it was famously said, gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. The deception in this story spanned half a century, and it kept Mary Jane …


PJ GrisarAugust 10, 2018 The Forward The story of Anne Frank humanizes a period of history defined by horrors that can often feel beyond the scope of our comprehension. Since 1955, the stage adaptation of Frank’s writings by Frances Goodrich …


By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent In August 1942, a stranger knocked on the door of a house in the Hague, in the Netherlands. An eight-year-old girl was handed over to the safekeeping of the unknown visitor, …


by: Michael Brown in Community News, Santa Clarita Latest News July 23, 2018 Joe Engel, a man who survived in Auschwitz for three years, recently talked to KHTS about his experience during the Holocaust — 74 years after the first …


How An Italian Villa Gave Holocaust Survivors Renewed Joy In Life By Rivka Greenberg Aug 1, 2018 This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts. I, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Tradate, a small town in Northern …


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