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

Past Programs

Click here to listen Dr. Robert Silber interviewed by KCCK’s Dennis Green about Holocaust Survivor Magda Brown’s upcoming appearances in the area.

Oświęcim, 30 miles from Krakow, Poland has long been famous as the archeological site of an ancient Slavic settlement, or “gord.” The walled village was built as a center of trade for late bronze and early Iron Age farmers, and …

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“Genocide does not happen from one minute to the next. It builds gradually,” Brown said. By Scott Viau LAINFIELD, IL — If you were to meet 88-year-old Magda Brown just walking down the street, her tragic past would be almost …

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When Henry Levine’s plane was shot down over Nazi Germany during World War II, he had a choice. Alison Gowans, The Gazette June 5, 2015 | 8:40 pm When Henry Levine’s plane was shot down over Nazi Germany during World …

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Sunday, June 7th at 2 PM, Temple Judah in Cedar Rapids will host a presentation entitled “The Mogen David of Barth on the Baltic” by long-time temple member Ron Levine. Ron will tell the story of his father’s imprisonment in …

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    Lena Gilbert talks with Dennis Green about activities to be held as part of Holocaust Remembrance Month, including lectures by Renata Laxova who escaped from Europe as a child — part of the Thaler Holocaust Memorial Fund.   …

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Renata Laxova’s life story began at the center of the twentieth century’s greatest human turmoil. She was born to Jewish parents in the Moravian city of Brno (now part of the Czech Republic) in 1931, less than two years before …

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The Holocaust: an Introduction – Part 1 Part 1 of 2. This course depicts the complex history of the Holocaust, highlighting its impact on our world today. About the course The Holocaust was an inconceivable historical event, which forever robbed …

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November 9th, 2013/Video Slideshow/ John Gualtier of Cedar Rapids was a 19 year old combat medic with the 71st infantry when he entered the Gunskirchen Lager Concentration Camp in  the spring of 1945.  Gaultier spent a week in the camp, …

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