“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 Events

    Our Events

    We strive to educate the public with our events programming, guest speakers and arts events…

  • Our Stories

    Our Stories

    A few of the stories of Iowans whose lives were changed forever by the events of the Nazi atrocities…

  • Holocaust History

    Holocaust History

    The effects of Hitler’s attempt to eradicate the Jewish people are still felt today, in our community…


The above video is from April 2021. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family — father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert — were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it …


 April 7, 2021  9:59 am Taylor Vesse (KWWL) — Marion Blumenthal Lazan hopes her stories will resonate with those who here her speak so that they’ll pass down the truth about what happened in Nazi Germany.  “We’re running out of time. This …


Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood These are virtual events with limited attendance.Registration is required.Select your preferred date and time below Click Here to RegisterApril 7th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Click Here …


THEY WERE ‘LAUGHING LIKE THEY WERE  9 YEARS OLD. NOTE: Please see this article at the Washington Post Website for video and photos. Click here to view. By Sydney PageMarch 9, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. CST Every Sunday, Betty Grebenschikoff and …


AVAILABLE ON AMAZON “Evocative, and inspiring … So much more than a true crime.” – Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of NO STONE UNTURNED After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust – in ghettos, on death marches, and …


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