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

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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.

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  • 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…

Articles

He was 16 when a fellow inmate, a magician, taught him a card trick in the barracks of the extermination camp. He called it a “miracle.” The New York Times By Richard Sandomir July 21, 2022 In the Auschwitz barracks where …

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She was a rare survivor who spoke — in recent years — of her same-sex relationship in the concentration camps, and how it sustained her. By Penelope Green May 27, 2022 Margot Heuman was 14 when she and her family were …

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The Thaler Holocaust Committee is partnering with Orchestra lowa to present a concert that will feature Orchestra low musicians performing two works in remembrance of the Holocaust. The main work on the program is a 50-minute piece called Quartet for …

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Ahead of participation in state Yom Hashoah ceremony, 96-year-old who beat Auschwitz and two other camps says, ‘We must tell our story and keep memory alive’ By RENEE GHERT-ZAND 26 April 2022, 10:38 pm The Times of Israel Every year at the …

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Brent Hallenbeck Burlington Free Press A singer-songwriter from Vermont spoke with a Holocaust survivor and then wrote songs about her experiences for a documentary to be broadcast nationwide on PBS starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Veitch and fellow …

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