“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.

Articles

The people who hid Curt Bloch, a German Jew, in the crawl space of a Dutch home gave him both food and the materials he needed to make a highly creative magazine now drawing attention. By Nina Siegal Nina Siegal lives …

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f you believe Israel desecrates the memory of the six million, I can say with confidence that if they were alive today, you’d hate them too Papa displays his tattoo in front of an iconic photo of his liberation from …

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Courtney Crowder and Addison LathersDes Moines Register Holocaust survivor David Wolnerman shows the number the Nazis tattooed on his forearm at Auschwitz while sitting for a photo at his home in Des Moines.Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register David Wolnerman, Des Moines’ last known …

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He was one of more than 700 child survivors flown to Britain after World War II. He later became a leader in efforts to remember the Nazi horrors By Richard Sandomir June 28, 2023 Ben Helfgott, a Polish Jew who, after …

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This is a recording of the April 18 Zoom webinar Walking the Streets Under Which the Ghettos Lay The video linked here is from a live event that occurred April 18, Holocaust Remembrance Day — Walking The Streets Under Which …

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