“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 presentation will start at 6:00 p.m. January 27, 2021. This will be a virtual event with limited attendance. Registration is required. November 30, 2020 – After surviving the Holocaust – in ghettos, on death marches, and in concentration camps …


October 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMNational Czech & Slovak Museum & Library1400 Inspiration Place SWCedar Rapids, IA 52404Phone: 319-362-8500 Judita Matyášová, a Czech journalist and historian, presents the forgotten story of 80 Czech Jewish teens who left Nazi-occupied …


A mural of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor is coming to the 500 Festival Building, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.MICHELLE PEMBERTON, MICHELLE.PEMBERTON@INDYSTAR.COM Within a few weeks, Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Mozes Kor will be immortalized by a mural on …


By Roger C. BarnesFor the Express-News Aug. 8, 2020 Updated: Aug. 8, 2020 12 p.m. Comments Former Stutthof guard Bruno Dey said “Something like this must never happen again.” Yet, as one observer pointed out, “he remained silent” for decades.Photo: …


There is no disgrace in being “a hoping machine,” because, Glauben says, he has been one his entire life. The Dallas Morning News By Michael Granberry 1:39 PM on Aug 7, 2020 Max Glauben has seen the worst of humanity. He …


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