“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…


By Richard GoldsteinJuly 7thThe New York Times Eva Kor survived the sadistic pseudoscientific medical experiments carried out on twins at the Auschwitz death camp. She dedicated herself decades later to telling of the Holocaust horrors spawned by religious and racial hatred, …


By Gal BeckermanJune 24, 2019New York Times They didn’t wait for the war to end.  In August 1944, as soon as Soviet troops swept the Nazis out of eastern Poland, a group of Jewish intellectuals rushed to cities like Lublin and …


BY CAITLIN O’KANE MAY 23, 2019 / 2:46 PM / CBS NEWS More than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims were laid to rest in Belarus on Wednesday after their remains were discovered in a mass grave under a construction site. Builders unearthed the Nazi-era …


byCARLA HINTONPublished: Mon, May 6, 2019 5:00 AMThe Oklahoman In early childhood, Abraham H. Foxman learned the rites and rituals of the Roman Catholic faith. Like many Catholics, he wore a crucifix, was taught to make the sign of the cross …


Hundreds pack Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center to celebrate survivors and those who saved them By JEFF MCDONALD, LAURYN SCHROEDERAPRIL 28, 2019 6:24 PM Holocaust survivors and their descendants have told their stories over the past seven decades, sharing the terrible miseries inflicted …


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