“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 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 …


The curriculum is the first designed and developed by a living Holocaust survivor, and includes six lesson plans designed by a living Holocaust survivor. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF   AUGUST 6, 2020 07:26 The ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to …


Holocaust survivors are lending their voices to a campaign targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site By DAVID RISING Associated PressJuly 29, 2020, 6:22 AM6 min …


The Jewish Journal By Gerri MillerAugust 3, 2020 The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will highlight three Shoah-related movies followed by live Zoom discussions this month in the “Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series: The Holocaust & Italy,” presented in conjunction …


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