“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 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 …


Rachel Goldman Miller spent much of her childhood in constant fear. As one of countless “hidden children” of the Holocaust, Miller had to conceal her identity from friends, neighbors and the authorities. Though she survived, her mother, father and three …


March 19 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PMNational Czech and Slovak Museum & Library presents: “From India to America: Routes of the Roma” will be the topic March 19 at the NCSML when historian Ian Hancock speaks about the history …


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