“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.

  • 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…

Articles

CBS NEWS Web Site Last month about 200 survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp returned to the site where 1.1 million people were murdered – Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies, and others. Their ceremony, marking the 75th anniversary …

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The Thaler Holocaust Remembrance Fund welcomes back to Eastern Iowa Yom HaShoah Guest Speakers, Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Holinstat in March 2020. The authors of Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz. The …

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The gathering marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp, Auschwitz. Britain’s Prince Charles meets Israel President Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem, on Thursday. Victoria Jones / APJan. 23, 2020, 5:25 AM …

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BBC NEWS January 5 2020 A Jewish teenager avoided death in occupied France thanks to the kindness and bravery of a doctor in a small Alpine resort. But it’s a story local people seem reluctant to remember, Rosie Whitehouse discovers. …

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By Keren BlankfeldThe New York Timesdecember 8th, 2019 The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realized that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate. Zippi, as she was known, was clean, always neat. She …

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