“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 Harrison Smith December 30 Courtesy of Washington Post It had all started as a game. During World War II, when hundreds of Jewish children were hidden at chateaus in the French countryside, kept out of sight from the nation’s …


The Washington Post By Dan Zak October 29 PITTSBURGH — Magda Brown was packed and ready to fly here when she heard the news. Her daughter sat her down and told her: A shooting at a synagogue, around the corner …


Cedar Rapids Gazette Fri., November 02, 2018 The first time I had the honor of interviewing and writing about a Holocaust survivor for The Gazette, I got an angry phone call after the story ran. A reader was mad about …


Lies and Miracles: Childhood in a Siberian Camp A documentary chronicling the experiences of George Landau and Irenka Taurek. The Thaler Holocaust Education Fund helped sponsor a wonderful documentary,  “Lies & Miracles: Childhood in a Siberian Camp” and we were …


Lies and Miracles: Childhood in a Siberian Camp Three screenings upcoming in Cedar Rapids area. See below for more information including a film review and video excerpt. Monday Oct. 29th Noon – 2pm Kirkwood Community College Cedar Hall 6301 Kirkwood …


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