“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.

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This is a recording of the April 18 Zoom webinar Walking the Streets Under Which the Ghettos Lay The video linked here is from a live event that occurred April 18, Holocaust Remembrance Day — Walking The Streets Under Which …


Recent photos from Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon appearances. (photographer credits to come)

Speaker Tova Friedman, one of the co-authors of The Daughter of Auschwitz: My Story of Resilience, Survival and Hope. Friedman will be speaking at Coe College, Cornell College, Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy University from March 26 through 29, 2023.


Lane Sainty and Melina Walling Tue, February 14, 2023 at 1:31 PM CST·11 min read When you’ve been married for 68 years, you get used to a certain question: What’s the secret? “We were just asked that yesterday, actually, by …


Solomon Perel in an undated photo. “I’m not a Jew,” he lied to his Wehrmacht captors in 1941. “I’m an ethnic German.”Credit…Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy


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