The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center (HMLC), a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, opened in May 1995 and was realized through the vision and generosity of many community leaders and Holocaust survivors.
The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center houses a 5,000 square foot core exhibition that provides a chronological history of the Holocaust with personal accounts of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to St. Louis. Photographs, artifacts, text panels, and audio-visual displays guide visitors through pre-war Jewish life in Europe, the rise of Nazism and events during the Holocaust between 1933-1945, post-war events including the Nuremberg Trials, and Jewish life after the Holocaust.
The HMLC sponsors temporary exhibits, public lectures, a monthly-film series, teacher-training workshops, and an annual Yom HaShoah community commemoration. The HMLC also houses a comprehensive video library with more than 500 titles and an oral history project with approximately 150 testimonies that are available to educators and the public.
The Memory Project
The St. Louis Memory Project is a rich opportunity for you to experience a part of the lives and writings of Holocaust survivors who live in the St. Louis region. Click here to learn more and read their stories.