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Book Review: A Morning Star

The following review was written by Miriam Spiegel Raskin and shared as part of the Memory Project. A Morning Star by Andre Schwarz-Bart Recently I read, and then bought so that I can reread and reread, a book that’s been calling out to me: A Morning Star, written by...

A Good Death

The following story was written by Miriam Spiegel Raskin and shared as part of the Memory Project. When my mother died several months ago, I was aware of both sadness and a selfish concern over the inevitability of my own death. As I watched her slip away towards the...

Who Does Not Want to be Perfect?

The following story was written by Miriam Spiegel Raskin and shared as part of the Memory Project. Perfectionism as a personality trait may have many causes, but only Jews have their tribal history as justification. Rather than power, our neurotic aspiration is...

Seven Hundred Gather for Local Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Approximately 700 local people gathered at United Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, April 27 for the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration. The event, put on by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center and dedicated to remembering the six million Jews who perished in the...

Adventure in a DP Camp: A Story Told to Me by My Parents

The following story was written by Sofia Kent and shared as part of the Memory Project. This is a true story which I know only because my parents told me about it. I don’t have a lot of stories about their experiences during and after the Second World War, but I...

My Dress

The following story was written by Beatrice Wyllie and shared as part of the Memory Project. Mama was very excited.  Her baby brother was getting married.  Willie had been bringing many beautiful women to our house, but I think that Anna, my future aunt, was the most...

Gloria Feldman

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gloria and Rubin Feldman Family Education Institute. Gloria and Rubin (z’l) Feldman have a long history of philanthropy in the St. Louis Jewish community, and the Institute...

HMLC Receives STL250 Cake

Notice a large cake outside of Jewish Federation's Kopolow Building? To celebrate the 250th birthday of St. Louis, STL250 is presenting “Cakeway to the West,” placing 250 four-foot-tall cake sculptures decorated by local artists at notable spots throughout the region....

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