Attend an Event
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and in preparation for our Museum expansion.
In the meantime, watch and discuss a film, hear from guest speakers, or attend one of our other virtual community events. We look forward to seeing you online!
Professional Development for Teachers
Teaching the Book: The Assignment with Liza Wiemer
Monday, November 8, 4 pm
Zoom, Register Here
Join author Liza Wiemer for an after-school teacher workshop around her book The Assignment. Based on a true story, the book tells the story of a beloved teacher’s well-intentioned but ethically problematic assignment that sets off alarm bells for two students, and polarizes the community around their refusal to participate. Meet the author, hear about her inspiration for the story, and discuss the book and approaches for the classroom in this hour-long event.
Author Talk with Liza Wiemer of The Assignment
Wednesday, November 10, 10 am
In-person at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center or Virtual
Join us for a free author event in remembrance of the anniversary of Kristallnacht, available both in person and streamed via the Virtual J. For the in person events, masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 48 hours of entry to the facility are required. We welcome classrooms and kindly request RSVPs for in person attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 442-3299. To view these events virtually, create a free Community account and navigate to the Book Festival in the Virtual J.
Liza Wiemer expertly weaves a story of moral courage in The Assignment, based on a real assignment given in a New York State high school. When a favorite teacher assigns a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Their teacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignment that fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand. As the school administration addressed the teens’ refusal to participate in the appalling debate, the student body, their parents, and the larger community are forced to face the issue as well. The situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?
Kristallnacht Remembrance Day:
Menachem Kaiser: Plunder
Wednesday, November 10, 7pm
Performing Arts Center
Free event in partnership with the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival
Menachem Kaiser’s brilliantly told story is set in motion when the author takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather’s former battle to reclaim the family’s apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. Soon, he is on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as “The Killer.” A surprise discovery—that his grandfather’s cousin not only survived the war, but wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex—leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian reasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder. Propelled by rich original research, Kaiser immerses readers in profound questions that reach far beyond his personal quest. What does it mean to seize your own legacy? Can reclaimed property repair rifts among the living? Plunder is both a deeply immersive adventure story and an irreverent, daring interrogation of inheritance—material, spiritual, familial, and emotional.
Rosenberg Film Series
Sunday Afternoons – Ongoing
Sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg, the series is an opportunity to watch a pre-selected film related to the Holocaust in the comfort of home and then join a virtual group discussion.