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We invite you to bring the educational and empowering messages of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum to your audience. Our seasoned professionals eagerly engage with schools, community organizations, businesses, and various other venues, offering impactful presentations that span historical insights and contemporary relevance. 

Immerse your audience in the richness of our educational programs to inspire empathy, and foster understanding. By hosting a speaker from our world-class Museum, you’ll provide a platform for profound learning and meaningful dialogue. 

Take the first step in creating a transformative experience for your audience. Simply complete the form below to request a speaker and let us tailor our expertise to meet your specific needs and interests.  

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Current topics include:  

The Holocaust in the Heartland
Speaker: Helen Turner, Director of Education  

Helen Turner, Director of Education for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, delves into the remarkable journey behind the reopening of the museum’s doors in November 2022. Throughout the presentation, Turner navigates through the origins and revitalization of the Museum, contextualizing its significance within the broader landscape of Holocaust history and the proliferation of Holocaust museums across the nation. Through compelling insights and reflections, she invites us to ponder the intricacies of national memory surrounding the Holocaust and inspires contemplation on the path forward. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of remembrance, renewal, and the enduring legacy of the Holocaust. 

Contextualizing and Confronting Current Antisemitism 
Speaker: Helen Turner, Director of Education  

Helen Turner, Director of Education at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, sheds light on the complexities of current antisemitism and contextualizes the recent resurgence of hate across the country, and the globe. Drawing from her extensive background in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Turner provides a nuanced exploration of the various forms that contemporary antisemitism takes. 

From overt acts of discrimination to more subtle and insidious manifestations, Turner examines the evolving landscape of prejudice against the Jewish community. Through engaging anecdotes, historical context, and relevant data, she unveils the challenges faced by individuals and communities affected by antisemitism today. 

Importantly, the talk goes beyond mere recognition, empowering the audience with tools to confront and combat antisemitism. Turner encourages dialogue, education, and proactive measures to build a more inclusive and tolerant society. 

As an expert in the field, Helen Turner’s presentation offers a compelling call to action, urging us all to be vigilant, informed, and actively involved in the ongoing fight against antisemitism. 

Carl Lutz: The Forgotten Holocaust Rescuer  
Speaker: Amy Lutz, Director of Marketing & Communications 

Amy Lutz, Director of Marketing & Communications for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, shares the little-known story of Carl Lutz, one of the Righteous Among the Nations. Carl Lutz was a Swiss diplomat who served in the Swiss Legation in Budapest, Hungary between 1942-1945. There, he issued tens of thousands of Swiss protective papers to Hungarian Jews in danger from the Nazis and their collaborators. Because of his efforts, Lutz is recognized as organizing the largest civilian rescue mission of the entire Holocaust. Sadly, his story has mostly been lost to history. Before his heroic rescue efforts began, Lutz lived in the United States, including nearly a decade in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  

Taming the Digital Wildfire: Media Literacy & Misinformation in the Internet Age  
Speaker: Amy Lutz, Director of Marketing & Communications 

With so much information – true and untrue – available online and in the news, it sometimes feels impossible to separate fact from fiction. In this presentation, participants will learn key media literacy tools that they can use to understand the flow and nature of information online, learn about cognitive flaws that lead us to believe fake news and combat all forms of propaganda and misinformation. 

Custom presentations are available by request for an additional $100 fee.  

Terms & Conditions:

We ask that you request a speaker at least six weeks prior to your event date. Requests are subject to speaker availability.  

Cost: We suggest a donation of $250 per speaker and the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses (including travel costs, meals, hotel, etc.) over $25. Payment can be mailed directly to the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum at 36 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146. To pay online or over the phone, please call 314-442-3720. 

Recommended Group Size: The Museum recommends at least 30 expected attendees to schedule a program.  

Cancellation policy: Speaking engagements may be cancelled by the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum for inclement weather, speaker illness, or unexpected scheduling conflicts. In this case, you will receive a full refund. We require 50% of the speaking fee is paid 3 weeks in advance. If you cancel the speaking engagement within 3 weeks, you will forfeit your deposit.  

Publicity: The Museum can provide speaker images and related artwork. Requestor may not use the Museum’s logo, name, or associated branding without prior approval from the Museum. All promotional materials are subject to approval by the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum before distribution.   

Host Responsibilities  

  • Arrange for an appropriate venue, with access to PowerPoint and/or capabilities, if necessary.  
  • Identify someone to introduce the speaker before the program.  
  • Send a schedule for the event to the Museum at least two weeks in advance with the name and cell phone number of an on-site, day-of contact.  
  • Advertise the program through relevant marketing channels to develop a minimum audience of 30 people.  
  • Museum speakers may not participate in any activity that is political in nature, or includes the endorsement of a particular politician or piece of legislation.