St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have partnered for the last 10 years in education in a training for police officers that includes a guided tour of the Museum, and overview of how “law enforcement” reacted to Nazi control and finally a session facilitated by ADL staff, making the lessons relevant to their roles in contemporary society. To date more than 2500 officers have participated in the program.
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum conducts a multi-day educator workshop annually usually in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The institute is comprised of lectures and presentations designed to train educators of effective techniques for integrating Holocaust curriculum in the classroom. We have trained approximately 700 teachers since this program began in 2005.
This program is designed to give a teacher the tools to enhance his/her Holocaust curriculum by sending them a trunk stocked with books, maps, and films they can use in the classroom. The Museum has 10 middle school trunks and 9 used for high school. We calculate that the number of teachers trained from 2004 through 2017 has realized an additional 32,000 students being given Holocaust education during this time period. Click here to reserve a trunk.
The Museum stages an annual Student Art & Writing Contest in which students submit prose, poetry and works of art that reflect their experience while on tour or what they’ve learned in the classroom. Museum judges cull through more than 700 entries annually.
The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum presents a free film (screened in video or DVD format) on the last Sunday of each month. Approximately 1000 people attend annually.