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Survivor Stories

By collecting and recording Holocaust survivor stories, we keep their memories and histories alive for future generations.

Honoring Holocaust survivors remains at the heart of our mission. By hearing their stories, we hope you feel inspired to stand up to injustice in your own life.

Holocaust Survivors Speak Out

Audio and visual recordings of hundreds of St. Louis area survivors have been preserved. Their stories provide powerful first-person testimony, bringing history alive.

Descendants of survivors who have passed away or who are no longer well enough to speak carry on the legacy of their relatives through compelling presentations.

“We are the resurrected ones who by sheer luck were given a second chance to live again normally and raise our families.”
– Sarah Klein, Holocaust survivor

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

Martin Niemöller was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps