Through its collections, exhibits, and programs the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center strives to educate all people about the history and consequences of the Holocaust in hope of preventing such events from happening again.
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, opened in May 1995 and was realized through the vision and generosity of many community leaders and Holocaust survivors.
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center houses a 5,000 square foot core exhibition that provides a chronological history of the Holocaust with personal accounts of Holocaust survivors who emigrated to St. Louis. Photographs, artifacts, text panels, and audio-visual displays guide visitors through pre-war Jewish life in Europe, the rise of Nazism and events during the Holocaust between 1933-1945, and post-war events including the Nuremberg Trials and Jewish life after the Holocaust.
The HMLC’s newest interactive exhibition, Change Begins with Me: Confronting Hate, Discrimination, and Ethnic Conflict in Today’s Post-Holocaust World debuted in 2012. HMLC will have housed approximately one and a half million visitors during its twenty-year existence.
The HMLC also hosts temporary showcases, public lectures, a monthly film series, teacher-training workshops, and an annual Yom HaShoah community commemoration. The HMLC also contains a detailed video library with over 500 titles, as well as an oral history project with 150 testimonies available to teachers and the public at large.
In addition, the HMLC sponsors temporary exhibits, public lectures, a monthly-film series, teacher-training workshops, and an annual Yom HaShoah community commemoration. The HMLC also houses a comprehensive video library with over 500 titles and an oral history project with over 150 testimonies that are available to educators and the public.
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center now has a Self-Guided Audio Tour for visitors to use anytime. Narrated by KSKD-TV anchor Mike Bush, the tour guides visitors through the various sections of the museum describing the historical events that led to the Holocaust, years during the Holocaust, the liberation of the camps, and life for survivors after the Holocaust.
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC), a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, opened in May 1995 and was realized through the vision and generosity of many community leaders and Holocaust survivors.
Each stop is approximately 90 seconds long and will take a visitor a little over an hour to complete the tour.
Location: 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO
Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Open evenings for group tours by appointment