Friday, August 19, 2022

St. Louis Holocaust Museum announces opening date 

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum has announced it will reopen to the public on November 2, 2022, after closing for renovation and expansion in early 2020. The new 36,000 square-foot facility will be four times the size of the previous Museum, which served the community for over 25 years.  

“We are excited to reopen our doors on November 2 and welcome the community back to this special place,” said Helen Turner, the Museum’s Director of Education. “In our world today, engaging with the history and lessons of the Holocaust is more important than ever. We look forward to continuing to do so in a new, state-of-the-art Museum.”  

The expanded St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will include an all-new permanent Holocaust exhibition, classrooms, a performance auditorium, archives, and a special exhibit space. It will also include a new Impact Lab, which will challenge students, and all visitors, to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. In this highly interactive space, visitors will be empowered to consider contemporary issues and challenges through the lens of the Holocaust.   

“This Museum is the product of hard work from so many people in the community,” said Brian Herstig, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. “We look forward to sharing this world class institution with the region and serving the community for generations to come.”  

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