Holocaust Museum & Learning Center – St. Louis, Missouri 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.
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.
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
Hours: 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