Sara Wolf, Olive Mukabalisa, Leo Wolf
Holocaust Museum Honors Survivors Leo and Sara Wolf The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center By Diane Anderson Leo and Sara Wolf were recognized for their years of commitment and contributions to the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. The special dinner, “Sustain Their Dream: Preserve Their History and Lessons” was held at the St. Louis Marriott West. Holocaust Museum Honorary Chairs were William Kahn and Karole and Tom Green. Dinner Chairs were Myrna Meyer and Judi Scissors. Guest speaker for the evening was The Honorable Jay Nixon, Missouri Governor. Among those in the crowd was Chris Koster, Missouri Attorney General. The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a department of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, opened in 1995. Each year, more than 30,000 people visit the Museum. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
William Kahn honorary chair, Sara and Leo Wolf, Karole and Tom Green honorary chairs
Leo and Sara Wolf
Szyfra Braitberg, Leo and Sara Wolf
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While Leo and Sara Wolf's harrowing Holocaust experiences are almost incomprehensible, their stories provide a valuable education and are the backbone behind the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.
Leo and Sara Wolf at their Creve Coeur home today
Sara and Leo Wolf (circa 1970s) signing the Scroll of Remembrance
Holocaust survivors LEO and SARA WOLF will be the guests of honor at a special dinner to benefit the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. ‘Sustain Their Dream: Preserve the History and Lessons’ will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, Marriot St. Louis West to pay tribute to the Wolfs for their vision and years of commitment to the museum. Proceeds will benefit the Leo and Sara Wolf Museum Fund. For tickets and more info, call museum director Jean Cavender at 442-3715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo by Jason Mueller
As Allied forces moved across Europe in a series of offenses against Germany during World War II, they began to liberate concentration camp prisoners. In the final months of the war, Nazi guards moved camp inmates by train or on grueling forced marches, known as death marches, in an attempt to prevent their liberation. Leo Wolf, who at 23 had already spent five years in Auschwitz and Dachau, barely survived one of those marches. “The Americans liberated us at the end of the march, May 7 or 8, 1945,” Leo says. “They picked me up and took me to a hospital. I weighed 66 pounds. I’d lost both parents and two sisters. Out of my entire family, I was the only survivor.”
photo by Jason Mueller