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Vida ‘Sister’ Goldman Prince knows that only a Holocaust survivor can fully comprehend what happened in those terrible years. A volunteer at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC), she has made it her lifelong commitment to record the extraordinary lives of these survivors and their horrifying stories to ensure they are never forgotten.
It’s difficult to explain why, but national studies have shown that emotional and social health translate into improved physical health. And that’s exactly what St. Louis NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) sets out to achieve with its many programs and services, says program manager Karen Berry-Elbert.
Thank you for the great spread in LN for our Change Begins with Me exhibition opening. You have been wonderfully supportive and we couldn’t be more pleased with the impact. You are the best. (2/8/13 issue, p. 7)
Kim Eberlein (Volunteer Leadership)
2013 Charitable Events & Fundraisers
When RALPH CLAYTON and his neighbors donated 104 acres of farmland to build a courthouse and county seat more than 130 years ago, they had no inkling that the rural outpost would evolve as a progressive metropolitan hub in the century to come. A newly released book, Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story, chronicles the making of the city through the people who helped build the community. Written by veteran journalist MARY DELACH LEONARD, the book is filled with historical anecdotes, nostalgic photographs and modern street scenes. The book is available online through reedypress.com and at several local bookstores.
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) welcomes board members: JEANNINE CLONTZ as president, CYNTHIA LEFORT as treasurer, DOROTHY CARLIN as special projects chair, IRIS SALSMAN and LINDSAY STOCKER as co-chairs of marketing, CINDY BRUSSEE as chair of government relations, and GRETCHEN GAYNOR as ways and means chair. GINNI CAMPBELL will remain a board member and LOUISE WIEDERMANN will step down from her two-year term as president.
Thank you. The phrase is so common, we don’t even give it a second thought when we say it or when someone conveys it to us. But expressing sincere gratitude takes special effort; and that is why here at LN, we delight in the ways our readers tell us they like what they see. No matter how it is expressed (an email or handwritten note—or even with cupcakes or flowers), know that the gesture is absolutely appreciated.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.”
Hats off to the ST. LOUIS ARTS AWARDS recipients of 2010, including COCA founder STEPHANIE RIVEN, this year’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts awardee. Other honorees are: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra music director DAVID ROBERTSON (Excellence in the Arts), DR. WILFRED and ANN LEE KONNEKER (Excellence in Philanthropy), BEVERLY WHITTINGTON (Art Educator of the Year), AMEREN (Corporate Support of the Arts), CITYGARDEN (Arts Collaboration Award), and REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION (Champion for the Arts). The awardees will be feted at a Jan. 25 dinner at the Chase Park Plaza.