In this educational program, we will look at some of the ways American corporations contributed to the rise of the Nazi party and its ability to wage war. 


Without the substantial involvement of prominent American businesses and businessmen, World War II and the Holocaust would not have happened.

Pat Lorraine Simons is a former trial lawyer and teacher. She also founded Ready Readers, a nonprofit organization that inspires low-income preschool children to become readers. Simons has published short fiction and award-winning poetry in magazines and anthologies. She lives with her husband in St. Louis, Missouri.


Sharon Berry is a daughter of Ben Fainer, of blessed memory, a St. Louis Holocaust survivor from Bedzin, Poland.  She is a co-founder of The Hannah Ida Urman Foundation that continues her father’s legacy of Holocaust education. Born in Toronto, Canada, her parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 to St. Louis, where she grew up. She relocated to Philadelphia with her husband and son in 1999.


Sponsored by and in conjunction with The St. Louis County Library Foundation 

Thank you to the St. Louis County Library Foundation for supporting Holocaust Education and building a better humanity


In this educational program, we will look at the joint efforts of Polish diplomats together with Jewish activists in wartime Switzerland (the Ładoś Group) to save the lives of thousands of Jews throughout German-occupied Europe by forging Latin American passports.

Jeffrey K. Cymbler, author, attorney, genealogist, and child and grandchild of Holocaust survivors will discuss the newly discovered remarkable story of the Ładoś Group. 

Sharon Berry, daughter of Ben Fainer, a St. Louis Holocaust survivor of blessed memory, will share her father's story and discoveries made since her father's passing, including her family's connection to the Ładoś Group passports.

In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 75 Years After the Liberation of Auschwitz 

 A Holocaust Awareness Program (Open to Public Free of Charge) 

Presented by Holocaust Survivor Ram Levy, PhD and

Sharon Berry, daughter of Holocaust Survivor Ben Fainer, of blessed memory.


January 28, 2020



6:30 pm Reception

with light refreshments 


7:00 pm Program Start


1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.

St.Louis, MO 63131



For food and planning purposes, please

let us know you are attending:



Link to Article:  The Scourge of Antisemitism

by Menachem Rosensaft

Sponsored by and in conjunction with The St. Louis County Library Foundation 

Bedzin, Bulgaria and Beyond

Learn why September 9 is a defining date in Holocaust Education and WWII History  

Through the eyes of 

Ram Levy, PhD

Bulgarian Holocaust Survivor

Sharon Berry,

Child of Ben Fainer,

Bedzin Holocaust Survivor

September 9, 2019

Reception:                           6:00 PM

Program:                             6:30 PM

Lyudmila "Lucy" Taseva

Consul and Deputy General Consul

Republic of Bulgaria

St. Louis County Library, Grant's View Branch

9700 Musick Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

Manager: Lori Boschert,

Assist. Manager: Katie Keeven,


Please Register with Library by following this Link

Become a co-sponsor? Click Here to  learn more

Madill, Oklahoma Public Schools

and Parents Support Holocaust Education

Hidden child Survivor Rachel Miller will share her story with 600 middle and high school students. 

Speaking to dispel hate and showing students the power they hold to build a better life for themselves and humanity keeps Rachel going at 87 years young.

Thank you for your invitation, 

See you soon,                   


In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day,

a Free Event Sponsored by and in conjunction with the

St. Louis County Public Library

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day,

a Free Event Sponsored by and in conjunction with the

St. Louis County Public Library

Rachel Miller

Holocaust Survivor

Hidden as a child in France, she shares her story of suffering and survival

January 29, 2019

Reception 6:00 PM

Program Time:

6:30 to 8:00 PM

St. Louis County Library

1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.

St. Louis, MO  63131

Want to become a co-sponsor? Click Here to  learn more

Special Thanks to our Co-Sponsors

September 17, 2018

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NEVER AGAIN:  Survivors share their stories of inhuman cruelty, righteousness and survival. 

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Program Brochure 

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