Yom HaShoah and Beyond

Testimonies from Holocaust Survivors Who Came to Des Moines

Nearly 40 years ago, Des Moines’ Jewish community began a special effort to document the personal stories of many of the Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Central Iowa that has continues into the 21st century. 

Listen to excerpts from the accounts of seven of those survivors whose personal stories were shared on Yom HaShoah in 2019. This year, as we face uncertain times, we want to ensure that the more than 6 million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust are never forgotten.

To view our catalog of oral histories, visit this page. To view more of our collection, visit this page or email us at ijhs@jewishdesmoines.org.