• 4 Things I Learned from My Grandparents Who Survived the Holocaust

    Kveller – As I watch the news, my mind is constantly drawn to my grandparents, who came to the United States from Romania after World War II. Survivors of the Holocaust and family of so many of its victims, my grandparents came through Ellis Island with little more than each

  • A moment that changed me: meeting the Holocaust survivors who made me a better person

    The Guardian – In the summer of 2011, I was sent to interview a Jewish couple at their home in Giffnock, just south of Glasgow. Henry and Ingrid Wuga: Holocaust survivors in their late 80s who had come to the UK on the Kindertransport when they were 15 and 14.

  • Holocaust survivor feels compelled to tell her story

    Norwich Bulletin – Henny Simon believes in the power of people to build bridges of friendship. These bridges can successfully unite people from all walks of life. If they fail, the unimaginable can happen, and Simon was a witness to it. Simon, 91, is a Holocaust survivor. She was a

  • The First Voices To Emerge from the Holocaust: David Boder’s Nightmarish Journey, Rediscovered

    Forward – It was a mysterious, mislabeled canister that sat for 50 years, undisturbed, in the University of Akron’s archives. But its recent discovery has provided a valuable addition to a precious trove of recordings: the earliest preserved voices of survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, just months after their

  • No Child’s Play: The Bear That Helped A Boy Survive The Holocaust

    Forward – Other dolls surrounded the pitiful excuse for a teddy bear that stared out through the glass case. Its brown covering had worn through in spots. The eyes did not quite line up. Leaning at a slight angle, the bear hid its story in its unassuming appearance. But don’t

  • Holocaust survivor: My father said, ‘We’re home, we’re going to be safe’

    Ledger-Enquirer – Hershel Greenblat’s family album contains photos of relatives he never met. It includes one of his grandparents holding his mother as a baby girl, and another of his father posing with his parents, siblings and other relatives. In the pictures, his parents were among the few to survive

  • Saved From Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’

    NYT – On Valentine’s Day, couples often reminisce about that moment they knew they would stay together, whether during a vacation, over a fancy dinner or, perhaps, while meeting their future in-laws. For Isaac and Rosa Blum, who became teenage sweethearts 75 years ago in a ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland,

  • Holocaust survivor, 10-time Olympic medalist Agnes Keleti awarded Israel Prize

    i24News – Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1921, Keleti survived WWII by working under a false identity Agnes Keleti, a 96-year-old Holocaust survivor and one of the most successful female Jewish athletes on Tuesday was awarded the Israel Prize in the field of sports. The Israel Prize is awarded by the

  • On its US, UK sites, Amazon sells books that deny Holocaust

    Times of Israel – Amazon has removed books that deny the Holocaust from online stores in countries where Holocaust denial is illegal, but they remain available in the United States and the United Kingdom. The British newspaper The Independent reported Sunday that the books were removed in some countries, including

  • A whole new Jew: The antisemite who turned out to be one of the Jews he despised

    WHAT IF, Csanád Szegedi wants to know, pondering the subtleties of halacha, a Jewish man gets circumcised only as an adult and, being under anesthesia during the procedure, can’t recite the requisite blessing? Is his circumcision still halachically valid? And what if, he inquires next, exhibiting restless curiosity, the surgeon