• Survivor Story: Anita Ekstein

    By Anita Helfgott Ekstein “I was a child of seven when the Nazis came to our town in Poland. We had been occupied by the Soviets for nearly the first two years of the war. We were taken to a ghetto in a larger town. My parents went daily to

  • Survivor Story: Judy Weissenberg Cohen

    “My name is Judy (Weissenberg) Cohen. I was born and lived in Debrecen, Hungary with my large Orthodox family till I was 15 1/2 years old. We were seven siblings and my parents. I was the youngest. We lived quite comfortably, with other extended family members, in three separate dwellings,

  • Survivor Story: Max Tibor Eisen

    "I was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia in 1929 into a large religious family. I was deported to Auschwitz from Moldava (which was then in Hungary) in 1944, at age 15, where I was imprisoned from May 1944 until January 1945. My immediate and extended family was made up of approximately

  • Survivor Story: Ann Kazimirski

    By Ann Kazimirski From 1939 to 1945, the German machine of destruction systematically killed six million Jews, including one million children. Poland, my native country, had a large Jewish population of approximately 3,011,000 before the Second World War. By 1945, 3,000,000 of these Jews had been murdered. Fifty years later,

  • Riots Of Kristallnacht – Reinhard Heydrich’s Instructions, November 1938

    Copyright © 2016 Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance Center Secret Copy of Most Urgent telegram from Munich, of November 10, 1938, 1:20 A.M. To All Headquarters and Stations of the State Police All districts and Sub-districts of the SD Urgent! For immediate attention of Chief or his deputy! Re: