• First Ever Holocaust Survivor Testimony in Room-Scale Virtual Reality to World Premiere at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

    Virtual reality lab LightShed, in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, MPC VR, OTOY, Inc., and HERE BE DRAGONS, proudly announce the world premiere of the first-ever Holocaust survivor testimony in room-scale VR, THE LAST GOODBYE, at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. The experience will premiere within the

  • Seeing the Holocaust through eyes of twins

    The Straits Times – Pearl and Stasha Zamorski are identical twins in Auschwitz. At first, this is their saving grace; later, it becomes their ruin. The Zamorski twins are fictional, but much of Affinity Konar’s debut novel, Mischling, is steeped in fact, making it a harrowing and, sometimes, heartbreaking read.

  • Holocaust survivor: ‘I became B-1148 instead of a human being’

    Yahoo News – Michael Bornstein was a small child when Nazi soldiers sent him and his family to one of the most evil places the world has ever known. “From what we’ve been told, children my age, about 4, survived about two weeks at Auschwitz. I was able to survive

  • 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,