• 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

  • Students Learn Horrors Of Holocaust From Survivor: ‘Cruelty Beyond Any Explanation’

      CBSMiami – Stacey Nowack teaches 7th graders at Weston’s Temple Dor Dorim about the Holocaust. “Yes, 6 million were murdered, but what’s even more important is to understand what certain individuals went through during the Holocaust,” she told the class. Nowack’s family was spared from the Holocaust’s atrocities, but

  • Book reveals moving images of survivors on Holocaust memorial day

    Mirjam Finkelstein thinks of herself as a person first and a survivor last (Picture: Harry Borden) On this day, 72 years ago, the largest Nazi concentration camp was finally liberated. Overall, six million Jews died – 1.1 million of which, perished in Auschwitz alone. Moving stories from survivors on Holocaust memorial day