• Women who escaped Nazi Germany reunited after “six degrees of separation”

    Two women who escaped from Nazi Germany in World War II have discovered a new connection. Their separate family histories are told in stories and documents that come from a time when communities and countries were torn apart. But more than 80 years into life, their remarkable reunion was an

  • Two Holocaust survivors and their ‘wish of a lifetime’

    WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – They called it, “the wish of a lifetime.” Two elderly survivors of the Holocaust had always dreamed of a chance to visit the museum dedicated to the memories of their murdered families. Now Albert Maidenbaum, 89, and Esther Maidenbaum, 80, have finally fulfilled that dream. On Friday,

  • French student credits Holocaust survivor for changing his life in new film

    When Leon Zyguel visited a French classroom eight years ago to tell the story of how he survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald, he probably hoped the students would listen and remember. But Zyguel, who died in 2015, got more than he expected from the unruly students at Lycee Leon Blum in

  • Jewish-American ex-sailor recalls Cyprus internment with Holocaust survivors

    Anger gripped Murray Greenfield when he found himself locked up in a British detention camp with hundreds of Jewish refugees after WWII NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Seventy years later, Murray Greenfield can still remember the anger he felt when he was locked up with hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors in

  • Holocaust survivor Olga Sher fought for social justice

    In April, 1944, a courageous 21-year-old Olga Korec pulled off her white arm band emblazoned with the blue Star of David, stuffed it into her pocket and, ignoring a soldier calling out to her, walked out of a Nazi work camp in German-occupied Poland. She, along with her parents and

  • The once-a-week Holocaust survivors’ social (work) club

    In recent years the Jerusalem Foundation has helped the Cafe Europa program establish locations throughout Jerusalem, where attendees can mingle, go on trips and take in lectures Once a week, the Ginot Ha’ir community council in Jerusalem’s German Colony neighborhood is transformed into a bustling center for English-speaking Holocaust survivors

  • Holocaust survivors fondly remembered

    [huge_it_slider id=”5″] EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP —The names of more than 200 deceased Holocaust survivors were read aloud in the pouring rain and blustery wind Sunday morning as their sons, daughters, nieces and nephews gathered for the annual Mitzvah Zecher Avot, or “the good deed of remembering family,” at Rodef Sholom

  • Holocaust survivor delivers message of forgiveness

    [huge_it_slider id=”4″]   At dawn on an early spring day in 1944, a young Eva Mozes Kor and her family were freed from the overcrowded cattle car they’d been standing in for four days. As the doors opened, the family of six who’d been the only Jews living in a

  • Holocaust Survivor Experiences Her Own Rescue in Virtual Reality

    Amélie Diamant-Holmstrom fled Europe in 1940 on a ship of young refugees. That journey is the subject of the Defying the Nazis VR experience In 1940, Amélie Diamant-Holmstrom was one of the 29 children who arrived in the United States aboard the Excambion, a ship carrying child refugees from Nazi-occupied France,

  • Holocaust heroine’s will, lost photos, unearthed in Scotland

    A Holocaust heroine’s last will and testament has been unearthed in church archives in Scotland, offering a glimpse into the incredible life of Jane Haining, who died in Auschwitz in 1944. The handwritten will and previously unpublished photographs were recently found in a box in the Church of Scotland World