• Ellen Tarlow, Holocaust survivor and educator

    Ellen Meinberg Tarlow, 88, formerly of Glenside, a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped Germany for America and later told of her family’s ordeal at the hands of the Nazis, died Sunday, Aug. 21, of heart failure at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Mrs. Tarlow lived through Kristallnacht – Nov. 9 and

  • HOW JUDITH LEIBER SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST TO BECOME A CELERBITY HANDBAG ICON

    At 95, Judith Leiber carefully walks down an aisle of her palladian-style Hamptons museum surrounded by 1,500 handbags, most of them bedazzled with thousands of crystals. Her eyes graze two small metal clutches—one shaped like an eggplant and the other, an asparagus. “I just thought it was a good idea to try

  • Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, 80, Founder of Hineni Outreach Organization

    Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis—the founder of the Hineni Heritage Center, and an international inspirational speaker and mentor—passed away on Aug. 23 in New York. She was 80 years old. She was born in 1936 in Szeged, Hungary, where her father, Rabbi Avroham Halevi Jungreis, was a rabbi. The family was among the passengers

  • Philip Bialowitz before the trial against John Demjanjuk in 2010. Mr. Demjanjuk was convicted of being a collaborating guard at Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp. CHRISTOF STACHE, VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Philip Bialowitz, Who Escaped a Nazi Death Camp and Testified in Court, Dies at 90

    Philip Bialowitz, a Polish Jew who escaped Sobibor, a secret Nazi extermination camp, in the aftermath of a dramatic prisoner uprising and bore witness to the horrors of the Holocaust in a powerful memoir and in courtroom testimony, died on Aug. 6 in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 90. The cause was congestive heart

  • Doing justice to her father’s dream

    She was born in a refugee camp in Stuttgart, just over two hours from Nuremberg, where Nazi war criminals were being brought to justice. And now, 70 years later, Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada has come back to the place where her father began his own

  • A Holocaust Survivor’s Tribute to Elie Wiesel

    This week I mourn the death of Elie Wiesel, who was a role model of mine. Wiesel’s story is also my story. We were born within a few months of each other in 1928, we grew up in towns about 60 miles apart, and in the spring of 1944 we

  • Claims Conference Negotiates Major Expansion in Homecare for Holocaust Survivors

      The Claims Conference has negotiated an agreement with the government of Germany securing substantial increases in funding for homecare for poor Holocaust survivors in need of care worldwide over the next three years. The agreement, subject to approval by the German Parliament, provides for approximately $500 million in additional

  • Holocaust survivors give DC museum visitors first-person accounts of their difficult experiences

    WASHINGTON – It was 75 years ago when the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union and rounded up Jewish citizens. Rita Rubenstein, who currently lives in Maryland, is one of those Holocaust survivors. She is part of a unique program at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. called

  • Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

    Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, prolific author and outspoken activist Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87. Wiesel was perhaps best known for his major role in promoting Holocaust education, and for perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust in the post-World War II era with his memoir “Night,”

  • Holocaust survivor in Lincolnshire reflects on his experience

    Steen Metz didn’t know he was Jewish until he and his parents were herded into cattle cars and sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in German-occupied Czechoslovakia. It was Oct. 2, 1943 — the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and the middle of the Holocaust. He was eight-years-old. Up until that