• 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

  • Holocaust Survivor Tells Heartwrenching Story of the Day He Was Freed

    A Holocaust survivor recalled the day he was freed from a concentration camp for BuzzFeed — and his story is chilling. The man, who isn’t named in the video, was a prisoner at the camp for a year before it was liberated. He and his friends didn’t get much sleep

  • Holocaust Survivor Finds Peace in Art

    Eva Nathanson doesn’t feel the same guilt her parents did for having been spared an anonymous death at the hands of Nazis, when so many others perished. Instead, she feels a compulsion to never spend a moment wasting time and to treat every minute of life as the miracle it

  • Lillian Judd, 92, dedicated her life to recalling the Holocaust

    Lillian Judd endured the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, where her father, mother and two sisters were killed and she was beaten nearly to death. But decades later, in the comfort of her homes in California, she set aside anger and dedicated her life to recalling the Holocaust and

  • Columbus resident recalls Holocaust horros

    COLUMBUS – Fran Greenberg said she doesn’t remember much about her life before the age of 4. What is unfortunate, however, is that the memories she has of her life for the years that immediately followed are marred by sadness, depression, illness and loneliness. Greenberg was the featured speaker at

  • ‘Why it took me 40 years to face my father’s memoir’: A Holocaust survivor’s daughter on the trauma that shaped her

    Noemie Lopian has a clear recollection of the bookshelf in the living room of her childhood home in Munich: it was empty save for a solitary title on the middle shelf. Yet as a girl, she resisted any urge to read it because she knew that something terrible was documented

  • Sherman tank makes way into Holocaust center

    Two symbols of a war that rocked the world now sit in one room. A Sherman tank used by American troops to liberate death camps during World War II was unveiled Friday at the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center. The 30-ton tank will serve as one of the museum’s anchor

  • Holocaust survivors gather at Jerusalem Theater, salute Israel

    Notwithstanding the raw deal so many of them have received in Israel, Holocaust survivors by and large are happy to have a country to call home, and hundreds from all over the nation, speaking myriad languages, gathered at the Jerusalem Theater this week in a salute to Israel. Some had

  • An 88-Yr Old Holocaust Survivor Recalls Hearing — “We Are Americans and You are All Free.”

    “We are Americans, and all of you are free.” That phrase is etched in 88-year-old Henry Greenbaum’s memory as part of the best day of his life. It was told to him by an American soldier during World War II when he was 17, weighed 75 pounds and had lived