• Spotlight on Holocaust Survivor Max Eisen

    Macleans – Max Eisen was barely 15 when the gendarmes came for him and his family in March 1944. He had been born into a large and prosperous Jewish family in 1929, in what was then Czechoslovakia, but in the dismemberment of that country in early 1939, their part had fallen

  • Paul Ornstein, Psychoanalyst and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 92

    New York Times – Having barely survived the Holocaust, Paul and Anna Ornstein might have been among the least likely converts to an evolving psychoanalytical movement that views the world more positively than traditional Freudian analysis does. Yet the couple, who met as teenagers in Hungary, transcended their own trauma. They were

  • Silent children of the Holocaust making their voices heard

    The Holocaust is often told as the story of loss, quantified by concrete numbers, specific dates, sites of persecution and searing images that scorch our collective psyche. But to a group of survivors known as the “hidden children,” the Holocaust is far more diffuse and elusive. It lurks in the

  • Surviving the Holocaust: ‘I didn’t allow any hatred to grow. But I don’t blame those who did’

    Among the horrors that Primo Levi quietly and even matter-of-factly documents in If This Is A Man – that greatest of all accounts of incarceration in a Nazi death camp – is a dream of invisibility. Not invisibility in the here-and-now of camp life, which might have been welcomed, but

  • Holocaust survivors fund to receive $63 million

    Funds yielded from sale of Bank Leumi shares held by Holocaust Restitution Company of Israel as part of legal settlement which nearly doubled shares’ value • Additional benefits to be paid to survivors in need starting this month. The Holocaust Restitution Company of Israel on Tuesday announced plans to allocate

  • A Holocaust Survivor Built the Superbowl’s Hottest Hotel

    When Super Bowl fans descend on Houston this February, many of the town’s visitors will have David Mintzner to thank for the warm hospitality. He died a few months ago, at 101, but not before conceiving the city’s new Marriott Marquis hotel — with its record-sized ballroom, ornate chandeliers and

  • The girl who survived the Holocaust: Woman shares harrowing momentos from Bergen-Belsen on special Antiques Roadshow

    Unique artefacts that survived the Holocaust were showcased on a special edition of the Antiques Roadshow. The items, including a pair of striped pyjamas from Auschwitz and food bowls from Bergen Belsen, each tell remarkable stories from Europe’s darkest days. And one Holocaust survivor, Zahava Kohn, 81, today tells how

  • After the Holocaust, Only This Young Composer’s Music Survived

    One of the greatest tragedies of the Holocaust (itself the greatest tragedy of modern history) is the irreplaceable loss of talent – not just of the people who were murdered, but also the works, discoveries and inventions that were murdered along with them. Earlier today, the Boston Globe published a story

  • Holocaust Jews: Murdered precisely because they were sinless

    In honor of today’s day of fasting, Asarah b’Tevet (the Tenth Day of Tevet), Arutz-7 presents the following piece written in 1942 by Ezriel Carlebach, who served as the first editor-in-chief of Yediot Acharonot,and later the founder and editor of Maariv: We all know and sense with every fiber of

  • Celebrities to Gather for Reading of Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’

    More than 50 luminaries from the performing arts and politics, as well as other public figures, will gather on Jan. 29 to read Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece “Night” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan. The event, which is presented by the museum and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene,