• 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 The handwritten will and previously unpublished photographs were recently found in a box in the Church of Scotland World

  • Holocaust survivor shares story of those who hid her from the Nazis

    The year was 1940 when the Nazis were rounding up Jewish women and children. Monique’s mother and father decided to give up their daughter to a Catholic family so she could have a better chance at survival. 9/14/16 (Monique Ritter)   LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Monique Ritter’s story is one

  • Holocaust survivor reunited with son of her saviour

    Mala Tribich was 14 when Dr Rosensaft saved her life through an act of kindness and 70-years on, she continues to pay tribute A Holocaust survivor has spoken of her joy at being reunited with the son of the doctor whom she credits with saving her life. Mala Tribich was

  • A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S VIOLIN FINDS A NEW HOME

    I n the spring of 2014, the filmmaker Kahane Cooperman was driving to work, listening to WQXR, the classical-music station, when she heard a promotion for a donation drive: the station was collecting used instruments to be given to schoolchildren. The promo mentioned one violin in particular that had been

  • 80-year-old dad who survived Holocaust gets ultimate surprise by John McEnroe

    When Les Held was 6 years old, he and his family were sent to a concentration camp. But each time the Nazis tried to kill him, he cheated death. Despite going through those hardships as a little boy, Held went on to live a life filled with optimism and joy.