• Holocaust Survivor Magda Brown Shares Story of Loss, Hope and Faith

    Photo 1: Magda Brown speaks to students at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plainfield. Photo 2: Magda Brown posts for a photo. Photo 3: Brown answers questions from students. PLAINFIELD, IL — If you were to meet 88-year-old Magda Brown just walking down the street, her tragic past would

  • Torn from her family, Holocaust survivor spent her life making a new one

    To Helen Handler, the most important thing was family. I think it’s the first thing she would have wanted me to write about her, even before I told you that she died on Tuesday at the age of 87. Family was that important to her. Helen Handler was just 15

  • Death of last Treblinka survivor points to post-Holocaust witness era

    MOSHAV UDIM, Israel — The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany’s attempt to destroy European Jewry. But the death of Willenberg, who was buried Monday, also symbolizes

  • But You Did Not Come Back review – a Holocaust survivor’s love letter to her father

    Marceline Loridan-Ivens was 15 when, in April 1944, she was arrested along with her father by the Nazis and sent from occupied France to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Marceline would make it home. Her father would not. But You Did Not Come Back is Loridan-Ivens’s extraordinary, unflinching and deeply moving memoir of the

  • Holocuast Survivors Build Life On Love In Montreal

    After rebuilding their lives in Canada following the Holocaust, Ernest and Ella Ehrman travel into the dark past – to help light the way for generations to come. On a snowy day in Montreal, Ella and Ernest Ehrman sit side by side at the long dining table in their living

  • A child Holocaust survivA child Holocaust survivor speaksor speaks

    Despite spending a significant part of his childhood in a Nazi concentration camp, Robert Narev holds no animosity towards the German people of today. Narev spoke at Expressions this week, at The Shadows of Shoah exhibition. The exhibition is photographer Perry Trotter’s attempt to reflect the humanity behind the Holocaust’s


    Frances Irwin is 90 years old. She was born in Poland and lives in Brooklyn. She is a Holocaust survivor. Frances is lonely, even though her son takes care of her. She collects used aluminum foil in a kitchen piled high with paper plates. She relies on an emergency wristband

  • Stashed love letters shed light on divisive Holocaust legacy

    AP — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed

  • N.J. Holocaust survivor pens ‘Chocolate’ memoir

    The memoir of Holocaust survivor Maud Dahme, a resident of Flemington, was recently published with support from Stockton University’s Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center. Chocolate, The Taste of Freedom, tells Dahme’s story of being hidden by Christian families as a child in The Netherlands during World War II.

  • INTERNATIONAL: Holocaust survivor describes atrocities of death and concentration camps

    Holocaust survivor Oskar Jakob, who experienced the horrors of a death camp, two concentration camps and forced marches, said as a 13 year old, he “experienced the most horrific crime that ever has been committed.” At Tuesday’s meeting of the Heartland American-Israeli Initiative, Jakob told his story of survival amid