• No Child’s Play: The Bear That Helped A Boy Survive The Holocaust

    Forward – Other dolls surrounded the pitiful excuse for a teddy bear that stared out through the glass case. Its brown covering had worn through in spots. The eyes did not quite line up. Leaning at a slight angle, the bear hid its story in its unassuming appearance. But don’t

  • Holocaust survivor: My father said, ‘We’re home, we’re going to be safe’

    Ledger-Enquirer – Hershel Greenblat’s family album contains photos of relatives he never met. It includes one of his grandparents holding his mother as a baby girl, and another of his father posing with his parents, siblings and other relatives. In the pictures, his parents were among the few to survive

  • Saved From Holocaust: ‘He Loved Me and He Wanted to Keep Me’

    NYT – On Valentine’s Day, couples often reminisce about that moment they knew they would stay together, whether during a vacation, over a fancy dinner or, perhaps, while meeting their future in-laws. For Isaac and Rosa Blum, who became teenage sweethearts 75 years ago in a ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland,

  • Holocaust survivor, 10-time Olympic medalist Agnes Keleti awarded Israel Prize

    i24News – Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1921, Keleti survived WWII by working under a false identity Agnes Keleti, a 96-year-old Holocaust survivor and one of the most successful female Jewish athletes on Tuesday was awarded the Israel Prize in the field of sports. The Israel Prize is awarded by the

  • Students Learn Horrors Of Holocaust From Survivor: ‘Cruelty Beyond Any Explanation’

      CBSMiami – Stacey Nowack teaches 7th graders at Weston’s Temple Dor Dorim about the Holocaust. “Yes, 6 million were murdered, but what’s even more important is to understand what certain individuals went through during the Holocaust,” she told the class. Nowack’s family was spared from the Holocaust’s atrocities, but

  • Book reveals moving images of survivors on Holocaust memorial day

    Mirjam Finkelstein thinks of herself as a person first and a survivor last (Picture: Harry Borden) On this day, 72 years ago, the largest Nazi concentration camp was finally liberated. Overall, six million Jews died – 1.1 million of which, perished in Auschwitz alone. Moving stories from survivors on Holocaust memorial day


    JPost – Brooklyn’s haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community is set to get a unique Holocaust museum this year that will focus on a theme particularly relevant to them – perspectives of observant Jewish communities during WWII. American businessman and philanthropist Elly Kleinman is the brains behind the new Amud Aish Memorial Museum,

  • Telling the Holocaust story of a grandmother who refused to speak

    Haaretz – In recounting the harrowing experiences of his grandmother during the Holocaust for an ambitious new book project, Israeli author Yuval Yareach faced a daunting challenge: He had hardly ever spoken to her about it. By the time he set out on his mission to turn Manja Wolfgang’s life

  • Lilly Weds Ludwig in a White Dress After All

    Haaretz – On January 27, 1946, Ludwig Friedman and Lilly Lax were married. They celebrated their nuptials in Celle, a small city in Germany whose distinctions were that it had a synagogue that had survived the depredations of Nazism and the destruction of World War II, and that it was

  • 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