• Honoring Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust Witness Who Kept a Memory Alive

    Five months after his death, Elie Wiesel’s family gathered in DC on Wednesday with prominent political figures from the writer and Nobel laureate’s adopted country to honor his contributions to Jewish history and memory. Mr. Wiesel was born in Romania, survived the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps and spent considerable time

  • ‘It belongs to everyone’: Late POW’s diary donated to Holocaust Museum

    A diary belonging to World War ll veteran Lt. Harry Reuse was found by his family in his footlocker at his McHenry home after he died at age 90 in 2006. The veteran pilot’s seven children and stepchildren said they had no idea the diary existed, but after reading through

  • How A Veteran And Holocaust Survivor Found Love 45 Years Later

    No doubt Paul Rothman and Geraldine Rosen both endured some incredibly difficult times during World War II. But if it hadn’t been for fate, they might not have met. And yet nearly 50 years after the war ended, the two finally crossed paths, making for a love story for the

  • ‘Maybe this is a prison:’ Holocaust survivor shares her story and pleads for communication

    They traveled for hours on the railroad squeezed tightly into cattle cars, thinking they would travel for six or seven hours and arrive in Germany. When the train finally stopped 3 1/2 days later, Renée Firestone was among the thousands of people who poured out of the cattle cars where

  • Sarah Mizrachi running NYC Marathon to help Irene Hizme, a Holocaust survivor living in Long Island

    Some people run the New York City Marathon for the experience. Others do it to beat their best time. But Sarah Mizrachi is doing it for a Holocaust survivor. Mizrachi, a 22-year-old med student at Albert Einstein College in the Bronx, has been training for her first marathon to help

  • “If Not Now, When?” Holocaust Survivor Population Dwindling, Living in Poverty

    The Israel Welfare Ministry and Finance Ministry’s Authority for Holocaust Survivors’ Rights approximates that there are 60,000 Holocaust survivors living today in Israel below the poverty line. This means that they cannot afford nutritious food, proper housing, medical care or winter heating. “Nutrition for the poor and elderly is our

  • Holocaust survivors walk the red carpet in Israel beauty pageant

    Their hair styled and make-up applied, a group of elderly women carefully take to a red carpet catwalk, waving, blowing kisses and posing for pictures to cheering crowds. Wearing dresses adorned with sashes, the women strut down the runway, at times assisted, for the fourth Holocaust survivors’ beauty pageant, a

  • Looking for the light in the dark: A Holocaust survivor’s story

    Shimon Redlich, 81, sees his childhood through a complicated prism – through the interplay between Jewish, Ukrainian and Polish relations in wartime Brzezany. As a Jew who survived the Holocaust in the formerly Polish, now Ukrainian town, Redlich’s own memories can only provide the angle of the Jewish axis. But

  • Germany Confronts, in Unique Exhibit, Its ‘Holocaust of the Bullets’

    BERLIN — In this city laden with history, they were just two events recalling a heinous past: one, the opening of a public exhibition calling for a reckoning with a particularly brutal period of the Nazis’ rule; and the other, a modest remembrance of one Holocaust victim. Both channeled questions

  • Portraits Depicting Siblings of South Jersey Holocaust Survivors Part of Exhibit at Stockton

    Galloway, N.J. – Distant memories and faded photographs are now more vivid and permanent for seven South Jersey Holocaust survivors whose siblings, murdered by the Nazis, were artistically rendered as 5-foot charcoal portraits drawn by international artist Manfred Bockelmann. He drew the survivors’ siblings from photographs provided by the Sara and