Kristallnacht.

Kristallnacht night of terror, November 9 – 10, 1938, German mobs destroyed many vestiges of Jewish presence. A total of 1,350 Jewish synagogues were burnt to the ground or destroyed; 91 Jews were killed; 30,000 Jews were thrown into concentration camps; 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed; and thousands of Jewish […]

REMEMBERING KRISTALLNACHT

Kristallnacht night of terror, November 9 – 10, 1938, German mobs destroyed many vestiges of Jewish presence. A total of 1,350 Jewish synagogues were burnt to the ground or destroyed; 91 Jews were killed; 30,000 Jews were thrown into concentration camps; 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed; and thousands of Jewish […]

“My great aunt Bella Ehrlich Korn was born in 1934. A month before her 5th birthday, she fled Poland with her family and endured a hard life living in the woods in Siberia and then Kazakhstan.”

“After the war she returned with her family to Poland in 1946 for a brief period before moving to a DP camp in Kassel, Germany for a few years. In December 1949 the family made their way to America on a ship named the Henselman and arrived at night on […]

CHANUKAH 1931

“It was on a Friday afternoon right before Shabbat that this photo was taken. My grandmother realized that this was a historic photo, and she wrote on the back of the photo that ‘their flag wishes to see the death of Judah, but Judah will always survive, and our light […]

“A photographer from the New York Daily News captured this photo of my grandmother, carrying my 11-month-old mother and her twin sister, on the day they arrived in New York after leaving Europe in July 1949.”

“My grandparents, Leon and Lodja Bloch, both Holocaust survivors originally from Poland, met and married in Germany after being liberated from the camps. A photographer from the New York Daily News captured this photo of my grandmother, carrying my 11-month-old mother and her twin sister, on the day they arrived […]