Johnny Jablon began preparing for his bar mitzvah in Poland in the summer of 1939. A month later, the Germans invaded. Now 92 years of age, Jablon returned to Poland for the first time since World War II to finally celebrate his bar mitzvah. Born the second of three sons […]
Good Morning from Latrun, Israel. Rabbi Nochum Katsenelenbogen of Chabad Owings Mills laying Tefillin and saying Shma with Sheldon (Shabsi) Griner, a Holocaust survivor on top of an Israeli army tank, assisted by a loan IDF soldier. Mr. Griner was born in 1938 in Lublin, Poland and was saved by a […]
HAPPENING NOW: “Live from the kotel (Western Wall) now- never been happier to be home after a life changing trip to Poland ???” – Simone Tassler
HAPPENING NOW: “Live from the kotel (Western Wall) now- never been happier to be home after a life changing trip to Poland ” – Simone Tassler
Francizka Mann was one of the most talented dancers of her generation when she was sent to Auschwitz in 1943.
Francizka Mann was one of the most talented dancers of her generation when she was sent to Auschwitz in 1943. Prior to entering the gas chambers, she grabbed a notorious SS officer’s pistol and shot him dead, sparking a riot before her own subsequent death. Source: @israelproject
The Oświęcim Synagogue, also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, Poland.
The Oświęcim Synagogue, also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, Poland. The formal, as well as pre-war, the name of the synagogue is Chevra Loymdei Mishnayot. The Synagogue was built circa 1913 and functioned until the German occupation. During the war, its […]
The synagogue is a rare surviving example of the four-pillar, vaulted synagogues that were built throughout the Polish lands in both wood and masonry from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. The synagogue is one of the precious monuments of sacred art. It was erected in 1761 to replace […]
“In the center of this photo is my amazing grandfather, whose family left Poland for New York when he was ten years old. At 21, he was drafted into the Army where he fought in every major battle of World War II – with the exception of D-Day. His service […]
The Bimah (a podium in the synagogue from which Torah is read) of the Old Synagogue of Tarnow, Poland is all that remains of a brick synagogue built in 1661 and burned down by Nazis on 9th of November 1939.
The original structure, most likely made of wood, was vulnerable to fire. Frequent conflagration urged the Jewish society to replace existing construction with a brick building. The remained Bimah is composed of four pillars carrying square block. The ceiling was covered with stucco. Small pieces of the decoration are still […]
“The woman on the left is my grandmother, Eva Kostre. Born in Poland, she is a survivor of Auschwitz and Ravensbruck concentration camps.”
“This picture was taken in a displaced persons camp about a year after she was liberated. She performed in plays as a way of lifting the moral of other survivors. Although my grandmother believes it’s important to remember the past, she also understands the importance of moving forward and celebrating […]
? The Tempel Synagogue is a synagogue in Kraków, Poland which was built in 1860 and was ruined during World War II by the German Nazis, who used the building as an ammunition storage area.
After the war, it was used again for prayers. In 1947, a mikvah was built in the northern part of the synagogue. It is still active today, although formal prayers are held only a few times a year. Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel, Photo: Bentzi Sasson
Meet Henry Monath. I was on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel to Manchester, England when a frail old man, wearing a large kippah, sat down beside me. We began a conversation about our trips and after a while, I found myself captivated by his life story. Monath was born […]
The International March of the Living is an annual educational program, bringing individuals from around the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred. Taking place annually on Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – The […]
Yom HaShoah: Sundown April 23rd – 24th
“Today at JFK airport, I met Max Glauben, an 89 year old man from Dallas, Texas who survived six concentration camps during the Holocaust.”
“On this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Max is going on his twelveth March of the Living International trip, an annual educational tour through Poland and Israel, sharing his story with thousands of participants from all over the world. On his jacket he listed all the years he participated on March […]
“As a 10 year old boy, my grandfather stood under this sign at the entrance of Auschwitz with Nazis at his side…”
“…73 years later, my grandfather stands under the same sign with his grandson, an IDF soldier, at his side. The ultimate victory. He may not have fought with a weapon, but he is still every bit a soldier. Today, I tell my grandfather that there is no need to fight […]
“I lived in Poland, so we were persecuted from the first day of the war. First they took us from our home, then they put us in a ghetto, then they made us march, then they sent us to the camps.”
“I was separated from everyone, but my brother later told me that my father froze to death. But I have children now, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren– a great big family, all of them educated. Look at everything that came from just one person who escaped. Just goes to show […]
Source: History In Pictures
“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 […]
Source: Eli Gerstner
POLAND: 91 Year Old Holocaust Survivor, Who Lost His Entire Family in the Holocaust Proudly Holds Up the Torah while the IDF Band Sing Behind Him
An incredibly poignant moment in Krakow, Poland tonight as the IDF Rabbinate Choir sings with a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who lost his entire family. Ed Mossberg lost his father at the beginning of the war, then his mother in Auschwitz, and just a day before the end of the war […]
“… First they took us from our home, then they put us in a ghetto, then they made us march, then they sent us to the camps. I was separated from everyone, but my brother later told me that my father froze to death. But I have children now, and […]
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli on Top Model (Poland) reveals a unique twist to blazer, an Israeli Flag lining.
“Getting ready for the biggest Shabbat dinner in post-war Krakow! #jewishfuture #jewishkrakow #jcckrakow #jccwarszawa #jcc #krakow #warszawa #warsaw #kazimierz #poland #polish #jewish #renewal #revival #growth #rebirth #life #community #center #shabbat #shalom #shabbatshalom #joy #future #bright #postwar #modern #elegant #celebration #humansofjudaism “ 📷 @jcckrakow 🌎 Krakow, Poland
“I’m 79 years old and besides the Nazi occupation, which I survived by being hidden with my mother, I’ve lived my whole life in Krakow….”
“I’m 79 years old and besides the Nazi occupation, which I survived by being hidden with my mother, I’ve lived my whole life in Krakow. Over the past six years, the JCC has become the focus of my life. I eat meals here. Learn skills here. Meet with my friends […]
“Masza Rosenroth was 15 when the Nazis invaded her hometown of Lodz Poland and later transported her to Auschwitz Birkenau where she survived only through 20 hour days of tremendous labor working in a ammunition plant building German bombs. Upon liberation Masza was received a Sponser in the US and […]
“Proud of who I am 🇮🇱🇲🇽 #marchadelavida #marchoftheliving2015” Source: @alex.begun
“Just goes to show that you can never kill a people with hate. There will always be someone left to carry on.”
“I lived in Poland, so we were persecuted from the first day of the war. First they took us from our home, then they put us in a ghetto, then they made us march, then they sent us to the camps. I was separated from everyone, but my brother later […]