“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 […]

“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 […]

MAZAL TOV: Worlds Oldest Man Finally Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Age of 113

Yisrael Kristal celebrated the event last weekend, reading the Torah and enjoying the company of his family, who danced, sang and threw candies. But Mr. Kristal was surrounded at the ceremony in southern Israel by his two surviving children, nine grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He is 113, and he had […]

“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 […]

HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY OMA: Martha Lunzer was born in Budapest, Hungary. Surviving the Holocaust, she escaped through Tangier, Morroco with the help of Raoul Wallenberg and came to NYC in 1952 where she lives today. Happy Birthday!!

Posted by her grandson, Eli: “99 years young and I’m her biggest problem. Blessed. Amazing party with her family and closest friends.#happybdayoma #birthday @humansofjudaism#survivor #elpnation #family” Source: Eli Lunzer & Rena Lunzer