Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was considered one of the most beautiful women in Europe. Born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, by the 1930s she was a film star in Europe and not long after, in the U.S. But she didn’t stop with movies. Hedy became […]

NYC Marathon Founder Fred Lebow

Did you know that the founder of the New York City Marathon was a Holocaust survivor?! Born in Arad, Romania in 1932, Fred Lebow (né Fischel Efraim Lebowitz) survived the war and immigrated to the United States in 1949. Fred is best remembered as the co-founder of the world-renowned New […]

November 9, 1938

“We fled Germany on November 9th, 1938. It was called the Crystal Night, because there were demonstrations against Jews all over Germany, and many windows were being broken. We were living on the outskirts of Hanover. When my father came home from work that night, he told us that the […]