Meet Paddington Bear

Did you know that the beloved character Paddington Bear, Paddington Movie, was inspired by Jewish children who escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport? Creator Michael Bond (1926-2017) was motivated by his memories of children arriving at London’s Reading station during WWII. These young refugees each carried a small suitcase and […]

This is Your Life

In 1953, Hanna Bloch Kohner became the first Holocaust survivor living in the US to share her personal story with American television audiences. During a live broadcast of “This Is Your Life,” host Ralph Edwards reunited Hanna with former friends from Europe, a G.I. who helped her after liberation, and […]

Meet Walter Strauss.

“Below the house where I lived there was a Jewish-owned store. I saw how men in SA uniforms – they often had knee-high boots – came and kicked the store windows until they broke. Then people started clapping, shouting ‘Bravo.’ It was like a show they performed.” Walter Strauss was […]

Kristallnacht

To commemorate the anniversary of #Kristallnacht, the night of the broken glass, and in memory of the Holocaust, one of the biggest soccer teams in Brazil SC Corinthians Paulista sends a powerful message in solidarity with the Jewish community and Israel. All the seats in the stadium and the team’s […]

Happy 100th Birthday Julius Eisenstein

This past Sunday, Holocaust survivor Julius Eisenstein celebrated his 100th birthday! Julius was born on October 13, 1919 in Tomoszów Mazowiecki, Poland. He and his family were forced to live in the Jewish ghetto of their town from 1940-1943. From there, Julius was transported to the Blizin Labor Camp and […]

Mendel Glick.

Meet Mendel Glick, the Holocaust survivor who founded Australia’s largest and finest kosher bakery chain, Glick’s Cakes and Bagels. Born in 1924 in a Polish town near the Czech border, Glick was in 6 concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He was the sole survivor of his family; his parents […]

Oskar Schindler at Pantirer Wedding Anniversary

Oskar Schindler being lifted on a chair at the 25th wedding anniversary of Murray and Louise Pantirer in 1972. Murray was one of the 1,200 Jews saved by Schindler during the Holocaust. Image: Justin Pines, grandson of Murray and Louise Source: American Society for Yad Vashem Young Leadership Associates

Happy 100th Birthday Sam Weinreich

Happy 100th Birthday! Born September 3, 1919, Holocaust survivor Sam Weinreich, appealed to social media with the hope of receiving 100 birthday cards by his 100th birthday. Spoiler alert, there were more than 100 cards delivered. Social media sharing alone, yielded thousands of well wishes and action, various pages and […]