I waited 65 years to give her a kiss.

#nationalsiblingday ♥️ After decades of believing that most of her immediate family had perished in the Holocaust, Hilda Shlick (née Glasberg) was reunited with her brother Simon Glasberg in 2006. The family was separated when the Nazis invaded their hometown of Chernowitz, Romania in 1941. Hilda and her older sister […]

Vera Schaufeld

Vera Schaufeld first came to England on the Kindertransport in 1939 from Czechoslovakia, and has dedicated her life to teaching adults and children with little or no knowledge of the English language. Vera was involved in the establishment of the The National Holocaust Centre and Museum and has frequently spoken […]

Happy 100th Birthday Lena Goldstein

Lena Goldstein was a 20-year-old student when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Confined to the Warsaw Ghetto, where 400,000-plus Jews were forced to live, by early 1943 she was one of just 35,000 still alive. Last week, Lena celebrated her 100th birthday in Sydney Australia. #MazalTov Source: World […]

Yaakov Weksler: At 35 He Discovered He is Jewish, Today He Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah

Last week, Yaakov Weksler (b. 1943) had his Bar Mitzvah in the Yad Vashem Synagogue. A former Polish Catholic priest, Yaakov (formerly Romuald Waszkinel) discovered at age 35 that he was in fact the son of Jews killed in the Holocaust. In the hopes of saving their infant son’s life, […]

Eva Heller Recognized Herself in Holocaust Video

Eva Heller arrived at the Prague airport with her father, Ewald, and her brother, Holger, on January 12, 1939. She and 22 other children waved goodbye to their parents for the camera, then boarded a KLM plane bound for London on a Kindertransport organized by Sir Nicholas Winton. She would […]