CHANUKAH 1931 “It was on a Friday afternoon right before Shabbat that this photo was taken. My grandmother realized that this was a historic photo, and she wrote on the back of the photo that ‘their flag wishes to see the death of Judah, but Judah will always survive, and […]
✡️ Then and Now Source: Joseph Waks — in Berlin, Germany.
When planning this trip to Israel, it was important to prioritize a visit to Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem. Yad Vashem is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. I invited along my incredible friend JamieGeller.com and her mother to share in the experience. Having been there […]
It’s Friday of Thanksgiving weekend and I’m in Israel, but not alone. I met up with the Nefesh B’Nefesh-FIDF Lone Soldiers, who also are not alone. There was one soldier in particular that I was fortunate to meet. Meir and Sarah Riebenfeld narrowly escaped Nazi Germany in 1936 to build […]
During WWII, Jews in Budapest were brought to the edge of the Danube, ordered to remove their shoes, and shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river’s bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. ‘Shoes on the Danube Promenade’ by Can Togay and […]
“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 […]
80 Years Ago Today: Kristallnacht night of terror, November 9-10, 1938, German mobs destroyed many vestiges of Jewish presence. A total of 1,350 Jewish synagogues were burnt to the ground or destroyed; 91 Jews were killed; 30,000 Jews were thrown into concentration camps; 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed; and thousands […]
THANK YOU: 94-year-old holocaust survivor, Walter Frankenstein, delivers a speech, during a ceremony at the memorial ‘Stille Helden’ (Silent Heroes) in Berlin. One of the most important tasks of Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem is to convey the gratitude of the state of Israel and the Jewish people to […]
Magda Brown, 91, of Skokie, Ill., traveled to Pittsburgh hours after the synagogue shooting for a scheduled speech about her experiences in the Holocaust. “Now the world needs to hear the message even more,” she said. (Dan Zak/Washington Post)
Mazal Tov and Happy 104th Birthday Elma! Last week Boro Park rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn celebrated Holocaust survivor Elma Slater’s 104th Birthday. Source: Vos Iz Neias
#WeRemember 🇮🇹✡️ The Raid of the Ghetto of Rome took place on October 16, 1943, 75 years ago today. A total of 1,259 members of the Jewish community–numbering 363 men, 689 women, and 207 children–were initially captured by the Gestapo. Of these, 1,023 were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. […]
“Today I got to celebrate the 99th birthday of Julius Eisenstein, a Holocaust Survivor who survived Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. I have photographed him so many times and we have become real friends. This man is a real hero to me and he is in such great shape for […]
The two old time friends grew up together in Transylvania, Romania and were separated during WWII after which they immigrated to Israel and reunited yesterday in Giv’at Shmuel. The connection happened after their two daughters met on a vacation last week and made the discovery that both parents are from […]
This is what the ultimate victory looks like: A Holocaust survivor sits with his 5th grandchild currently serving in the Israel Defense Forces to protect the Jewish state. Source: Humans of JNF
Mugshot of 19 year old Zofia Posmysz after being arrested for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, 1942 She was sent to Auschwitz and survived to become a journalist, novelist and author. She is still alive today at age 95. Source: @historycoolkids
On this day, August 30, 1942, pastor André Trocmé urged the congregants in his overflowing church to “Do the will of God, not of men”. When the deportations began in France in summer 1942, he urged his congregation to give shelter to any Jew who should ask for it. “These […]
Love this story! ♥️ “Today I had the privilege of meeting this amazing & wonderful woman who is 89 years young! This is my new friend Rose. Rose is a holocaust survivor that truly inspired me! She has numbers tattooed on her hand yet she came to America in 1948 […]
Emma Glickman, a third generation survivor, is determined to learn her family’s story and share it with the world. Here she is holding a brick from her family’s hometown of Bzozówa, Poland, which she found on one of her visits to the town. The “T” on the brick indicates that […]
This is incredible! “At this moment, in this place, there is no greater pride and triumph than standing here in uniform as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. From the Right: my great-grandfather, Ze’ev and great-grandmother Hadassah, and their two children, Yosef and Arieh, at the entrance to the […]
This Holocaust Survival Story is Amazing and Badass
Met in the ghetto They courted through war Buried his father Fate still unsure Marching through death Fighting past fear Walking and walking on Nothing was clear Slated for death More than just once Stood up starvation With barely a chance A wedding dress borrowed No socks, old or new […]
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 […]
“On #Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938, Joseph Mayer was arrested by the SS in Prenzlau, #Germany and taken to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Although Joseph and his wife Anne miraculously survived and were able to leave Germany before the war began, all of their relatives perished. They died because they had […]
#NeverForget #NeverAgain #AmYisraelChai Source: The Survivor Project: Holocaust Survivor Portraits by David Miller
The flag of Israel on the barbed wires of Auschwitz. We survived. We are here. But although we are alive, today on Yom HaShoah, we must remember the 6 million lives who did not make it out of the camps. #AmIsraelHai #NeverForget #NeverAgain Source: StandWithUs via BrandTravels
WATCH: Every year on #YomHaShoah, traffic in Israel comes to a complete standstill as drivers share a moment of silence for #HolocaustRemembranceDay.
Yom HaShoah Never forget. Never again. Am Yisrael Chai!
Betty has lived with PTSD for 70 years since surviving the Holocaust. After liberation, Betty screamed every night while dreaming that she was back in Auschwitz. Although she has endured extreme tragedy, Betty still believes there are good people in the world. Today she is a proud great-grandmother and hopes […]
Kathy was born 1924 in Olkusz, Poland. She was liberated by Soviet armed forces from the Görlitz concentration camp in Germany. This is a photo of Kathy sitting in her Los Angeles home holding pictures of her three grown children. Source: The Survivor Project: Holocaust Survivor Portraits by David Miller
#WeRemember “Moisha Naftula Breuer 1923- October 2017 My great grandfather is the only one in his family who survived the war. When he returned to his hometown of Sederheli, everything was lost. The house he grew up in, bustling with siblings and grandchildren, with help and guests, gone. The dormitory […]
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to honor the Holocaust Victims. May we never forget. #WeRemember pic.twitter.com/iinponofd2 — Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) January 27, 2018 Gal Gadot Tweets #WeRemember in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
He won. Max Webb survived 12 labor camps and 6 concentration camps. After the Holocaust, Max, who recently turned 100, went on to build a real estate empire. #WeRemember Source: World Jewish Congress