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 […]

Holocaust survivor Saul Dreier blowing the shofar at the Kotel

Holocaust survivor Saul Dreier blowing the shofar at the Kotel! Born in Krakow, Poland, Saul was the only member of his immediate family to survive the Shoah. He survived the Kraków ghetto and several concentration camps, including Plaszów, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Linz. After the war, Saul was sent to a […]

Meet Francine Christophe.

Holocaust survivor Francine Christophe was born in Paris on August 18, 1933. While attempting to flee the Nazis in 1942, Francine and her mother Marcelle were arrested and eventually deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Marcelle kept two small pieces of chocolate for her daughter to use when […]

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 […]

Yad Vashem’s Young Leadership Takes Holocaust Education to a New Audience

Click here to read: Yad Vashem’s Young Leadership Takes Holocaust Education to a New Audience by Cindy Grosz The Young Leadership Associates Chairpersons are Rachel Shnay and Josh Gelnick. Many young “celebrity bloggers” like Humans Of Judaism and Jewish Chick attended. Reality star, best-selling author and Jewish activist, Siggy Flicker, was […]

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, […]