#Kristallnacht November 9-10, 1938 ✡️ 81 years later #AmYisraelChai Source: Chloe Schreiber — at Auschwitz
This is my mother 95 year old Auschwitz survivor Esther Klein. Just a typical day for her, keeping busy baking rugelach, cheese delkelach, apple struble and challah. All on her own (she lives alone). She admitted that she sat while rolling the rugelach! Oh my! Source: Fran Ganz
Holocaust survivor Elias Feinzilberg was born in Łódź, Poland on October 22, 1917. When the war broke out, his entire family was forced into the Łódź Ghetto. Elias left to perform hard labor, as he was told that the Germans would pay his family for his work. But, they never […]
As young teenagers, Lily Soriano Alhadeff and Rosa Hanana managed to escape Auschwitz together. In recounting her story, Lily said, “We were going to die anyway. It was either the gas chambers or a shot in our backs.” So, when the Nazi soldiers were distracted by the imminent arrival of […]
3 Jewish men arrived in Auschwitz on the same day and were tattooed 10 numbers apart. 73 years later they meet each other for the first time for the “Last Eyewitness Project”, a gathering of Holocaust survivors who share their stories with the younger generations. Source: History’s Cool Kids
#AmYisraelChai ✡️ #YomHaShoah Source: Rubi Hammerschlag
Holocaust survivor Simcha Horowitz holding his great-grandson Azi Rifkin. Simcha survived Auschwitz and became one of the founders of the Israeli Air Force. Source: American Society for Yad Vashem Young Leadership Associates
Good Morning from Poland #AmYisraelChai ✡️ #tefillinforyitzi Source: GO Kosher Travel via Bentzi Sasson — at Auschwitz
Olga Perlmutter was in her mid-20s when the Nazi regime captured her family, killed her siblings and forced her into slave labour at Auschwitz. As she celebrates to her 100th birthday today in Montreal, she doesn’t let those sad memories keep her down. “All my life, I have had miracles,” […]
✡️ This. Source: Rabbi Uri Pilichowski
The Liberation Of Auschwitz, 1945. #WeRemember Source: History In Pictures Photograph by Boris Ignatovich. — at Auschwitz Birkenau.
Leslie Kleinman was born on 29th May 1929 in Ambud, a small village near Satu Mare in Romania, into an Orthodox Jewish family. He had four brothers and three sisters and his father was a Rabbi. The family’s peaceful world was first disrupted when Hungary occupied this area of Romania […]
“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 […]
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
These Holocaust survivors stood in the same line at Auschwitz in 1944 — and they just met for the first time
These Holocaust survivors stood in the same line at Auschwitz in 1944 — and they just met for the first time Source: Now This
Diane von Fürstenberg (born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin) is a Belgian-American fashion icon best known for her wrap dresses. She was born December 31, 1946 in Brussels, Belgium to a Moldovian-born father and a Greek-born mother. Diane’s mother, Lily Nahmias, was a holocaust survivor. Lily was part of the resistance […]
Francizka Mann was one of the most talented dancers of her generation when she was sent to Auschwitz in 1943.
Francizka Mann was one of the most talented dancers of her generation when she was sent to Auschwitz in 1943. Prior to entering the gas chambers, she grabbed a notorious SS officer’s pistol and shot him dead, sparking a riot before her own subsequent death. Source: @israelproject
The Oświęcim Synagogue, also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, Poland.
The Oświęcim Synagogue, also called the Auschwitz Synagogue, is the only active synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, Poland. The formal, as well as pre-war, the name of the synagogue is Chevra Loymdei Mishnayot. The Synagogue was built circa 1913 and functioned until the German occupation. During the war, its […]
A Jew, a feminist, a paratrooper, and above all else, an individual whose story exemplifies bravery & courage. In 1944, Senesh parachuted into Yugoslavia as part of a group of paratroopers whose mission was to rescue Hungarian Jews about to be deported to Auschwitz. As she crossed the border into […]
Tova Friedman, Sarah Ludwig, and Mike Bornstein are three of the children pictured in an iconic photograph from the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27th, 1945. Here the three survivors are seen holding that image together 72 years later in America. Source: American Society for Yad Vashem Young Leadership Associates
Um dos momentos mais emocionantes de hoje no Fest Rio Judaico. Colocando tefilin com um sobrevivente de Auschwitz, Boris Bessen, de 98 anos, que diz: “nunca tive mais orgulho de ser judeu do que hoje.” One of today’s most exciting moments at Rio’s Jewish festival, ‘Fest Rio Judaico’. Putting […]
Currently on a Holocaust Education trip in Europe, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach shares a photo from his meaningful visit. Yesterday, exactly one year following the passing of Elie Wiesel, a Sefer Torah bearing his name was dedicated at Auschwitz to 6 million Jewish souls who lost their lives. Photographed here holding […]
The International March of the Living is an annual educational program, bringing individuals from around the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred. Taking place annually on Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – The […]
Yom HaShoah: Sundown April 23rd – 24th
“As a 10 year old boy, my grandfather stood under this sign at the entrance of Auschwitz with Nazis at his side…”
“…73 years later, my grandfather stands under the same sign with his grandson, an IDF soldier, at his side. The ultimate victory. He may not have fought with a weapon, but he is still every bit a soldier. Today, I tell my grandfather that there is no need to fight […]
This Friday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Grandchildren of holocaust survivors, light the first candle of Chanukah in Auschwitz ll-Birkenau concentration camp,
At the ‘Living Links – Chabad on Campus’ trip to Poland, Deena, Noa, and Rachel, grandchildren of holocaust survivors, light the first candle of Chanukah in Auschwitz ll-Birkenau concentration camp, promising to continue the flame. #LivingLinks #SharetheLights #AmIsraelChai Source: Bentzi Sasson
Source: History In Pictures
Polish Born Survivor Charles Selarz who survived Majdanek and Auschwitz death camps and turns 98 this November 2016, sits in his Beverly Hills home of over 50 years.
Source: The Survivor Project: Holocaust Survivor Portraits by David Miller
My Zaida’s biggest dream in Auschwitz, was to just sit on a chair at a proper table and eat a simple loaf of bread. Yet today, my Zaida, Auschwitz survivor with the number 184843 on his arm, holds Anaelle- his first great great granddaughter in Jerusalem, Israel. ״אל תשמחי אויבתי […]
A powerful story of survival and triumph: This is Ben, a barber, IDF veteran, and survivor of Auschwitz. Next to him is Rami, an American-Israeli teen right before leaving Chicago to join the IDF.
His mother writes, “The week before our son Rami left, he needed to get his ‘army hair cut.’ He knew that the Hillel Torah 8th graders had been privileged to interview a man named Ben Scheinkopf this year. Ben survived Auschwitz because he was a barber. Every day for 3 […]
(4/4) “What struck me the most was the German who saved my life as well as the lives of other women. The man who did not kill me when my friend had just died. This shows that everything isn’t black or white. This makes us think about it.”
“Unfortunately, those who follow totalitarian ideologies or extremists, whether religious or political…I don’t trust those people. For many years I didn’t love anyone and I found it hard to recover as an individual as well as as a man. Today, I believe in men and I believe in humanity. What I […]