Gene Meisner

Happy 100th Birthday to Holocaust survivor Gene Meisner! Born in Poland on July 21, 1920, Gene Sadorkiewicz Meisner survived the Łódź Ghetto and multiple concentration camps, including Ravensbrück. After the war, she was miraculously reunited with her husband Sam and the two made their way to the United States. Gene […]

Curious George

Before becoming a children’s literary icon, Curious George fled Nazi Europe in the basket of a bicycle. His creators, H.A. and Margret Rey, were both German Jews living in Paris when the Nazis invaded France in 1940. With little to no escape options, the couple fled on two makeshift bikes that H.A. […]

Martin Greenfield.

Meet Holocaust survivor and master tailor Martin Greenfield. Born in Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia in 1928, Martin was taken from his home at age 15. His family was sent to Auschwitz where his parents and siblings were all murdered. Martin was later transferred to Buchenwald where he was liberated by the U.S. Army in […]

Ruth Won.

During the Holocaust, Ruth was deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. She jumped from the train car and avoided the gas chambers. She then joined the partisans and fought the Nazis. Ruth is now 97 years old. Her granddaughter Opal is an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.Ruth won. Source: Israel Defense […]

Meet Isidore.

During WWII, the Swirz partisan brigade saved the lives of more than 400 fellow Jews in Eastern Galicia by sneaking into the ghettos and convincing the inmates to escape into the woods with them. There they fought the Nazis, all while struggling to survive. The bottom picture shows Isidore Karten, […]

Incredible.

A 101-year-old man, identified as ‘Mr. P’ has been released from isolation after recovering from COVID-19 in the Italian city if Rimini. Mr. P., a WWII and Spanish Flu survivor, was admitted last week to a hospital in northeast Italy after he was tested positive for the Coronavirus. According to […]

Happy Birthday Ester Wienrib

#MazalTov to Holocaust survivor Ester Wienrib who celebrated her 97th birthday via video call this week! Please note the birthday cake says 98, which is for 97 years + 1 for good luck. Wienrib, who is originally from Poland, currently lives in Tel Aviv and has been mostly confined to her […]

We Remember.

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day. I usually speak of my dad when I talk of the Holocaust, but today I’d also like to let everyone know that my dad was part of a large thriving family in Poland. This picture is just that of his mother’s side before the war. Out […]

Meet Steve Ross.

Holocaust survivor Steve Ross (né Szmulek Rozental) was born in 1931 near Łódź, Poland. He spent five years in ten different concentration camps, including Budzyń, Auschwitz, and Dachau. He survived medical experiments, starvation, sexual abuse, and brutal beatings on a daily basis. When Ross was liberated from Dachau in April […]

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 […]