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 […]
“When my father, Osher Lehmann was liberated from Bergen Belsen in 1945 at the age of 11-1/2, he was an orphan with no parents. His two sisters survived the war with him. My dad was born and raised in Amsterdam, Holland in a Torah observant home. Today, my father is […]
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 […]
Seventy-one years ago, Holocaust survivor Rabbi Aaron Brander (originally from Rimanov Poland) came from the Ulm Sedan Kaserne Displaced Persons Camp to the USA with all of his belongings packed into one seven pound, US-army issue suitcase, made of light green metal. Yesterday, his son Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, brought […]
“My dad finally got his high school diploma! Born in Poland, he wasn’t allowed to get an education past first grade, because the Nazis invaded Poland and banned Jews from getting educated. He survived with his immediate family by hiding out. He moved to the US and became a self-made […]
76 Years Ago Today: June 12, 1942 Anne Frank received a blank diary for her 13th birthday.
Andy Cohen visits Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem for the first time and his message is powerful.
Andy Cohen visits Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem for the first time and his message is powerful. “This is my first visit to Yad Vashem… It was absolutely incredible, unforgettable and very emotional, I’m completely overwhelmed. Even if you think you know, there are points of entry that will […]
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
Johnny Jablon began preparing for his bar mitzvah in Poland in the summer of 1939. A month later, the Germans invaded. Now 92 years of age, Jablon returned to Poland for the first time since World War II to finally celebrate his bar mitzvah. Born the second of three sons […]
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 […]
“73 years ago today, Russian soldiers like my beloved grandfather Israel (Z”L), liberated the Jews from the hell of the Holocaust. I’m honored to be the granddaughter of a modern day Maccabbe, who had the vision to send his young wife and toddler son (my father) to the outskirts of […]
Happy Birthday to this amazing Holocaust survivor, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather! Source: Esther Chill Photography
“How do you maintain humanity when you are treated like you are not worthy to live? You talk about books, you talk about poetry, you talk about music, you sing and you value friendship. That is what my mother taught me, which helped us to survive our years in the […]
Sund’Or flight from Katowice with FIDF…Captain Ofer Aloni Watch as this pilot tells his personal story and gathers the passengers to sing a song together. Source: Ilan Haber
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
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
WATCH: A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor receives a Bar Mitzvah A month before Samuel Heider was to be bar mitzvahed World War II broke out. When the Nazis invaded Poland, where the 93-year-old lived in a small village, his family was separated and sent to concentration camps. His parents, sisters and brothers […]
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
Holocaust survivor and artist Kalman Aron died last month at age 93. He began drawing when he was 3, and had his first gallery show in Riga, Latvia, at age 7. At 13 he was commissioned to paint the Latvian prime minister’s official portrait. In 1941 the Germans invaded and […]
“On the left is a picture of my grandfather, Naftali Deutsch, born in Munkacs, an area which is now Ukraine, holocaust survivor, veteran of the War of Independence of Israel (1948) and author of “A Holocaust survivor in the footsteps of his past”. On the right is a picture of […]
#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
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 […]
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 […]
#WeRemember January 27, 2018 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Source: ידיעות אחרונות Yedioth Ahronoth