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 […]

This is Your Life

In 1953, Hanna Bloch Kohner became the first Holocaust survivor living in the US to share her personal story with American television audiences. During a live broadcast of “This Is Your Life,” host Ralph Edwards reunited Hanna with former friends from Europe, a G.I. who helped her after liberation, and […]

Meet Walter Strauss.

“Below the house where I lived there was a Jewish-owned store. I saw how men in SA uniforms – they often had knee-high boots – came and kicked the store windows until they broke. Then people started clapping, shouting ‘Bravo.’ It was like a show they performed.” Walter Strauss was […]

Kristallnacht

To commemorate the anniversary of #Kristallnacht, the night of the broken glass, and in memory of the Holocaust, one of the biggest soccer teams in Brazil SC Corinthians Paulista sends a powerful message in solidarity with the Jewish community and Israel. All the seats in the stadium and the team’s […]

Happy 100th Birthday Julius Eisenstein

This past Sunday, Holocaust survivor Julius Eisenstein celebrated his 100th birthday! Julius was born on October 13, 1919 in Tomoszów Mazowiecki, Poland. He and his family were forced to live in the Jewish ghetto of their town from 1940-1943. From there, Julius was transported to the Blizin Labor Camp and […]