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 […]

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 […]