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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Helen Fagin discusses her efforts and risk to educate fellow ghetto inhabitants in the Radomsko ghetto in Poland.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Irene Shapiro remembers being deported from Bialystok Ghetto to a camp. She speaks of her experience in the train on the way to Treblinka and Majdanek.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Regina Lewin remembers growing up in an orthodox family in Bedzin, Poland. She reflects on how religion was very important to her parents.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Fred Ostrowski talks about the arrest and deportation of Jews of Polish origin from Germany to Poland on October 28, 1938. He remembers the journey from his hometown, Essen, Germany, to Zbaszyn, a border town in Poland. He relates that he and his mother were placed in the home of a Polish family shortly after their arrival Zbaszyn and notes that his father was in Lódz, Poland, at the time.  
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ann Monka was born in Lida a small town with a prosperous Jewish population in Poland. Ann and her mother were separated from her brother, sister and father after escaping the Lida Ghetto. Ann remembers when she and her mother hid in the Polish forests with the Bielski Partisans, while the rest of her family escaped deportations by jumping from the Nazi transport trains.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Abbie Akst remembers when the Nazis occupied his hometown in Poland in 1939. Abbie reflects on the restrictions imposed onto Polish Jews by the Nazis including wearing a yellow patch.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Barry Bruk speaks of the deteriorating living conditions in the Lódz ghetto, Poland, in late 1941. He remembers the deportation of thousands of Jews from the Lódz ghetto to the Kulmhof Death Camp in Chelmno, Poland, in January 1941 and relates that his sister, brother-in-law and young nephew were among those deported and killed in the camp.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Richard Rozen remembers hiding with his family in an attic of a small cabin on a farm in Poland for over two years. At night when everyone was sleeping Richard’s father gave him writing and reading lessons. Richard’s testimony is featured in the book, Testimony – The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Leon Milch describes how his father was a leader within their community in Poland and due to his importance was deported to a labor camp.
Friday, August 29, 2014
David Bayer remembers when Nazi Germany invaded his home country, Poland on September 1, 1939. David and his family hid in the woods during the invasion and returned to town a few days later to find German soldiers in their home.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Henry Kress reflects on returning to his home in Poland after liberation and found a stranger living in his family home. Henry also describes how he reunited with a friend and former prisoner from Auschwitz, who helped him find work.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Kaja Finkler speaks admirably of her mother, a student of modern thought despite her orthodox Jewish background. Kaja recalls how her mother studied law in pre-war Poland with Raphael Lemkin, who later coined the term genocide.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
David Faber recalls the anti-Semitism he experienced as a child in pre-WWII Poland. He describes numerous instances where he was abused physically and emotionally by non-Jewish children on his way to and from school.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Leo Egan remembers returning to his hometown of Lodz, Poland after liberation in 1945 and finding out his home was occupied by a Soviet general.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Jona Goldrich’s family evaded roundups deportation by hiding in an attic. Jona describes how he and his young brother escaped Nazi occupied Poland after his father decided it was no longer safe for his sons to remain in the country.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Henrietta Altman remembers the liquidation of the Bedzin ghetto in Poland in August 1943.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Rose Toren’s father told her to leave the family to go hide with a friend from school in Nazi occupied Poland. Rose recalls the night she fled to her friend’s house and evaded beatings by the Gestapo.  
Monday, August 15, 2016
Malwina Moses describes how anti-Semitism continued in Poland after the war including the Keilce Pogrom in 1946.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Rachel Huber remembers traveling through Poland after the end of the war and hearing about the killing of Jews, those who survived the Holocaust during the Kielce Pogrom in 1946.