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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Yaakov Handeli was born in a middle-class Jewish family on July 23, 1927 in Salonika, Greece. He was the youngest of six children; he had two brothers andthree sisters. His father, Shlomoh, co-owned a building material business. Ladino speaker at home, Yaakov attended a private, Ladino-language primary school and aGymnasium, where he studied in Greek.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: HungarianÉva explains how she survived a roundup of Jews by Hungary’s Arrow Cross party members in Budapest in winter 1944. A young Hungarian Nazi came to take Eva, but spared her at the last minute due to Eva's father's quick thinking. Years after the war, she encountered the man again, this time as a high-ranking political police officer in then-Communist Hungary.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Leopold Page survived the Holocaust by working in Oskar Schindler’s factory. Page remembers how Mr. and Mrs. Schindler saved hundreds of Jews by taking them off cattle train when no other camp would accept them. Also the Schindlers gave personal medical attention   to the very sick. Page was instrumental in telling Oskar Schindler’s heroic story, which led to the book and later the movie, Schindler’s List.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Dave Lux survived the Holocaust as a child because of Nicholas Winton, who orchestrated the Czech Kindertransport, saving hundreds of Jewish children by transporting them to England. Lux remembers leaving his parents and thinking he’s going on a field trip.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elżbieta Ficowska, a Jewish survivor from Poland, speaks about her experience, so she will continue to remember her parents and other loved ones that perished in the Holocaust. Ficowska describes how there isn’t any physical trace of her parents except for a grave stone she found on a Warsaw Jewish cemetery. Her birth certificate is a silver tee spoon engraved with her name and birthdate, which her father gave to her babysitter on “Aryan side” of Warsaw.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Rena Finder remembers arriving at Oskar Schindler’s factory after spending weeks in Auschwitz. Rena recalls how the Schindlers risked their lives to save so many Jews during the Holocaust. This is the 45th testimony clip in the series 70 Days of Testimony: Leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. 
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Malka Baran remembers working with children in a displaced persons' camp and notes that it was this work that helped her resume a normal life after the Holocaust. Gender: FemaleDOB: January 30, 1927City of Birth: Warsaw (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Czestochowa (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: NoOther experiences: displaced persons camps
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Fred Katz remembers his birthday coinciding with the Kristallnacht Pogrom. Gender: MaleDOB: November 10, 1927City of birth: OberlauringenCountry of birth: GermanyGhettos: NoWent into hiding: NoOther experiences: Kindertransport  
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
When Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss was 23 years old her mother Fritzi married Otto Frank, making her the posthumous stepsister to Anne Frank, who had died eight years earlier in a concentration camp. Like Anne, Eva went into hiding in Holland, and was betrayed, captured, and sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Years later Eva’s daughter, Caroline Anne Schloss, was named for Anne, and reminded Otto of his late daughter. Although they were not close friends, Eva remembers meeting Anne and playing with her as a child.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
After the end of WWII, the Jews in Bohemia were taken care of by the Social Welfare Department of the Council of Jewish Communities. Most of these services were financed by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, also known as the JDC or simply the “Joint”. The work of this American voluntary agency became the main target of attacks once the Communists seized all power in Czechoslovakia in 1948. In 1950 the JDC was expelled, but the need for social work remained.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dario Gabbai recalls his experiences as a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
English Translation: “Always remember what happened. Don't ever forget it, even if it starts becoming just part of history. Don't ever forget and, hopefully, that it will never happen again. Even though the world sees that it is not happening against the Jews, Genocide is still taking place—as in Serbia, in Rwanda. The world does not learn as seen with the recent rebirth of Nazism with the skinheads in Germany. Hopefully, there won't be people denying the Holocaust and people claiming that the existence of gas chambers in Auschwitz- Birkenau was invented by the Jews.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: SpanishJaime Vandor remembers March 19, 1944, the day the Germans invaded Hungary. He states he was taking a walk with his mother, Anna Vandor, on one of the main streets of Budapest when they ran into his father’s cousin who was then living in the smaller town of Mágocs. This cousin invited Jaime and his brother Enrique to come live with her family in Mágocs, which she considered safer for the Jews than Budapest at the time.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PolishStella's father was responsible for collecting dead bodies from the streets in the Cracow ghetto during WWII. When Stella’s grandfather died a natural death in the ghetto, he buried his father, then came home, and shared his feelings about it with the family.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: French Interned in the camp of Beaune-la-Rolande (France) after the Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup, Simon witnessed the deportation of his mother at the beginning of August 1942. He describes the difficulty that his mother experiences in being separated from her children. Some days later, Simon’s brother was deported. His mother and brother were gassed upon arrival in Auschwitz.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Spanish
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: ItalianPiero Terracina recalls January 1945 in Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where he witnessed SS guards leaving the camp. Upon their return, he was forced to participate in a death march where he managed to escape his wardens and seek refuge in Auschwitz I. On January 27, 1945, he recalls the first arrival of the Soviet armed forces in the camp and describes the first inmates' reaction to the liberators.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseMiriam Nekrycz describes the first few days upon arrival with her family at the Luck Ghetto, Poland, in 1941. She remembers the inadequate housing accommodations and the overcrowded conditions in which her family lived. She also recalls the extreme cold weather and the pervasive hunger in the ghetto due to lack of food.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Lajos Cséri (name at birth Lajos Klein) was born on January 22, 1928 in Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary, in a secular Jewish family. Lajos had a brother, Gyula, and a sister, Anna. He attended a Protestant school in Sárrétudvari, where he spent most of his childhood.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Rosmarin plays Schubert's Serenade on his harmonica, one of the pieces he played during his incarceration in the concentration camps. His ability to play the harmonica helped save his life during the war.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: Hungarian György Kármán recalls the antisemitic treatment he received from non-Jewish students in the high school he attended in Szeged, Hungary, during the war, and explains how his teacher reacted to the students’ derogatory remarks.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Ralph Leeser and his family fled to the United States from Nazi Germany in 1939. A few years later he joined the United States armed forces and helped liberate Buchenwald concentration camp. After the liberation Leeser and his fellow soldiers went to Braunau, Austria and entered Hitler's home.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Clara Isaacman (née Heller) was born in Borsa, Romania, before WWII. Due to rampant anti-Semitism, her family left Romania and moved to Antwerp, Belgium inthe late 1920s, when Clara was a child. Clara’s father, Shalom, was in the diamond business and owned a soda factory. Clara attended a Hebrew school and a publicschool in Antwerp.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Alla fine di gennaio 1944, Arminio, insieme ad altri prigionieri, viene trasferito da Auschwitz II-Birkenau a Warschau[1], nel campo di concentramento sorto sulle rovine del ghetto di Varsavia. Il lavoro consiste nel recupero di tutto il materiale ancora utilizzabile. Con un piccolo gruppo di italiani, ha il compito di recuperare i mattoni delle case distrutte, pulirli, ammassarli in grandi blocchi che i tedeschi rivendono poi ai contadini del luogo.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor In New York City on September 11, 2001, Miriam contrasts her Holocaust experiences with the events transpiring at the very time of her interview. Miriam notes her desire to protect her children and grandchildren from the hatred she experienced.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Rabbi Jungreis remembers the ritual circumcision, Brit Milah, performed on a baby eight days after his birth in front of the Holy Ark at the synagogue in the Szeged ghetto. Jacob relates that rather than a joyous occasion, it became a sad one in which the quorum of ten Jewish men—a Minyan—cried bitterly and pronounced that “now his fate is sealed.” The baby, however, survived the war and later became a Hasidic Rabbi in Williamsburg, New York.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Einhorn remembers the observance of Yom Kippur- also known as the day of atonement-at the Schwientochlowitz Concentration Camp. He explains how the candles were made and of the use of potatoes as candle holders. He recites the Jewish prayers chanted quietly and so emotionally by the prisoners in the camp. He believes that even G-d was crying with them.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Renée Firestone is a survivor of the Holocaust and was among our first interviewees. She became a successful fashion designer, as well as a frequent speaker about her experiences during the war in schools, museums and other educational settings.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Interview language: French Incarcerated in the forced labor camp of Wolanów, Poland, Chana worked in the kitchen of the men’s camp. It’s from this place that she witnessed a German killing the companion of a woman she knew. She reflects on the initial images of horror witnessed in the camp, and remembers them as those that shook her the most.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jewish Holocaust SurvivorInterview language: PortugueseIn 1944, Augusta Glaz was interrogated for 5 days by the Gestapo in Brussels, Belgium, where she was brutally treated. She was then taken to the Mechelen Concentration Camp, also known as Malines, where she was placed in an underground bunker built especially for female political prisoners. There, she remained for 30 days.