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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Esther explains how cigarettes were obtained in her barrack in exchange for a shofar. She remembers the joyful feeling upon hearing the shofar blowing during a celebration of Rosh Ha-Shana- the holiday commemorating the start of the Jewish New Year- in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor William recalls the joyful celebration of Simhat Torah-the holiday marking the completion of weekly Torah readings- with Rabbi Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, holding a Sefer Torah (Torah scroll) - in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. The celebration took place even though the barrack was surrounded by German soldiers.
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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.
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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.
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Strauss remembers the observance of Shabbat in Buchenwald as a form of spiritual resistance. The prisoners continued to chant the Jewish prayers even under the threat of death.
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This theme focuses on the ways in which survivors observed Jewish holidays in the ghettos and camps.
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Esther Clifford discusses events of the Kristallnacht pogrom, November 9-10, 1938 and recalls the state of fear that drove her to flee her hometown of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor Kurt describes what he observed in the aftermath of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Berlin, Germany, in November 1938.
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor Esther Gever remembers trying to protect her father from being arrested. Gender: FemaleDOB: April 14, 1930City of birth: ViennaCountry of birth: AustriaGhettos: NoWent into hiding: YesOther experiences: Displaced Persons Camps  
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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  
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor Eva Abraham Podietz went to school as usual during the Kristallnacht Pogrom only to be sent right home again. On her way home, she encountered Nazi youths. Gender: FemaleDOB: May 22, 1927City of birth: HamburgCountry of birth: GermanyGhettos: NoFled Nazi Occupied Territory: Yes  
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor Herbert Karliner's family business was destroyed during the Kristallnacht Pogrom, prompting the family to leave Germany. Gender: MaleDOB: September 3, 1926City of birth: PeiskretschamCountry of birth: GermanyCamps: Boussac (France : Concentration Camp)Went into hiding: Yes  
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Jewish Holocaust Survivor Jacob Wiener recalls being taunted by his classmates during the Kristallnacht Pogrom. Gender: MaleDOB: March 25, 1917City of birth: BremenCountry of birth: GermanyGhettos: NoWent into hiding: NoFled Nazi-occupied Territory: Yes  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Robert Behr describes how the events of Kristallnacht shook his family's belief in a civil Germany. Gender: MaleDOB: March 1, 1922City of birth: BerlinCountry of birth: GermanyGhettos: Theresienstadt (Czechoslovakia)Camps: Zossen-Wulkow bei Trebnitz (Germany : Concentration Camp)  
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The Kristallnacht Pogrom was an organized pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria that occurred on November 9–10, 1938. Kristallnacht is also known as the November Pogrom, “Night of Broken Glass,” and “Crystal Night.” Orchestrated by the Nazis in retaliation for the assassination of a German embassy official in Paris by a seventeen-year-old Jewish youth named Herchel Grynzspan, 1,400 synagogues and 7,000 businesses were destroyed, almost 100 Jews were killed, and 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish SurvivorHear Ferdinand Tyroler tell the story of how he and Edith Weiss, two teenagers who met in the Auschwitz III-Monowitz slave labor camp, fell in love under unimaginable circumstances. Ferdinand recalls how, in spite of fear and constant threat of death, he and Edith managed to find hope in each other, dreaming of their future together. 
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Clips of survivors recalling times in their lives during the Holocaust when they still managed to find love.
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Freddy Mutanguha is a survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Today he works with Aegis Trust as Regional Director, East Africa.
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