Posts Tagged ‘survivor’

Meet the Holocaust Survivor Who Wants to Create a New Jewish Holiday

Commentary She sits as erect as an English school head mistress. She can be just as articulate, as English is her third language and she’s conscious and careful of every word and sentence that she utters. Yet when she speaks, she sounds like that glamorous celebrity of years past, the Hungarian Jewish actress Zsa Zsa […]

Marianne Steiner, 101, Holocaust survivor supported German Jewry research

As a young Jewish refugee in the late 1930s, Marianne Steiner brought creative flair to her job as a window dresser at Saks Fifth Avenue, the upscale department store in Manhattan. While her family was well off before fleeing Nazi Germany, their finances in New York were more limited. At the time, Steiner owned only […]

Polish ambassador marks Holocaust Remembrance at home of Israeli survivor

Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski and Kiryat Motzkin Mayor Haim Zuri commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day at the home of survivor Israel Yaldin a native of of Poland, who also just turned 100-years-old on Saturday, as reported by Walla news. The ambassador and mayor gave Yaldin a certificate of appreciation for his heroism as well as […]

The Holocaust is in my blood: Bearing the scars and stories of survivor grandparents

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

NY chef delivers heimish food to ensure no Holocaust survivor goes hungry again

JTA — Growing up, Passover was always a special time of year for David Teyf. It wasn’t just about the holiday. It was also the stories his family would tell about the matzah factory they used to operate behind his grandfather’s house in Minsk before they left Soviet Belarus in 1979. Teyf, who was born in […]

The Holocaust is my heritage: Bearing the scars and stories of survivor grandparents

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 1

Italian Holocaust survivor ‘senator for life’, gets antisemitic threats

The reassuring speeches, the morale-boosting flyovers and the evening balcony applause for medical staff have done little to impress 90-year-old Liliana Segre. A prominent lawmaker in her native Italy who barely survived Auschwitz as a teenager, she has maintained a sober attitude throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Italy early and hard in February 2020. […]

New Yom Hashoah ritual aims to bridge remembrance to a post-survivor world

Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed by the lighting of yahrzeit candles and the recitation of commemorative prayers. But that model of memorial faces a problem that is growing more pressing each year: the dwindling number of survivors still […]

A Holocaust survivor shares her story on night flight

The Virgin Atlantic Heathrow-bound flight took off on time. An hour into the journey, the stewardess brought me my kosher meal. Luckily, the middle seat next to me remained empty. A rather stolid looking woman sat in the seat near the window. Two twinkly eyes in the midst of an owl-like face kept staring in […]

Holocaust Survivor Slams Endless Lockdowns As ‘Worse and More Insidious’ Than Nazi Germany

Home » Europe, Injustice, Suppression » Holocaust Survivor Slams Endless Lockdowns As ‘Worse and More Insidious’ Than Nazi Germany     A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor condemned the COVID-19 lockdowns and mask mandates, calling the oppressive environment “worse” than Nazi Germany. Speaking to a crowd of anti-lockdown protesters in the United Kingdom over the weekend, the […]

A “Survivor” Tells of Arriving in Auschwitz to Flowers and Music

Why have we not seen movies where Auschwitz is filled with flowers and live music? I think it would paint a slightly different picture of the “death camp”. WorldTruth link Share now! Source 00 Hits: 10

Holocaust survivor’s car vandalized eve of Passover in Florida

Two antisemitic acts occurred in south Florida in the days leading up to Passover, according to local news outlet 7News Miami.  In one incident, a Holocaust survivor’s car was vandalized with swastikas drawn in the dust of the windshield in Hallandale Beach. Security footage was obtained by Hallandale Beach Police who are reportedly investigating the […]

Holocaust survivor gymnast and rabbi honored with Hungarian Order of Merit

Two prominent figures from Hungary‘s Jewish community were honored with the country’s second-highest state award, the Hungarian Order of Merit. Rabbi Shlomo Koves and gymnast and Holocaust survivor Agnes Keleti were among this year’s recipients of the prestigious order.  Keleti is a five-time Olympic gold-medalist and Holocaust survivor. At age 35 she won an Olympic […]

Prof. Idit Matot pays tribute to her mother, a doctor and a Holocaust survivor

  My mother is not a Holocaust survivor; she is a Holocaust graduate. She was not rescued. My mother was born in a small village in Poland in 1925. Her parents, Yitzhak and Sabina Munis, were the only academics in the village. She dreamed of becoming a doctor and also started her studies. In 1941, […]

Remembering Lotte Weiss, a Holocaust survivor who lived two remarkable lives

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Florida Holocaust survivor reunited with childhood friend 80 years after losing contact

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Holocaust survivor reunited with childhood friend 80 years after WWII

(JTA) — Holocaust survivors who were best friends in Germany were reunited more than 80 years after they last saw each other. Betty Grebenschikoff from St. Petersburg, Florida, and Ana María Wahrenberg from Santiago, Chile, both 91, were reunited in November thanks to the work of a researcher at the USC Shoah Foundation — a […]

Granddaughter of Holocaust survivor learns her grandmother was a spy

The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor found that her grandmother was a spy during World War II, after taking a trip down memory lane through her belongings, according to the New York Post.The story the granddaughter, Enid Zentelis, knew up until that moment was that her grandmother, Bella Vital-Tihanyi, had been reported for being a […]

Star chef Alon Shaya helped a Holocaust survivor recreate recipes from his prewar youth

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

William Good, 96, survivor of Holocaust massacre was beloved doctor

When he was a young boy, William Good memorized the first 40 chapters of the Book of Isaiah. As a reward, his father, a successful businessman and a rabbi, bought him a bicycle. In 1941, at age of 17, Good graduated from the Tarbut Hebrew high school in Vilna (now Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania) […]

Italian-Jewish Auschwitz Survivor Liliana Segre Targeted by Antisemites for Promoting COVID-19 Vaccinations

Holocaust survivor and Italian life senator Liliana Segre. Photo: Screenshot. Liliana Segre — the 90 year-old Holocaust survivor and senator in the Italian parliament — received a slew of antisemitic comments this week after she issued a message encouraging older adults to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19. Segre received the first of the two-shot vaccine in […]

Pope Francis visits Holocaust survivor in Rome

On Saturday, Pope Francis made a visit to Edith Bruck, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor, at her home in Rome.Vatican News reported the pope reading an interview given by Bruck for Holocaust Memorial Day, and “felt deeply moved” by her story and wanted to meet her in person.Bruck was born into a poor Jewish family and […]

Irit Amiel, Holocaust survivor and renowned author, dies at 89 in Israel

Renown Polish-born Israeli writer & Holocaust survivor Irit Amiel has died, died at age 89, Polish website Culture.pl announced on Twitter. She was 89. Very sad news… Polish-born Israeli writer & Holocaust survivor Irit Amiel (n. Irena Librowicz) has passed away at the age of 89. Her words & her testimony will be read & […]

French Holocaust survivor’s son equates Jews to lambs

Arno Klarsfeld, the son of the well-known French Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, said on television that a lamb at a slaughterhouse is the same as a Jew arriving at the gas chamber. Arno Klarsfeld, a 55-year-old lawyer and author, made the remark during an interview Wednesday on i24 news channel about his […]

Holocaust survivor and her rabbi son punched on London bus

A woman on a London bus punched an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor and her son, a rabbi. The Feb. 9 incident was reported Friday by the Jewish News of London Friday based on accounts by the Shomrim community protection team and the Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog group. Witnesses said the woman told the alleged victims, “I […]

Uttarakhand flash flood survivor: ‘I ravaged nature every day. Today a tree saved my life’

An Indian excavator operator who digs up the earth and levels hillsides for a living, narrowly dodged death on Sunday by clinging onto a tree following massive flash floods in northern Uttarakhand state, and says he now has newfound respect for nature. Vikram Chauhan, 49, was at work as usual on Sunday at the Rishiganga […]

New leader of Tucson’s Holocaust museum is a genocide survivor herself

JTA via Arizona Jewish Post — The Holocaust museum in Arizona’s second-largest city has tapped a Jewish survivor of an African genocide as its new leader. The board of directors at the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center in Tucson unanimously selected Gugulethu Moyo in November to become its executive director, making her likely the first […]

Seven years later, Yazidi survivor buries father slain by Islamic State

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00 Hits: 3

Holocaust survivor shocked to see Nazi symbols in Capitol Hill riot

When Irene Fogel Weiss watched rioters storm the US Capitol, just miles from her home in suburban Virginia, her thoughts turned to her parents murdered by the Nazis nearly 80 years earlier. “As I was watching, I was thinking maybe I shouldn’t be like my parents,” the 90-year-old Holocaust survivor told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. […]

Holocaust survivor requests residency for his rescuer’s descendants

A Holocaust survivor in Israel is pleading with authorities there to allow the great-granddaughter of his rescuer to live in the Jewish state with her parents. Simi Liebel has written to Israel’s Interior Ministry asking the ministry to reverse its rejection of the residency application of Marloes Sonnenveld, a university student studying in Jerusalem. Her […]

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