Personal Histories: Holocaust
These narratives are the true stories of people from our local community who endured the horrors of the Holocaust, suffering through unimaginable conditions. Their survival is a testimonial to the strength of the human spirit.
My life might have been similar to yours if Adolf Hitler and the Nazis had not come to power in Germany in 1933.
Before the war, I cannot recall any antisemitism, but I was sent to Jewish schools and only had Jewish friends. In fact...
I was born February 27, 1931. Before the Holocaust I lived in Brigitenau, the 20th ward in Vienna, Austria.
My story begins with my mother’s family, the Satz family, in our hometown, Rawa Ruska.
I was born at home in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on September 19, 1926, to Erna and Milan Rosenthal. I had an...
Through miraculous situations I continue to uncover people from my past. I have also reconnected with other “children” who were in the...
I was born in 1947 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. I lived there with my parents and younger sister.
I was born after the war in Siedlce (Shedlitz), Poland, my parents’ hometown. I was a few months old when we moved...
Throughout my childhood when I asked my parents about their years spent living and growing up in Europe, they discouraged any conversation...
My father was born in 1908 in the town of Lida, Poland. He had an older sister, Gita, and two younger brothers...