It was the winter of 1940. She was 16, he was 19.
One Yad Vashem official who saw the Pietruszka reunion, called it “the end of an era.”
Posters and photographs reveal how Holocaust survivors celebrated Simchat Torah with Yiddish theater and dancing in the 1940s
Catalonia’s Pyrenees mountains offered refuge to thousands, hiking through knee-deep snow and ice and avoiding Nazi border patrols.
The group of survivors, unable to leave a powerless building, was discovered by the Chesed Shel Emes volunteer society.
As Holocaust survivors die out, many museums are scrambling to figure out just how to preserve their testimonies. Holograms may be the answer.
Because aging is what we get to do when we don’t die.
Mayor Steven Fulop – whose uncommon last name hints at his Romanian-Jewish background – is the Jersey City mayor who has become closely connected to the city’s sizable Muslim community. It was Fulop who led a press conference this year denouncing Donald Trump’s claims about watching Jersey City Muslims cheer on 9/11. With the Presidential election edging closer, and his own future as a gubernatorial candidate in play, Fulop’s also been encouraging his Muslim constituents to get more involved in the political process, and his local outreach is making national headlines.
More than seven decades after losing their beloved Hungarian winery to the Nazis, the Zimmerman family is celebrating a small, if belated, victory.
The date of Ernest Michel’s death was fitting, somehow. A Holocaust survivor and former executive vice president of UJA-Federation of New York from 1970-1989, Michel died at home on May 7, in the week between Yom Hashoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut.