Shoshana Golan, left, welcomes Wladyslawa Dudziak to New York at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday. Dudziak took primary responsibility for Golan's care after her mother took the young girl in during the Holocaust. They two hadn't seen each other in decades.
If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls.
Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor and victim of Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz. Mengele was given the name “Angel of Death,” because of his position as a SS physician in charge of selecting which new prisoners of the camp would be killed or selected for forced labor. Kor and her sister launched a search for other twins who survived Mengele’s experiments and located 122 individual survivors. She founded C.A.N.D.L.E.S. #Holocaust museum in Indiana.
Youngest Holocaust survivors look to next generation
Holocaust survivor Doris Small, center, with daughter Miriam Saunders, 60, left, and granddaughter Jenniffer Veno, tells her offspring: "If I didn’t go through this and if I didn’t survive, you wouldn’t be here.”
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel (born September 30, 1928), a Hungarian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor.
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This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.
Yael Rosner (Zosia Zeichik) was hidden in a cellar in the Warsaw Ghetto for many months, her doll Zusia was her only friend during the long, lonely months in hiding. Wounded while smuggling, her mother sent a youth to the cellar to get Zosia. He carried her on his back in a sack of coal. Once outside the ghetto, Zosia realized that her doll had been left behind & demanded to return since “a mother does not leave her child…” They went back into the ghetto & escaped again after retrieving the…