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Jewish Women on a Train

Jewish Women on a Train

After seeing the whole world bleed and collapse in on itself, this cannot be happening. We must jump.

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The Holocaust Torah

The Holocaust Torah

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How did a survivor who wouldn’t buy a ticket to Israel afford to commission a Torah scroll all by himself?

Passover in Hell

Passover in Hell

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My grandfather’s Passover Seder, hiding from Nazis in the Krakow Ghetto.

The Surviving Tree

The Surviving Tree

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Fanny and Jerry Goose’s story of surviving the Holocaust.

Finding Home

Finding Home

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The incredible determination and faith of Ben Hirsch, a German boy left orphaned by the Holocaust.

My Holocaust Revenge

My Holocaust Revenge

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I made a vow: If I survived Buchenwald, I would return and kill the mayor’s wife.

My Grandfather and Kristallnacht

My Grandfather and Kristallnacht

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My grandfather woke up that morning in Berlin to see the synagogue engulfed in flames.

The Holocaust's Foremost Unsung Hero

The Holocaust's Foremost Unsung Hero

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Moshe Kraus saved tens of thousands of Jews. Why has no one heard of him?

The Jews of Zakynthos

The Jews of Zakynthos

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How Zakynthos, a Greek island, hid its Jews from the Nazis.

Walking with the Enemy

Walking with the Enemy

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Disguised as a Nazi, Pinchas Rosenbaum saved hundreds of Jews in Hungary.

Responding to Holocaust Denial

Responding to Holocaust Denial

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We have a duty to educate the world. Here is one survivor’s harrowing story.

Murdered at Auschwitz

Murdered at Auschwitz

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My name is Yechiel Michoel Friedman. I was murdered in Auschwitz and don't you ever forget me.

Defeating Evil

Defeating Evil

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At the age of 1, I survived the selection in the Kovno Ghetto that wiped out a third of the population.

Running from Giants

Running from Giants

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My grandfather’s struggle to survive in Nazi occupied Europe.

Zachor: We Will Never Forget

Zachor: We Will Never Forget

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Ben Lesser a Holocaust survivor, on living a life that matters.

Requiem for a Nightmare

Requiem for a Nightmare

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A story of survival and a libretto for six million.

Honoring an Arab Righteous Gentile

Honoring an Arab Righteous Gentile

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Dr. Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian Arab, risked his own life to save a Jewish family during the Holocaust.

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

The Fateful Holocaust Secret

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A mother who buried her Jewish identity, and her son’s astonishing quest to reclaim it.

The Violin that Witnessed History

The Violin that Witnessed History

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Violinist Bronislaw Huberman saved hundreds from the Nazis. The amazing story behind Joshua Bell’s priceless Stradivarius.

The Book of Fire

The Book of Fire

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As a child, the horrors of the Holocaust mirrored the incendiary chaos of my home life.

Liberating Buchenwald

Liberating Buchenwald

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How Rabbi Herschel Schacter saved the life of a Jewish boy who grew up to be Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau.

Everything Is a Present

Everything Is a Present

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The inspiration behind an Oscar-nominated documentary, Alice Herz-Sommer passed away a week before the Academy Awards at age 110.

God Has Not Forsaken You

God Has Not Forsaken You

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Along with the horrors of the Holocaust, we must never forget the courage and unwavering faith.

Buchenwald, Block 66

Buchenwald, Block 66

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The man who saved 900 Jewish boys inside a death camp.

Silence is Not an Option

Silence is Not an Option

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Born and raised in Poland, I assumed my mother’s Holocaust burden.

Belzec: A Survivor

Belzec: A Survivor

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The Jews were packed into cattle cars and covered with lime, which burned their flesh right off the bones.

Initiation Into Labor Camp Life

Initiation Into Labor Camp Life

I started on the lower bunk. As more people were killed, space opened up on the upper bunks.

Liquidation of Kamionka Labor Camp

Liquidation of Kamionka Labor Camp

Throughout the gunfire and screaming, I could hear a violin playing and a woman singing.

The Russian Invasion

The Russian Invasion

Had we taken Hitler's book and speeches literally, we might have acted differently.

When the Germans Entered the Town

When the Germans Entered the Town

The Germans' main objective was to humiliate the people and make them targets for vicious beatings.

Tefillin in Hell

Tefillin in Hell

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A 70-year saga of torture, escape and reunion.

Angels in the Dark

Angels in the Dark

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The amazing story of survival in the sewers of Lvov.

Off the Face of the Earth

Off the Face of the Earth

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The remarkable story of a group of Holocaust survivors who hid in one of the world's largest caves.

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

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There are no words to describe their valor, only prayers.

Saved by a Prayer

Saved by a Prayer

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One Jew's miraculous story.

Her Name Was Klara Jasinski

Her Name Was Klara Jasinski

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My childhood view of a shattered, melodious life.

Long Lost Brothers

Long Lost Brothers

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When they posted a photo on a Holocaust victims’ database, they never imagined where it would lead.

Beyond Schindler’s List

Beyond Schindler’s List

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How Schaja Kleinberg’s survived the Holocaust and saved a 400-year-old Torah scroll.

Rabbi Lau’s Testimony of Faith

Rabbi Lau’s Testimony of Faith

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“You cannot explain one moment of my survival without miracles.”

The Baker's Tale

The Baker's Tale

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The remarkable story of a Jewish boy in the Holocaust and the non-Jewish family that saved him.

The Holiest Generation

The Holiest Generation

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Who could define what it meant to be a survivor? I learned the answer from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Back to Ukraine

Back to Ukraine

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A mass grave, 70 years later.

Voices from the Holocaust

Voices from the Holocaust

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True stories, passed down as a sacred oral tradition, that capture the Jewish spirit.

The Iasi Pogrom

The Iasi Pogrom

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My father was the chief rabbi where one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history took place.

Defiance

Defiance

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How the Bielski Partisans built a village amidst the Nazi death machine.

Haunting Fragments

Haunting Fragments

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My journey to the camps in Poland.

The German Jew Who Bombed Berlin

The German Jew Who Bombed Berlin

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A true tale of escape, evasion and revenge.

Sometimes There are Tears in Color

Sometimes There are Tears in Color

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The story of Leah Nebenzahl, a hidden child of the Holocaust.

The Brides of Bergen-Belsen

The Brides of Bergen-Belsen

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The bittersweet post-Holocaust weddings.

Greater than Angels: Interview with Pearl Benisch

Greater than Angels: Interview with Pearl Benisch

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A tribute to 10 brave Jewish women who stood up to the Nazis.