Friendship Forged in Dachau

Sidney Shafner was one of the first U.S. soldiers to reach Dachau, where he saved Marcel Levy.

An American in Auschwitz

My great-grandparents were murdered by the Nazis, but they are a powerful living presence in my life.

Connecting to the Holocaust

Our daughter was twinned with a girl from Luboml, Poland who perished in the Holocaust. Then the past came to life.

Staying Jewish Against All Odds

Raised by Christians as part of the Kindertransport, a 7-year-old girl clings to her Jewish identity.

Forgiving the Impossible

During the Holocaust, my grandmother gave up everything for her closest friend, only to be abandoned in return.

The Nazi Doctor who Saved a Jewish G.I.

Robert Levine was captured by the Nazis. As his life hung in balance, his dog tags revealed that he was Jewish.

Born Inside a Cave

Hershel Greenblat’s incredible story of resistance and freedom.

Sunset over Auschwitz

I accompanied my grandfather, Howard Kleinberg, to Auschwitz where I heard him tell his harrowing – and miraculous – story to a group of students.

Meet Frida Berger, Have a Piece of Cake

Frida Berger is a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor whose life is devoted to giving, especially through cooking and baking.

Lola Lieber: Faithful Holocaust Heroine

A glimpse into the eventful, fearless life of an indomitable survivor.

The Priest Uncovering Hidden Atrocities of the Holocaust

Father Patrick Desbois has dedicated his life to unearthing unmarked Jewish mass graves in Eastern Europe.

Survivor of the Voyage of the Damned

Henry Gallant was a passenger on the doomed SS St. Louis that fled Nazi Germany but was refused entry.

A Taste of Better Times to Come

A feast of rotten potatoes in Leipzig.

The Unfinished Diary: A Chronicle of Tears

A rare Holocaust diary appears 70 years after being written by its doomed author.

Jewish Women on a Train

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

The Holocaust Torah

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

Passover in Hell

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

The Surviving Tree

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

Finding Home

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

My Holocaust Revenge

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

My Grandfather and Kristallnacht

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

The Holocaust's Foremost Unsung Hero

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

The Jews of Zakynthos

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

Walking with the Enemy

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

Responding to Holocaust Denial

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

Murdered at Auschwitz

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

Defeating Evil

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

Running from Giants

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

Zachor: We Will Never Forget

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

Requiem for a Nightmare

A story of survival and a libretto for six million.

Honoring an Arab Righteous Gentile

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

The Violin that Witnessed History

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

Liberating Buchenwald

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

Everything Is a Present

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

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

Buchenwald, Block 66

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

Silence is Not an Option

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

Belzec: A Survivor

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

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

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

The Russian Invasion

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

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

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

Angels in the Dark

The amazing story of survival in the sewers of Lvov.

Off the Face of the Earth

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

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

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

Saved by a Prayer

One Jew's miraculous story.

Her Name Was Klara Jasinski

My childhood view of a shattered, melodious life.

Long Lost Brothers

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

Beyond Schindler’s List

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

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