Rabbi Lau’s Testimony of Faith

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

The Baker's Tale

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

Back to Ukraine

A mass grave, 70 years later.

Voices from the Holocaust

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

The Iasi Pogrom

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

Defiance

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

Haunting Fragments

My journey to the camps in Poland.

The German Jew Who Bombed Berlin

A true tale of escape, evasion and revenge.

Sometimes There are Tears in Color

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

The Brides of Bergen-Belsen

The bittersweet post-Holocaust weddings.

Zeidy’s Escape

My father's story of good and evil, despair and open miracle, and simple human kindness.

Circle of Faith

The incredible journey of a one-year-old Holocaust survivor.

A Sacred Remembrance

Shavuot was the day my grandmother arrived in Auschwitz.

The Child of Many Mothers

As a Holocaust survivor, Rena Quint strives to live her life to the fullest.

A World Interrupted

A 14-year-old boy's terrifying first days of World War II.

Born in Auschwitz

A woman's miraculous birth in the death camp of Auschwitz.

Lulek: Child of Buchenwald

Rabbi Yisrael Lau talks about the childhood he never had and 10 images engraved forever in his memory.

Back to the Shtetl

A pilgrimage to discover my family's roots that the Nazis tried to destroy.

My Mother's Question

Why did I survive when so many others were killed?

Bubbie, Tell Me Your Life

Leah Kaufman's story of unfathomable horror and courage remained locked in memory's vault for half a century, until her granddaughter started asking her questions.

Angel of Orphans

One father. 100 children. 20 years. A story of epic proportions.

Miraculous Rescues

Any survivor has at least one miracle story. My father has several.

Death March, Tisha B'Av 1944

Facing defeat, the Nazis marched 6,000 Jews. A survivor's account.

The Leica Freedom Train

How a German company quietly saved their Jewish employees.

Humanity's Litmus Test

We cannot write the future. Only our children can do that.

The Execution

An eyewitness account of a public hanging carried out by the Nazis.

The Holocaust Bride

The true story of a worn-out parachute, resurrected as a magnificent wedding gown.

Stamped for Life

Defying the Samurai code of honor, Chiune Sugihara risked everything to save Jewish lives.

"Remember Your Heritage!"

How I survived in war-time Hungary by posing as a non-Jew.

The Counterfeiters

Germany's highly guarded counterfeiting scheme aimed at toppling the British economy.

Anchor for Survival

During those perilous years, the Torah kept me alive.

My Cousin Karlchen

The Nazis' plans to perfect the Aryan race began with little Karl and his friends.

A Woven Memoir

Tapestry survived war that ripped family apart.

Irena's Children

Irena Sendler is a 97-year-old Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Why My Father Ran

My father began running when he was a young boy fleeing from the Nazis.

Forged in Hell

At 16, Sonia Shainwald fled impending slaughter and risked her life as a Jewish partisan fighter.

The Story of a Prayer

A Seder in Bergen-Belsen.

Nighttime with Zaidy

Sleep provides no respite from the past.

Reunited

Over 6 decades after the Holocaust, a brother and sister are reunited.

Quest of a Lifetime

A recent trip to Poland reveals a chilling tale of murder and salvation.

Zeide, Did You Cry?

My grandfather's gradual descent to Auschwitz.

Determined to Fight

At a young age, Ben Kamm faced some of he most difficult choices a person may be asked to make.

It's a Sin to Waste

For some survivors, the war was never over.

My Grandfather's Diary of Hate

Little did I know that my grandfather, a British officer stationed in Palestine in 1943, was a Nazi sympathizer.

Child of Survivors

My parents saw in me the totality of their hopes and dreams.

The Assassination Attempt

The payback for a good deed comes 25 years later.

Opening My Memory Vault

For 50 years, Leah Kaufman's war experiences were locked in the vault of her memory, until she forced herself to teach the Holocaust to her fourth grade class.

Smuggling Out Of Hell

Through ingenuity and chutzpah, one man saved lives in the Holocaust. His daughter tells how.

Who Will Save the Baby?

A yeshiva student's heroic choice.

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