L'Chaim: The Dov Landau Story

In Poland, a Holocaust survivor shares his harrowing experiences with young Jews.

Comments (15)

(13) steven finer, November 19, 2019 5:18 AM

An important personalized testimony which teaches many lessons.

This is a very important lesson for all Jews to learn.

(12) Channah rachel herrmann, July 22, 2018 12:09 PM

Very beautiful and inspirational how Can I get in touch with mr Dov Landau I live in Israel I would like to tell him that I saw the video thank you

Anna Brzyska, August 11, 2019 12:21 PM

contact to Dov landau

I'm friends with Dov Landau, he's just turned 91. You can reach him via his cell phone (he gives it to everyone, it's even written on the wall of the Jewish cemetery in his hometown Brzesko/Briegel). It's 972 50 822 49 19
He will appreciate your call. He is still very much full of life and energy :)

Ari Skolnik, February 9, 2020 4:38 PM

Mailing address for Mr. Landau?

I just came across this video and it’s priceless. I have been trying to research my family who are from Brzesko and Dov’s story corroborates my findings, specifically with the deportations to Belzec in 1942. I am hoping to ask Dov if he knew any of my family there, namely the Brandstetters (Simcha and Mindel) and their children and grandchildren. Dov’s story also corroborates my suspicions that the only male child of Simcha and Mindel (Jacob/Yankel) was apparently in the shoe business and didn’t die at Belzec with the others in 1942, but in the vicinity in 1943 according to Yad Vesham testimony from survivors. I think he may have been put to work like Dov. I’d like to send Dov my story to see if he can help me learn more about my family. Thank you.

(11) Deborah Benenhaley, May 29, 2016 5:34 PM

Thank you

Thank you for sharing this journey . It was very well done.

(10) Hadassah, April 22, 2015 6:15 AM

I am deeply touched

Thank you Mr. Landau. You remind me so much of my grandfather of blessed memory.He too was a survivor.He lost his first wife and 4 young children in the camps yet he did not sucumb to despair.He went on and remained true to his faith inspiring all with his love of life and mission to rebuild what was lost.You too display that tenacity and spirit and strong will to live on even after the darkest times.I am so very inspired and touched by your story.Please continue to share for many more years.Am Yisroel needs you!

(9) Zev, April 17, 2015 4:51 AM

Teaching, Sharing & Caring; is what Dov has given us. Todah

My father is a survivor. Hearing his stories and listening to Dov's experiences shows me how special they really are.
Listening to Dov's children & grandchildren share their feelings through song; is inspiring. Mr. Landau, may you continue to teach, share and care .... to 120 !!

(8) miriam deutsch, April 17, 2015 4:17 AM

Cant stop crying . I am blown away by your strength & perseverance. You are an incredible inspiration! May hashem grant you may more healthy & productive years and may you have much nachas from your lovely family.

(7) G. Berry, April 17, 2015 2:49 AM

Thank yor Mr. Landau!

Incredible, inspiring, loving, and hopeful. May Mr. Landau live until 120 in good health, with continued nachas from his adoring children, grandchildren, and all those he has influenced by example and with his love of life. Your descendants are indeed the best revenge against the Nazi murderers.

(6) Rebecca, April 16, 2015 2:22 PM


This man brought me to tears. I can't believe his strength

(5) frank kurtz, April 16, 2015 3:49 AM

Blessings with my tears crys to Hashem for our lost ancestors
that did not survive the Holocaust. NEVER AGAIN....

(4) Brian A.Donnelly, April 16, 2015 12:16 AM

Lest we forget.

As a devout Christian, and therefore a staunch supporter of Israel and G-d's chosen, Jewish people,I am humbled by Dov Landau's humanity and his indomitable love for his fellows. This is why the jewish people are a light unto the Nations. Baruch Ha Shem.
Brian A.Donnelly

(3) Donna Perel, April 15, 2015 10:58 PM

There are no way I can say thank you Mr. Landau....

So many can't speak and didn't speak about what they endured. My father-in-law a'h was a survivor and my father a'h was prisoner of war. My father-in-law told his story in a video for the Shoah Foundation my father never spoke.Thank you Mr. Landau for sharing and connecting to the next generation. May Hashem grant you much koach to continue your holy work.

(2) holland, April 15, 2015 5:59 PM

amazing man and amazing footage

So inspirational and moving!!!

May Hashem grant Mr. Dov Landau many more years of strength, good health and nachas from all his descendants!!!

(1) iTSHACK [ Issy ] RONDEL, April 15, 2015 3:31 PM

I am a survivor , from Warsaw Ghetto, until 1942, then Russia.

During the escape from our Town, Kalisz, We came across a little town where the Germans were herding Jews into a wooden synagogue .With Jewish woman crying in the square, We were hiding in a barn, and saw the Germans set the building on fire with the people inside. We heard screaming from inside the synagogue. My father crying, I was nearly 6 years old.


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