Holocaust Survivor

Italian 'senator for life': 'Racist violence is now a river without banks'

Italian 'senator for life': 'Racist violence is now a river without banks'

This 90-year-old Holocaust survivor is a ‘senator for life’ in her native Italy. She also receives constant anti-Semitic threats.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/7/2021, 9:58 AM
A day devoted to Holocaust survivors?

A day devoted to Holocaust survivors?

As Holocaust survivors dwindle, a proposal emerges for a day devoted to them.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 3/18/2021, 7:29 AM
Holocaust survivor: 'For 82 years, I thought my best friend from Germany was dead'

Holocaust survivor: 'For 82 years, I thought my best friend from Germany was dead'

Florida Holocaust survivor reunited with childhood friend 80 years after losing contact.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/11/2021, 8:52 AM
'Despite Mengele ... I got vaccinated'

'Despite Mengele ... I got vaccinated'

Woman who has never received a vaccine in her life because of what her mother suffered under Josef Mengele receives COVID-19 vaccine.Hezki Baruch, 2/22/2021, 3:34 PM
Holocaust survivor and her rabbi son punched on London bus

Holocaust survivor and her rabbi son punched on London bus

Woman says, 'I hate you Jews, you took our money,' before attacking Holocaust survivor and elderly son.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/13/2021, 9:06 PM
US Supreme Court rejects appeal by Holocaust heirs seeking restitution in the US

US Supreme Court rejects appeal by Holocaust heirs seeking restitution in the US

SCOTUS rejects appeal for restitution, supports Germany's demand that cases be decided only in German courts.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 2/4/2021, 9:42 AM
Holocaust survivor gifts over $2m to French town which saved his life

Holocaust survivor gifts over $2m to French town which saved his life

Jewish man leaves $2M to French mountain town that hid him and his family from Nazis.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 2/1/2021, 7:28 AM
‘Borat’ lawsuit from Holocaust survivor’s daughter is dismissed

‘Borat’ lawsuit from Holocaust survivor’s daughter is dismissed

Georgia judge dismisses lawsuit by the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who appears in “Borat 2.'Gabe Friedman/JTA, 10/27/2020, 6:52 PM
World Jewish Restitution Organization announces payments to Holocaust survivors in Israel

World Jewish Restitution Organization announces payments to Holocaust survivors in Israel

World Jewish Restitution Organization distributes NIS 9 million to over 2,100 needy Romanian Jewish Holocaust survivors in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2020, 4:47 PM
Renowned author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger dies at 88

Renowned author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger dies at 88

Prize-winning author who survived Auschwitz as a child passes away after long illnessAFP, 10/7/2020, 5:51 PM
Richard Schifter, diplomat and adviser to presidents, dead at 97

Richard Schifter, diplomat and adviser to presidents, dead at 97

A Holocaust refugee who fought for the US Army in WWII, Schifter became a prominent defender of Israel and adviser to 3 US presidents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2020, 8:19 AM
Holocaust survivor fulfills dream of receiving a high school diploma

Holocaust survivor fulfills dream of receiving a high school diploma

88-year-old Holocaust survivor now living in Hartford, Connecticut fulfills her dream of getting a high school diploma.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/26/2020, 2:53 PM
Dutch Jew whose factory was used to make yellow stars dies at 98

Dutch Jew whose factory was used to make yellow stars dies at 98

Henk van Gelderen, Dutch-Jewish resistance fighter whose factory was used to make yellow stars dies at 98.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/1/2020, 8:46 PM
Holocaust survivors urge Zuckerberg to remove Holocaust denial from Facebook

Holocaust survivors urge Zuckerberg to remove Holocaust denial from Facebook

Holocaust survivors lending their voices to campaign urging Facebook CEO to remove Holocaust denial from the social media site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2020, 4:38 AM
Russia: Holocaust survivor found murdered in her home

Russia: Holocaust survivor found murdered in her home

Holocaust survivor, 90, stabbed to death in her Moscow apartment.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/25/2020, 9:22 PM
This organization is working to combat loneliness and hunger among Holocaust survivors

This organization is working to combat loneliness and hunger among Holocaust survivors

Abe Foxman’s next act: Raising $28 million to feed thousands of struggling Holocaust survivors.Shira Hanau, JTA, 7/22/2020, 9:18 AM
Hand-washing fountain and maintenance trailer damaged at Santa Rosa Jewish cemetery

Hand-washing fountain and maintenance trailer damaged at Santa Rosa Jewish cemetery

Fountain in California dedicated to Holocaust survivors toppled and smashed.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/19/2020, 8:00 AM
Sderot: Holocaust survivor found dead

Sderot: Holocaust survivor found dead

Paramedics say 90-year-old woman slipped and fell in her house and died after no one heard her cries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2020, 11:46 AM
The long silence of the Auschwitz cellist

The long silence of the Auschwitz cellist

A 95-year-old Holocaust survivor is breaking her decades-long silence to call out hatred and the resurgence of 'a 2,000-year-old virus.'Yannick Pasquet, AFP, 5/8/2020, 7:49 AM
French-Jewish spy who survived the Holocaust celebrates 100th birthday

French-Jewish spy who survived the Holocaust celebrates 100th birthday

Marthe Cohn, who went behind enemy lines during World War Two, celebrates 100th birthday with socially distanced car parade.Marcy Oster/JTA, 4/21/2020, 6:33 PM
Israel Police salutes elderly Holocaust survivors

Israel Police salutes elderly Holocaust survivors

At 10:00, dozens of police vehicles stationed in front of 180 nursing homes, sheltered housing complexes across country.Yoni Kempinski, 4/21/2020, 5:18 PM
Pandemic forces first-ever digital Holocaust Remembrance Day

Pandemic forces first-ever digital Holocaust Remembrance Day

Survivors say no comparison between coronavirus lockdown and Holocaust, 'indecent' to compare the eras.M. Blum, G. Lavallee/ AFP, 4/20/2020, 8:17 AM
JFNA chair Trump discuss coronavirus affects on Holocaust survivors

JFNA chair Trump discuss coronavirus affects on Holocaust survivors

Jewish Federations of North America chairman Mark Wilf speaks with US President about toll social distancing takes on Holocaust survivors.Ron Kampeas/JTA, 4/12/2020, 7:51 PM
Coronavirus victim was Holocaust survivor and bereaved father

Coronavirus victim was Holocaust survivor and bereaved father

Shimon Reinzilber, 97, Holocaust survivor who lost a son during military service, named as one of the latest victims of COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 12:05 PM
91-year-old Holocaust survivor dies of coronavirus

91-year-old Holocaust survivor dies of coronavirus

Rabbi Zalman Cohen, who fell ill with coronavirus, dies at the Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 11:22 PM
Holocaust survivor never thought she’d see this

Holocaust survivor never thought she’d see this

The unbelievable moment Holocaust survivor Lila sees her grandson flying over her home in Israel!Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 10:23 PM
Watch: How falafel saved this Holocaust survivor's life

Watch: How falafel saved this Holocaust survivor's life

Holocaust survivor David (Dugo) Leitner celebrates life by eating falafel every January 18. This year, he ate with the IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 6:21 AM
Agnes Keleti, Holocaust survivor and world’s oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Agnes Keleti, Holocaust survivor and world’s oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Agnes Keleti, the world's oldest living Olympic champion who netted 10 medals, survived Holocaust and immigrated to Israel in 1957.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/10/2020, 9:17 AM
Watch: 'Fairytale' birthday for Holocaust survivors

Watch: 'Fairytale' birthday for Holocaust survivors

Israeli American businessman holds birthday for 93-year-old Holocaust survivor in Miami who says "Don't forget us, be proud of heritage"Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2019, 5:49 PM
102-year-old Holocaust survivor dies after visiting White House

102-year-old Holocaust survivor dies after visiting White House

Holocaust survivor recognized by President Donald Trump during the White House Hanukkah party dies after accident on way to DC.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/24/2019, 6:55 PM
Auschwitz survivor's 'duty to the dead'

Auschwitz survivor's 'duty to the dead'

98-year-old Leon Schwarzbaum lost 35 relatives in the Holocaust, but managed to survive two years at Auschwitz.Yannick Pasquet, AFP, 12/5/2019, 12:45 PM
Holocaust survivor hugs 93-year-old Nazi guard during trial

Holocaust survivor hugs 93-year-old Nazi guard during trial

“Watch out everyone, I’m going to forgive him," says Holocaust survivor during trial in Germany for concentration camp guard.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 11/20/2019, 10:55 AM
Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor has bar mitzvah at age 91

Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor has bar mitzvah at age 91

Andor Stern, a survovir of Auschwitz, celebrates his bar mitzvah at Sao Paulo's oldest synagogue.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/13/2019, 11:11 AM
'I felt as if my father was saying, 'I'm proud of you''

'I felt as if my father was saying, 'I'm proud of you''

A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor is celebrating his bar mitzvah on 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 11/8/2019, 7:47 AM
Italian Holocaust survivor under police guard in wake of threats

Italian Holocaust survivor under police guard in wake of threats

Liliana Segre, an Auschwitz survivor, has received up to 200 hate messages a day.Sara Rubenstein, 11/7/2019, 6:29 PM
Film executive and Holocaust refugee dies at 95

Film executive and Holocaust refugee dies at 95

Eric Pleskow, Holocaust refugee and producer of Oscar-winning films, dies at 95.Ben Sales, JTA, 10/5/2019, 7:25 PM
Oldest Austrian Holocaust survivor dies at 106

Oldest Austrian Holocaust survivor dies at 106

Marko Feingold, who survived Auschwitz, dies in Salzburg after lung infection.Arutz Sheva North America Staff and AFP, 9/21/2019, 12:50 AM
Hungarian author, dissident Gyorgy Konrad, dies

Hungarian author, dissident Gyorgy Konrad, dies

Jewish-Hungarian author and Holocaust survivor dies at 86.AFP, 9/14/2019, 11:51 PM
Yale launches Holocaust survivors podcast

Yale launches Holocaust survivors podcast

New podcast series launches with testimony of Martin Schiller, who survived Buchenwald and Theresienstadt.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/14/2019, 8:09 PM
Watch: Holocaust survivor's message to Western Wall visitors

Watch: Holocaust survivor's message to Western Wall visitors

Born in Auschwitz, 92-year-old Samuel Beller is the sole member of his family to survivor the war, narrowly avoiding death at the war's end.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 10:24 AM
Woman who saved Jewish family from Holocaust dies at 102

Woman who saved Jewish family from Holocaust dies at 102

Krystyna Danko, a Polish woman who saved her adoptive Jewish family from Holocaust dies at 102.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/10/2019, 9:16 PM
This Holocaust survivor has won 10 Olympic medals

This Holocaust survivor has won 10 Olympic medals

Gymnast Agnes Keleti survived the Holocaust to win 10 Olympic medals. At 98, she’s as feisty as ever.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/7/2019, 10:31 AM
Holocaust survivor buys medical bed for rescuer

Holocaust survivor buys medical bed for rescuer

Israeli Holocaust survivor helps buy $1,200 hospital bed for 102-year-old Polish rescuer.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/20/2019, 8:53 PM
Historical justice for 8000 Romanian Jews

Historical justice for 8000 Romanian Jews

Thousands of Romanian citizens will be recognized by the German government as Holocaust survivors and will receive compensation.Orly Harari, 7/18/2019, 10:40 PM
German producer of 'Europa, Europa' dead at 100

German producer of 'Europa, Europa' dead at 100

Holocaust survivor Artur Brauner, who made more than 500 pictures for the cinema and television, dies at 100.Deborah Cole, AFP, 7/8/2019, 2:43 PM
Oldest Auschwitz survivor in France dies at 101

Oldest Auschwitz survivor in France dies at 101

Henriette Cohen was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. She returned to France eight months later weighing 77 pounds.Sara Rubenstein, 6/28/2019, 2:38 PM
Ocasio-Cortez: 'Far-right manipulates these moments for gain'

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Far-right manipulates these moments for gain'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declines invitation to tour Auschwitz with Holocaust survivor.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/24/2019, 5:10 PM
Holocaust survivor meets US army vet who liberated her

Holocaust survivor meets US army vet who liberated her

Sophie Tajch Klisman meets army vet Doug Harvey, thanking him for helping liberate her from Salzwedel concentration camp during WW II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2019, 8:29 AM
Holocaust survivor activates siren

Holocaust survivor activates siren

Woman born in a concentration camp activates siren on Holocaust Remembrance Day across the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2019, 6:35 PM
Study: Children of Holocaust survivors can inherit PTSD

Study: Children of Holocaust survivors can inherit PTSD

New study shows children of Holocaust survivors who suffer from PTSD are more likely to exhibit unhealthy behaviors.Gary Willig, 5/2/2019, 4:39 PM
'No such thing as adequate compensation for Holocaust survivors'

'No such thing as adequate compensation for Holocaust survivors'

Vice president of the Claims Conference in Israel says compensation and aid given to Holocaust survivors can never be enough.Eliran Aharon, 5/1/2019, 11:59 PM
Survivor Edward Mosberg awarded 'Order of Merit' from Poland

Survivor Edward Mosberg awarded 'Order of Merit' from Poland

On eve of Holocaust memorial day, US citizen and Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg bestowed ‘Order of Merit’ from the President of Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2019, 6:05 PM
Terrorist who murdered Holocaust survivor shot after standoff

Terrorist who murdered Holocaust survivor shot after standoff

French jihadist who brutally murdered Jewish Holocaust survivor used pregnant wife to smuggle knife into prison during conjugal visit.David Rosenberg, 3/6/2019, 11:35 AM
Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust survivors at Western Wall

Bat Mitzvah for Holocaust survivors at Western Wall

After spending their childhoods in hiding from the Nazis, survivors celebrate the Bat Mitzvah they never had at the foot of the Temple MountArutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 1:20 PM
PM Netanyahu eulogizes minister's mother

PM Netanyahu eulogizes minister's mother

PM Netanyahu pays condolences to Transportation Minister Katz, praises his deceased mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2019, 11:27 PM
150 strangers join funeral of Holocaust survivor with no family

150 strangers join funeral of Holocaust survivor with no family

Toronto rabbi shocked to find some 150 strangers showing up to attend funeral of Holocaust survivor who died with virtually no family.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/5/2019, 8:12 AM
Family feud over Holocaust survivor's remains

Family feud over Holocaust survivor's remains

Legal fight over whether to give Holocaust survivor traditional funeral - or cremate him. 'Father told him how Nazis burned bodies of Jews.'Benny Toker, 2/3/2019, 9:27 PM