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Holocaust Survivors


There is much that continues to be compelling in the exploration of the Holocaust and its impact on the lives of survivors and their children. To begin with, these studies keep alive the memory of the millions who were killed. For Jews, the admonition to remember is a core principal of religious belief.   

For a Jew, to remember is an act of piety, a holy act that joins past with present that commemorates and memorializes. For non Jews, such remembrance bears witness to the horrors of the Nazi murder apparatus and raises a powerful moral and political voice against state organized and approved acts of racism, injustice and cruelty wherever and whenever they occur.                             

Excerpts from: International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 18:114-115 (1991).


The Links below are stories of courage and Survival from the Ghettos, Camps, and

Death Squads of the Holocaust



  Title      click link    Synopsis    Page


Stanislaw Smajzner

Extracts from the Tragedy of a Jewish Teenager

Escape From Belzec Hanna Szper's daring jump from a train.belzecescape.html
Rivka Yosselevska  (Aktion at Zagrodski)Rivka testifies to the killings at Zagrodksirytest.html

The Joseph Bau Story

Joseph and Cyla Bau survive Plaszow

Statement of Ilse DomkeIlse Domke testifies to her ordealilsedomke.html

Belzec Eyewitness -WilhelmCornides

Wilhelm Cornides describes the Belzec Death camp.

The Selma Engel InterviewUSHMM interview with Sobibor survivor Selma Engel

selma engel.html

The Chaim Engel Interview

USHMM interview with Sobibor survivor Chaim Engelchaim engel.html
Oskar SchindlerExtracts on the life and deeds of Oskar Schindler.schindler.html
Avraham BombaUSHMM Interview with Avraham Bombabomba.html

The Story of Walter Suskind

The life & deeds of Walter Suskindsuskind.html
Richard GlazarTreblinka Recalled (Interview from the film Shoah)Glazar.html
The Family BrichtaFrank "Brichta" Bright recounts the story of his family and survival in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Friedlandbrichta1.html
Esther Raab

Sobibor Death Camp Survivor

Preben Munch-Nielsen - Rescuer of Danish JewsDanish Rescuepreben.html
Jan Karksi

Righteous Gentiles


Gertrude Poppert-Schonborn - LukaStory of Luka and the escape from SobiborLuka.html
Raoul WallenbergThe Story of Raoul Wallenbergwallenberg.html
Oscar StrawczynskiTen Months in Treblinkastrawczynski .html


















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