Holocaust Studies

Holocaust Survivor Reunited with Daughter After 80 Years

Due to the war, Gerda Cole was forced to give up her daughter. The 98-year-old was reunited for the first time with her 80-year-old daughter.

To Remain a Jew: The Untold Story of Luciano Camerino

Betrayed by the Nazis, Luciano Camerino was deported from Rome to Auschwitz where he survived Mengele's horrific experiments. He returned to Italy and rebuilt the Jewish community.

The Boxer of Auschwitz: Fight or Be Killed

Harry Haft’s shocking true story, portrayed in HBO’s new Holocaust film, The Survivor.

SS Guard who Fell in Love with a Jew in Auschwitz

A new documentary tells the story of a grotesque romance that saved lives.

When Britain Interned Jewish Refugees

My grandfather was one of the 60,000 Jews whose nightmare continued once he made it to the UK during the Holocaust.

Four Perfect Pebbles: Clinging to Hope in Bergen-Belsen

Marion Lazan’s imagination kept up her spirits during dark times in Hitler’s death camp.

My Mother's Trauma of the Kindertransport

Just before WWII, Britain rescued 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria and Poland, including my mother and her two sisters.

Searching for Jews Saved by the Angel of Budapest

Spanish diplomat Angel Sanz Briz saved 5,000 Jews. Spain now is trying to contact their descendants.

Aron Grunhut: A Jewish Hero who Rescued 1,350 Jews

Brave and determined, Aron Grunhut organized ship and railway transports to help Jewish refugees escape Hitler.

The Bishop who Saved 1500 Jews

Pavel Peter Gojdic suffered mistreatment and humiliation for his outspoken defense of Jews during the Holocaust.

Ghetto Baby: Child Survivor of the Holocaust

Born in the Radom ghetto and hidden in an orphanage, Dr. Charles Silver survived the Holocaust as a baby.

When My World Imploded: Facing Ghosts in Bavaria

Trudy Naumann Dreyer was 7 when she and her family fled Germany in 1939. A German baron protected their property.

How Did She Survive?

Eighty years later we discovered how my husband's grandmother survived the Holocaust.

If We Survive This War: The Story Of Frieda Kliger

One woman's experiences in the Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek, Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen, where she got married in the camp's first Jewish wedding.

Blue-Collar Hero: Zanis Lipke of Latvia

With bravery and moral courage, a dock worker in Riga risked his life to save Latvian Jews.

Jewish Woman Photographing Resistance Fighters

Faye Schulman’s photographs are a rare glimpse into the life of Jewish partisan fighters during World War II.

Facing Goliath

After the Holocaust, I was an emaciated girl, spent physically, emotionally and mentally, facing a robust and cruel Russian soldier with no conscience. What chance did I have?

Hiding in a Vegetable Bin Saved Their Lives

Lila Millen and her sister endured two years of terror and starvation in the Warsaw Ghetto, and were saved by a righteous gentile.

Untold Story of Jewish Women Resisting Nazis

Judy Batalion’s new book documents Jewish women who fought Nazis during WWII.

Liberating Dachau

Having participated in the liberation of Dachau during World War II, Joe Sacco inspired his son to write a book that bears witness to the atrocities he encountered.

Discovering What Happened to My Great-Grandfather in the Holocaust

A new memorial helped me learn about his deportation to the Lodz Ghetto 80 years ago.

Descendants of Jews Saved by Heroic Pole Find Each Other

Wladimir Riszko hid 16 Jews for two years during the Holocaust.

Holocaust Survivor’s Falafel is Tribute to His Survival

Every Jan. 18th, the anniversary of his darkest day, David ‘Dugo’ Leitner eats a falafel as a tribute to his mother’s love and that he’ll never go hungry again.

My Grandfather Survived the Killing Fields of Ukraine

Yankel Wiesenfeld miraculously emerged from the Ukrainian hell with his life and faith intact.

Born in Berlin, 1943

My German birth certificate is a testament to life, humanity, and to the spirit and courage of my dear parents.

Resisting the Nazis: Unknown Stories

A London exhibit highlights little known stories of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

Oldest Greek Holocaust Survivor Passes Away

Esther Cohen, a survivor of Auschwitz, died at the age of 96. This is her story.

Feng Shan Ho: Hero Who Saved Thousands of Jews

China’s Consul General in Vienna was the foreign diplomat who helped Austria's Jews during WWII.

Remembering Kristallnacht

A Holocaust survivor shares here terrifying memories of November 1938 pogroms in Germany.

I Can Hear the Glass Shatter

Celebrating my grandson's bar mitzvah in the shadows of Kristallnacht.

12-Year-Old Jewish Hero of WWII

How teenage violin prodigy Motele Schlein single-handedly destroyed a Nazi SS unit.

Hiding from Nazis

For 200 days Tibor Spitz and his family hid in a hole during the freezing winter to evade the Nazis.

Giving Life to Music from the Holocaust

Francesco Lotoro has dedicated his life to uncovering thousands of pieces composed in concentration camps.

Violins of Hope: Telling Holocaust Stories Through Music

Niv Ashkenazi's new album featuring instruments and music by composers that were affected by the Holocaust.

The Rabbi of Buchenwald

Liberating the concentration camp changed Rabbi Herschel Schacter's life.

The Muslim Holocaust Researcher

Prof. Mehnaz Afridi, a Pakistani Muslim, has been the director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center in New York for the past decade.

Jewish Partisan Hero Dies of Coronavirus

Benjamin Levin fought Nazis with Jewish partisans called The Avengers.

A Holocaust Survivor’s Last Request

My grandfather insisted on being buried in his Auschwitz uniform.

Yom HaShoah Global Day of Testimony

Live interviews and documentaries of survivors throughout the day, along with guest speakers and virtual trips for the whole family.

Eichmann's Dare: Save 600 Jewish Children in 6 Days

Truus Wijsmuller, an “ordinary” Dutch woman, ended up saving 10,000 Jews.

The Children of Auschwitz

Few children were spared by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Some of these survivors share their memories of horror and stories of triumph.

Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines

Over poker games and whiskey, a group of idealistic men hatched a plan to rescue 1,200 Jews.

Courage and Faith: Tibor Rubin's Incredible Heroism

An anti-Semitic sergeant couldn’t stop a Holocaust survivor who heroically served in the US Army from getting his Medal of Honor.

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