fbpx

COVID-19 update: We will reopen on Monday 22 November. Click for updates.

Blog

Survivor Portraits – Peter Gyenes

Peter Gyenes was born in 1941 in Budapest, Hungary. His story highlights the power of kindness and compassion.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Alice Loeb

Alice Loeb was born in 1943 in Zurich, Switzerland. She was born stateless, as her parents escaped from Austria in 1938 after the Nazis invaded.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Maurice Linker

Maurice Linker was born in 1930 in Czernowitz, Romania. Maurice and his family survived the Holocaust with the help of the Mayor of Czernowitz.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Beate Stricker

Beate Stricker was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1930. Beate’s father sourced the necessary papers for the family to leave immediately after Kristallnacht. Their destination was Australia.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Anne Heilig

Anne Heilig was born in Berlin, Germany in 1935. Hitler had already come to power and the persecution of the Jews in Germany had begun. Anne and her parents were lucky enough to receive a visa to Australia.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Vera Kertesz

Holocaust survivor Vera Kertesz was born in 1933 in Czechoslovakia. She was an only child and believed if her parents had had more children, the family would not have survived.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Leon Milch

Holocaust survivor Leon Milch was born in 1932 in Podhajce, Poland, a vibrant town of 6000 people, of which half were Jewish. He and his brother lost both of their parents in the Holocaust.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Peter Reismann

Holocaust survivor Peter Reismann was born in 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. At 4 years old, he remembers hurrying into a dark and small bunker.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Yvonne Engelman

Holocaust survivor Yvonne Engelman was born in 1927 in Dovhe, Czechoslovakia. After promising her father she’d survive, Yvonne survived Auschwitz.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Lina Lipton

Holocaust survivor Lina Lipton was born in 1923 in Lvov, Poland. The start of the war in 1939 came as a shock, and she survived in hiding under a false name.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Lotte Weiss

Holocaust survivor Lotte Weiss was born in 1923 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Lotte attributes her survival to a series of miracles. Her parents and five siblings all perished in Auschwitz.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Gerty Jellinek

Holocaust survivor Gerty Jellinek was born in 1925 in Vienna, Austria. She was 13 at the time of Kristallnacht. Soon afterwards, she fled to Shanghai with her family, where she survived the war.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Oscar (David) Benedikt

Holocaust survivor Oscar (David) Benedikt was born in 1920 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He described himself as a “spoiled only child” to convey the tragedy of what lay ahead.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Sam Young (Szmul Jungzweig)

Sam Young was born in 1925 in Lodz, Poland. However, Sam lost track of his age between 1941 and 1945, due to the disruption the war had on his life.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Margot Tischmann

Margot was born 1933 in Duisburg, Germany, “when things were already bad,” she recalls. It was the year Hitler came to power.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Joe (Joseph) Symon

Joe was born 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. The skills he learned as a boy scout as a child helped him to survive the war.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Helen Studencki

Helen Studencki was born in Radymno, Poland during World War II. She survived the war initially in a ghetto, and then in hiding.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Eddie Jaku OAM

Eddie Jaku was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1920 to a loving family that regarded themselves as “Germans first and foremost, and Jewish only in [their] home”. That all changed when Hitler came to power.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Peter Rossler

Peter was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1930, and was nine years old when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. Life as Peter knew it began to change.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Jack Meister

Jack was born in Kielce, Poland, in 1928. He was 11 years old when the Nazis came, and that marked the end of his childhood.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Susan Warhaftig

Susan Warhaftig was born in 1937 in Vienna, Austria. She went into hiding in Hungary with her mother.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Mimi Wise

Mimi Wise was born in Milan, Italy, in 1937. As a baby, Mimi moved with her family to France.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – George Sternfeld

George Sternfeld was born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland, and fled with his family to Siberia in 1940.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Kitty Lowinger

Kitty Lowinger was born in 1941 in Budapest, Hungary. Kitty was three years old when Germany invaded Hungary.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Litzi Lemberg

Litzi Lemberg was born in 1939 in Vienna, Austria. She was a baby when World War II began.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Olga Horak

Olga Horak was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1926. She was 14 when the war broke out in 1939.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Yvonne Halas

Yvonne Halas’ life began in war time, as she was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1942.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Magda Forbath

Magda Forbath was born in 1943 in Budapest, Hungary. When Magda was six months old the Germans entered Hungary.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Peter Halas

Peter Halas was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1939. He and his mother went into hiding when Germany invaded Hungary.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Eva Engel

Eva Engel was born in Vienna, Austria in 1932. After the Anschluss in 1938, her family escaped to Zurich.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Ana Deleon

Ana Deleon was born in 1935 in Subotica, Yugoslavia. Ana was 8 years old when her family was moved to a ghetto.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Peter Nash

Peter Nash was born in 1935 in Berlin, Germany. In 1939, he and his family left for Shanghai, China.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Kuba Enoch

Kuba Enoch was born in 1926 in Krakow, Poland. In 1939, when Kuba was 13 years old, Germany invaded Poland.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Gaby de Leon

Gaby de Leon was born in 1927 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In April 1941, when the Axis powers invaded, his family was caught in the German zone.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Ilse Charny

Ilse Charny was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1928. Ilse arrived with her family in Shanghai when she was 10 years old.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Vera Faludi

Vera Faludi was born in 1929 in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the end of 1939, Jewish children were banned from German schools, and Vera moved to a French school run by nuns.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – John Gruschka

John Gruschka was born in Aussig, Czechoslovakia in 1924. John’s family made a hurried exit to the Czech capital of Prague in 1938.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming was born in 1938 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. He was six years old when he was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Francine Lazarus

Francine Lazarus was born in 1938 in Ixelles, Belgium. She was two years old when the Nazis invaded Belgium.

Read more

Survivor Portraits – Egon Sonnenschein

Egon Sonnenschein was born in 1930 in Ptuj, Yugoslavia. Egon was ten years old when Germany attacked Yugoslavia in April 1941.

Read more

0
Your Cart
Your cart is empty