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My Story

When they asked my mother for jewelry and furs, she said she had none. So they shot her and my older sister too...

Missing Children

Prior to the holocaust approximately 1.6 million Jewish children were living in Nazi occupied Europe. An estimated 1.5 million of them were murdered...

First Day in Auschwitz

We had arrived in the valley of sorrow, in the valley of death. I grabbed my most precious possession, my tefillin, and began to run in the direction I was...

The Power of Gratitude

Maybe this was a trap? He glanced around the lobby. They were alone. “You are a German,” he said to the doorman, pointedly looking into his eyes. “I am a Jew..

Pesach Sheni 1945

We prayed that the thunderous explosions would go on forever, and eventually fell asleep to the beautiful sound of the bombs...

Death Train

At one point, the train stopped in Kashau, Hungary, and in the station a bucket of water was passed into our car. Try to imagine sharing one bucket...

The Ultimate Victory

“We used to be friends in Europe, a long time ago, before the war. He was such a wonderful person; it’s not surprising that he’d have a grandson like you.”

Scary Memories

I hear cries all around me. I can smell the sickness in the air, hear the cold back-shivering screams of people being shot or beaten, of women and children...

Eva Galler’s Story

My little brother looked for crumbs on the floor because he was hungry and wanted more, but nobody could have more. Now I feel so guilty. I hit him because he...

Yom Kippur Disguise

"Father," the Nazi said to the priest as he came in, I came to enlist your help in an urgent matter. Tomorrow is the Day of Atonement for Jews. I must find...

To Rock In The Sun

There will be bad times, for you, Mirele, I know. But just think about me holding you, rocking you to sleep in the sunlight. Keep that sunlight in your heart always.