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  • Sophie Zeidman Hamburger, survivor, 94

    October 25, 2013 | 9:10 am

    Sophie Zeidman Hamburger, 94, of Los Angeles passed away at home Oct. 10th with her family by her side. A Holocaust survivor, Sophie inspired many people with both her courage and her warmth.

    Sophie was born in Bedzin, Poland, in 1919 and was trained as a tailor before World War...

  • Ashton Rosin: Bearing witness on campus

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 3, 2013 | 11:24 am

    When author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was recently asked if he feared future generations might forget the Holocaust once the last surviving witnesses had perished, he answered that he had quelled his anxiety over this problem with a simple dictum: “To listen to a witness,”...

  • ‘They killed us like termites’

    By David Suissa

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When the girl was two years old, she became so sick with pneumonia that the doctors told her mother there was nothing more they could do, to just take her home.

    Her father, a rabbi, arranged a minyan of 10 men to say special blessings. She lived.

    At one point in her young life, she...

  • Elmau & Dachau: A Muslim’s Testimony

    By Mehnaz M. Afridi

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barbed wire, loaded with death
    is drawn around our world.
    Above a sky without mercy
    sends frost and sunburn.
    Far from us are all joys,
    far away our home, far away our wives,
    when we march to work in silence
    thousands of us at the break of day.
    But we have learned the motto of Dachau...
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  • 1+1+1+1 ... = 6 million

    By Nicole Behnam

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I will never really know what the Holocaust was, and neither will you. Words like hunger and fatigue are euphemisms for words that would have been born into our language if more survivors lived to tell stories of their intolerable suffering.

    No, the mounds of shoes or teeth or...
  • Shoah seder—too young to know

    By Julie G Fax

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We are walking home from shul, my son and I, my arm on his shoulders, his arm hooked awkwardly up to my neck. We take this short walk often on Shabbat, but tonight is Sunday, he's in sweats and sneakers, and we're discussing the Holocaust.

    We've just come from a Yom HaShoah...
  • Pledge to survivors—we will carry the torch

    By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Growing up, we whose parents had emerged out of the Shoah believed that they were indestructible. After all, they overcame the German efforts to murder them, survived ghettos and death camps, and rebuilt their lives after the war. They also had a special appreciation and zest for...
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