Holocaust Survivors – Testimonies and interviews

Below are longer interviews and insights from Holocaust survivors all over the world, from Europe to China and the Philippines.


Alexander Kimel’s, I Cannot Forget

Holocaust survivors - Alexander Kimel
Alexander Kimel


Alfredo Vorshirm

Alfredo Vorshirm
Alfredo F.Vorshirm was the author of From Swastikas to Palm Trees (1991) and De la Esvastica a la Palmita (1993). Alfredo Vorshirm died in 2001.

Harold Gordon from Grodno, Poland

Holocaust survivors - Harold GordonClick to open survivor Harold Gordon’s video

Lucille Eichengreen Interview

Forever Alert - German Child Survivors by Philipp Sontag

Forever Alert German Child Survivors in Action Before 1945 and Beyond by Philipp Sonntag

Forever Alert German Child Survivors in Action Before 1945 and Beyond 2019 by Philipp Sonntag A new book, published by Child Survivors Germany in October 2019. Publisher Beggerow in Berlin, 240 pages; ISBN 987-3-936103-75-5, 16.- €, see   Email – phil.sonntag@t-online.de As children, we survived the Holocaust. Now, at over 80 or even 90 years-old, […]

Abe's Story Yahrzeit

Abe’s Story Yahrzeit and Anniversary – on Abram Korn’s Yahrzeit, our thanks….

Today is the day of the Abe’s Story Yahrzeit, and on this day I’ll share a story of friendship and hope developed over 23 years. If you visit Remember.org and wonder who the gentleman in our logo is, that’s Abram Korn from Abe’s Story (the book is even in the Stanford Libraries). Back in 1995 […]

Allach Liberation

Allach Liberation – How Dark the Heavens by Sidney Iwens Conclusion

|| Return to How Dark the Heavens || November 1944 to Allach Liberation on April 30, 1945 This material, copyright 1990 by Sidney Iwens, is excerpted from his prize-winning book “How Dark the Heavens”.  This conclusion includes the Allach Liberation, a sub camp of Dachau where Sidney was located at the end of the war. This material […]

Karski How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust

Jan Karski Book: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust

  This site contains information about Jan Karski, the Polish underground agent who brought some of the first news of Hitler’s extermination policy to the the West in 1942. Karski’s efforts are recounted in Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust, by E. Thomas Wood and Stanislaw M. Jankowski (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., […]

A Tale of Terezin: A Preface to “Legacies, Lies and Lullabies – The World of a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor” by Esther Vivien Levy.

Update: Originally published April 2013, with larger photos included. A Tale of Terezin is a tale of my mother’s most tragic and challenging time of her life, a story recited to me many times throughout my early years and frequently embellished by the detailed accounts of her parents’ memories.   These beloved relatives are all gone […]

Gabor Hirsch, a survivor, asks for your help in finding other survivors

Birkenau Survivor Gabor Hirsch

Abe’s Story – A Holocaust Memoir | Abram Korn from Lipno, Poland

Tamara, a Survivor

Helen L.-Interview

Helen Lazar Holocaust survivor testimony

Walter Frank Interview

Walter Frank Holocaust Survivor

  • Jacque Lipetz shares his story: “Looking back, this occupation was benign compared to the horrors of the Nazis, but what loss of freedom is benign? What security lies in not knowing if there will be a tomorrow.”


Camp Föhrenwald map
Map of DP Camp Föhrenwald, as illustrated by the United States Army after it was taken into use.


Judith Jagermann was a Holocaust survivor from Karlsbad. When 11, her entire family was deported. she and her sister were sent to an orphanage while her parents were sent to concentration camps. Judith and her mother were tortured for years at Auschwitz before being liberated by the British.

A Survivor’s Prayer by Malka B.

Malka B
My Twin Sisters painting by Malka B.
My parents were originally from a small town near the larger city of Lodz, in Poland. They came to live in Paris right after their marriage in 1930, and I was born there in August of 1931. Ours was a large family.

A poem, “In August of 1942” by Janine Oberrotman

Janine Oberrotman
Janine Oberrotman

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