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I Have Met a Holocaust Survivor

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    He Was Lovely

    I met a holocaust survivor last month. He showed us a film about his experience then talked to us. However, at the beginning of the film you see a countryside type village and a sound which I thought sounded distinctly like Doctor Who's TARDIS (time travelling machine). I tried...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2008

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    Lost Family Members, Met Survivors.

    Not only did our family lose people in the Holocaust, I remember that one of my grandfather's friends had the ID number tattooed on his arm. I've only had one person try to tell me it never happened. He didn't like my reaction very much...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Schindler's List

    I live on a small kibbutz in Israel. We don't have people of Holocaust age here, but some did live here for a while to be near their children, kibbutz members. One of them, an elderly man, would visit his daughter, two houses from mine. I saw him often, but not usually so close...
    jonquil323 jonquil323 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    An elderly Polish gent , who used to drink in The Empire Hotel , many years ago. He was a friend of my Mum , and I never knew anything about his background or upbringing , and he spoke in an accent I could not quite understand , although his friends would translate most of...
    KiwigirlAnj KiwigirlAnj 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    My Brother-in-law's Parents Survived The Holocaust

    My brother-in-law's parents were children when the Holocaust occurred.  They weren't actually in the concentration camps, but her father was conscripted into the Nazi army and forced to fight for them.  When he was released, he returned to their home in Germany.  Then the...
    HRHBastion HRHBastion 36-40, F Jan 27, 2011

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    She Was Still Full Of Love And Life

    I had an elderly friend named Lonia who survived the Nazi concentration camps. Even though scarred and tattooed, she has a lust for life, a zeal for living that few could match. She was lively, bubbly, good natured and friendly to everyone she met. I miss her. She earned her...
    dangerously39 dangerously39 51-55, M Jan 27, 2012

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    Whoever Saves One Life Saves The World Entire.

    Those were the exact words spoken of a Holocaust Survivor.  I met him years and years ago, but I remember one thing so clearly.  I remember walking up to him and just looking in his eyes....what I saw....I have no way of putting words to it.  I never want to see...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    My Grandfather Is a Holocaust Survivor

    My paternal grandfather was born in Germany in 1920 and didn't come to America until 1946.  He lost almost all of his family in the Holocaust, but by some miracle he survived Dachau, Sachsenhausen, and Auschwitz, among others. My maternal grandparents were fortunate enough...
    Ameise Ameise 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2008

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    At School

     It was an educational presentation at my high school.  I remember it was 3rd period my sophomore year. I wasn't even supposed to be there because it was just for select Social Studies classes, but me and my friend made a fake pass since we didn't want to be in English...
    reset reset 18-21, F Jul 11, 2009

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    I Have

    I met some at a holocaust muesum. I recall one man's story, it was heart breaking, the trauma is must have endured. I still remember him showing us the tattoo of his branding number on his arm. A constant reminder for him I suppose, poor guy.
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Henry Ramek

    When I was in the 11th grade through my history teacher, I was offered the chance to work on a Holocaust project with a couple of other students. The project actually turned out to be a statewide project to document all of the stories of Holocaust survivors living in California...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F Jan 29, 2012

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    A Lithuanian Couple

    I used to know two Holocaust survivors who escaped from a concentration camp in Lithuania, I did not want to ask too many questions at the time as I did not want to make the couple uncomfortable by bringing up bad memories. the lady was still very traumatized from her experiences...
    squeeze321 squeeze321 36-40, F Jan 28, 2012

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    In The Holocaust Museum

    this summer I went to Washington DC with people from school. (I found I prefer all limbs firmly on the GROUND) On the second day, we went to the holocaust museum. There was a woman there, sitting at a table. Me and another walked over and asked directions to the elevators. She...
    DivergentWolf DivergentWolf 18-21, F Aug 14, 2013

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    German Experiments With A Women And A Male Gorilla

    i met a women who the nazis had put in with a male gorilla she lived in a cage with the gorilla  she told me that was how she survived  and they gave her food otherwise she would have been killed like all the rest terrible what some nations will do it must never be allowed to...
    malegacno12 malegacno12 46-50, M Jan 28, 2012

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    German Experiments With A Women And A Male Gorilla

    i met a women who the nazis had put in with a male gorilla she lived in a cage with the gorilla  she told me that was how she survived  and they gave her food otherwise she would have been killed like all the rest terrible what some nations will do it must never be allowed to...
    malegacno12 malegacno12 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    German Experiments With A Women And A Male Gorilla

    i met a women who the nazis had put in with a male gorilla she lived in a cage with the gorilla  she told me that was how she survived  and they gave her food otherwise she would have been killed like all the rest terrible what some nations will do it must never be allowed to...
    malegacno12 malegacno12 46-50, M Jan 28, 2012

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    Irving Roth

    I met survivor Irving Roth at my school once. He would come to our school once in a while to tell his story, and he even has a book out called "Bondi's Brother". If you're interested in the holocaust, definetly give it a read. (Mr. Roth was asked by a student if he knew Elie...
    Seethatguy Seethatguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    He Never Spoke of It

    When I was about twelve and was at a holiday family picnic, a distant "Great Uncle" (He wasn't an uncle but we called him that) rolled up his sleeves to play horseshoes exposing his prison camp tattoo.  I'd learned about the Holocaust in school, but seeing that...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Two Actually. ...

    Two actually. One was a college professor of Western Civilization and the other a neighbor. In 1982, I had the good fortune to interview this professor for another class (speech) and that is how I found out he was a Jew. He showed me his tatooed numbers. He told me that he...
    healyourslf healyourslf 51-55, F Jul 5, 2009

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    Never Forget...

    The synagogue i use to attend had some inspirational holocaust survivor speakers and attenders.. I had such respect for them...It was a pleasure to meet them and because of their words I help spread knowledge to many who do not know about the Holocaust..and to help never forget...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    He Wasn't Bitter

    My sophmore year of high school, we (the sophmores) were learning about the Holocaust. My school liked to coordinate the History and English classes so that what we read in English was related to what we were studying History.  My English teacher wasn't the best at teaching...
    MsContrary MsContrary 26-30, F Jul 5, 2009

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    Ask Me

    I LIVE MORE THAN THAT LONGTERM Nonstop
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Jan 25, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Among them family who were in concentration camps, mostly Treblinka, but I know at least a few went to Dachau and Stutthof. I have seen only Treblinka and Dachau. Also, various...
    seitanist seitanist 22-25, F a week ago

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    I would like to pay tribute to a few of my special EP friends. First, I would like to say that you are all special to me, and I am priveledged to have met each of you.  I...
    OneEPGirl OneEPGirl 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    More than once. I rarely remember someone's name after I meet them, but, like today, I have also reintroduced myself to someone I met before. Maybe it's excusable for someone I met...
    donnjb donnjb 26-30, M Mar 31

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    I can list a couple amazing people I've met on here.
    beesboo beesboo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Oh my god. We'll see how this goes
    totallynotalunatic totallynotalunatic 16-17, M Apr 8

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    He told me he loved me. And I love him too.
    ithzelhernandez ithzelhernandez 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    That person is no longer a part of my life, but I hesitate to add "unfortunately." I feel as though I was blessed to know that person even if only temporarily. Some people are like...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ Apr 9

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    I don't know I feel like everyone is so sensitive here and they don't understand my humour... I'm not being offensive or rude it's all jokes and laughs I swear Guess I don't really...
    theorangefreak theorangefreak 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    so we have this thing at my school where at the end of the year, after the spring play, the seniors and the rest of the cast all go down to the pit to sign their name/what plays...
    Bluebird83 Bluebird83 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I know the eye color or phenomenon of central heterochromia in itself isn't as rare as some other eye colors but I never have met anyone with such an intense pattern in their eyes...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    By a linear timeline, it has been four years and eight months since I was first beamed aboard a Gaefawterhnsian sphere. Since then I have met thousands of alien races, participated...
    MelancolyMo MelancolyMo 18-21, M Apr 12

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    ...for over 15 years. I have met people from around the world throughout my time and I have yet to meet one individual that hasn't had a story to tell. My wife and I married...
    LovingHusband1980 LovingHusband1980 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I have told my experiences to my therapist, my husband, my adult children. I have alluded to it with my relatives - and have been acknowledged. I think it's time to confront my...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the first time it happened but I most have been too young to deserve it. I was abused by my father growing up until the age of 16. He always hit me and my siblings...
    xomamb xomamb 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Let us speak of torture. The nature of torture. The purpose of torture. The definition of torture. The physical and/or emotional pain intentionally inflicted for the satisfaction...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This is just how old I am. (This story, btw, is nothing about Naziism or the Holocaust) and only about the event outlined by its name, nothing more. His name was Siegfried Knappe...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Mar 28

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    First, let me say that I am married, though not happily so. I've been married for five years to a woman that not only cannot have children, but even went so far to suggest that...
    vsavatar vsavatar 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Methadone saved my life. Rehab wouldn't work for me, and at first methadone didn't either. I started smoking crack when I was first on it and had trouble then with that. But I...
    Robydoby803 Robydoby803 31-35 2 hrs ago

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    1. I think its pathetic for girls/women to ask a guy if he has abs, iv learned that you shouldn't judge someone by their looks 2. I am a psychopath who will eventually end up in...
    PsycoKiller PsycoKiller 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Today I went and sought accommodation. I'm sick of being homeless. I have such a real fear of my old house and it's ability to suck everyone dry who dwells there. I believe some...
    quantumenergy quantumenergy 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    What do you do if you really like a guy. I first met him, we never talked. Then we talked a lot on Facebook, then in person.... and I met up with him twice {with friends} I see him...
    nellieeexox nellieeexox 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am a survivor and will continue to be so. Robbed of my peace of mind and treated like crap, I lived through it. I can live through almost anything now. I would rather it had not...
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I met wonderful person online before on a casual gaming website called "TinierMe". I would always talk to this person and We'd spend so many hours just sharing stories, problems...
    someguy6411 someguy6411 26-30, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I love heavy metal music. My two most favorite bands are Halestorm and Avenged Sevenfold. Anybody else like these bands.
    exhibiter1000 exhibiter1000 51-55, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I love you, oneofnine. You are my special guy. You are my #1 on this site. I'm so glad I met you. 😁😍😘 Just had to post it. .3. I want everyone to know my love for chu.
    ImDavys ImDavys 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    He wasn't necessarily the sole root of my transformation, but he undoubtedly helped me in a way I can't describe. Spring break I met a boy on a cruise two years older than me...
    sabzz7 sabzz7 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I didn't actually attempt. There is no attempting with guns, not really. I sat down and wrote my note. It was sweet, apologetic, to the point. I told everyone I was sorry for...
    TryingFailing TryingFailing 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Ode to My mother Calmly committing evil, impervious to the screams of her victim Methodical, business like, as though this is a task that must be completed At times smiling...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    TMI.... Or not enough? A week ago I had no idea what renal colic was. I knew it was bad and not something I wanted. A week ago a baby was still not entirely out of the question...
    owchimama owchimama 31-35, F Mar 25

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    When I was about 4 years old, almost 5 my mother had met this man, who was about to be in our lives for a very long time. When I just got into kindergarten he had fallen off a...
    JustALittleGirl123 JustALittleGirl123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    hi to everyone is reading this. I don't know what is wrong with me at the moment but feel like I just need to tell what is happening to me and how I feel and maybe someone can...
    xhannahmuskax xhannahmuskax 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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