I Have Met a Holocaust Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 157 People

    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...
    TheWaysOfShelly TheWaysOfShelly
    22-25, F
    Jan 29, 2012

    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

    Humbling Experience

    She was a customer. Her arm still showed the number tattoo. Amazing that despite so many killed, so many survived. Testament to human endurance. Humbling experience.
    Seanchaidh Seanchaidh
    46-50, M
    Sep 25, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    I've Met Two

    About 15 years ago I was involved in a dispute concerning the sale of a business.  The sellers were two men who had both been in concerntration camps.  They had met after both had emigrated to the US following their release.  Both were very devout men who valued...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 3, 2009

    She Said

    a women came to our school Papillion Jr High she was nice to talk to us about the houlcoust she had 3 sisters and they all survied exept her parents andlittle brother they where all killed she said that she saw her three sisters in labor camps and  Aushwhits she said taht her...
    48Paris 48Paris
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2011

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2012

    I Have Know Several Over The Years

    from different death camps but i think most are gone now which is sad as the stories the could tell and the warning they could give
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    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
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2011

    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

    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...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2013

    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

    .

    My Grandad's regiment were one of the first to go into the concentration camps to help the POW's. He was 20 at the time. He came from quite a strong Catholic family, but he stopped believing in the God the day he stepped into that camp.He used to tell us how the prisoners would...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    20 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Many Of Them

    to hear the stories can be very scary and enlightening. the stories of the heroics that some of the people encountered is amazing all those that helped them survive have a special place in heaven and there is a deep hot place in hell for those that tried to destroy the Jews...
    jewess jewess
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2009

    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

    I Have Know Several Over The Years

    from different death camps but i think most are gone now which is sad as the stories the could tell and the warning they could give
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jan 27, 2012

    Pop

    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

    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
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    Ask Me

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

    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

    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

    I have not, but I'm about to

    and I'm excited :)
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2015

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    deleted deleted
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 15
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