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I Have Met a Holocaust Survivor

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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...
    healyourslf healyourslf 51-55, F Jul 5, 2009

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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...
    reset reset 18-21, F Jul 11, 2009

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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...
    jonquil323 jonquil323 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    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...
    KiwigirlAnj KiwigirlAnj 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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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...
    malegacno12 malegacno12 46-50, M Jan 28, 2012

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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...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2008

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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...
    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...
    malegacno12 malegacno12 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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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...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27, 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...
    squeeze321 squeeze321 36-40, F Jan 28, 2012

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

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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...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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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...
    dangerously39 dangerously39 51-55, M Jan 27, 2012

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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...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 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...
    HRHBastion HRHBastion 36-40, F Jan 27, 2011

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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...
    Seethatguy Seethatguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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

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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...
    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...
    Ameise Ameise 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2008

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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...
    MsContrary MsContrary 26-30, F Jul 5, 2009

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    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 1 day 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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    I recently have met someone that is pretty amazing. It's like we automatically clicked from the start. I feel very lucky and fortunate to have found someone with such similar taste...
    ibtwiny619 ibtwiny619 22-25, F Mar 20

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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 went to a facility for suicidal teens and I saw this girl, Autumn, that I have before in my dreams. Major de-ja vu
    tulips2198 tulips2198 13-15, F Mar 18

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    well wishes to you you friend... :)
    Edlacage Edlacage 22-25, F Mar 20

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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 how to even start, especially when I'm writing to a post where people might not even reply... I guess this shows that I'm very desperate and just looking for answers...
    rebeccadb1 rebeccadb1 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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 5 days 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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    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 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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    Stage 4 melanoma survivor :)
    Ilovemykids77 Ilovemykids77 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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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 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Can kids or adult survivors of child abuse sue thier parents? The answer is complicated. The short answer is no. http://whatprivilege.com/abused-kids-cant-really-sue-their...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Surprisingly enough, I've never bothered writing about this. I met him, and I stopped writing, I stopped drawing, I stopped enjoying my life.. He gave me one great gift, one whom I...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My story I keep asking myself when it all started. If there was a specific day or a specific event to be able to pinpoint when I started to loose myself. There is no day or...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response Mar 22

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    I was 26 years old when I got GBS. I was a new mom of a four month old baby girl. Before she was born I had taught 1st grade. The plan was to take a year off from teaching then go...
    mommabrick5 mommabrick5 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
    Anon010101 Anon010101 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Interview with Paul Raymond Carrisosa, Paranormal Experiencer Interviewed by HPI Journalist Assistant Deanna Jaxine Stinson HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) International...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have deep hatred for the MAN abused me sexually when I was just a little kid. I was only 4-5 years old when this guy, this so called relatives sexually abused me. I din't know...
    nobodyn234 nobodyn234 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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