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Holocaust Survivor

Holocaust Survivor Salutes Liberator In Emotional Meeting Decades Later

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.26.2015 | Good News

A Holocaust survivor recently reunited with the American soldier who helped to save his life decades ago. Joshua Kaufman, 87, a former prisoner in ...

A Holocaust Survivor's Inspiring Answer to 'What Gives You Hope During Tough Times?'

Quora | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty

I have only one memory -- crawling on the barrack floor, because I no longer could walk. There was a faucet on the other end of the barrack. As I was crawling, I would fade in and out of consciousness. I just kept thinking, I must survive, I must survive.

Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

Business Insider | Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness." In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in ...

Holocaust Survivor Finds Liberator Decades Later By Chance

The Star-Ledger | Naomi Nix | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

LIVINGSTON, N.J., (RNS) It’s been almost 70 years, but Marsha Kreuzman still remembers the moment she lay outside the steps of a Nazi crematorium wi...

Holocaust Survivor Gives Thanks To His Rescuer In Emotional Reunion

Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion

Leon Gersten survived the Holocaust because of Czeslaw Polzeic and his family. Yesterday, he was able to properly express his gratitude for the first ...

90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Makes Symphony Debut

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The already remarkable life of Holocaust survivor George Horner is about to take another exception...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Story With Students

The Greeley Tribune | Sherrie Peif | Posted 06.24.2013 | Denver

"The Allies are coming; the Allies are coming." The phrase was yelled out nearly 70 years ago but remains in Albert Garih's memory like it was yester...

Never Forget: Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an 8-day period designated by the U.S. Congress dedicated to our collective imperative to n...

WATCH: Holocaust Survivors Reunite For The First Time In 73 Years

OWN | Posted 01.03.2013 | OWN

It's a story that brings together an unlikely group: a 12-year-old escaping Nazi-occupied Germany in 1938, and eighth graders in suburban Naperville, ...

Lessons on How to Live From a Holocaust Survivor

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

What I find most remarkable about Herz-Sommer is how throughout her life she has remained optimistic about life and people and lived from a sense of appreciation. And this has much to teach us.

Anna Sanders

Man Sentenced 25 To Life For Murder Of Holocaust Survivor | Anna Sanders | Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

A Bronx man convicted of strangling a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor to death during a home invasion robbery was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to li...

Writing the Holocaust

Eve Keller | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Eve Keller

I sat on a pillowed bench in the Catskills. It was mid-July in the mountains: the trees were ridiculously green; the hummingbirds sipped sugar water. The prospect before me -- attempting Millie's experience at Auschwitz -- it seemed simply absurd.

Daughter Of Holocaust Survivor Honors Mother’s Savior With Nonprofit That Houses Struggling Families | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

One woman's sacrifice at the risk of losing her life more than 60 years ago and more than 4,000 miles away made more than a difference in the life of ...

Elizabeth Rosner: Why You'll Never Hear Me Call Myself A Cancer 'Survivor'

Red Room | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

I lived through something that almost killed me, enduring indescribable layers of pain and fear and loss. Some of us got out alive, and some of us didn't. I am simply one of the lucky ones.

Holocaust Survivor Sails To Protest Gaza Blockade

University City, MO Patch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion

Hedy Epstein, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor, is having trouble packing her luggage. First, she packed too many clothes to fit in her suitcase, but...

Boris Lurie's Perverse Pin-ups And The NO!art Movement

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"Suitcase" 1964, Boris Lurie, Courtesy of the Boris Lurie Foundation Only if it had arrived in a suitcase could the entrance of renegade Boris Luri...

What Gives Your Life Meaning?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

What sustains you? What puts a smile on your face and lights up your heart? What keeps the embers of your soul on fire? What really matters deeply to you?

Education Reform: Back to the Future?

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Education reformers sometimes point to the "radical" seventies as a time when education seemed aimless. I remember it as a time when teachers were trusted to use their best judgment.

Aljulah Cutts, Hasib Cutts Arrested In Murder Of Holocaust Survivor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Police have arrested two brothers in the strangling of an 89-year-old man in his New York City apartment. Aljulah (Al-Juhl'-ah) Cutts...

Holocaust Survivor Care A Matter Of 'Utmost Urgency': Conference

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — An international conference assessing efforts to return property and possessions stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners or heirs ...

Holocaust Survivor Donates Hidden Jewelry To Memorial

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — As a slave laborer in Auschwitz, Meyer Hack was forced to sort through the tattered clothing stripped off inmates before they were s...