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7 Great Historic Upscale Lodgings in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Rest your head in a place formerly occupied by a Sea Captain or Industrialist, in stone houses erected during the early stages of the American Revolut...

How A Veteran And Holocaust Survivor Found Love 45 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.15.2016 | Fifty

No doubt Paul Rothman and Geraldine Rosen both endured some incredibly difficult times during World War II. But if it hadn’t been for fate, they mig...

World's Oldest Man Is Finally Getting His Bar Mitzvah At Age 113

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2016 | Fifty

In September 1916, a 13-year-old Yisrael Kristal missed out on having a bar mitzvah ceremony. But today, he’s finally getting the celebration he nev...

There’s A Reason This Holocaust Survivor Goes Back To His Synagogue In Greece Every Summer

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.09.2016 | World

“Never again,” 86 year-old Auschwitz survivor Sami Mondiano says, calmly yet firmly, as he addresses a group of tourists in the Kahal Shalom synag...

Holocaust Survivor Meets Veteran Who Saved Him In Tearful Reunion

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.19.2016 | Fifty

There were tears, hugs and kisses as 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Marcel Levy came face-to-face with the soldier who saved his life. It's been 71 ye...

Holocaust Survivors Finally Get Bar Mitzvahs 70 Years After WWII

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.05.2016 | Good News

A missing rite of passage -- now made right. On May 2, 50 Holocaust survivors who never got to experience a traditional coming-of-age ceremony had the...

95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Urges Nazi Trial Suspects To 'Tell The Truth'

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Holocaust survivor said on Tuesday that four suspects accused by German prosecutors of being accessory to murder at Auschwitz mus...

The Last Survivor Of The Treblinka Nazi Death Camp Has Died

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.22.2016 | World

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were murdered during World War II, has died in Israel. Cau...

Hollywood Reporter: These Are The Last 11 Holocaust Survivors in Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty

The Holocaust ended 70 years ago last spring and The Hollywood Reporter embarked on an ambitious seven-month project to find every living Holocaust su...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Amazing Story Of Kindness In A Concentration Camp

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty

More than a moving story: a true life lesson.Thank you Francine. #WhatMakesUsHUMANPosted by HUMAN on Friday, September 25, 2015 Though the Holocaust w...

Never Forget: Holocaust Roots and Living Green, an Earth Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day Reflection

Chana Widawski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Chana Widawski

While my friends' moms were making gourmet soups from recipes in store-bought cookbooks, I watched my mom chop k'nubel (garlic) for p'tcha, a jellied meat dish made from calves' feet.

Spunky 89-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Will Keep Telling Her Story Until Discrimination Stops

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

A Holocaust survivor with a fierce attitude is using her words to uplift others. Sonia Warshawski, or "Big Sonia," as she is affectionately known,...

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 ...

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 | Home
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.