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children of holocaust survivors


Love and Tears in a Mother and Sons’ Reunion, 70 Years After the Holocaust

By On October 20, 2017

Izak Szewelwicz thought he knew his mother Aida. After giving birth to him in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp, she’d sent him to Palestine when she departed for Canada. Though they later… Read More


A New Brazilian Holocaust Documentary as Beautiful as an Impressionist Painting

By On September 14, 2017

The new documentary Red Trees is unlike any Holocaust film we’ve seen. Visually stunning, it is filmmaker Marina Willer’s loving, poetic tribute to her father, Alfred, whose Jewish family was among the… Read More


Three Brothers Search Italy for the Cave They Hid In During the Holocaust

By On July 24, 2017

In the winter of 1944, a well-to-do Jewish family from Florence escaped deportation to Auschwitz by hiding in a cave they dug in the Italian countryside. Seventy years later, the three, no-longer-young… Read More


What’s So Funny About the Holocaust? This New Film Asks

By On March 14, 2017

The notion that, for millennia, Jews have used humor to cope with persecution and struggle isn’t new—but the idea that certain topics may be off-limits to that humor is. So the question… Read More


How It Felt to Be a Holocaust Survivor in Skokie, Illinois

By On February 20, 2017

On June 25, 1978, after a year-long legal battle that had the whole nation debating the limits of free speech, a group of white supremacists were poised to march in the bucolic… Read More


A Granddaughter’s Visual Journey Through Her Bubbe’s Tragic Past

By On October 13, 2016

Amy Kurzweil’s The Flying Couch is an engrossing, graphic new take on a rich topic: third-generation reckoning with the legacy of the Holocaust. Through whimsical and moving cartoons, Kurzweil weaves together her own hypochondriacal girlhood, her… Read More


Eric Clapton Wrote a Soundtrack to Auschwitz

By On September 6, 2016

The world was a little perplexed when, a few years ago, legendary guitarist Eric Clapton played a show in Oswiecim, home of Auschwitz. Now the bluesman is back again—this time in the… Read More


Watch This Tearjerker Commencement Address by a Jewish Legal Superstar

By On June 21, 2016

Each year, commencement speakers have the challenge of blending the inspirational with the wry, the pragmatic with the idealistic. But sometimes, a personal history fits the bill. Rosalie Abella, the first Jewish… Read More

The Holocaust Survivor Band

Meet The Wonderful Old Men of The Holocaust Survivor Band

By On June 1, 2016

Take two Holocaust survivors, Saul Dreier, 91, and Reuwen “Ruby” Sosnowicz, 88. Add Ruby’s daughter, vocalist Chana Rose, and other guest vocalists and musicians, and together you get the Holocaust Survivor Band,… Read More


That’s (Spanish) Entertainment

By On February 16, 2011

Throughout most of the Spanish-speaking world, every Saturday is Giant Saturday. Each week in millions of homes, Don Francisco hosts a television show, “Sábado Gigante” (“Giant Saturday”). The three-hour show features a… Read More