"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

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December 17th

Ilse Lindemeyer Speaks to Jewish Life

The Holocaust Awareness Museum sponsored Ilse Lindemeyer’s presentation of her Kristallnacht experiences as a Holocaust survivor to a “Jewish Life” class at the Klein Branch JCC, at the invitation of instructor and Jewish educator Francesca Axe to commemorate the 71rst anniversary of Kristallnacht on Monday, November 9th, 2009.

Joseph Kahn biography updated

We are proud to provide you with an updated biography of Joseph Kahn, a survivor of six concentration and death camps.
View his biography.

Survivor Panel Addresses Philadelphia Learning Academy

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 the Holocaust Awareness Museum sponsored a unique and dynamic survivor outreach program at the Philadelphia Learning Academy an alternative educational institution in the Port Richmond section of the city.

At the invitation of Kahlila Ames, Principal and Jessica Melman, English Studies, three Auschwitz survivors, Manya Perel, Itka Zygmuntowicz, and Michael Herskovitz presented their Holocaust survival stories to the student body of more than sixty young men and women.