"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)

Archive - 2010

July 13th

German Artist Revives Names of Holocaust Victims

This is verbatim of an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 7, 2010. The link is no longer available.

German artist revives names of Holocaust victims

KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
The Associated Press

BERLIN - Artist Gunter Demnig carefully pried a cobblestone out of the sidewalk on Friedrichstrasse in downtown Berlin and replaced it with a shiny square brass plaque.

"Davicso Asriel lived here," the inscription read. "Born in 1882. Deported 25.1.1942. Murdered in Riga."

June 27th

Joseph Kahn Biography Updated

Joseph Kahn's biography has been updated, with new pictures.
View it here

June 14th

Immaculata University Hosts First Holocaust Commemoration

Holocaust Awareness Museum Sponsors Michael Herskovitz

The music of Felix Mendelssohn, a German composer whose works were banned in Nazi Germany because of his Jewish ancestry, rang through Villa Maria Hall where more than 150 students and staff gathered for Immaculata University’s Holocaust commemoration earlier this spring. With an audience three times larger than the estimated attendance, Michael Herskovitz, an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor, could address a curious crowd and fulfill a promise to himself to tell his story to the world so we might never forget.