"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

July 27th, 2009

"The Leica Freedom Train" Film Being Produced

During the 1930s and 40s, the son of the founder of the Leica camera company, Ernst Leitz II and his daughter smuggled hundreds of Jews out of Germany before the Holocaust by assigning them to their oversea Leitz sales offices in Britain, France, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Five Day Death March Recounted by a Survivor

A July 26, 2009 article from aish.com about a five day death march in which a teenager was forced to march with 6,000 starved, dehydrated and beaten people.

July 22nd

The Journey of Ronnie Breslow and the M.S. St. Louis

After Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, many Jews in Germany decided it was time to leave because of rising antisemitism. By this time however, nearly five years after Adolf Hitler took power, many Jews had little money and it was increasingly difficult to obtain travel visas which were needed to leave and enter countries.