"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

January 27th, 2010

New Survivor Biographies

We are pleased to provide you with a new survivor biography of Belle Ostroff, who hid for 4 years through the German occupation of France. Her biography can be viewed and downloaded here.

Kurt Herman's biography has been added and can be viewed and downloaded here.

Manya Frydman Perel's biography has been added and can be downloaded here.

Peco/Exelon Employees Hear Michael Herskovitz Speak

Holocaust survivor Michael Herskovitz told his Peco/Exelon audience that one Saturday morning, in 1942, his normal middle class existence came to an abrupt end when German soldiers marched into his small village in Czecklosovakia. He saw disrespect, abuse, cruelty, and murder as he and his family moved to tent cities, railroad cars, and finally concentration camps.

January 25th

Lida Stein and the Righteous Gentile - Performed by Anne Frank Theater Project

The Holocaust Awareness Museum sponsored the first performance of Lida Stein and the Righteous Gentile, Sunday morning, January 24, 2010 at Beth Sholom synagogue, Elkins Park. PA. This second production of the Anne Frank Theater Project this season was performed in front of an audience of 100 students and adults.