Dan Zak, The Washington Post Published 10:17 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Magda Brown, 91, of Skokie, Ill., traveled to Pittsburgh hours after the synagogue shooting for a scheduled speech about her experiences in the Holocaust. "Now the world needs to hear the message even more," she said. less Magda Brown, 91, of Skokie, Ill., traveled to Pittsburgh hours after the synagogue shooting for a scheduled speech about her experiences in the Holocaust. "Now the world needs to hear the message even more," ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Dan Zak Brown greets audience members after her speech. Jealously guard your freedom, she told them. "Once you lose it, you lose everything." Brown greets audience members after her speech. Jealously guard your freedom, she told them. "Once you lose it, you lose everything." Photo: Washington Post Photo By … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor was booked to speak in Pittsburgh. A massacre wouldn’t stop her.
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A HOLOCAUST survivor married a Nazi death camp tattooist after he inked her Auschwitz registration number on her arm. It was love at first sight for Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who was given the horrific job of tattooing identification numbers on prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, according to an incredible book. In Heather Morris’s debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, she sets out the story of Lale – described as a “well-dressed charmer” and a “ladies’ man”, who fell in love with Gita Fuhrmannova. Morris was introduced to Lale, born Ludwig ‘Lale’ Eisenberg, who entrusted her with “the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust”. Prior to that meeting in 2003, when Lale was in his 80s and living in Melbourne, he had kept his secret for decades “in the mistaken belief that he had something to hide,” the author said. Morris added: “I met … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor married Tattooist of Auschwitz after meeting when he inked five-digit number onto her arm
Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, smiles while signing copies of her book "Eva's Story" before speaking in the Knoxville Civic Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and stepsister of... Photo by CAITIE MCMEKIN/NEWS SENTINEL IF YOU GO What: “Voices of Auschwitz”When: 7 p.m. SundayWhere: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial AuditoriumTickets: $25, available at evatickets.com or through Ticketmaster When she was a teenager, Eva Schloss shared a cot with seven women. Lice, rats and bedbugs scurried among them. Typhus spread. During the daytime, she remembers, the Nazis at Auschwitz were blunt about her purpose. She would work until she died. Or she would starve until she died. And yet, Schloss daydreamed about games of bridge and Monopoly with her family, back before the Nazis found them. "It was an idyllic life," she recalled this week during an interview with the Times Free Press. "I wanted to experience it … [Read more...] about Anne Frank’s stepsister, a Holocaust survivor, speaks about refugees, immigration and tolerance
A Holocaust survivor, who lost more than 50 relatives during the atrocity, has warned of the “dangers” of remaining a bystander to anti-Semitism as she urged Jeremy Corbyn to demonstrate leadership on the issue. Susan Pollack, 88, received two standing ovations from the emotionally-charged Labour conference fringe event on Tuesday as she said Mr Corbyn should say "unfounded" attacks against Israel are "not acceptable" in his upcoming speech. In her moving testimony, Ms Pollack recounted how she was “resettled” to the concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, where her mother was gassed upon arrival and her brother was made to dispose of dead bodies. Her father was deported to a camp in March 1944. “Standing up to anti-Semitism - however small - is so important, because it can lead to unstoppable, terrible things,” she told the packed meeting, which was flanked by tight security. “In 2018 we have to talk about anti-Semitism. Have we … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor calls for leadership on anti-Semitism from Corbyn
PARIS (Reuters) – France paid homage on Sunday to Simone Veil, a Holocaust survivor best known for legalising abortion in the 1970s as she joined the country’s great citizens interred in the Pantheon in Paris. Veil, who died aged 89 on June 30 a year ago, was laid to rest with her husband in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum alongside other national icons including authors Emile Zola and Victor Hugo and the philosopher Voltaire. Hundreds of people lined sun-drenched streets in central Paris to watch the cortege carrying the caskets of Simone and her husband Antoine pass by. Among them were her two sons, both prominent criminal affairs lawyers. “France loves Simone Veil and loves her for her struggles,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech at the Pantheon. “We wanted Simone Veil to enter the Pantheon without waiting for generations to pass so that her battles, her dignity and her hope remain a compass in these troubled times.” A Jewish … [Read more...] about France pays tribute to Veil, Holocaust survivor with Pantheon burial