Holocaust Voices

holocaust voices

Voices from across the HMC Community offer their perspectives and experiences from the Holocaust, the museum, and more.

 

 

 

Henry S. Dorfman’s Story of Survival by Becca Gallick-Mitchell of InstaGrandma’s Kitchen

Thursday, September 9, 2021

By: Becca Gallick-Mitchell – Friend of the HMC My name is Becca Gallick-Mitchell, and I’m a third generation Holocaust educator, recipe developer/blogger, and the founder of the InstaGrandma’s Kitchen website and Instagram. Although I’m constantly developing my own recipes, my underlying reason for starting InstaGrandma’s Kitchen was to share my family’s most precious recipes that… Continue Reading Henry S. Dorfman’s Story of Survival by Becca Gallick-Mitchell of InstaGrandma’s Kitchen

My Story – George Erdstein

Friday, August 6, 2021

By: George Erdstein, Holocaust Survivor – A Matter of Luck My parents, Berthold and Ida Erdstein, were both born in Vienna. Drafted into the Austrian Army at the age of seventeen, my father survived the First World War, returning to an accounting position in Vienna held for him during the war. He met my mother… Continue Reading My Story – George Erdstein

“D-Day, Normandy, and Beyond,” Frank Everard’s collection of personal stories from Veterans and Victims

Friday, April 16, 2021

By: Frank C. Everards, Operator and oral historian of D-Day, Normandy and Beyond – The Holocaust Memorial Center was pleased to invite Frank Everards to write a blog post about his Netherlands-based online resource and oral history website: www.normandy1944.info. In return, the HMC was invited to provide a blog for his website, which can be… Continue Reading “D-Day, Normandy, and Beyond,” Frank Everard’s collection of personal stories from Veterans and Victims

Whose story is being told?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

By: Mark Mulder, Exhibitions Curator – Recently, I have been paying attention to a growing national fascination with true crime documentaries, shows, and podcasts. It has become so popular that Saturday Night Live has taken on our nation’s fascination with true crime. The part of this trend that caught my attention is that many of… Continue Reading Whose story is being told?

My Story – Bernard Klisman

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

By: Lori Ellis – Bernard (Benek) Klisman was born on December 12, 1923 to Raizel and Moshe Klisman in the city of Sosnowiec, Poland. He was 1 of 8 children, and 1 of the 3 members of his family that would miraculously survive the Holocaust. Most of his Holocaust history was held privately by him… Continue Reading My Story – Bernard Klisman

My Story – Rae Nachbar

Monday, December 7, 2020

By: Rae (Wygoda) Nachbar, Holocaust Survivor –  Was it luck? I am a survivor from Pultusk, Poland. On Sept 26, 1939, the entire Jewish population of over 3,000 people was driven out without warning by the Germans. They would not allow us to turn back and on foot, we ended up in Bialystok in the… Continue Reading My Story – Rae Nachbar

My Story – Michael Weiss

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

By: Michael Weiss, Holocaust Survivor –  My name is Michael Weiss. I am a Holocaust survivor. I was born in November 1924 in Kaszony, a little village in the Carpathian Mountains. My father, Adolf Weisz was born in October 1896 in Ung Baranya near Ungvar. My mother was Hermina Herskovics Weisz. At the time of… Continue Reading My Story – Michael Weiss