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

 

 

 

Remembering Dr. Guy Stern, Holocaust Survivor and Ritchie Boys Hero

Monday, December 11, 2023

REFLECTING ON THE LEGACY OF DR. STERN Dr. Guy Stern, the Director of our International Institute of the Righteous, has passed away at age 101. He would have celebrated his 102nd birthday on January 14. A decorated American war hero, Holocaust survivor, and distinguished scholar, Dr. Stern was instrumental in the intelligence efforts of the… Continue Reading Remembering Dr. Guy Stern, Holocaust Survivor and Ritchie Boys Hero

Remembering My Grandfather on the Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Monday, April 17, 2023

By Hannah Mills, Education Associate at The HC – On April 15, 2023, we marked the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp located in Lower Saxony in Northern Germany. While many recall it as the final resting place of Anne and Margot Frank, I associate it with my grandfather, Hans Joseph… Continue Reading Remembering My Grandfather on the Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

A Memorial Tribute to Hans Weinmann, Devoted Friend to the Holocaust Memorial Center

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

By: Feiga Weiss, Head Librarian and Archivist –  On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Hans Weinmann was laid to rest in the Clover Hill Park Cemetery, in Birmingham. It was a graveside service attended by his wife and a group of his closest friends. As a US Army veteran, he was accorded full military honors by… Continue Reading A Memorial Tribute to Hans Weinmann, Devoted Friend to the Holocaust Memorial Center

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 Zekelman Holocaust 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 Center 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