Holocaust Voices

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




“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

1 in 6,000,000

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

By: Aliza Tick, Education Specialist –  The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. In addition to the murder of approximately 6,000,000 Jews, millions more suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny, including persons with disabilities, Poles, Roma and Sinti… Continue Reading 1 in 6,000,000

An Heirloom Of Remembrance

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

By: Isaac Vineburg, Digital Media Associate – In the summer of 2020, in the thrall of a pandemic, I got married in a small, socially-distant ceremony held in the front yard of my parents’ home. It was not the wedding my fiancée, Lexie, and I had in mind when we were first engaged, but was… Continue Reading An Heirloom Of Remembrance

Our Living Artifact – The Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree & Exhibit

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By: Anne Donato, Ph.D., Education Specialist –  The Holocaust Memorial Center has thousands of beautiful artifacts to share with every visitor, from original letters written to family during the time of the Holocaust to intriguing photographs and personal objects of exceptional significance and affect. The stories they tell make the narrative of the Holocaust come… Continue Reading Our Living Artifact – The Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree & Exhibit