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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

Artifacts: Oh, the stories they can tell!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

By: HMC Editorial Staff – The Holocaust Memorial Center is the repository of numerous Holocaust artifacts. They often have fascinating backgrounds from which we can learn important historical and ethical lessons. Below are two spotlights on artifacts that illuminate stories that are not-so-well-known, but represent the dramatic tales of lives saved and loved-ones lost during… Continue Reading Artifacts: Oh, the stories they can tell!

Face-To-Face: Rudolf Kasztner’s controversial negotiations with Adolf Eichmann

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

By: Michael Leibson, Volunteer Docent –  The entire story of Rudolf Kasztner and his role in rescuing over 1,600 Hungarian Jews is quite complex. It also offers an extraordinary example of face-to-face negotiations between a representative of the Jewish community and the main architect of the Holocaust, a man who was in charge of implementing… Continue Reading Face-To-Face: Rudolf Kasztner’s controversial negotiations with Adolf Eichmann

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