Meet the Child Survivors of Germany

Posted on January 24, 2020

Most of our members have been in Germany at least several decades, spread all over the country. Therefore our bi-annual meetings in Petershagen (near Hannover) are important, where we enjoy fine support from a local group.  In 2019 we brought with us two Jewish music bands whose public performance was very welcome in Petershagen.  A Continue Reading »

News from Croatia

Posted on April 16, 2019

        Commemoration of Holocaust Victims by Melita Svob The Jewish community of Croatia organized a commemoration in Jasenovac, the main concentration camp in Croatia, for Jewish, Serbian, Roma and Croatian anti-Fascist victims who were murdered in the camp during the WWII.  About 80,000 people perished at Jasenovac. The commemoration was attended by many Continue Reading »

Why I attend the WFJHS&D conferences, A Second Generation Perspective

Posted on April 10, 2019

You know those amazing moments when you meet someone for the first time and unexpectedly you just “click”?  On the surface, you have little in common—you live in different cities, maybe even different countries, have completely different lifestyles, vocations and even politics so there is no reason to feel this “click”.  Why?  We’re all the Continue Reading »

Calling All Bloggers!

Posted on April 7, 2019

Dear Friends, We have an exciting new feature on our website.  On the “Blog” section, members can post news about what is going on in their local Survivor communities around the world, members can post personal thoughts and reflections about Holocaust-related matters, or about your own personal histories.  (We ask that political points of view Continue Reading »

Daughters of the American Revolution

Posted on April 7, 2019

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gave me their “Americanism Medal” for naturalized citizens who have contributed to America.  I was very touched and accepted this award on behalf of our Holocaust Survivor community here in Detroit.  I thought that Continue Reading »

Portraits of Honor

Posted on October 25, 2018

Portraits of Honor: Our Michigan Holocaust Survivors In 1999, I started to develop a project called Portraits of Honor: Our Michigan Holocaust Survivors. The idea was to present photographs and brief biographies of Michigan’s Holocaust Survivors for educational use. We began to display these photographs and histories on the walls of the Jewish Community Center Continue Reading »

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