Children of the Holocaust Research Sites

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Research Sites

As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.Yad Vashem, together with its partners, has collected and recorded here the names and biographical details of half of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices.

A list of names of the people of the Lodz ghetto and information about them.

This link to the Museum of Tolerance will provide a great deal of information on the child you selected. Be sure to check out the museum’s main page as it tells about not only the Holocaust, but all types of prejudice and intolerance.

This page is here to help you look up the name of the child. Find your child in the alphabetical list below and click on the child's name.

Search the database of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

Tells the story of three children who survived.

The Auschwitz website about the children in the camp.

 Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by research experts. This is especially important when researching a topic like the Holocaust.

Tells the story of several survivors and has a great encyclopedia to learn about other Holocaust topics.

A list of several survivors…there is no index or search , so scroll through to look for your person.

Survivors telling their story.

Stories of the camps and survival.

Scroll through the site to hear how the survivors hid and lived on.

Links to Survivor Stories:


  • Alicia Appleman-Jurman: survived by hiding in the countryside.

  • Inge Auerbacher spent the years 1942-45 in the Terezín concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

  • Sonia Bar survived by escaping to Russia and living in an unsettled area for five years.

  • Bronia Beker tells how her family hid in caves they dug themselves.

  • Oskar Blechner sailed on the ill-fated SS St. Louis, but was granted refuge in Great Britain when the ship was returned to Europe.

  • Isak Borenstein was a prisoner of war.

  • Valie Borsky spent four years in Theresienstadt.

  • Jeannine Burk was a hidden child.

  • Ernest and Elisabeth Cassutto's story of survival is told by their son George.

  • Boris Chartan survived with the help of a Polish couple.

  • Judy Cohen tells of her life from the time the Nazis occupied her home country of Hungary to her liberation from a death march.

  • Irene Csillag recalls her life in Auschwitz-Birkenau and Stutthof camps.

  • Christine Damski was a journalism student in Poland in the late 1930s. She moved throughout eastern Europe eluding the Germans.

  • Krystyna Chiger and her family survived 14 months in a sewer.

  • Geoffroy de Clercq tells his story of surviving Buchenwald.

  • Elisabeth De Jong describes the so-called medical experiments inflicted upon her and other women at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

  • Lucille E. gives a lengthy, detailed, and personal account of her life before the war in Germany, during the war, living in several concentration camps, and in her life in America, after liberation.

  • Howard Edelstein tells the story of his family's survival thanks to a non-Jew who hid them under her house.

  • Alexander Ehrmann tells of life in Auschwitz and other camps. He was also sent to Warsaw after the uprising to help with clean up and salvage operations. (Transcripts and RealAudio files)

  • Walter F. describes in great detail life in Germany during the rise of Nazism. He was arrested during Kristallnacht and went to Buchenwald. He tells of his time in Shanghai, China.

  • Herman Feder was in several concentration camps before being rescued by the Chlups in Czechoslovakia.

  • Felicia Fuksman, worked as a nurse in the Lodz ghetto and then was sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

  • Rabbi Baruch G., a Polish survivor, describes forced labor in Mlawa.

  • Rachel G., a Belgian child survivor, was hidden in convents.

  • Eva Galler was the oldest of eight children and is the only survivor of her family.

  • Henry Galler joined the Polish Army in the Soviet Union and fought the Germans from Lenino to the Reichstag in Berlin.

  • Bluma Goldberg describes working two years in a bullet factory, being moved to Bergen-Belsen, and finally working in an airplane factory.

  • Harold Gordon's story, The Last Sunrise, now includes an interactive map.

  • Gladys Halpern went into hiding with the help of a Ukrainian farmer.

  • Sam Halpern describes camp life in this extended excerpt from Darkness and Hope.

  • Erna Blitzer Gorman tells of her experiences in various ghettos and of being hidden in a barn by a Ukrainian farmer for two years. (Acrobat and RealAudio files)

  • Ibi Grossman survived in a Budapest ghetto thanks in part to the intervention of Raoul Wallenberg.

  • Joseph Heinrich was born in Germany. Soon after Kristallnacht he left for Holland, where he lived in hiding. He traveled from Holland to Spain, much of the way on foot.

  • Gabor Hirsch was born in Hungary. In his brief account he tells of his time in Birkenau and his liberation there.

  • Benjamin Jacobs shares his experiences as a Dentist in Auschwitz.

  • Judith Jagermann describes in detail her experience in several concentration camps.

  • Henny Juliard was living in The Hague in Holland at the beginning of World War II. She lived under the care of the Bochoves, a Dutch couple, for almost three years.

  • Abram Korn's story is told in excerpts from his book and by means of an interactive map.

  • Jay Kuperman survived Hirshberg and Buchenwald concentration camps.

  • Helen L. tells the story of how she and her sister survived as two young girls living in the woods of eastern Europe.

  • Dori Laub is a child survivor from Romania.

  • Alfred Lessing recalls childhood memories of hiding in the Netherlands. (Acrobat and RealAudio files)

  • Primo Levi, Auschwitz survivor, gave this interview upon his return visit to the camp in 1982.

  • Ann Levy's family pretended to be Catholic while living on the so-called Aryan side of Warsaw.

  • Dr. Olga Lilien was born in 1904 in Lvov, Poland. She lived through the war with the help of Barbara Szymanska Makuch's family.

  • Semen Isaak Lipets was imprisoned, but was then released to burn bodies of Holocaust victims.

  • Thomas Mandl was one of the young faces in the Nazi propaganda film, "The Führer Presents the Jews with a City." After the filming, he was transported from Terezín to Auschwitz and then to Dachau.

  • Yettie Mendels was born in Holland and lived underground for the duration of the war.

  • Paul Meyers was able to escape to Spain and then join the British Army.

  • Ralph Moratz narrowly escaped being gassed in a synagogue as a child.

  • Filip Muller was born in Slovakia and survived the Auschwitz camp. His brief, but detailed account tells about the crematorium in Auschwitz.

  • Edith P., a Dutch survivor, was deported to Auschwitz. (Photo, video, audio, and text)

  • Bram Pais describes his years of hiding in the Dutch underground. Near the end of the war he was arrested and imprisoned.

  • Abraham Pasternak describes life in Romania during the occupation and his experiences in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. (Acrobat and RealAudio files)

  • Evelyn Pike-Rubin was able to escape to Shanghai.

  • Pincus survived both the Bochnia ghetto and forced labor at Auschwitz.

  • Helen R. is a Polish survivor who was deported to Auschwitz.

  • Solomon Radasky survived the Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek, and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

  • Judith Rubinstein describes the selection process at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

  • Rudy describes being sent from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

  • Peter S., a German child survivor, describes a selection at Ravensbrück. (Photo, video, audio, and text)

  • Leo Scher managed to save both himself and many other Jews by outwitting the Nazis time and again.

  • Joseph Sher survived labor camps.

  • Lili Silberman was hidden first in a Protestant orphanage and then a convent.

  • Gabriele Silten describes survival in Westerbork Camp.

  • Ben Stem spent six months in the Kielce ghetto and then was taken to a forced labor camp.

  • Richard Sufit's story of his captivity in Auschwitz and Buchenwald contains many details of camp life.

  • Agnes Vadas describes losing her father to injuries incurred during an air raid in Budapest.

  • Erika Van Hesteren, a Dutch woman, recounts the years she lived in hiding during the war.

  • Anna W. is a Gypsy survivor who was deported to Ravensbrück. (Photo, audio and video in German, text in English and German)

  • Cyla Wiener recalls her experiences in the Krakow ghetto and working as a seamstress in Plaszow, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen. (Acrobat and RealAudio files)

  • Sophie Yaari, born in Germany, tells about life in Germany in the 1930s. She remembers Kristallnacht. She and her sister went to Holland, where they survived by living in hiding for years.

  • Shep Zitler was a soldier and prisoner of war.

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