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Survivor Testimonies

Renee Beddouk

Renee Beddouk was born in Paris as Renee Krasnobroda. Her family was Jewish but not very religious. Both of her parents were naturalized French citizens. In 1942, Renee and her parents left Paris for Clermont […]

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Renee Anderson Fiorenza

Renee Anderson Fiorenza was born June 5, 1927 in Berlin to proud German parents. Renee was born into wealth. Although her parents were Jewish, they were not religious and only observed some Jewish holidays. Renee’s […]

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Paul Tenenbaum

Paul Tenenbaum was born in July 1928 in Luxembourg. He had no siblings and spoke German at home. Paul attended Hebrew classes and belonged to an Orthodox synagogue. He experienced anti-Semitism in his childhood in […]

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Maud Dahme

Maud Dahme was born in Amersfoort, Holland. In 1942, the Germans sent letters to all the Jewish families ordering them to appear at a railroad station with one suitcase. The family was suspicious, and asked […]

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Matthew Yosafat

Matthew Yosafat was born in 1936 in Katerini, Greece. Before the war, he had a happy childhood and a great relationship with his family. He was one of the two Jews in his class and […]

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Mark Livstone

Meir Michailovich Livshits (now known as Mark Livstone) was born in April of 1943 in a partisan camp in Belarus where he lived until the Nazis left in 1944. Mark’s parents had a partisan camp […]

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Mark Irgang

Mark Irgang was born in Siberia, after his parents escaped from Jaroslav, Poland in 1944.  When Mark was one year-old he and his family left for a displaced persons camp organized by HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant […]

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Margit Wolf

Margit was born in Hungary and was classically trained at the Hungarian State Opera Ballet Academy. When she was seventeen years old, the ballerina travelled to Italy to perform. Later, she married Pasquale Frustaci, a […]

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Lorie Mayer

Date of Birth:  March 13, 1927 Lorie was an only child who grew up in the town of Eberswalde, Germany where her parents owned a clothing store.  When Hitler came to power in Germany, Lorie […]

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Lilly Lesley

Lilly was born in Beuthen, Germany in 1926. Even though she managed to escape the concentration camps, her life was marked by the events that she witnessed as a child and the hardships that her […]

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