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Victims of War

Sidney Kaye

Sidney Kaye was born in 1931 in Manchester, England as Sidney Cleebaner.  His family was Jewish Orthodox and of Eastern European descent. The family attended synagogue in Manchester. Sidney did not recall anti-Semitism before the […]

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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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Ken Wetcher

Ken Wetcher was born in 1941 in Bolshaya Rechka, a town in Siberia. At the time, the town was known for the Soviet forced labor camp there. Due to Nazi advancement into Poland and the […]

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Julian Goren

Julian Goren was born in 1935 in Poland. His father was a talented musician and conductor. His mother was a communist organizer. The family lived in Warsaw and later their neighborhood became the Warsaw Ghetto. […]

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Henny Porter

Henny was born in 1926 in Stuttgart, Germany to Rose and Morris Katz. Before the war, Henny had a happy childhood. Hitler’s rise to power changed everything. In 1933 laws and restrictions against Jews set […]

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Heinz Wartski

Date of Birth:  1929 Heinz Wartski grew up in Danzig with his parents and two siblings.  In the 1930’s, the Nazis gained control of the Danzig government and systematically targeted the Jewish people.  “We were […]

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Elena Rosner

Elena was born in Pisa, Italy in 1924. Elena was from a Jewish family. She had two sisters and a brother.  After attending public school in Pisa, Elena and her family moved to Rome when […]

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Chrisopher Ballaban

Christopher Marian Ballaban was born in Boryslaw, Poland. Born Marian, he took the name Christopher upon his baptism at the age of 16. Chris grew up in a loving family.  His father was very patriotic, […]

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Annemarie Pinto

Annemarie was born in 1922 in Berlin, Germany. She was a “mischling,” the child of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. Her father was a successful corporate attorney who worked for the German steel […]

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