Due to the Violins of Hope Luncheon on Thursday Dec. 13, the museum will open at 1:45pm on. Tour will start at 2pm.

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Irving Berzon

Irving Berzon was born in 1923 in New York City to Jewish parents who raised him religiously. After a year of college, Irving worked as a junior engineer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In March […]

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Anthony Del Duca

Anthony Del Duca was born in 1926 in the town of Chieti, Italy to a Catholic family, but mainly grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He had quite a few Jewish friends while growing up. When […]

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Steen Metz

Steen was born in Odense, Denmark to Magna and Axel Metz. He was not brought up in the Jewish faith as Odense did not have a Jewish community, temple, or school. Instead he participated in the […]

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Rosette Gerbosi

Date of Birth:  August 15, 1932 Rosette was born in Paris, France in 1932.  Her father owned a fur coat factory, allowing her and the rest of her family a comfortable lifestyle.  “Life was very […]

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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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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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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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Hella Wartski

Date of Birth:  1929 Hella Wartski and her family were arrested by the Hungarian and German soldiers in April of 1944 in her hometown of Uzshorod, Hungary.  They were then sent on a terrifying transport […]

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Fred Flatau

Fred Flatau was born in Berlin in 1931 to an affluent Jewish family. His family was very assimilated and not religious. His father was an entertainment lawyer who fought for Germany in World War I. During […]

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Erna Rosner

Erna Rosner was born in 1935 into a conservative Jewish family in Krakow, Poland as Erna Zuckerman. In 1939 the Germans occupied Krakow. Almost immediately, the persecution of the Jews began. For the first time […]

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