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Survivor Profiles

Each Survivor of the Holocaust has a unique story – these stories often include suffering, kindness, luck, and more. This page highlights Chicagoland Survivors and gives web visitors the chance to explore the range of Holocaust Survivor experiences – one story at a time.

We continue to work on this page, adding more and more Survivor stories. Please visit again soon to view updates.

My fear today is that people will forget the Holocaust.

Sam Harris, Holocaust Survivor & Museum President Emeritus

Every Survivor Has a Story...

Samuel R. Harris

Deblin, Poland

1935 - Present

Eva Schloss

Vienna, Austria

1929 - Present

Matus Stolov

Minsk, Belarussia

1928 - 2020

Eric Blaustein

Chemnitz, Germany

1926 - Present

Erna Gorman

Metz, France

1934 - Present

Adele Zaveduk

Paris, France

1937 - 2020

Pinchas Gutter

Lodz, Poland

1932 - Present

Kurt Gutfreund

Vienna, Austria

1938 - Present

Cipora Katz


1938 - 2013

David Dragon

Warsaw, Poland

1923 - 2022

Doris Fogel

Berlin, Germany

1934 - Present

Sia Hertsberg

Riga, Latvia

1927 - Present

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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