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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...

Doris Fogel

Berlin, Germany

May 3, 1934 - Present

Barney Sidler

Demblin, Poland

1933 - Present

George Levy Mueller


1930 - Present

Eva Schloss

Vienna, Austria

1929 - Present

Magda Brown

Miskolc, Hungary

1927 - 2020

Israel Starck

Podhoryan-Munkács, Czechoslovakia

1929 - Present

Ralph Rehbock

Gotha, Germany

1934 - Present

Adele Zaveduk

Paris, France

1937 - 2020

Janine Oberrottman

Lvov, Poland

1925 - Present

Estelle Glaser Laughlin

Warsaw, Poland

1929 - Present

Ernest Fruehauf

Kitzingen, Germany

1929 - Present

John Krawiec

Bircza, Poland

1919 - 2020

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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