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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...

Rodi Glass

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1936 - Present

Agnes Schwartz

Budapest, Hungary

1933 - Present

Eva Kor

Portz, Romania

1934 - 2019

Ruth Gilbert

Lodz, Poland

1938 - Present

Samuel R. Harris

Deblin, Poland

1935 - Present

Sia Hertsberg

Riga, Latvia

June 8, 1927 - Present

Fritzie Fritzshall

Klucharky, Czechoslovakia

1929 - 2021

Walter Reed

Wuerzburg, Germany

1925 - 2016

Magda Brown

Miskolc, Hungary

1927 - 2020

Cipora Katz


1938 - 2013

Aaron Elster

Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland

1933 - 2018

Max Epstein

Lodz, Poland

1925 - 2020

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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