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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.

My fear today is that people will forget the Holocaust.

Sam Harris, Holocaust Survivor & Museum President Emeritus

Every Survivor Has a Story...

Janine Oberrotman

Lvov, Poland

1925 - Present

Max Epstein

Lodz, Poland

1925 - 2020

John Krawiec

Bircza, Poland

1919 - 2020

Samuel R. Harris

Deblin, Poland

1935 - Present

Leonid Spivak

Mogilev Podolsk, Ukraine

1934 - Present

Ava Kadishson Schieber

Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1926 - 2022

Pinchas Gutter

Lodz, Poland

1932 - Present

George Brent

Téscö, Czechoslovakia

1929 - Present

Ernest Fruehauf

Kitzingen, Germany

1929 - Present

Cipora Katz


1938 - 2013

Gdalina (Lin) Novitsky

Kiev, Ukraine

1938 - Present

Estelle Glaser Laughlin

Warsaw, Poland

1929 - Present

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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