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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...

Matus Stolov

Minsk, Belarussia

1928 - 2020

Steen Metz

Odense, Denmark

1935 - Present

Aaron Elster

Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland

1933 - 2018

Adele Zaveduk

Paris, France

1937 - 2020

Ralph Rehbock

Gotha, Germany

1934 - Present

Magda Brown

Miskolc, Hungary

1927 - 2020

Max Epstein

Lodz, Poland

1925 - 2020

Ralph Samuel

Shanghai, China

1941 - Present

George Levy Mueller


1930 - Present

Eva Kor

Portz, Romania

1934 - 2019

Walter Reed

Wuerzburg, Germany

1925 - 2016

Lisl Bogart

Prague, Czechoslovakia

1926 - Present

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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