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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...

John Krawiec

Bircza, Poland

1919 - 2020

Marguerite Mishkin

Brussels, Belgium

1941 - Present

Agnes Schwartz

Budapest, Hungary

1933 - Present

Walter Reed

Wuerzburg, Germany

1925 - 2016

Israel Starck

Podhoryan-Munkács, Czechoslovakia

1929 - Present

Magda Brown

Miskolc, Hungary

1927 - 2020

George Levy Mueller

Germany

1930 - Present

Matus Stolov

Minsk, Belarussia

1928 - 2020

Aaron Elster

Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland

1933 - 2018

Samuel R. Harris

Deblin, Poland

1935 - Present

Adina P. Sella

Hamburg, Germany

1935 - Present

Fritzie Fritzshall

Klucharky, Czechoslovakia

1929 - 2021

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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