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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...

Agnes Schwartz

Budapest, Hungary

1933 - Present

Cipora Katz


1938 - 2013

Aaron Elster

Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland

1933 - 2018

Marguerite Mishkin

Brussels, Belgium

1941 - Present

John Krawiec

Bircza, Poland

1919 - 2020

Dov Boros

Budapest, Hungary

1932 - Present

Ben Goldwater

Brussels, Belgium

December 1938 - Present

Ralph Rehbock

Gotha, Germany

1934 - Present

Vera Burstyn

Budapest, Hungary

1939 - Present

Barney Sidler

Demblin, Poland

1933 - Present

Adina P. Sella

Hamburg, Germany

1935 - Present

Rodi Glass

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1936 - Present

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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