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Survivor Profiles

Each survivor has a unique story and often includes a wide range of experiences: suffering, kindness, luck, and more. We invite you to explore these survivor stories, one individual at a time.

Genocide is a worldwide problem.

Aaron Elster, Holocaust Survivor & Museum Vice President Emeritus

Every Survivor Has a Story...

Frank Stern

Frankfurt, Germany

1929 - 2023

Aron Derman

Berlin, Germany

1926 - 2002

Erna Gorman

Metz, France

1934 - Present

Lisl Bogart

Prague, Czechoslovakia

1926 - 2023

Erna Gans

Bielsko, Poland

1920 -1999

Israel Starck

Podhoryan-Munkács, Czechoslovakia

1929 - Present

Estelle Glaser Laughlin

Warsaw, Poland

1929 - Present

Dov Boros

Budapest, Hungary

1932 - Present

Senada Cvrk-Pargan

Žutica, Bosnia-Herzegovina

1975 - Present

Leonid Spivak

Mogilev Podolsk, Ukraine

1934 - Present

Ernie Heimann

Mainz, Germany

1929 - Present

Eleanor (Ellie) Merar

Lauterechen, Germany

1926 - Present

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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