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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...

Adina P. Sella

Hamburg, Germany

1935 - Present

Marguerite Mishkin

Brussels, Belgium

1941 - Present

Walter Reed

Wuerzburg, Germany

1925 - 2016

Agnes Schwartz

Budapest, Hungary

1933 - Present

Ralph Rehbock

Gotha, Germany

1934 - Present

Max Epstein

Lodz, Poland

1925 - 2020

Magda Brown

Miskolc, Hungary

1927 - 2020

Janine Oberrottman

Lvov, Poland

1925 - Present

Aaron Elster

Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland

1933 - 2018

George Levy Mueller


1930 - Present

Rodi Glass

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1936 - Present

Matus Stolov

Minsk, Belarussia

1928 - 2020

Photo credits: Chris Strong

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