Sandy tells the story of her mother and Holocaust survivor, Roma Kaltman. Roma was born in Lodz, Poland in 1926. She was 13 years old when Nazi Germany invaded her homeland. Roma and her family were forced into the Lodz ghetto in October, where she lived for five years. Roma’s brother, Simon, worked in the
Conrad was born in Storojinetz, a small town in Bucovina, once part of Romania (currently part of Ukraine) in 1938. After a brief occupation of the region by the Soviet Army in 1941, Romanian authorities in alliance with German forces, started a massive campaign of annihilation and deportation of Jews to Transnistria. They were taken
Dr. Jan Láníček
Dr. Láníček is an Associate Professor in Modern European and Jewish History at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is currently completing a study of post-Holocaust judicial retribution in Czechoslovakia and also researches Jewish migration to Australia before and during World War 2. Most recently he co-edited a volume on relief
Bob tells the story of his mother’s experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. Bob has lived in Cincinnati for the past 50 years. He is retired from careers at Procter & Gamble, Habitat for Humanity, and Cincinnati Public Schools.
Judith Rapport shares the story of her grandfather Judge Walter Wertheim during the Holocaust and his legacy. Walter recalled the event of Kristallnacht and his journey alone from his home in Monchengladbach, Germany to England on the Kindertransport. He was able to reunite with his father in the United States. Judith Rapport is a social
Arnold’s family fled Vienna in 1938. He was born in Westerbork, a transit camp in the Netherlands, a couple years later. The family was then separated, and his father sent to Buchenwald. Meanwhile, Arnold along with his mother and two older brothers were sent to Ravensbruck, and then to Bergen Belsen where they were liberated.
Born in Belgium in 1941, Helen survived the Holocaust as a child. She now resides in Ohio. She was a social studies teacher and works with the Maltz Museum to tell her story.
Ron Schwarz is the son of Holocaust Survivor Charles Schwarz. As a boy, Charles lived in Nazi Germany before fleeing to France, witnessed the German occupation of France, and completed the treacherous mountain crossing of the French-Swiss border. Ron’s grandparents endured the Nazis in Germany including internment at Dachau and the seizing of their personal
Erika shares her story.
Sharon Mirman is the daughter of Partisan and Holocaust survivor Harry Schifman. Harry was born in 1919 in Zaklikow, Poland. He and his brother Moshe joined the Polish army around 1937 in anticipation of war with Germany. By the end of the war, they would be the only survivors of their immediate family. Sharon hopes
Reggie Guigui was born in Germany, the daughter of survivors from Poland and Czechoslovakia. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, a teacher by profession, and started lecturing when she realized some students didn’t know what the Holocaust was. She has been involved in Holocaust education in Cincinnati before moving to Charleston and works with the
Shirley Mills is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Born in a refugee camp in Italy, raised in Israel. Shirley came to the States as a young teen. Her parents’ story is of pain, hope, and amazing courage and resilience. In their memory, she wants to share their story because humanity has not learned from