Holocaust survivor

Holocaust Survivor Sings National Anthem At Detroit Tigers Game

05/23/2016 - 12:22

A Holocaust survivor sang the national anthem before a Major League Baseball Game between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay.

89 Year Old Holocaust Survivor Sings National Anthem. JTA

The Legacy Of Ernie Michel

05/11/2016 - 09:11

Ernst (Ernie) Michel’s life embodied the tragedy and triumph of the Jewish people in the 20th century.

Singing Survivor To Perform National Anthem

89-year-old Holocaust survivor will sing the American national anthem at a Detroit Tigers baseball game

04/11/2016 - 16:30
Editorial Intern

Holocaust survivor Hermina Hirsch, 89, will get to cross something off her bucket list that few people can, performing the national anthem at a Detroit Tigers game. Hirsch was chosen to perform after a video of her singing the anthem was posted online by her granddaughter and subsequently went viral.

Hermina Hirsch singing the national anthem in the now-viral video (Screenshot: JTA)

Holocaust Survivor, 92, Hosts Reddit Forum, Describes Hellish Life In Nazi Camps

04/07/2016 - 11:12

A 92-year-old survivor of seven German concentration camps participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session, detailing his harrowing near-death to liberation story.

Holocaust survivor Henry Flesher. Via reddit.com

Guinness Confirms Candy-Making Holocaust Survivor Is World’s Oldest Man

03/14/2016 - 11:03

It’s official: Yisrael Kristal, a 112-year-old Holocaust survivor and Israeli citizen, is the world’s oldest living man.

Marco Frigatti, head of records for Guinness World Records, presents Israel Kristal his certificate of achievement. JTA

Holocaust Survivor Suing El Al Over Seat Change Request

Eighty-one-year-old Renee Rabinowitz's lawsuit serving as test case for Reform movement's Israel Religious Action Center.

02/29/2016 - 11:44

Jerusalem — An 81-year-old Holocaust survivor is suing El Al airlines after she was asked to move her seat because a haredi Orthodox man refused to sit next to her.

An El Al flight seen at the airstrip at the Ben Gurion International Airport, Aug. 5, 2013. JTA

‘Schindler’s List’ Oscar Donated To Yad Vashem

07/06/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A Croatian Holocaust survivor who worked as a producer on “Schindler’s List” will give his Oscar from the movie to Yad Vashem.

Lasko, pictured center at the 73rd Oscars ceremony will donate his Oscar to Yad Vashem. Getty Images

Behind Winning U.S. Soccer Team, A Holocaust Survivor

Record-breaking midfielder Carli Lloyd's beloved high school coach was born in Theresienstadt.

07/05/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

After watching Carli Lloyd’s record-breaking performance during last night’s World Cup final, fans have been praising the New Jersey native, even suggesting that her image be put on the $10 bill.

Soccer champion Carli Lloyd. Via Getty Images

Brooklyn Survivor, Spoke At Schools

05/04/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Frances Irwin, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who frequently spoke to school groups about her wartime experience, died in Brooklyn on May 3 at 93.

‘She’ll Help You Live A Happier Life’

Doc featuring Alice Herz-Sommer, world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, wins Oscar just days after her death.

03/03/2014 - 19:00

Los Angeles — In her 110 years, Alice Herz-Sommer was an accomplished concert pianist and teacher, a wife and mother — and a prisoner in Theresienstadt.

Alice Herz-Sommer, the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary. “Music is God,” she would say.  JTA
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