Holocaust survivor

Writer Elena Ferrante Is Daughter Of Holocaust Survivor, Says Journalist

10/05/2016 - 13:49

(JTA) – The mysterious best-selling Italian author who writes under the pen name Elena Ferrante has been identified as the daughter of a German-born Holocaust survivor who lost dozens of family members in the Shoah.

One of literature's most talked-about mysteries appeared to have been cracked. Getty Images

World’s Oldest Man, A Holocaust Survivor In Israel, To Celebrate Bar Mitzvah 100 Years Late

09/15/2016 - 11:54

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The world’s oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, will celebrate his bar mitzvah.

Yisrael Kristal will welcome about 100 family members in his home city of Haifa to mark his bar mitzvah. (Courtesy of family)

At 80, A Munich Olympics And Holocaust Survivor is Still The Sportsman

08/21/2016 - 11:43

OMER, Israel (JTA) – Shaul Ladany, a two-time Olympian, acknowledged that he was “very happy” that the International Olympic Committee finally held an official memorial for the 11 Israelis who were killed in a terrorist raid at the 1972 Munich games.

But Ladany, an Israeli racewalker who still holds a world record, didn’t need the Aug. 3 ceremony at the Rio games to remember the tragedy. He was there, forced to flee the dorms where the Palestinian terrorists held his teammates hostage.

haul Ladany in his suburban Beersheba home with a prized piece of his Theodor Herzl collection, left. JTA

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
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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
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