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Our large network of survivors, liberators, upstanders, and more have been featured in hundreds of articles. The latest articles can be found below.

News – 2019

Greater Philadelphia to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation January 22, 2020, Jewish Exponent

Woman tells of childhood escape from Nazi Germany December 5, 2019, Mainline Suburban Life

BUCKS COUNTY SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Goldsmith, a survivor speaks November 28, 2019, Bucks County Local News

VIDEO: One on One with Holocaust survivor David Tuck November 8, 2019, The Daily Item

Holocaust survivor shares story with Danville students November 6, 2019, Danville News

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story With Students November 6, 2019

Green Valley Country Club Celebrates 100 Years June 7, 2019, Jewish Exponent

M.S. St. Louis Survivor Ronnie Breslow Is Still Fighting Anti-Semitism May 14, 2019, Jewish Exponent

‘We were very lucky’: Jewish refugee recalls experience on SS St. Louis in 1939 May 13, 2019, KYW NewsRadio

Survivor remembers 80th anniversary of SS St. Louis departure May 13, 2019, 6ABC

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry May 13, 2019, Jewish Exponent

Teen symposium on the Holocaust May 7, 2019,

After synagogue attacks, the Holocaust is remembered in the Lehigh Valley May 2, 2019,

How German journalists are using Snapchat to teach teens about the Holocaust April 30, 2019, Washington Post

Holocaust survivor David Tuck to speak at SteelStacks on Holocaust Remembrance Day April 19, 2019, The Morning Call

Holocaust survivor David Tuck to visit Penn State Berks on April 1 March 13, 2019, PennState January 18, 2019, Temple News


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Man Vandalizes Holocaust Memorial In Center City

Vandalism strikes at Holocaust Memorial in Center City

“Once he was in front of the pillars of the Holocaust Memorial on the 1600 block of the Ben Franklin Parkway, he used an unknown object to carve “RBM” and two SS bolts into the pillars.”Vandalism Strikes at Holocaust Memorial in Center City
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We understand that because hate never takes a vacation, neither can we. The recent vandalism at the Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial in Center City is another reminder that in addition to being vigilant against the haters among us we must do our best to prevent others from joining their ranks. Our mission to educate as many young people as we can about the horrible consequences of hatred is driven by our many survivors and volunteers and hundreds of members.

We don’t know if the perpetrator of this vile act and others who have done far worse including murder, had listened to a Holocaust survivor while in school would have still acted in this evil manner.

We do know that among the over 250,000 students our Survivors reached in the last 10 years there are a great many whose lives have been changed for the better. For them and all of us. How do we know? They and their teachers have told us! Please join us in our ongoing and unfortunately necessary cause.

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Sad News Regarding Larry Buchsbaum

Larry BuchsbaumWe are saddened to announce that Larry Buchsbaum, a prominent figure in the Philadelphia Holocaust survivor community, passed away on Friday evening, April 26th. He was always concerned about the education of students and was very detailed when he shared his story with them — He didn’t want them to forget. May his memory be for blessing.

Germany Agrees To Pay Kindertransport Survivors Who Escaped Nazis As Children

The German government has agreed to make a one-time payment to Kindertransport survivors — mostly Jewish children who were evacuated to Britain and other places to escape the Nazi’s wrath on the precipice of World War II.


The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, announced on Monday that the government will pay €2,500 (a little more than $2,800 U.S.) to each living person who made it out of Nazi-controlled countries, including Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Free City of Danzig, as part of the humanitarian rescue effort.

An estimated 10,000 children under the age of 17 were eventually relocated primarily to Britain through Kindertransport, as the operation was informally named. Most of the children were never reunited with their parents, many of whom were murdered during the Holocaust.

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