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Hide and Seek: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Maria Weinstein

Outside, she could hear the matches scratching. As the village around them exploded in flames, the Nazis attempted to set the last house alight. Within these walls, Maria Weinstein huddled in the embrace of her newly adopted family. There, amid the chaos, Jew and gentile united as one family in fervent prayer.

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A Holocaust Remembrance Day Reflection
April 27, 2011
Author: Rich Robinson


A friend?s post on Facebook alerted me to an article which appeared April 22 on The Wall Street Journal?s web site and has since been reposted or commented upon on numerous other sites.

The article is about portrayals of Jesus in film, but the part that is most striking concerns the Holocaust and a story related by the filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. In 1928, a Polish man by the name of William E. Wallner viewed DeMille?s movie King of Kings. He thereafter became a Lutheran pastor in Prague…

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In Their Own Words: Messianic Jewish Holocaust Survivors
Author: Jews for Jesus

Vera Schlamm One of the questions I was asked frequently when I first came to this country is: Was it really as bad in the camps as they say in the news?” Now the question is: “Was it as bad as was shown in films such as ‘The Hiding Place’ or ‘The Holocaust’?” My answer […]

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Seeing and Believing: A Review of Survivor Stories
Author: Naomi Rothstein

60 minutes running time. Produced by Jews for Jesus. Available for purchase. Video brings images to life in a way that few other forms of media can. And hardly any other theme provides as much vitality as the subject of Survivor Stories. The 60-minute documentary-style production tells in vivid detail the true accounts of several […]

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Rob Wertheim School Days

Rob Wertheim, Son of Fred Wertheim
Author: Rob Wertheim

My father, Fred, was born in Germany in 1925. The son of a baker, he lived in a village of 2,000 people. The town had very few Jews, ten families to be exact. As a young boy, my father had to look among the non-Jews for playmates. School Days By the time my father was […]

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Rahel Hirshenson Landrum, Daughter of Sami Hirshenson
Author: Rahel Landrum

I remember when I was about ten years old, I found and read—with tears in my eyes—a report my dad wrote for the Romanian police, in which he described what he and his family went through during the pogroms and the Second World War. That was the first time I was introduced to what happened […]

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A Child Questions
Author: Jews for Jesus

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?”2 I am my father’s son: His wounds embedded in my core He bequeathed […]

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Mark Landrum, Son of Flora Landrum
Author: Mark Landrum

My mother, Flora, was born towards the end of the Holocaust. Her family lived in Northern Greece, in the middle of a thriving Jewish community. Her father was part of the Greek underground resistance movement. When the Nazis told the Jewish community that they would be allowed to live if they cooperated, he didn’t believe […]

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Jhan Moskowitz, Son of Max and Lilly Moskowitz
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some survivors do not tell their kids anything. They just don’t. Some survivors tell their kids everything. When I was a little boy, I crawled into my father’s lap and asked, What is that number on your arm?” He didn’t flinch, he told me he was in the concentration camps. He grew up outside of […]

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Holidays
March 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

At Passover we remember our redemption from Egypt by eating matzo, bitter herbs, roast meats, chicken matzo ball soup and other Jewish delicacies. At Hanukkah we remember the victory over Antiochus Epiphanes and we eat potato latkes or donuts cooked in oil to remind us of the miracle of oil. On Purim we eat Hamantashen […]

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Losing All; Gaining All
Author: Ruth Horak

I was born in Czechoslovakia in 1935. Our family owned one of the largest textile factories in the Czech Republic. In 1940, when the Germans occupied this area, they first took the industrialists, and my father was sent to the Warsaw Ghetto. We never saw him again. In September of 1942 all the Jewish people […]

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The Journey
Author: Hans Bernd

I was born Hans Reiner Bernd in 1929 in Koblenz, Germany, the youngest of three children. I grew up almost as an only child, because my brother and sister were respectively fourteen and thirteen years older, and rarely at home. My parents both came from old, established German Jewish families. My father was a doctor […]

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An Interview With Dr. Vera Schlamm
Author: Jews for Jesus

Ed. note: Dr. Vera Schlamm spent her childhood in Nazi Germany and Holland. Her early youth—the days when most girls are beginning to date—was spent trying to survive on tiny morsels of food while in Bergen-Belsen. For a fuller account of her story of survival and her earnest search for God, see the book Jewish Doctors […]

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I Escaped From Hitler Twice: The Fred Wertheim Story
Author: Jews for Jesus

When a Jew comes to believe in Jesus, it not only affects his life but the lives of those closest to him—his family. This was certainly the case when Steve Wertheim, the son of a Jewish immigrant, came to believe in Jesus. Steve’s father, Fred, was born in Germany in 1925. The son of a […]

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When Being Jewish Was a Crime
Author: Kresha Warnock

No Jew who lived through the merciless devastation of the Holocaust emerged unscarred. Many Jews responded either by rejecting God or even hating Him. Rachmiel Frydland in his recent book, When Being Jewish Was a Crime, presents another perspective. Mr. Frydland grew up in Poland where he was in training for the rabbinate. As a […]

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