Holocaust survivor says world lacks will to intervent and stop Darfur genocide

Elly Gotz, who spent his teenage years in concentration camps, is urging Canadians to call on their MPs to push federal government into using its influence on the world stage to rally help for the people of Darfur.



BRAMPTON – Some Brampton elementary school students learned about the true horror of inhumanity and war from the perspective of an eyewitness.
Amek Adler was one of several Holocaust survivors giving first-hand testimonies at events across the Greater Toronto Area as part of the Holocaust Centre of Toronto’s annual Holocaust Education Week Nov. 1 to 11. When the Second World War reached his doorstep in Poland, Adler was younger than the Grade 8 students he was speaking to at Brampton’s McCrimmon Middle School. The 79-year-old was invited to speak to students as part of the public school’s Remembrance Day activities.

In August 1939, an 11-year-old Adler was eagerly preparing to return to school after summer vacation. School plans ended Sept. 1 when Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began.




Academy Award-winning Holocaust survivor speaks to Temple
Klein speaks to Temple University about the horrors of the Holocaust
Dan Weisbein
Issue date: 11/13/07 Section: News
PrintEmail DoubleClick Any Word Page 1 of 1 As one survivor of the Holocaust recounted her experiences to universities across America, students sat in crowded rooms and watched on big screen projections.

A live video-broadcast of “One Survivor Remembers” with Gerda Weissman Klein, an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, was shown at Walk Auditorium in Ritter Hall Tuesday. Temple University was one of 12 schools watching the lecture broadcast live from the University of Pennsylvania, where Klein, an Academy Award winner, attempted to inspire her listeners.

“It gives me hope and I’m proud,” said senior math and secondary education major Judy Lebovic, “Even though I know my grand-pops story, every story is unique.”


Holocaust survivors tell of ‘madness’
Several share stories during lecture at city’s First Lutheran Church

By Scott Rochat
Longmont Times-Call

LONGMONT — Doris and Martin Small have memories no human being should have. And they want to make sure those memories survive.

Both outlasted the Holocaust. Neither ever wants to see it return.

“I speak of these experiences knowing you will never understand it,” Martin Small told an audience at the First Lutheran Church Friendship Center on Sunday. “I have lived with this for 65 years, and I don’t understand it. I speak with you because we must learn from this and find a new way to live with each other.



Nick Reed, who played Helmus Silverberg, and Ashlan Stephenson, who played his girlfriend Anne Frank, discuss their plight in Hitler’s Germany as an interview with an actual Holocaust survivor is interspersed on a large movie screen above the stage during the Salem High School fall play.
‘When you see evil, confront it.’ That was the message from Holocaust survivor Sara Moses of St. Louis to more than 300 at the Salem Community Theatre Sunday afternoon.

Moses spoke following the final performance of the fall Salem High School play recalling the life of Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Moses fears we have not learned our lesson from history and are ignoring signs of problems ahead in the Middle East today. She says reality is depressing and she sees some of the parallels of Hitler’s crime and the Islamic terrorists evil ideaology from threats that have already been made. Moses says she never got to meet most of her family as a result of their deaths in the concentration camps.




Corpus Christi middle school students got a lesson in tolerance and heard how sometimes, it’s inner strength that can help you overcome the worst of circumstances.

Leah Goltzman is one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors, who live in the Coastal Bend. Her family was one of millions, taken to a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, and today, she brought her message of survival, and perisistance to the students at South Park Middle School.




Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story
Muslim Campus Ministry and Hillel Host Speaker With Unique Story of Judaic-Islamic Relations
Staff Reporter Chris Bradshaw

The history of relations between Judaism and Islam is long, complicated and often violent. As talks of peace routinely give way to bloodshed, the prospect of a peaceful, even mutually beneficial coexistence seems like a quixotic dream.

But Johanna Neumann, a Holocaust survivor who spoke at Mason last Monday, believes in just that. When Neumann’s family fled Germany in 1939, they took refuge in Albania, a nation that had already been occupied by Italian forces and was 85 percent Muslim. Neumann and her family evaded Nazi capture thanks to the efforts of a large number of Albanian Muslim families.

“They welcomed us with open arms,” Neumann said. MORE.