Survivor teaches Holocaust lesson
By Julian Fowler
BBC Newsline

Eva Clarke hopes the lessons of the Holocaust will be remembered

Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated on Sunday 27 January – the day the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.
One of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust, Eva Clarke, has been talking to groups in the hope that the lessons of the past will not be forgotten.
“I am here today because I am a survivor of the Holocaust. I am a survivor, but only just.”

This is how Eva Clarke begins her story to a group of school children at Fermanagh County Museum.

Survivor shares Holocaust story on Tuesday
Leon Leyson will tell his story at the North County Chabad Center.
For the Orange County Register

YORBA LINDA — Leon Leyson will tell his story of being a Holocaust survivor and the youngest member on Oscar Schindler’s list – made famous by Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Schindler’s List” – at the North County Chabad Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Yorba Linda resident Stella Eliezrie, wife of the center’s Rabbi David Eliezrie, was chosen more than 12 years ago by Spielberg’s the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation – now the USC Shoah Foundation Institute – to conduct 50 interviews with survivors of the Holocaust. Leyson was one of them.

Leyson was 13 when his father brought him into Schindler’s enamelware factory. Because they were protected by Schindler, Leyson, his parents and older brother and sister all survived the war. Two other brothers and all of Leyson’s extended family were killed.



Holocaust survivor shares her story

Eva Olsson guest for special evening at Redeemer, Jan. 29
By Mike Pearson
Jan 25, 2008

Of all the negative, racist terms Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson can think of, the most damaging word may not sound harmful to many.

In a recent presentation to elementary school children, Ms. Olsson asked how many people use the word hate on a regular basis.

As expected, most students responded by raising their hands.

“I show them what hate did,” Ms. Olsson said. “I try to get them to replace it with ‘I don’t like.'”

Ms. Olsson, 82, brings her powerful story of survival to Ancaster in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust.