Archive of Candle Lighters


2018

Tosia and Fred Schneider: Holocaust Survivors

read by Louis de Corail, Consul General of the French Republic and Ambassador Detlev Rünger, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
escorted by Javier Díaz de León, Consul General of Mexico

Tosia Szechter Schneider was born on April 4, 1928, in Zaleszczyki, Poland. Fred Schneider was born in Chernovitz, Romania. The couple met in Poland after the war. They immigrated to the U.S. and married in 1950. They have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

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Michele Taylor in memory of her mother, Susi Trnka: Holocaust Survivor

read by by Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, Consul General of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
escorted by Young-jun Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea

Hanne Susi Trnka was born on August 15, 1935, in Vienna, Austria to Leo and Edith Trnka. Leo was an OB-GYN and academic. Hanne and her parents were able to obtain visas for the U.S. in 1939. Hanne has a daughter and 2 grandchildren. Hanne died in 2014, at the age of 79.

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Helen Lefkowitz Hersch in memory of her husband Harold Hersch: Holocaust Survivor

read by Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland
escorted by Jorge López Menardi, Consul General of the Argentine Republic

Harold Hersch was born on March 26, 1923, in Łódź, Poland. After the war, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. He married Helen in 1952. The couple has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Harold passed away in 2013 at the age of 89. 

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Laurence Sherr in memory of his mother Alice Bacharach Sherr: Holocaust Survivor

read by Adrian Sieber, Consul General of Switzerland
escorted by Takashi Shinozuka, Consul General of Japan

Alice Bacharach Sherr was born on September 21, 1931, in Egelsbach, Germany. She was saved by a kindertransport to Switzerland. After the war, she immigrated to the U.S. and married Saul Sherr in 1950. The couple has 4 sons. Their family has grown to include 1 grandson. Alice passed away in 2009 at the age of 78.

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Freda Goodman and Helen Silberminz in memory of their parents Israel and Gisela Silberminz: Holocaust Survivors

read by Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada
escorted by Polyxeni Potter, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus

Gisela Grün Silberminz was born on August 6, 1928, in Sighet, Romania. Israel Silberminz was born on January 27, 1912, in Sosnowiec, Poland. The couple met in a displaced persons camp in Germany. They married in 1948 and had 3 children. Their family has grown to include 2 grandchildren. Israel passed away in 1991 at the age of 79. Gisela died in 2012 at the age of 82.

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Frances Fitterman Zaglin: Educator

read by Mayor Rusty Paul
escorted by Hershel Greenblat, Holocaust survivor

Frances Fitterman Zaglin was born on April 25, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, Simon, and her mother, Celia, were both Russian immigrants. After graduating from Georgia State University, Frances became a teacher. In November 1950, a new student that had survived the Holocaust, Hershel Greenblat, joined her class. Hershel credits Frances for not only teaching him how to speak, read, and write in English but, most importantly, for teaching him “how to be an American.” Frances and Hershel were reunited for the first time in over 60 years in August 2017. 

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2017

Ambadassor Judith Shorer in honor of her parents George and Eva Vernai: Holocaust Survivors

read by Representative Wendell Willard
escorted by Representative Sharon Cooper

Ambassador Judith Shorer lights a candle in honor of her parents, Holocaust survivors George and Eva VernaiGeorge Vernai was born in 1920 to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary. Eva Szckely Vernai was born in 1929, in Budapest, Hungary. After the war, George and Eva met in Budapest. The couple married settled in Beer Sheva, Israel, where they started a family. George died in 1984 at the age of 64. Eva turned 88 May 2017. The couple has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Robert Ratonyi: Holocaust Survivor

read by Louise Blais, Consul General of Canada
escorted by Takashi Shinozuka, Consul General of Japan

Holocaust survivor Robert RatonyiRobert Ratonyi was born to Zoltán Reichmann and Maria Spitzer Reichmann in Budapest, Hungary, in 1938. After the war, he immigrated to Canada in 1957. He met and married his wife Eva in 1963. In 1964, he came to the U.S. Robert and Eva have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

 

Karen Daniel in memory of her mother Aaltje “Alice” de Vries Schappell: Holocaust Survivor

read by Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland
escorted by Liz Price, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

Karen Daniel lights a candle in memory of her mother, Holocaust survivor Aaltje de Vries SchappellAaltje de Vries was born on July 31, 1920, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She grew up in a Jewish Dutch family. After the war, Aaltje immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. She changed her first name to Alice. She married an American marine who had served during the war. The couple started a family but Alice never told her children that she was Jewish. Alice died of leukemia at the age of 49. After her death, Alice’s family has grown to include 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Holocaust survivor Ben Walker on behalf of Mariella Crea in memory of her mother Jacqueline Garascia Maffi: French Resistance 

read by Louis de Corail, Consul General of the French Republic
escorted by Kayode Laro, Consul General of Nigeria

 

Holocaust survivor Ben WalkerJacqueline Garascia was born on November 5, 1928 in Saint-Cloud, a Western sub-urb of Paris, France. As a child, she was sent to live with her grandmother, Marie Boukoltz, and her uncle, Henri Beausoleil. The family helped Jews escape transport trains and lead them to the French resistance who helped them cross the border to Switzerland. Jacqueline died at the age of 84 on July 22, 2012. Her family has grown to include 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Barry Seidel: Holocaust Survivor

read by Andreas Maager, Consul General of Switzerland
escorted by Jorge Lopez Menardi, Consul General of Argentina

Holocaust survivor Barry SeidelBarry Seidel was born in 1936 in Antwerp, Belgium. After the war, Barry immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. Barry and his wife, Rona, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. 

Suzan Tibor, Regine Rosenfelder, and Lucy Carson

read by William De Baets, Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium and Detlev Ruenger, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
escorted by Rafael Bernal, Deputy Consul of Mexico 

Holocaust survivor Lucy Carson, Regine Rosenfelder, Suzan TiborSisters Regine and Suzan Dollman were born into a Jewish family in Antwerp. They were rescued by the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (Children’s Aid Society). Suzan and Sally immigrated to the U.S. in 1951. Their mother, Sally Rosenblith Dollman, passed away at the age of 109.

Lucy Rosenblith Carson was born on July 24, 1931, in Antwerp, Belgium. She was rescued by the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (Children’s Aid Society). She immigrated to the U.S. in 1947.  


2016

Irving Feinberg: World War II Veteran and Witness to Liberation
read by Denis Barbet, Consul General of the French Republic
escorted by Justice David Nahmias

Irving Feinberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Mary Feinberg. In 1942, Irving was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 20. He was assigned to the Signal Corps. Irving was sent overseas in 1943. While based in Paris, Irving’s official photo assignments included: the Liberation of Paris, the V-E Day Parade led by General Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Bob Hope’s performances for the troops, and the signing of the peace treaty at Reims, France. Irving also photographed the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany on April 11, 1945, by the 6th Armored Division of the U.S. Army. Irving married Fredda Gershman in 1946. Their family grew to include 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Irving passed away on January 29, 2018.

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Ron Brummer, Deputy Consul General of Israel, on behalf of Helen Fromowitz Weingarten: Holocaust survivor
ready by Detlev Rünger, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Helen Fromowitz Weingarten was born in the small village of Oybochco, Romania, in 1924 to Ferenz and Bertha Freimowitz. Helen married a fellow survivor in 1947 and they emigrated to the U.S. in 1949. Helen currently lives in Atlanta near her daughter, 3 grandchildren, and her great-grandchild.

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Scott Merlin, Rachel Rosenbloom, and Lauren Baum in memory of their grandparents Eva and Sholem Iteld: Holocaust Survivors
read by Judith Shorer, Consul General of Israel
escorted by Takashi Shinozuka, Consul General of Japan

Eva Kaushanskaia Iteld was born in Kishenev, Romania, in 1916. Sholem Iteld was born in 1898 in Bransk, Poland. The couple immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. Their family grew to include two daughters, five grand children, and nine great-grandchildren. Sholem passed away in 1992 at the age of 94. Eva passed away on April 23, 2016, at the age of 99. 

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George Rishfeld: Holocaust Survivor
read by Andreas Maager, Consul General of Switzerland
escorted by Polyxeni Potter, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus

George Rishfeld – originally named Jureck – was born in Warsaw, Poland, to Richard Rishfeld and Lucy Trainowitz Rishfeld. George was rescued by a Polish-Catholic family. He was reunited with his parents after the war, and the family immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. George and his wife, Pamela, live in Atlanta. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.

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Gitte Toben in memory of her father, Kjeld Johansen: Member of the Danish Resistance
read by Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, Consul General of United Kingdom
escorted by Nagesh Singh, Consul General of the Republic of India

Kjeld Johansen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1925. He was was a member of the Danish Resistance during World War II. Kjeld passed away on June 30, 1970. He never talked about his experiences during the war. His daughter, Gitte, learned about her father’s courageous acts through her grandparents.

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Betty Sunshine on behalf of her parents, Bella and Pinkus Solnik: Holocaust Survivors
read by Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs
escorted by Justice Carol Hunstein

Bella Urbach Solnik was born in Zdnunska Wola, Poland, a suburb of Lodz. Pinkus was born in 1924 in Lodz, Poland. The couple met after the way, in a displaced persons camp. Pinkus and Bella were married in January 1946. Their first child, Golda, was born in a displaced persons’ camp but in 1949 they family immigrated to the U.S. Their family grew to include two more daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchilren. Pinkus passed away in 2001 at the age of 77. 

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2015


(Left to right: George Aigen, Manuela Mendels Bornsetin, and Consul General of Japan Kazuo Sunaga)

Manuela Mendels Bornstein: Holocaust survivor
Introduced by Denis Barbet, Consul General of the Republic of France

Manuela Mendels Bornstein was born in Paris to a Dutch father and a German mother. After the war, Manuela immigrated to the U.S. in 1960. She met her husband and the couple moved to Atlanta in 1972. They have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

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George Aigen: Liberator
Introduced by Representative Wendell Willard

George Aigen was born in Brooklyn, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18. He was assigned to the 1269th Combat Engineer Battalion. In the summer of 1944, he was sent overseas. George and his unit helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. over 32,000 survivors left in the camp. He and his wife live in Valdosta, Georgia.

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(Left to right: Representative Joe Wilkinson, Norbert Friedman, Edith Benson)

Norbert Friedman: Holocaust survivor

Norbert Friedman was born in Kraków, Poland. He was liberated from a death march by the U.S. Army on May 1, 1945. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1950. He met his wife in New York. They moved to Atlanta in 2010. They have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

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Edith Benson in memory of her husband, Frank Benson: World War II Veteran and Witness to Liberation
Introduced by Kenneth DeSimone, Chief of Sandy Springs Police

Frank Benson was born in Macon, Georgia. Frank and Edith married in February 1944, just before he was shipped overseas. Frank landed on Omaha Beach on day 3 of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Before the end of the war, Frank visited the Buchenwald concentration camp where American troops had liberated more than 21,000 prisoners in April 1945. He passed away on December 23, 2014.

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(Left to right: Hilbert Margol, Sandy Springs Councilman Andy Bauman, Paula Neuman Gris)

Paula Neuman Gris: Holocaust survivor
Introduced by Andreas Maager, Consul General of Switzerland

Paula Neuman Gris was born in Czernowitz, Romania, an area that is now the Ukraine. After the war, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1951. Her and her husband have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

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Hilbert Margol: World War II Veteran and Liberator
Introduced by Representative Tom Taylor

Hilbert and Howard Margol, identical twin brothers, were born in Jacksonville, Florida. They were called to active duty in March 1943. Despite military policy prohibiting brothers from serving in the same combat unit, their mother wrote to President Roosevelt requesting that her sons be allowed to serve together. Her special request was granted. Howard joined Hilbert in the 42nd Infantry Division. On April 29, 1945, the brothers and their unit liberated the Dachau concentration camp. Howard passed away on February 9, 2017, at the age of 92.

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(Left to right: Howard Margol, Representative Bruce Broadrick, Elizabeth Lefkovits)

Elizabeth Lefkovits: Holocaust survivor
Introduced by Genevieve Verbeek, Consul General of Belgium

Elizabeth Lefkovits was born in Földes, Hungary, near the Romanian border. After the war, she met her husband and the couple immigrated to Venezuela in 1949. Their family grew to include 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Elizabeth now lives in Atlanta. 

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Howard Margol: World War II Veteran and Liberator
Introduced by Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul

Hilbert and Howard Margol, identical twin brothers, were born in Jacksonville, Florida. They were called to active duty in March 1943. Despite military policy prohibiting brothers from serving in the same combat unit, their mother wrote to President Roosevelt requesting that her sons be allowed to serve together. Her special request was granted. Howard joined Hilbert in the 42nd Infantry Division. On April 29, 1945, the brothers and their unit liberated the Dachau concentration camp. Howard passed away on February 9, 2017, at the age of 92.

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(Left to right: Board member Steve Sutton, M. Alexis Scott, Murray Lynn)

Murray Lynn: Holocaust survivor
Introduced by Peter Taylor, Consul of Political and Economic Relations for Canada

Murray Lynn was born in Bilke, Hungary – an area that is now part of the Ukraine. After the wary, he joined a group of other young, orphaned survivors and traveled to England then Dublin, Ireland. In 1948, Murray immigrated to the U.S. He met his wife, married, and began his career. Murray and his wife have 2 children. 

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M. Alexis Scott in memory of her father, William Alexander Scott III: World War II Veteran and Witness to Liberation
Introduced by Attorney General Sam Olens

William Alexander Scott III, “W.A.”, was born in Johnson City, Tennessee. His father moved the family to Atlanta and, at the age of 26, he founded one of the oldest black-owned daily newspaper in the U.S. – The Atlanta Daily World. W.A. was a Business and Math major at Morehouse College when he was called-up for military service. At the time, the U.S. Army, like much of the nation itself, was segregated. W.A. was assigned to the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion in the S-2 Intelligence Section. In April 1945, W.A. took photographs of liberation at the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. He passed away on March 7, 1992.

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(Left to right: Representative John Yates, board member David Rubenstein, Ben Walker)

Ben Walker: Holocaust survivor
Introduced by Ron Brummer, Deputy Consul of Israel

Ben Walker was born near Czernowitz, Romania, an area that is now the Ukraine. After the war, Ben and his mother immigrated to Israel. Ben served in the Israel Defense Forces. In 1956, Ben immigrated to the U.S. He and his wife have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

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Representative John Yates: Witness
Introduced by Representative Sharon Cooper

John Yates was born in Griffin, Georgia. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and selected for officer candidate school. He signed up to be a liaison pilot and served in the 35th Infantry Division. In the spring of 1945, John participated as a military observer in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. After the war, he served Georgia House of Representatives for over 20 years and was the last World War II veteran serving in the Georgia General Assembly. He passed away December 11, 2017 at the age of 96.

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2014

Herbert Kohn: Holocaust Survivor
read by the Honorable Secretary of State Brian Kemp
escorted by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh Thompson

Herbert Kohn was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1926. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1940.  In 1945, Herbert volunteered for the U.S. Army. Herbert and his wife have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. 

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Henry Gallant: Holocaust survivor
read by Vice Dean of the Atlanta Consular Corps and Consul General of Ireland Paul Gleeson
escorted by Consul General of Haiti Gandy Thomas

Henry Gallant was born in Berlin, Germany. After the war, he immigrated to the U.S. and in 949 he enlisted in the army. He and his wife have a son and 1 grandchild.

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Ben Hirsch: Holocaust survivor
read by the Consul General of the Republic of France Denis Barbet
escorted by Consul General of Japan Kazuo Sunaga

Ben Hirsch was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1932. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1941. Ben enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1953 to 1955. He designed one of the oldest Holocaust memorials in the country, the Memorial to the Six Million in Atlanta – which was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2008. Ben and his wife have 4 children and 18 grandchildren. Ben passed away on February 11, 2018, at the age of 85.

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Henry Birnbrey: Holocaust survivor
read by Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Christoph Sander
escorted by Deputy Consul of Mexico Edurne Pineda

Henry Birnbrey was born in Dortmund, Germany, in 1923. He immigrated to the U.S. as an "unaccompanied minor" with his family at the age of 15. In 1943, just five years after leaving Germany, he joined the U.S. Army. His family has grown to include 5 children, 25 grandchildren, and 8 grandchildren. 

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Karen Edlin in memory of her parents Rubin and Lola Lanksy: Holocaust survivors
read by Mayor Rusty Paul of Sandy Springs
escorted by Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic George Novak

Karen’s mother, Lola, was born in Łódź, Poland in 1926. Rubin was born in Ozorków, Poland, in 1923. The couple met at a displaced persons camp. They moved to Atlanta in 1953. In 1964, Lola co-founded Eternal Life-Hemshech, an organization of Holocaust survivors and their families.  Lola passed away in 1999 and Rubin in 2005. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Hershel Greenblat: Holocaust survivor
read by Rabbi Peter Berg
escorted by Senator Butch Miller 

Hershel Greenblat was born in the Ukraine in 1941. After the war, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1950. Hershel and his wife have 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

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2013

Gail Cohn in honor of her father, Judge Aaron Cohn: Liberator
The Honorable Judge Aaron Cohn was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. Judge Cohn volunteered for the U.S. Army in the summer of 1940 and served in four major campaigns. As a Major in the 3rd Cavalry, he served under General George Patton. Colonel Cohn and his unit liberated the the Ebansee concentration camp in Austria. In 1946, after leaving the army, he resumed his law practice. He retired in 2011 as the longest serving Juvenile Court Justice in the country; he was 95. Judge Cohn passed away on July 4, 2012.

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Susan Segall in honor of her father, Laurence A. Grossman: Liberator
Laurence A. Grossman was a medical officer with General Patton in the 10th Armored Division of the U.S. Army. Dr. Grossman trained at Camp Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, and was assigned to Fort Benning. Dr. Grossman and his unit liberated one of the many subcamps of the Dachau concentration camp on April 27, 1945. 

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Bert Lewyn: Holocaust survivor (with grand-daughter)
Bert Lewyn was born in Berlin. After the war, Bert immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. Bert and his wife, Ester, have 5 children and many grandchildren. Bert passed away on January 3, 2016, at the age of 92. 

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Steven Low: Holocaust survivor
In May of 1940, when Steve was -years-old, he and his parents emigrated from Germany to Shanghai, China, the only country in the world that allowed European refugees without a visa. After the war, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. 

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Dory Profis: Holocaust Survivor
Dory Profis was born May, 1925, in Constantza, Romania. After the war, Dory and her husband, Gerald, immigrated to Israel in 1950. In 1953, they immigrated to Cuba. They settled in Atlanta in 1965.

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John Silva: Holocaust survivor
John Silva was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1921. After the war, John immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. 

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2012

Mary Bos: Holocaust survivor and childhood friend of Anne Frank
Mary Bos was born in Amsterdam to a Dutch father and an American mother. As a young girl, she attended the Montessori School in Amsterdam with Anne Frank. Mary was a guest at Anne's 10th birthday party. There is a photo taken by Otto Frank of Anne, Mary, and seven others girls at party which can be seen on panel 41 of the Anne Frank in the World exhibit.In 1939, the American Consulate issued a letter to Mary's family to leave Holland. The family left in secrecy for the safety of the U.S. in February of 1940. In May, the Nazis invaded Holland. Click here to read more...

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Charlotte Janis in memory of her mother, Gertrude Bickart Herman: Holocaust survivorSecond generation Holocaust survivor
Charlotte Janis' mother, Gertrude Bickart Herman, was born in Munich, Germany in 1916. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 92. 

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Stan Lefco in memory of his parents: Holocaust survivors: Second generation Holocaust survivor
Stan Lefco's parents were born in Sosnowiecz, Poland. The couple met in a displaced persons camp in Germany where Stan was born. The family immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. 

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Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld: Holocaust Survivor
Eugen was born in 1925 in Mukacevo, Czechoslovakia. 

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Rebeca Glinsky in honor of her parents: Holocaust survivors
Rebeca Glinsky was born in Camaguey, Cuba. Her parents were fortunate to flee from the Ukraine and Poland to Cuba before the war began. 

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Bob Monette in memory of his uncle, W.W. Wilkins, and Dr. Morton Waitzman: Liberators
W.W. Wilkins and his unit liberated the Buchenwald and Mauthausen concentration camps in Germany. 

Dr. Morton Waitzman was with the 29th Infantry Division and landed on Normany, D-Day, June 6, 1944. Dr. Waitzman was part of the group that liberated several small camps in Germany and also captured the home of Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, where soldiers held a Passover Seder. Dr. Waitzman and his unit liberated the Doramittelbau concentration camp, a sub camp of Buchenwald. 

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2011

Martine Bookman
Dr. John Galambos
Jake Goldstein
Jay Vandiver
Manya Dembrosky
Emily Pattillo in honor of her father, Ernest Roquemore
Janine Storch
 

2010

Iris Bolton and the Representative John Yates
Penina (Penny) Bowman
Perry Goodfriend
Fred Von Oelschlaeger and John Jordan
Mark Sheinfeld
Frances M. Kaplan

2009

Martha Berlin with Mark and Sarah Popowski
Kenneth R. Powell
Caren Fox and Lisa Morchower
Rebecca Gordon
Davus Marcuys
Abe Besser and Harry Scheinfeld

2007

Ben Walker
Sandra Soloway Craine
Morris Lacey
Livia Ungar Greeson
Schlomo Paz
Josef Golcman

2006

Rita Radza Nussbaum
George Aigen
Helen Bissell
John Guzlowski
Joe B. Zion
Penina and Harold Bowman

2005

Tom Reed
Helmet Feller
William Bruenner
Donald Hobe
Dorothy Holzer
Samuel Wiseman

2004

Abe Besser
Dr. Mort Waitzman
Theresa Ciesiensky
Gladys Hirsch
Stuart Hirsch
Andrew Demus
Martha Conway
Murray Lynn
Herbert Kohn
Vicar Carter Askren
Sally Nyssenkorn
Regine Rosenfelder
Suzanne Tibor

2003

Pola Arbiser
State Senator Chuck Clay
Eric Fleishner
Thomas Lefkovitz
State Senator Liane Levetan
Richard Stashevsky

2002

Ben Klein
Stefanie Lewy
Vernon Jones
Deborah Adler
Dr. Kalman Baruch
Hans Vlessing
Winkler Fuchs

2001

Dr. Matthew E. Sikorski Ph.D.
Alice Sherr
Consul General to Argentina Natalio Jamer
Dr. Robert Friedman Ph.D.
Consul General of Israel Jacob Rosen
Representative Ken Birdsong
Senator Mike Polak
Alan Dynin
Sam Silbiger

2000

Rubin and Selma Teper
Pearl and Steve Shykowitz
Irving and Margaret Forscheimer
Eleizer Sotto
Dan Cohen and Judith Balter

1999

Hilda Hoffman
A. Richard Arnold
Dr. Eugene Schoenefeld
Mark Dehler
Ruzia Reifman
Carolyn McCarthy
Henry Gallant
Joan Vohryzek Martin
Betya Treiger Prives
Evelina Shmukler
Bluma Doman
Moshe Doman
Aaron Doman

1998

Jane Crawford Newton
Wedny Crawford Dixon
Robert Trauner
Wilbur Huckeba
Eva Wind
Michelle Alterman
Robert Watford
Eva Beldick
Irene Bases
Natan Lowenberg
Ruth Lowenberg
Mirian Fishkin
Russel R. Weiskircher
Fran Szikman
Howard Margol
Yehuda Smolar
Archie Woodrow “Woodie” Byrd
Roger Byrd
Jaffa Granot

1997

David & Rose Davionics
Miriam Franco Wasileski
Hele Gerson
Roseann Gerson
Debra Silberstein
Albert Baron
Hedva Wiener
Sylvia Correa
Hilda Lipke
Cindy Lipke
Consul General Arye Mekel
Stan Kasten
Helen Kasten
Miriam Fishkin
Sonya Fishkin
Irene Russ
Speaker Thomas B. Murphy
Stanley M. Lefco

1996

Max Borenstein
Regina Borenstein
Consual Eitan Surkis-almog
Jake Goldstein
Sam Wise
Saba Silverman
Marsha Vrono
Judge Aaron Cohn
Gisela Silberminz
Joey Korn
Col. Jon West
Ilsa Reiner
Freda Goodman
Ernst Braun
Hayden Turner
Pola Fraley
Simon Fraley
Phyllis Fraley
Bailey Grimes
Henry Hersch
Vivienne Goodman
Alexis Scott Reeves
Cinque Reeves

1995

Sara Pichulik
Rubin Pichulik
Henry Draker
Ursula Draker
Bert Weston
Serena De Rosa
Marie Dziewinski
Herman Dziewinski
Regina Konsker 
Representative John P. Yates
Betty Goodfriend
Henry Friedman 
 

1994

No program.

1993

Bella Neuhaus
Clara Eisenstein
Anne King 
Mendel King
Rachel Wise
Isaac Wise
Dora Storch
Marty Storch
Bella Solnik
Pinchas Solnik