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Holocaust

Abraham Mastbaum Auschwitz Interview

Abraham Mastbaum’s interview about his experience during the Holocaust, including Auschwitz and liberation, is now available. The video is in German, but an English translation of the video has been provided. English captions of the video are coming soon.


“Who Will Write Our History” Warsaw Ghetto Film

Who Will Write Our History Airing on the Discovery Channel at 3 PM on Sunday Jan. 26. This is a moving film reenactment of the Emanuel Ringleblum group inside the Warsaw Ghetto who wrote and buried an archive that documented their experiences. “About the Film”, From the Who Will Write our History’s website: “In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi… Read More »


Gombin Yizkor Book – Available for Purchase

Gombin. The Life and Destruction of a Jewish Town in Poland. Published by the Gombin Society, Knight Printing Corp, 1969. We now have a link to buy your own Gombin Yizkor Book! A reproduction copy of the complete Yizkor Book can be purchased from the Yiddish Book Center, reprinted from the Yizkor Book collection in the New York Public Library. Click here to go to a form to buy the book. For additional information about ordering Yizkor Books, click here. You can also view the book online or download a PDF version of the book on Yiddish Book Center’s website.… Read More »


Michael Ber Identified – Jewish Prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp

This well-known photo shows Jewish prisoners at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp at the end of WW II. Circled in red at the right is the figure of Gombiner, Michael Ber, who was identified by Dahlia Libin (nee Ber), his granddaughter who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Michael Ber, z”l, was the son of Abraham and Miriam Ber. Click on the photo below to enlarge.