Suzi Smeed

Suzi Smeed

Suzi: I was born Zsuszana Borbala Kalmar in 1942 in Budapest Hungary. On May 23rd 1944, my mother, Grandparents and I were rounded up in Papa, Hungary and placed in a Ghetto.  My mother and I were smuggled out by a Lay Priest named Jonas Ochiny. After being reunited...
Halina Robinson

Halina Robinson

I was born in Poland in 1928. I owe my life to the courage and devotion of many Poles who at great risk to their lives and the security of their families helped me to survive the Holocaust. Being the sole survivor of my family I decided to stay in Poland after the end...
Peter Baruch

Peter Baruch

I was born in 1938 in Poland’s second largest city Lodz. Pre-war Lodz had a Jewish population exceeding 300,000. Life in pre-war Lodz was very comfortable for us as a middle class Jewish family. I was an only child but I had a very large wider family at that time....
Vera Sydney-Neufeld

Vera Sydney-Neufeld

I was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1934. As a child during World War II, in 1941 I was a refugee in Italy and later, Switzerland. In that situation, I learnt to adapt to new situations both positive and negative. I learnt that encouragement and kindness make a big...
Susan Warhaftig

Susan Warhaftig

I was born in Vienna just before the outbreak of World War ll. I was the daughter of Isaac and Helene, and I also had a half brother, Herbert. When it was imminent that we should leave Austria, we tried to go to Switzerland and then America. Unfortunately it was too...
Mimi Wise

Mimi Wise

I was born in Milan, Italy in December 1937 to Lola and Chaim Goldman, and my brother Sam was born in Strasbourg in 1939. Fearing German invasion in late August 1939, we moved to Perigueux, central France. From 1939-1943 my immediate family relocated several times,...