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Explore below to learn more about the survivors featured in this exhibit. 


Their full testimony can be found in the Canadian Collection of the Visual History Archive.

Olga Mittelman (née Friedman) known as Olly, was born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, on January 12, 1922. Growing up, Olly attended a Jewish school, but she never considered herself...[more]

Leon (Leibish) Glatter was born in Lublin, Poland, on September 29, 1910. He spent the early years of his life in the town of Novograd-Volynsky, until his father was killed in a Petliura pogrom...[more]

Rabbi Erwin Schild was born on March 9, 1920, in Mülheim, Germany. He attended a seminary for Jewish teachers in Würzburg where he was arrested during the Nazi violence of...[more]

Norma Dimitry (née Nachama Sternsus) was born on December 9, 1923. She and her family lived in Wilno, Poland. Her father was a glazier (someone who works with glass), and Norma...[more]

Nathan Dimitry (née Dimitrowsky) was born on December 10, 1920, in Ejszyszki, Poland. Before the war, Nathan was living in a city called Lida. After the war broke out, Nathan, his...[more]

Tibor (Max) Eisen was born on March 15, 1929, in Moldava, Czechoslovakia. In 1944, Max and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was immediately separated from his mother and three...[more]

Miriam Frankel (née Grunglas) was born on May 18, 1927, in Dunajska Streda, Czechoslovakia. When she was a small child, Miriam and her family moved to Trieste, Italy. The family returned to...[more]

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