List of Holocaust survivors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Holocaust survivor)
Jump to: navigation, search

There are many Holocaust survivors who achieved a measure of objective from 1933-1945 notability. Those listed here were, at the very least, residents of the parts of Europe occupied by the Axis powers during World War II, who survived until the end of the Holocaust (and the war). The majority of the survivors on this list lived through the war in Nazi concentration camps.

Names by category[edit]

Actors, actresses, and directors[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Clary, Robert M 1 March 1926 (88) France
Le Beau, Bettina F 24 October 1932 (81) Belgium
Lowens, Curt M 17 November 1925 (88) Germany
Polanski, Roman M 18 August 1933 (80) Poland
Posner, Ruth F 30 April 1933 (80) Poland

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Lubetkin, Zivia F 9 November 1914 14 July 1976 (61) Poland
Pravda, Hana Maria F 29 January 1916 22 May 2008 (92) Czechoslovakia

Arts, painters[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth Country
Aron, Kalman M September 14, 1924 (89) Latvia
Berman, Helen F April 6, 1936 (78) Netherlands
Lok Cahana, Alice F February 7, 1929 (84) Hungary
Selinger, Shelomo M May 31, 1928 (85) France

Deceased[edit]

Name

dayna Gvonich

Sex

female

Birth

1 January (year unknown)

Death

unknown

Country of Origin

Russia

Babbitt, Dina F 21 January 1923 29 July 2009 (86) Czechoslovakia
Lieblich, Irene F 20 April 1923 28 December 2008 (86) Poland
Mušič, Zoran M 12 February 1909 25 May 2005 (96) Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Olère, David M 19 January 1902 21 August 1985 (83) Poland
Szapocznikow, Alina F 16 May 1925 2 March 1973 (47) Poland
Tarkay, Itzchak M 1935 3 June 2012 (77) Serbia, Yugoslavia

Humanities[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Buergenthal, Thomas M 11 May 1934 (79) Czechoslovakia
Klüger, Ruth F 30 October 1931 (82) Austria

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Aran, Lydia F 1921 5 March 2013 (91–92) Lithuania
Bettelheim, Bruno M 28 August 1903 13 March 1990 (86) Austria
Fackenheim, Emil M 26 June 1916 18 September 2003 (87) Germany
Feuerwerker, Antoinette F 24 November 1912 10 February 2003 (90) Belgium
Sendler, Irena F 15 February 1910 12 May 2008 (98) Poland
Szondi, Péter M 27 May 1929 18 October 1971 (42) Hungary
Wahl, Jean M 15 May 1888 1974 (86) France

Literature, memoirs and publishing[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Appleman-Jurman, Alicia F 9 May 1930 (83) Poland
Auerbacher, Inge F 31 December 1934 (79) Germany
Barasch, Werner[1] M 27 May 1919 (94) Germany
Begley, Louis M 6 October 1933 (80) Ukraine, USSR
Brady, George M 9 February 1928 (86) Czechoslovakia
Bretholz, Leo M 6 March 1921 (93) Austria
Faber, David M 1926 (88) Poland
Frister, Roman M 17 January 1928 (86) Poland
Goldman, Yosef M 1942 (72) Hungary
Gray, Martin M 27 April 1922 (91) Poland
Hersh, Arek M 1928 (86) Poland
Heller, Fanya F 1924 (90) Ukraine
Herzberger, Magda F 1926 (88) Romania
Hollander, Eugene M 1914 (100) Hungary
Jeruchim, Simon[2] M 25 December 1929 (85) France
Kertész, Imre M 9 November 1929 (84) Hungary
Kiek Cohen, Sonja[3] F 21 November 1922 (91) Netherlands
Klein, Gerda F 8 May 1924 (89) Poland
Klíma, Ivan M 14 September 1931 (82) Czechoslovakia
Lobel, Anita F 2 June 1934 (79) Poland
Müller, Filip M 3 January 1922 (92) Czechoslovakia
Orenstein, Henry M 1922 (91 or 92) Poland
Pahor, Boris M 28 August 1913 (100) Italy
Reich-Ranicki, Marcel M 2 June 1920 (93) Germany
Roth, Irving M 2 September 1929 (84) Czechoslovakia
Schloss, Eva[4] F 1929 (85) Austria
Sobolewicz, Tadeusz M 25 March 1923 (91) Poland
Stenbock, Fanie[5][6] F 1919 (95) Poland
Wiesel, Elie M 30 September 1928 (85) Romania
Winter, Miriam F 2 June 1933 (80) Poland
Zisblatt, Irene F December 28, 1929 (83) Hungary
Leitz Eric M November 16, 1929 (83) Poland

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Adler, H. G. M 2 July 1910 21 August 1988 (78) Czechoslovakia
Albreht, Fran M 17 November 1889 2 November 1963 (73) Czechoslovakia
Albreht, Vera F 11 February 1895 25 May 1971 (76) Czechoslovakia
Baumann-Parkhurst, Marion[7] F 21 August 1912 6 April 2009 (96) Germany
Beck, Gad M 30 June 1923 24 June 2012 (88) Germany
Chillag, John F 20 April 1927 21 March 2009 (81) Austria
Collis, Zoltan Zinn M 1940 10 December 2012 (72) Czechoslovakia
Boom, Cornelia "Corrie" ten F 15 April 1892 15 April 1983 (91) Netherlands
Borowski, Tadeusz M 12 November 1922 1 July 1951 (28) Ukraine, USSR
Celan, Paul M 23 November 1920 20 April 1970 (49) Romania
Clare, George M 21 December 1920 26 March 2009 (88) Britain
De-Nur, Yehiel M 16 May 1909 17 July 2001 (92) Poland
Delbo, Charlotte F 10 August 1913 1 March 1985 (71) France
Feldhendler, Leon M 1910 6 April 1945 (34-35) Poland
Fénelon, Fania F 2 September 1908 19 December 1983 (75) France
Frank, Otto M 12 May 1889 19 August 1980 (91) Germany
Frankl, Victor M 26 March 1905 2 August 1997 (92) Austria
Friedberg, Bernard M 19 December 1876 27 January 1961 (84) Austria
Glazar, Richard M 29 November 1920 20 December 1997 (77) Czechoslovakia
Hutyra, Stanisław[8] M 1922 6 February 2000 (87) Poland
Klemperer, Victor M 9 October 1889 11 February 1960 (70) Germany
Komski, Jan M 3 February 1915 20 July 2002 (87) Poland
Korn, Abram[9] M 1923 1972 (49) Poland
Kosinski, Jerzy M 14 June 1933 3 May 1991 (57) Poland
Kralj, Vladimir M 16 August 1901 29 March 1969 (67) Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Lengyel, Olga F 19 October 1908 15 April 2001 (92) Romania
Levi, Primo M 31 July 1919 11 April 1987 (67) Italy
Lewis (Lezerkiewicz), Victor[10] M 25 August 1919 5 October 2009 (90) Poland
Lustig, Arnošt M 21 December 1926 26 February 2011 (84) Czechoslovakia
Maxwell, Robert M 10 June 1923 5 November 1991 (68) Czechoslovakia
Øverland, Ole M 27 April 1889 25 March 1968 (78) Norway
Pagis, Dan M 16 October 1930 29 July 1986 (55) Romania
Prežihov, Voranc M 10 August 1893 18 February 1950 (56) Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Semprún, Jorge M 10 December 1923 7 June 2011 (87) Spain
Spiegelman, Vladek M 11 October 1906 18 August 1982 (75) Poland
Staner, Mieczysław M 1924 29 August 2003 (79) Poland
Torkar, Igor M 13 October 1913 1 January 2004 (90) Czechoslovakia

Mathematics and natural sciences[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Englert, François M 6 November 1932 (81) Belgium
Grothendieck, Alexander M 28 March 1928 (86) Germany
Hoffmann, Roald M 13 July 1937 (76) Poland
Kahneman, Daniel M 5 March 1934 (80) France
Kandel, Eric M 7 November 1929 (84) Austria
Kohn, Walter M 9 March 1923 (91) Austria
Reisfeld, Renata F age unknown Poland
Tanay, Emanuel M 1928 (86) Poland
Warfman, Rose F 4 October 1916 (97) Switzerland
Wilchek, Meir M 17 October 1935 (78) Poland

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Charpak, Georges M 1 August 1924 29 September 2010 (86) France
Goldschmidt, Victor M 27 January 1888 20 March 1947 (59) Switzerland
Librescu, Liviu M 18 August 1930 16 April 2007 (76) Romania
Mandel, Ernest M 5 April 1923 20 July 1995 (72) Germany
Morgentaler, Henry M 19 March 1923 29 May 2013 (90) Poland
Nussbaum, A. Edward M 1925 31 October 2009 (84) Germany
Philippson, Alfred M 1 January 1864 30 January 1953 (89) Germany
Shahak, Israel M 28 April 1933 2 July 2001 (68) Poland
Ślebodziński, Władysław M 6 February 1884 3 January 1972 (87) Poland
Trachtenberg, Jakow M 17 June 1888 1953 (65) Russia, USSR
Touschek, Bruno M 3 February 1921 25 May 1978 (57) Austria
Turán, Pál M 18 August 1910 26 September 1976 (66) Hungary

Military[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Rubin, Tibor M 18 June 1929 (84) Hungary

Lietz, Eric M

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Egge, Bjørn M 19 August 1918 25 July 2007 (88) Norway
Friedman, Tuviah M 23 January 1922 13 January 2011 (88) Poland
Kowalski, Józef[11] M 2 February 1900 7 December 2013 (113) Poland
Pechersky, Alexander M 22 February 1909 19 January 1990 (80) Ukraine, USSR
Pilecki, Witold M 13 May 1901 25 May 1948 (47) Poland, Russia, USSR
Rodrigues, Henry[12] M 1930 15 July 2007 (77) Netherlands
Shaltiel, David M 16 January 1903 1969 (66) Germany
Wiesenthal, Simon M 31 December 1908 30 September 2005 (96) Austria
Willner, Eddie M 15 August 1926 30 March 2008 (81) Germany

Music[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Ben-Or, Nelly F 1933 (81) Poland
Lasker-Wallfisch, Anita F 17 July 1925 (88) Germany
Schumann, Heinz Jakob "Coco" M 14 May 1924 (89) Germany
Vogel, Eric M 1938 (76) Czechoslovakia

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Ančerl, Karel M 11 April 1908 3 July 1973 (65) Czechoslovakia
Arnič, Blaž M 31 January 1901 1 February 1970 (69) Czechoslovakia
Fénelon, Fania F 2 September 1908 19 December 1983 (75) France
Filar, Marian M 17 December 1917 10 July 2012 (94) Poland
Graham, Bill M 8 January 1931 25 October 1991 (60) Germany
Karp, Natalia F 27 February 1911 9 July 2007 (96) Poland
Messiaen, Olivier M 10 December 1908 27 April 1992 (83) France
Reiner, Karel M 27 June 1910 17 October 1979 (69) Czechoslovakia
Roman, Martin M 1910 1996 (86) Germany
Szpilman, Władysław M 5 December 1911 6 July 2000 (88) Poland
Herz-Sommer, Alice F 26 November 1903 23 February 2014(110) Czechoslovakia

Politics, resistance[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Bartoszewski, Władysław M 19 February 1922 (92) Poland
Veil, Simone F 13 July 1927 (86) France

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Blum, André M 9 April 1872 3 March 1950 (77) France
Bratteli, Trygve M 11 January 1910 20 November 1984 (74) Norway
Cyrankiewicz, Józef M 23 April 1911 20 January 1989 (77) Poland
Draxler, Ludwig M 1896 1972 (76) Austria
Geremek, Bronisław M 6 March 1932 13 July 2008 (76) Poland
Gerhardsen, Einar M 10 May 1897 19 September 1987 (90) Norway
Goldman, Alter Mojze M 17 November 1909 1 January 1988 (78) Poland, France
Heilman, Anna F 1 December 1928 1 May 2011 (82) Poland
Kossak-Szczucka, Zofia F 10 August 1889 9 April 1968 (78) Poland
Lantos, Tom M 1 February 1928 11 February 2008 (80) Hungary
Nansen, Odd M 6 December 1901 27 June 1973 (71) Norway
Nielsen, Martin M 12 December 1900 1962 (62) Denmark
Schumacher, Kurt M 13 October 1895 20 August 1952 (56) Germany
Šik, Ota M 11 September 1919 22 August 2004 (84) Czechoslovakia
Srebnik, Simon M 10 April 1930 16 August 2006 (76) Poland
Vrba, Rudolf M 9 November 1924 27 March 2006 (82) Czechoslovakia
Wetzler, Alfréd M 10 May 1918 8 February 1988 (69) Czechoslovakia

Speakers and researchers of the Holocaust[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Ban, Noémi F 29 September 1922 (91) Hungary
Bialowitz, Philip[13] M 1929 (85) Poland
Biterman, Tauba F 1917 (97) Poland
Evers-Emden, Bloeme F 26 July 1926 (87) Netherlands
Fayerman, Severin[14] M 18 March 1922 (92) Poland
Fischl, Peter[15][16] M 19 July 1930 (83) Hungary
Foxman, Abraham M 1 May 1940 (73) Belarus, USSR
Gotz, Elly[17] M 1928 (86) Lithuania
Hart-Moxon, Kitty F 1926 (88) Poland
Kiek Cohen, Sonj[18] F 21 November 1922 (91) Netherlands
Klarsfeld, Beate F 13 February 1939 (75) Germany
Klarsfeld, Serge M 17 September 1935 (78) Romania
Kramer, Clara[19] F 1927 (87) Poland
Mandelbaum, Jack M 1927 (87) Poland
Nasser, Stephen M 17 February 1931 (83) Hungary
Olsson, Eva[20] F 28 October 1924 (89) Hungary
Perel, Solomon M 21 April 1925 (88) Germany
Pollack, Susan[21] F 9 September 1930 (83) Hungary
Riteman, Philip[citation needed][undue weight? ] M 1927 (87) Poland
Rubin, Tibor M 18 June 1929 (84) Hungary
Taler, Bronisława (née Frankiel)[22] F 14 May 1924 (89) Poland
Taler, Joseph[22] M 10 January 1923 (91) Poland
Wiesel, Elie M 30 September 1928 (85) Romania

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Argiewicz, Paul[23][24] M 6 August 1925 11 December 2013 (84) Bielsko, Poland
Frankenthal, Hans M 15 July 1926 22 December 1999 (73) Germany
Goltz, Albert M 15 February 1928 4 May 2012 (84) Poland (today Belarus)[25]
Gelissen, Rena F 24 August 1920 8 April 2006 (85) Poland
Gorath, Karl M 12 December 1912 18 March 2002 (90) Germany
Greenman, Leon M 18 September 1910 7 March 2008 (97) UK, Netherlands
Herskovic, William M June 1914 3 March 2006 (93) Hungary
Kanitz, Miklos M 1938 2006 (76) Hungary
Mandelbaum, Henryk M 15 December 1922 17 June 2008 (85) Poland
Pfefferberg, Leopold M 20 March 1913 9 March 2001 (87) Poland
Rosensaft, Josef M 15 January 1911 11 September 1975 (64) Poland
Seel, Pierre M 16 August 1923 25 November 2005 (82) France
Spiegel, Paul M 31 December 1937 30 April 2006 (68) Germany
Wolanski, Sabina F 1927 23 June 2011 (84) Borysław, Poland (today Ukraine)

Sports[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country Sport
Helfgott, Ben M 22 November 1929 (84) Poland Weightlifting; 3x British champion (lightweight) weightlifter, 3x Maccabiah champion
Ladany, Shaul M 2 April 1936 (78) Yugoslavia Racewalking; 2-time Olympian; holds the world record in the 50-mile walk, and the Israeli national record in the 50-kilometer walk. He is former world champion in the 100-kilometer walk. 5 Maccabiah Games gold medals

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country Sport
Epstein, Kurt M 21 January 1904 1 February 1975 (71) Czechoslovakia Water polo; Olympic player (1928 and 1936)
Kleinová, Gertrude "Traute" F 13 August 1918 February 1975 (56) Czechoslovakia Table tennis; 3-time world champion
de Levie, Elka F 21 November 1905 12 December 1979 (74) Netherlands Gymnastics; Olympic champion (1928)
Nakache, Alfred "Artem" M 18 November 1915 1983 (65) France Swimming; world record, one-third of French 2x world record
Sláma, Miroslav M 3 August 1917 30 November 2008 (91) Czechoslovakia Ice hockey; Olympic medalist (1948)

Theology, spirituality, religion[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Gold, Ben-Zion[26] M 1923 (91) Poland
Lau, Yisrael M 1 June 1937 (76) Poland
Sobolewski, Sigmund M 1923 (91) Poland
Taub, Menachem M Poland

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Avigdor, Yaakov M 1896 1967 (71) Poland
Engleitner, Leopold M 23 July 1905 21 April 2013 (107) Austria
Feuerwerker, David M 2 October 1912 20 June 1980 (67) Switzerland
Gajowniczek, Franciszek F 15 November 1901 13 March 1995 (93) Poland
Goldman, Chananya M 1905 1982 (77) Hungary
Halberstam, Yekusiel Yehudah M 10 January 1905 18 June 1994 (89) Poland
Kozłowiecki, Adam M 1 April 1911 28 September 2007 (96) Poland
Liebman, Gershon M March 1999 (96) France
Lustiger, Jean-Marie M 17 September 1926 5 August 2007 (80) France
Newmark, Helga F 1932 2012 Germany
Teitelbaum, Joel M 1 January 1887 19 August 1979 (91) Romania
Weissmandl, Chaim M 25 October 1903 29 November 1957 (54) Hungary
Wiechert, Ernst M 18 May 1877 24 August 1950 (73) Poland

Other[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex male Birth (age) Country
Greenfield, Martin M August 9, 1928 (85) Czechoslovakia
Westheimer, Ruth F 4 June 1928 (85) Germany
Tzarfati, Shimon M 25 October 1925 (88) Netherlands

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Goldstein, Kurt M 3 November 1914 24 September 2007 (92) Germany
Tramiel, Jack M 13 December 1928 8 April 2012 (83) Poland
Wdowiński, Dawid[27] M 26 May 1896[citation needed] 1970 (73 or 74) Poland

See also[edit]

Documentaries about Holocaust survivors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weners Profile
  2. ^ "Simon Jeruchim". United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Beattie, Kamy (2008-05-05). "Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss to present Geifman Lecture in Holocaust Studies". Augustana College. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  5. ^ Matyas, Joe (2009-06-06). "Rapt pupils learn of the horrors of war". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  6. ^ Rising from the Holocaust: The Life of Fanny Goose. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Marion Baumann-Parkhurst Obituary". legacy.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Gleeson, Richard (2000-02-21). "A man called Stan". Northern News Services. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  9. ^ Korns obituary
  10. ^ "What it took for one Jewish man to survive the Holocaust". Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pan Józef ma 107 lat i czuje się znakomicie" (in Polish). Wirtualna Polska. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  12. ^ "Henry Rodrigues". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Philip Bialowitz Sobibor Death Camp Survivor". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "A Survivor's Story: Memoirs of Severin Fayerman". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Holocaust Soliloquy". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  16. ^ About Fischl 2, see bottom of page.
  17. ^ "HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Never Surrender! A true story (amazon)". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Clara Kramer". Susanna Lea Associates. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Eva Olsson profile
  21. ^ About Susan Pollack
  22. ^ a b About Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Taler
  23. ^ "Obituaries - Paul Argiewicz". bruchfuneralhome. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Number 176520". paulsstory.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  25. ^ Mamula, Kris. "On anniversary of liberation, survivor recounts story". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "The Life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  27. ^ (English) David Wdowiński (1963). And we are not saved. New York: Philosophical Library. p. 222. ISBN 0802224865. 

External links[edit]