List of Holocaust survivors

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Actors, actresses, and directors[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Beasley Tomas M 1 March 1926 Poland
Clary, Robert M 1 March 1926 (88) France
Le Beau, Bettina F 24 October 1932 (82) Belgium
Lowens, Curt M 17 November 1925 (89) Germany
Lustig, Branko M 10 June 1932 (82) Croatia
Polanski, Roman M 18 August 1933 (81) Poland
Posner, Ruth F 30 April 1933 (81) Poland

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Gomez Gaberiel M 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 (90) 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 Sex Birth Death (age) Country of Origin
Babbitt, Dina F 21 January 1923 29 July 2009 (86) Czechoslovakia
Gvonich, Dayna F Russia
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, Yugoslaviap

Humanities[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Buergenthal, Thomas M 11 May 1934 (80) Czechoslovakia
Klüger, Ruth F 30 October 1931 (83) 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 (84) Poland
Auerbacher, Inge F 31 December 1934 (79) Germany
Barasch, Werner[1] M 27 May 1919 (95) Germany
Begley, Louis M 6 October 1933 (81) Ukraine, USSR
Brady, George M 9 February 1928 (86) Czechoslovakia
Eilenberg, Anna F 1923 (91) Poland
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 (92) 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 (85) Hungary
Kiek Cohen, Sonja[3] F 21 November 1922 (92) Netherlands
Klein, Gerda F 8 May 1924 (90) Poland
Klíma, Ivan M 14 September 1931 (83) Czechoslovakia
Lobel, Anita F 2 June 1934 (80) Poland
Müller, Filip M 3 January 1922 (92) Czechoslovakia
Orenstein, Henry M 1922 (91 or 92) Poland
Pahor, Boris M 28 August 1913 (101) Italy
Roth, Irving M 2 September 1929 (85) 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 (86) Romania
Winter, Miriam F 2 June 1933 (81) 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
Bretholz, Leo[8] M 6 March 1921 8 March 2014 (93) Austria
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[9] 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[10] 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[11] 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
Reich-Ranicki, Marcel[12] M 2 June 1920 18 September 2013 (93) Germany
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 (82) Belgium
Hoffmann, Roald M 13 July 1937 (77) Poland
Kahneman, Daniel M 5 March 1934 (80) France
Kohn, Walter M 9 March 1923 (91) Austria
Reisfeld, Renata F age unknown Poland
Reichental, Tomi M 1935[13] Czechoslovakia[13]
Tanay, Emanuel M 1928 (86) Poland
Warfman, Rose F 4 October 1916 (98) Switzerland
Wilchek, Meir M 17 October 1935 (79) 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
Grothendieck, Alexander M 28 March 1928 13 November 2014 (86) Germany

Military[edit]

Living[edit]

Name Sex Birth (age) Country
Rubin, Tibor M 18 June 1929 (85) 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[14] 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[15] 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 (89) Germany
Schumann, Heinz Jakob "Coco" M 14 May 1924 (90) 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 (87) 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 (92) Hungary
Berger, Gusta[16] F 23 January 1923 (91) Poland
Berger, Soloman[17] M 28 October 1919 (95) Poland
Bialowitz, Philip[18] M 1929 (85) Poland
Biterman, Tauba F 1917 (97) Poland
Evers-Emden, Bloeme F 26 July 1926 (88) Netherlands
Fayerman, Severin[19] M 18 March 1922 (92) Poland
Fischl, Peter[20][21] M 19 July 1930 (84) Hungary
Foxman, Abraham M 1 May 1940 (74) Belarus, USSR
Gotz, Elly[22] M 1928 (86) Lithuania
Hart-Moxon, Kitty F 1926 (88) Poland
Klein, Gerda F 8 May 1924 (90) Poland
Kiek Cohen, Sonj[23] F 21 November 1922 (92) Netherlands
Klarsfeld, Beate F 13 February 1939 (75) Germany
Klarsfeld, Serge M 17 September 1935 (79) Romania
Kramer, Clara[24] F 1927 (87) Poland
Mandelbaum, Jack M 1927 (87) Poland
Nasser, Stephen M 17 February 1931 (83) Hungary
Olsson, Eva[25] F 28 October 1924 (90) Hungary
Perel, Solomon M 21 April 1925 (89) Germany
Pollack, Susan[26] F 9 September 1930 (84) Hungary
Riteman, Philip[citation needed][undue weight? ] M 1927 (87) Poland
Rubin, Tibor M 18 June 1929 (85) Hungary
Taler, Bronisława (née Frankiel)[27] F 14 May 1924 (90) Poland
Taler, Joseph[27] M 10 January 1923 (91) Poland
Wiesel, Elie M 30 September 1928 (86) Romania

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Argiewicz, Paul[28][29] 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)[30]
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 (68) 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 (85) 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[31] M 1923 (91) Poland
Lau, Yisrael M 1 June 1937 (77) Poland
Sobolewski, Sigmund M 1923 (91) Poland
Taub, Menachem M 1923 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 1903 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
Béjarano, Esther F December 25, 1924 (89) Germany
Mannheimer, Max M February 6, 1920 (94) Czechoslovakia, Germany
Hirsch, Eva F July 9, 1921 (93) Austria
Greenfield, Martin M August 9, 1928 (86) Czechoslovakia
Westheimer, Ruth F 4 June 1928 (86) Germany
Tzarfati, Shimon M 25 October 1925 (89) Netherlands

Deceased[edit]

Name Sex Birth Death (age) Country
Mitcher John M 3 November 1914 24 September 2007 (92) Germany
Tramiel, Jack M 13 December 1928 8 April 2012 (83) Poland
Wdowiński, Dawid[32] 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. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/opposition-to-maryland-rail-line-bidder-raises-questions-about-accountability-for-holocaust/2014/03/09/ddb2a8c2-9f0c-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html
  9. ^ Gleeson, Richard (2000-02-21). "A man called Stan". Northern News Services. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  10. ^ Korns obituary
  11. ^ "What it took for one Jewish man to survive the Holocaust". Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-18/german-critic-marcel-reich-ranicki-german-dies-at-93.html
  13. ^ a b "Tomi Reichental, Testimonies". http://www.hetireland.org. Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Pan Józef ma 107 lat i czuje się znakomicie" (in Polish). Wirtualna Polska. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  15. ^ "Henry Rodrigues". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  16. ^ Berger, Solomon; Berger, Gusta (April 2013). Love, Survival and the American Dream (First ed.). Marina del Rey, California: jMo5000. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-9892469-0-3. 
  17. ^ Tami Abdollah, "Living, under many names", The Los Angeles Times, 16 February 2009
  18. ^ "Philip Bialowitz Sobibor Death Camp Survivor". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "A Survivor's Story: Memoirs of Severin Fayerman". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Holocaust Soliloquy". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  21. ^ About Fischl 2, see bottom of page.
  22. ^ "HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Never Surrender! A true story (amazon)". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Clara Kramer". Susanna Lea Associates. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  25. ^ Eva Olsson profile
  26. ^ About Susan Pollack
  27. ^ a b About Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Taler
  28. ^ "Obituaries - Paul Argiewicz". bruchfuneralhome. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Number 176520". paulsstory.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  30. ^ Mamula, Kris. "On anniversary of liberation, survivor recounts story". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  31. ^ "The Life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  32. ^ (English) David Wdowiński (1963). And we are not saved. New York: Philosophical Library. p. 222. ISBN 0802224865. 

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