Wisconsin Survivors of the Holocaust
Selected excerpts from the collection
Hearing the voices of Holocaust survivors tell their story is a powerfully direct and personal experience. These brief narratives describe striking moments in the lives of Holocaust survivors who settled in Wisconsin. While some recount the turbulent, crushing magnitude of the Holocaust, others quietly reflect on the meaning of life-altering events.
Each excerpt features an audio recording and the companion text.
Listen to their stories
Why didn't the Jews in the ghetto fight back?
- Rosa Katz
A young woman escapes from the Warsaw Ghetto
- Pela Alpert
Living under a rule of silence while hiding in Holland
- Herb DeLevie
A Polish mother and her baby escape liquidation in 1943
- Chana Comins
A female prisoner at Auschwitz kills a guard
- Walter Peltz
A young Dutch woman evades capture by the Gestapo
- Flora Bader