Wisconsin Holocaust survivors recall their experiences
Remembering the Holocaust
Over 140,000 European Holocaust survivors came to the United States after World War II. Many survivors came because the only members of their families who were still alive were those who had come to the U.S. before the war. The number who came to Wisconsin is difficult to determine, although estimates place it between 1,000 and 2,000 people. Madison and Milwaukee's Jewish communities led state efforts to resettle survivors. In these interviews, Lucy Rothstein Baras, Magda Moses Herzberger, and Herb DeLevie recall their experiences in Europe before coming to Wisconsin. These interviews are excerpted from Remembering the Holocaust, edited by Michael E. Stevens and published by the Wisconsin Historical Society, which is available for purchase.