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Danmel

(4,960 posts)
27. My father was a Holocaust survivor
Fri Jan 27, 2023, 11:40 PM
Jan 2023

As were my aunt and uncle. Many of our family members perished in the death camps. Most of their friends were also survivors, most from the Polish city of Zawierce. I grew up surrounded by survivors, whose strength and perseverance awes me still, though they are all gone now.
I have been to Terezenstat, in the Czech Republic, Yad V'Shem in Jerusalem, the United States Holocaust Museum, local museums in New York, to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, to the Holocaust memorial in Budapest, including the Shoes on the Danube, memorializing Jewish men, women and children shot into the river, to the 9th fort in Kaunus, Lithuania, the Rumabala forest in Latvia, where more than 35,000 Jews were massacred during the war, to the Holocaust museum in Riga and a memorial in Paris.
I would like to get to Poland and see Auschwitz, where my father's parents and sister, for whom I am named, perished in the gas chambers.

I went to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Does that count applegrove Jan 2023 #1
Yes, I would count it. Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #2
Okay then. Only one I've been to. applegrove Jan 2023 #3
Yes I've been there as well. Initech Jan 2023 #11
Also stopped at Anne's house. moondust Jan 2023 #25
There is a Holocaust museum in Naples, about 50 miles south of me Deuxcents Jan 2023 #4
Florida or Italy...or somewhere else? Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #5
O, sorry...Florida Deuxcents Jan 2023 #7
Museum & Survivors Ohio Joe Jan 2023 #6
Visited the Rwanda memorial burial grounds museum Demovictory9 Jan 2023 #8
I worked with two doctors where I live, the Geldner's, that met in a concentration camp, Greybnk48 Jan 2023 #9
How about yes to one of the choices? wryter2000 Jan 2023 #10
Then choose that one. Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #20
Got it wryter2000 Jan 2023 #29
I went to a Holocaust exhibition/museum Elessar Zappa Jan 2023 #12
My friends mom Conjuay Jan 2023 #13
The option that you met a survivor doesn't indicate number. It is not needed. Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #21
I have not been Nazi concentration camp in person. Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #14
All four apply to me Victor_c3 Jan 2023 #15
Dachau in 2018 BannonsLiver Jan 2023 #16
I can add having an uncle sarisataka Jan 2023 #17
Have you been to either of those camps? Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #22
So far I have not sarisataka Jan 2023 #23
My 95 year old Aunt is a Holocaust survivor Jrose Jan 2023 #18
Welcome to DU wryter2000 Jan 2023 #30
Thank you for the warm hello wave, wryter! Jrose Jan 2023 #34
Knew several survivors. Never felt the need to go to a museum. n/t Pete Ross Junior Jan 2023 #19
I can't recall taking anything but a virtual tour of a Holocaust Ilsa Jan 2023 #24
K&R Solly Mack Jan 2023 #26
My father was a Holocaust survivor Danmel Jan 2023 #27
This message was self-deleted by its author Danmel Jan 2023 #28
I was just talking about Herbie last night. herding cats Jan 2023 #31
I am a relative of survivors, those who did not leave Meowmee Jan 2023 #32
From 7 to 17 ('61- '71) I in a 2/3rds Jewish neighborhood a mix of ... electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #33
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