Survival stories

Each encounter is unique and every single HEIMATSUCHER interview is remembered in its own way. In guided tours, we like to ask the audience which image they find particularly exciting – to which face they would like to learn more. Now it’s your turn: which photo makes you curious?

Henny Brenner

born 1924 in Dresden, lives there until today

Djordje Alpar

lived until his death in early 2018 in Frankfurt am Main

Shoshanna Maze

Shoshanna Maze

born in Poland in 1932, now lives in Jerusalem

Eliezer Ayalon

Eliezer Ayalon

born in 1927 in Poland, lived in Jerusalem, died 2012

Channouch Mandelbaum

Channouch Mandelbaum

born in Germany in 1923, now lives in Jerusalem

Rolf Abrahamsohn

Rolf Abrahamsohn

born 1925 in Marl, lives today in Marl

SiegmundPluznik

Siegmund Pluznik

born in Poland in 1924, lived in Frankfurt in the Budge Foundation until his death in 2015

Israel Lichtenstein

Israel Lichtenstein

born in 1932 in France, lives today in Jerusalem

Elisheva Lehmann

Elisheva Lehmann

born in Holland in 1924, now lives in Jerusalem

Hannah Pick-Goslar

Hannah-Pick Goslar

born in Germany in 1928, now lives in Jerusalem

Erna de Vries

Erna de Vries

born 1923 in Kaiserslautern, lives today in Lathen

Chava Wolf

Chava Wolf

born in Germany in 1928, now lives in Jerusalem

Tibi Ram

Tibi Ram

born in Germany in 1928, now lives in Jerusalem

Frieda Klider

Frieda Kliger

Frieda Kliger, born in Poland in 1921, now lives in Jerusalem

Schwester Johanna

Sister Johanna

born in Münster in 1926, lives today in the Ursuline Convent Dorsten

Important notice:

HEIMATSUCHER e.V., in principle, does not establish contact with contemporary witnesses for reporting and productions that do not deal with the association and its work. We therefore ask you to refrain from such requests. We see our task as the two-witness project in Germany right now in passing on their stories instead of the witnesses of the times. It is important to us to relieve the witnesses of their responsibility against forgetting and, instead, to enable future generations to play an active role in the culture of remembrance as second-hand witnesses.

If you are interested in our work as a second-hand witness we are of course at your disposal.

What is HEIMATSUCHER?

Wir von HEIMATSUCHER e.V. interviewen Zeitzeug*innen des Holocausts, dokumentieren ihre Geschichten und erzählen sie dann in Schulklassen und unserer Ausstellung weiter. Der Überlebende Elie Wiesel sagte einmal: »Jeder der heute einem Zeitzeugen zuhört, wird selbst ein Zeuge werden.« Und so sehen wir unseren Auftrag darin, als »Zweitzeug*innen«, (junge) Menschen stark gegen jegliche Art von Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit zu machen. HEIMATSUCHER e.V. ist laut § 78 SGB VIII anerkannter Träger der freien Jugendhilfe.

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