Education

Speakers & Survivors

Holocaust Survivors or Liberators are often available to give their testimonies to groups Sunday through Friday (not appropriate for students under 7th grade). When booking your group tour, please let the tour coordinator know you would like to include a speaker as part of the group’s visit. Because Survivors and Liberators are volunteers, we cannot guarantee their availability, but every effort will be made to accommodate your group’s needs.

If you would like a speaker to speak at your location, a $500 fee is required, in addition to expenses. Please contact Adilene Hernandez at 214-741-7500 or via the Request a Speaker contact form.

Transportation must be provided to and from the event by contacting Serenity Rides at
(972) 989-2488 or by email leon@serenityrides.com

Many thanks to Tony Corso who took many of the photographs of our survivors.

Rosa Blum

Rosa Blum

Rosa was deported to Auschwitz from Romania. Because she was separated from the rest of her family upon arrival, she survived “selection” that sent the others directly to the gas chamber. Rosa was later shipped to Dachau and other camps until liberated by the U.S. 4th Army near Munich.

Hannah Rigler

Hannah Rigler

Hannah is from Lithuania. After the Nazi invasion, Hannah was forced to move into the ghetto created in her town and later was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp. She was liberated in 1945.

Paul Kessler

Paul Kessler

Paul was born in Slovakia. He was 5 years old when the Nazi armies entered the country. He and his mother were saved and hidden by courageous farmers. Paul speaks to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to encourage especially young people to stand against hate and prejudice.

Magie Furst

Magie Furst

Magie is from Germany, and she was on a Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children by bringing them to the United Kingdom.

Max Glauben

Max Glauben

Max is from Warsaw, Poland. His family’s apartment overlooked a square that saw early fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. He lost all of his family except for his father with whom Max was sent to forced labor camps and salt mines. His father did not survive, and Max came to the U.S. in 1946 as an orphan.

Jack Repp

Jack Repp

Jack is from Poland, where he was part of the resistance, stealing from a munitions factory for the underground. He was in various ghettos and concentration camps including Kielce, Auschwitz, and Dachau, and a death march. He was liberated by American soldiers and came to the US in 1949.

Bert Romberg

Bert Romberg

Bert Romberg
Bert is from Germany, and he was on a Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children by bringing them to the United Kingdom.

Fred Strauss

Fred is a Holocaust refugee from Germany. His passion for philately led him to a collection of Holocaust postcards which he discusses in his presentation.