Holocaust Survivors or Liberators may be available to give their testimonies to groups Sunday through Friday (not appropriate for students under 7th grade). Since they are volunteers, we cannot guarantee a speaker, but every effort will be made to accommodate the group’s needs. Please let the tour coordinator know at the time of booking if you would like to include a speaker.
Speakers may agree to travel off-site. A $300 honorarium payable to the museum is suggested, in addition to expenses. Please contact Eliane Herschberg at 214-741-7500 or via the Request a Speaker contact form.
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.
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.
Margaret is from Czechoslovakia. She and her sister were sent to Auschwitz.
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.
Mike is from Poland, where he joined the resistance. His parents and siblings were all murdered at Treblinka. Mike was eventually sent to a work camp and then transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944. He survived marches to Mauthausen and Gussen II. Mike was liberated in May 1945.
Magie is from Germany, and she was on a Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children by bringing them to the United Kingdom.
Jack is from Poland, where he was part of the resistance, stealing from a munitions factory. 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.
Jeremy is the son of a Holocaust Survivor. He relates the story of his mother, Lucia and his personal experiences growing up with a Survivor-parent.