Helene Kapel & Alicia Martin

Helene shares her story of how she and her mother survived the Holocaust by escaping to Russia. She tells her daughter, Alicia, how they had to sleep outside and scrounge for food scraps so they could eat, even though her...

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Nancy Fisher and Jill Sharfstein

Jill Sharfstein (72) interviews friend and fellow congregant Nancy Fisher (77) about her experiences as a member of Central Synagogue and her work interviewing Holocaust survivors for the Shoah Foundation.

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Philip Hellreich and Miriam Hellreich

Philip Hellreich [no age given] shares a conversation with his spouse, Miriam Hellreich [no age given], about his parents and his father’s side of the family escaping Austria during the Holocaust. He talks about the miracles that helped them escape,...

Miriam "Merry" Bauch & Katy Abelson

When the war broke out, Merry's father and brother were sent to concentrations camps where they were killed. She was sent to a separate camp from her mother, but managed to find one another later in Zakopane, Poland after the...

Frieda Thompson & Susan Leitch

Frieda was nine yrs-old when the war broke out. Her family tried to get out of Germany, but were stopped by the gestapo. Her father was sent to a camp and killed, but she and her mother and brothers escaped...

Martha Marcus & Katherine Abelson

Martha and her mother managed to hide from the Nazis for a period of time in their home country of Hungry. Once they were discovered they were put in a concentration camp where they were treated like animals. They managed...

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Joanie Schirm and Elise Rolenc

One Small Step partners Joanie Schirm (73) and Elise Rolenc (50) share a conversation about their families, the public education system, and the importance of local government. They also talk about the value of finding connections with other people and...

Paulina Castiel & Annette Weinberg

Paulina, during the war the Nazis would make their lives miserable. When she was four they were taken from their home in Romania and forced them into a ghetto where they waited to be taken to Auschwitz. Her father was...

Oscar Szmuch & Annette Weinberg

Oscar, born in Siberia, was a toddler when WWII broke out. His father was in the Russian military and could see what was taking place in Europe and became fearful for his family. After a stint in a Polish relocation...

Mireille Lister & Annette Weinberg

Mireille's family was living a very nice life in Brussels, Belgium when the Nazis swept through Europe. Her father had a successful business making outerwear and when the Nazis got to Brussels, they commandeered the factory, keeping him on to...