Sharing Memories

20 content creators share the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors on their Instagram Stories


In honor of the 76th Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day,
20 prominent Israeli content creators share the story of 20 Holocaust survivors on their Instagram Stories, for a personal and heartfelt meeting.
For the first time ever, you can get a rare glimpse into the testimony of a survivor on Instagram Stories, and follow the lives of the survivors in Israel, where some of them experience a reality of poverty and great loneliness.
About half of the survivors participating in the project receive monthly assistance from Latet.


WHO MEETS WHO?

Rachel's story shared by Maya Weirtheimer
Rachel, 84, was born in Hungary and was, during the war, separated from her parents and hid in a stable with her sister. Rachel's moving story is now shared on Maya's Instagram Stories today.

*Rachel is currently receiving assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 


Esther's story shared by Noa Kirel
Esther, 90, was born in Poland and lived in the Warsaw Ghetto for two years before fleeing to the villages pretending to be an orphaned Christian girl. Ester's moving story is now shared on Noa's Instagram Stories.

*Esther is currently receiving assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 



Ida's story shared by Reef Neeman

Ida Rashkowitz, 85, was born in Ukraine and was 5 when the war started. Her mom and brother were murdered and she survived thanks to the fact that she ran away to her grandparents. Ida's moving story is now shared on Reef's Instagram Stories.

*Ida is currently receiving assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 

Larissa's story shared by Neta Alchimister
Larissa Litvak, 83, was born in Ukraine. When the war broke out, she and her family fled to Uzbekistan. Larissa's moving story is now shared on Neta's Instagram Stories.

*Larissa is currently receiving assistance from The Foundation for the Welfare of Holocaust Victims
 
Yosef's story shared by Omer Dror
Yosef, 91, was born in Hungary. During the war, he lived in the Budapest Ghetto together with his family and used to flee the walls of the Ghetto in order to get food. Yosef's moving story is now shared on Omer's Instagram Stories.

*Yosef is currently receiving assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 

Zvi's story shared by Kevin Rubin
Zvi, 89, was born in Berlin, Germany. When he was 12 and alone at home, he managed to delay the Nazi soldiers sending him and his family to the concentration camp thanks to his musical abilities. Zvi's moving story is now shared on Kevin's Instagram Stories.



Mordechai's story shared by Kobi Aflalo
Mordechai, 96, was born in Poland to a family of musicians. When the war broke out, he was sent to work in various labor camps, lived in the Ghetto and was thereafter sent to Auschwitz with his family. Mordechai's moving story of will be shared on Kobi's Instagram Stories.

Hanna's story shared by Sher Fitness
Hannah, 87, born in Poland, was 6 years old when the war broke out. Hannah was sent to the Treblinka extermination camp. The traumatic story of Hannah will be shared on Sher's Instagram Stories.

*Hannah is currently receiving assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 

Refael's story shared by Maayan
Raphael, 93, was born in Poland. Due to the German invasion of Poland, he and his family fled. His mother was murdered before his eyes. Raphael and his father were transferred to the Lodz Ghetto. Refael's moving story will be shared on Maayan's Instagram Stories.


Elka's story shared by Eran Swissa
Elka, 88, was born in Serbia and she, together with her family, was sent to a camp in the Transnistrian province, where they spent many months living in a stable in harsh conditions. Elka's moving story will be shared on Eran's Instagram Stories.



Zvi's story shared by Liel Eli
Zvi, 85, was born in Lithuania. He and his family fled their home and eventually his mother put him and his brother in institutions for hiding, and they were later on separated from each other. Zvi's moving story will be shared on Liel's Instgram Stories.

Jenny's story shared by Amit Farkas
Jenny, 86, was born in Ukraine. She was 6 when the war broke out and was sent to a concentration camp were most of her family perished. Jenny's will be shared on Amit's Instagram Stories.


Hirsh's story shared by Gal Zahavi
Hirsch, 93, was born in Lithuania. When the war began, he was at a summer camp where the counselors and children decided to flee to Russia. There, they were sent to an orphanage and lived in harsh conditions. Hirsh's moving will be shared on Gal's Instagram Stories.

*Hirsh is currently receiving assistance from Latet "Aid for Life" program 


Bella's story shared by Ray Segev
Bella, 90, was born in Sighet, Transylvania. When she was 13, after her father was killed in a labor camp and her younger brother had been murdered, she was sent to Auschwitz together with the rest of the family. In Auschwitz, Bella was separated from her mother and brothers who where sent to the gas chambers. Bella's moving story will be shared on Ray's Instagram Stories.



Esther's story shared by Yael Goldman Pfeffer
Esther, 87, was born in Lyon, France. The owner of the house where she lived with her family exposed that they were Jews so her father, uncle and grandfather were put on the last train to the extermination camps. Esther's moving story will be shared on Yael's Instagram Stories.

Leah's story shared by Noa Rosin
Leah, 77, was in her mother's belly during the war. Leah tells us about the Holocaust in Libya and the memories of her mother who experienced an unusual pregnancy during the war. Leah's moving story will be shared on Noa's Instagram Stories.

*Leah is currently receiving assistance from Elah Organization


Mordechai's story shared by Hadar Marks
Mordechai, 86, was born in Belgium. When he was 6, he was sent to a concentration camp together with his family, where they were forced to work in harsh conditions. Together with his family, he fled and hid until the end of the war. Mordechai's touching story will be shared on Hadar's Instagram Stories.

*Mordechai is currently receiving assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 


Zvi's story shared by Daniel Amit
Zvi, 81, was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His parents found a place to hide and hid Zvi with a non-Jewish Dutch family, with whom he remained until the end of the war. Zvi and his parents were reunited after the war. Zvi's moving story will be shared on Daniel's Instagram Stories.

*Zvi is currently receiving assistance from Lichiot Bechavod Organization




Nachum's story shared by Aki Avni
Nachum, 87, was born in Galicia. He and his family lived in the Ghetto and were eventually sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Together with his parents, he managed to jump off the train and hide in the forest until the war ended. Nachum's moving story will be shared on Aki's Instagram Stories.




























 

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