Yom HaShoah - Sharing Memories 2022

22 content creators share the stories of 22 Holocaust survivors on their Instagram Stories


In honor of the 77th Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day,
22 prominent Israeli content creators share the story of 22 Holocaust survivors on their Instagram Stories.
On this important day, you can get a rare glimpse into the testimony of a survivor on Instagram Stories during personal and heartfelt meetings, 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?

Susanne Reyto's story shared by Noa Tishby
Susanne Reyto, 84, was born in Hungary, about 6 days before the country got occupied by the Nazis. In her early years, she hid with her mother in terrible conditions. At the end of the war, the whole family reunited and fled from Communism. Susanne's moving story will be shared on Noa's Instagram Story on April 28th.

Leonid Balkin's story shared by Anna Zak
Leonid Balkin, 82, was born in Belarus. When the war began, his father was draft into the Russian army and killed. His mother was forced to flee, hide and wander around with Leonid and his three brothers until the end of the war. Leonid's moving story iwill be shared on Anna's Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Leonid receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 



Gideon Lev's story shared by Static & Ben El

Gideon Lev, 87, was born Czech Republic. After Hilter invaded the country, Gideon's family fled to Prague but they were later deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Gideon's moving story will be shared on Static & Ben El's Instagram Story on April 28th.

Yosef Baraka's story shared by Moshe Perez
Yosef Baraka, 85, was born in Tunis. When the German Army occupied Tunis, Yosef and his family were sent to a concentration camp. There, they survived for 5 years unter harsh conditions, until the liberation of the camp by the US army. Yosef's moving story will be shared on Moshe's Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Yosef receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program 

Malka Yaron’s story shared by Agam Buhbut
Malka Yaron, 83, was born in Tunis and was 4 during the war. She and her family lived under riots and strict restrictions by the German army. Malka’s moving story will be shared on Agam’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 
Myriam Lapid’s story shared by Ori Laizerouvich
Myriam Lapid, 89, was born in Deventer, the Netherlands. In 1944, the family was sent to Bergen-Belsen camp, where her father died. She and her family were then put on the "Lost Train" and were eventually freed by the Red Army. Myriam’s moving story will be shared on Ori’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 


Yosef Geintner’s story shared by Omer Hazan
Yosef Geitner, 89, was born in Romania. When he was 9, Nazis came to his house and sent him and his family to a local ghetto. After a few months, they were sent to a remote ghetto, where they suffered greatly for 3 years. At the end of the war, Yosef lost half of his family. Yosef’s moving story will be shared on Omer’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Yosef receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program
 
Sonia Janowicz’s story shared by Kim Or Azulay
Sonia Janowicz, 96, was born in Poland. When she was 17, the Germans captured her and she was sent to the Kolomyja ghetto. After several failed attempts, she managed to escape from the ghetto and hid for a year and a half in the barn of her family’s fiend. Sonia’s moving story will be shared on Kim Or’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 
Aviva Landau’s story shared by Liran Kohener
Aviva Landau, 85, was born in Poland. Aviva and her family were arrested by the Germans while hiding in their house. They were sent to a ghetto, where her father tried to help her escape without success, until she managed to escape again. Aviva’s moving story will be shared on Liran’s Instagram Story on April 28th.

Sofia (Sarah) Benjamin’s story shared by MISMAS
Sofia (Sarah) Benjamin, 82, was born in Romania. With the German invasion of the country, her mother was murdered, and her father managed to hide her and her sisters who survived the war. Sofia’s moving story will be shared on (Ido Grinberg) MISMAS’ Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Sofia receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program
 
Shosh Trister’s story shared by “HaZinor”
Shosh Trister, 87, was born in Ukraine. During the war she fled the German occupation with her family until they were captured and sent to a labor camp. Shosh’s moving story will be shared on “HaZinor”’s Instagram Story on April 28th.



Chaim Grozbein’s story shared by Yael Shelbia

Chaim Grozbein, 85, was born in Poland. In 1941, his family was deported to the ghetto, from where he managed to escape to the forest, where he lived for two years in harsh conditions. Chaim’s moving story will be shared on Yael’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 
Tova Rozenkvit’s story shared by Corrin Gideon
Tova Rozenkvit, 78, was born in Romania. During the war, she was in the womb of her mother. Her mother was forced to hide her pregnancy while her father was sent to forced labor. Tova’s moving story will be shared on Corrin’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Tova receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program
 
Aaron Segal’s story shared by Roni Daloomi
Aaron Segal, 88, was born in Romania. At the age of 8, he was taken by the Germans to forced labour for 4 years. Aaron’s moving story will be shared on Roni’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Aaron receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Sylvain Brachfeld’s story shared by “Galgalatz” (IDF Radio)
Sylvain Brachfeld, 90, was born in Belgium. After neighbors denounced his family, he and his mother fled and managed to hide in a Christian community under a false identity until the end of the war. Sylvain’s moving story will be shared on Galgalatz’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 


Pnina Farhi’s story shared by Rotem Cohen

Pnina Farhi, 89, was born in Bulgaria. During most of the war, she and her family hid in the basement and received food from their Christian neighbors. Pnina’s moving story will be shared on Rotem’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Pnina receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program
 
Amram Fima’s story shared by Segev Moshe
Amram Fima, 81, was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He was 5 years old when the war broke out and as a child, he witnessed the German invasion and persecution of the Jews. Amram’s moving story will be shared on Segev’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
*Amram receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program


Shimon Gryngauz’s story shared by “Frogi”
Simon Gryngauz, 92, was born in Belarus. In 1941, he and his family were imprisoned in a ghetto, where his father was murdered. He later fled with his mother and joined the partisans in the forest. Shimon’s moving story will be shared on Segev’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 
Israel Prowkewicz’s story shared by Ella Lee
Israel Prowkewicz, 80, was born in Poland. At the beginning of the war, his family fled to the forest. After wandering around, his family arrived to a displaced persons camp at the end of the war, where he was born. Israel’s moving story will be shared on Ella’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 


The Fischer Brothers’ story shared by Or Elkayam

Rachel Fischer, 92, and Mordi Fischer, 90, were born in Budapest, Hungary. Their father was killed, their mother disappeared, and they survived most of the war in an orphanage until they immigrated to Israel. Rachel’s and Mordi’s moving story will be shared on Or’s Instagram Story on April 28th.
 

Aviva Brauer’s story shared by Shir Zuares
Aviva Brauer, 85, was born in Latvia. The town in which she lived was one of the first to be occupied by the Nazis. Aviva’s moving story will be shared on Shir’s Instagram Story on April 28th.


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