Yom HaShoah - Sharing Memories 2023

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

Sharing Memories 2023
In honor of the 78th Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day, that will be commemorated on April 17-18th,
22 prominent Israeli content creators will share the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors on their Instagram.
On this important day, you can get a rare glimpse into the testimony of a survivor through 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?

Aviva Zurer's story shared by her daughter, Ayelet Zurer


Gidon Lev's story shared by Stephane Legar
Gidon Lev, 88, was born in the Czech Republic. With the annexation of the country to the territories of Nazi Germany, his family fled to the city of Prague. Later the Nazis arrived there as well, and Gideon and his family were sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. He survived in the camp until the end of the war. Stephane will share Gideon's moving story on his Instagram on April 18th.

Gerard Cohen's story shared by Linoy Ashram
Gerard Cohen, 80 years old, was born in Lyon, France. Along with his parents and his three sisters, he was taken by the Gestapo in the middle of the night for interrogation, where a German officer saved their lives by advising them to board a ship to Algiers and escape. The other members of his family who remained in France perished. Linoy will share Gerard's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.


Nechama Teichtel's story shared by Dana Grotzky
Nechama Teichtel, 85, was born in the city of Krakow in Poland and was two years old when the war broke out. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for a Nazi doctor under a false identity. Nechama and her brother lived with her and that's how they survived. Her father perished in the war. Dana will share Nechama's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.

Yitzhak's story shared by Eliraz and Ilanit Levi Sade
Yitzhak Levi, 97, was born in Vienna, Austria, to a well-established family. When the war started, the Nazis confiscated their house and moved him, his parents, and his brothers to another apartment where they lived crowded together with 40 Jewish families. When he was 13 years old, his father registered him and his brother for the youth immigration. While they were making the journey to Israel, his family perished in the war. Ilanit and Eliraz will share Yitzhak's moving story on their Instagram on April 18th.

Yosef Sholet's story shared by Shiranka and Omer Miller
Yosef Sholet, 91, was born in Hungary. During the war, he lived with his family in the ghetto in the city of Budapest and used to run outside the ghetto walls to get food. Omer and Shiranka will share Yosef's moving story on their Instagram on April 18th.
*Yosef receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Yehudit Yerushalmi's story shared by Dana Zarmon
Yehudit Yerushalmi, 87, was born in Romania. She was only 5 years old when she, along with her parents and sister, were sent to the ghetto and concentration camp. Dana will share Yehudit's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.


Tommy Shacham's story shared by Talia Ovadia
Tommy Shacham, 90, was born in Slovakia. In 1944 his family was taken to Auschwitz, where he stayed with his mother until they were separated, and he was sent to the children's block. When the camp survivors were taken out on the death march, he managed to escape. Talia will share Tommy's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.

Ida Rashkowitz's story shared by Omer Yardeni
Ida Rashkowitz, 87, was Born in Ukraine and was 5 years old when the war started. Her mother and brother were murdered, and she was saved thanks to the fact that she ran away to her grandparents. Omer will share Ida's moving story on his Instagram on April 18th.
*Ida receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Shimon Eyal's story shared by Omer Nudelman
Shimon Eyal, 91, was born in France. In 1942 he and his family survived the expulsion of the Jews from Paris. However, shortly before they planned to escape with forged documents, members of his family were arrested and sent to Auschwitz, where they perished. At the same time, Shimon was hidden in a boarding school under a false identity and thus survived. Omer will share Simon's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.

Tova Gottstein's story shared by Taylor Malkov
Tova Gottstein, 90, was born in Poland. She and her family stayed in the Warsaw ghetto during the war. Her father was taken to forced labor and since then, his traces have disappeared. Tova used to escape the ghetto through the sewers to get food. After the uprising in the ghetto, she fled to the forest, where she joined the partisans for two years and survived. Taylor will share Tova's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.


Malka Ashkenazi's story shared by Chen Amsalem
Malka Ashkenazi, 82, was born in Greece and was 4 years old when the Germans invaded the country. Together with her father and mother who was pregnant, they fled to the mountains and lived in the forest together with the partisans. When they were caught, the Nazis forced them to dig a mass grave for themselves, but thanks to a miracle they were saved. Chen will share Malka's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.
*Malka receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Zehava Moskowitz's story shared by Shavit Wiesel
Zehava Moskowitz was born in Poland, but she is uncertain about the exact year of her birth (probably 1942). Her mother fled the country and Zehava ended up in an orphanage in Lodz, Poland. She always waited for her mother to come back for her, but it never happened. Shavit will share Zehava's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.

Yehudit Shosh's story shared by "Israel Bidur"
Yehudit Shosh, 95, was born in Hungary. In 1944, the Germans sent her father to the Buchenwald concentration camp (where he survived most of the war). Yehudit arrived at the ghetto with her mother and twin sister, where they lived in a 2.5 room apartment with about 30 other people. Yehudit was sent to forced labor and the death march. "Israel Bidur" will share Yehudit's moving on their Instagram on April 18th.
*Yehudit receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Mia Avidan's story shared by Yael Odem
Mia Avidan, 83, was born in Romania. She was 3 years old when the war began. Mia and her mother managed to get to Bucharest, where a family hid them in a one-room apartment. Her father was captured and sent to a concentration camp, and she only got to see him again at the end of the war. Yael will share Mia's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.
*Mia receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program


Elizabeth Karibosha's story shared by Noy Eisen
Elizabeth Karibosha, 87, was born in Belarus. Her two brothers and her father were sent to the Red Army, where her brothers were killed. Elizabeth, along with her mother and sisters, were sent to the ghetto. Thanks to the fact that her mother spoke German, a German soldier helped them escape and thus saved their lives. Noy will share Elizabeth's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.
*Elizabeth receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Pnina Ben Yosef's story shared by Shahar Tavoch
Pnina Ben Yosef, 83, was born in Poland and was one year old when the war began. Her family members managed to escape to Russia in a truck full of furniture. Her father was recruited by the army, and she and her mother lived under a false identity. The rest of the family members who did not manage to escape perished. Shahar will share Pnina's moving story on his Instagram on April 18th.

Nelly Pichenkov's story shared by Orly Mirkin
Nelly Pichenkov, 84, was born in Belarus and was 5 years old when the war began. She and her family were transported from one location to another in cattle wagons. Nelly says that during the war, she used to sing to the wounded in order to encourage them and herself. Orly will share Nellie's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.
*Nelly receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program

Adele Michalson's story shared by Shely Ben Yosef
Adele Michalson, 86, was born in Ukraine. When she was 4 years old, her family fled to Kazakhstan. Shelly will share Adele's moving story on her Instagram on April 18th.
*Adele receives monthly assistance from Latet's "Aid for Life" program


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