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Inge Guggenheimer nee Bodenheimer

Posted by Elyse in Stories

How old were you when you left Germany? I was just thirteen when we left Germany How did you feel when you found out what was going on and that you had to leave? My parents kept the details of our leaving pretty much to…

In Memory of Albert Panebianco

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Albert Panebianco passed away this morning, January 1, 2010. He was a man that I had been talking to and had formed a great friendship with throughout my bat mitzvah project, www.myjewishlegacy.com. He was a soldier in the 45th infantry division. Al had emailed me…

Albert Panebianco

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone has had a happy new year. I hope you all know about Albert Panebianco who I have spoken to throughout my project for the past year (he had the website, http://www.45thinfantrydivision.com/, this was a world war II website and I…

Food Drive at Church

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a good holiday.  A few days ago, I went to my friends church to help them with the food drive they had.  We had to organize all the food, I did this with my family and my friends…

Holiday Gifts

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hello Everyone! Every year now for two years, my family and I have been giving out gift cards and holiday cards to bell-ringers, elders, clerks, and many other people. Two years ago, my brother and I were written up in the newspaper for giving one…

Some Interesting Information

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! Sorry that I haven’t written in a while, I have been very busy with school work and after school activities. I am still going with my project and will be speaking at many different schools in the beginning of the year. I have…

Gerda Haas

Posted by Elyse in Stories

I was born Gerda Schild in 1922, into a religious family in Ansbach, Germany. My father was the Jewish butcher of the town, my mother often helped him in the store. I had a sister, we were very close. After Kristalnacht, November 9, 1938, we…

Blueprints-Auschwitz

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey everyone! Below is an article about the Blueprints that were found for Auschwitz. In a previous blog I wrote about wondering about people who didn’t believe in the Holocaust. Here states that there is proof! The Blueprints were found and I just can’t believe…

Holocaust Article

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Howdy Everyone! I was reading an article called “Holocaust Education faces cuts in recession, and it was a really interesting article about someone who was also very interested in the Holocaust and how they are loosing funding. The link to the article is http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-08-30-Holocaust-education-cuts_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip. When…

Judith Magyar Isaacson

Posted by Elyse in Stories

How did you know that you were going to have to leave your home in Hungary? It’s a long story, it takes five chapters of my MEMOIRS, SEED OF SARAH, to cover it. How old were you at the time? Nineteen How did you travel…

Essay Contest

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! I am part of the Yahoo Group Remember_The_Holocaust. The nice man who runs it is named Freddy Kahn (his story is posted on my website). This organization runs this essay contest each year where the…

Leibdav (LionBear) Mage

Posted by Elyse in Stories

I am 54, 3 1/2 years older than Michael Jackson. I am partially handicapped from a stroke in 2006 but still alive. Twenty five years ago in 1984., a quater century, two years before she died my grandmother sat with me on the front balcony…

Odyssey of the Mind Video

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone, As I have said in my blog a few months ago, I participated in a program called Odyssey of the Mind. As you know, my team placed 3rd at regionals and we did an amazing job. If you would like to see our…

Summer Agenda

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! Happy Summer! This summer I will be contacting local middle schools and high schools and teachers/principals to be setting dates for the fall so that I can go in and talk with the students. I have come in contact with some great Holocaust…

National Junior Honor Society

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! Last night I was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. This is a group of students who next year, will do community service projects and other projects that will benefit the community. I spoke at the ceremony my section fromt the essay…

Gabriele Silten

Posted by Elyse in Stories

CHAPTER 1. I was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1933. That’s also the year Hitler came to power, so it was not a good year. But, obviously, I couldn’t help that. My whole family lived in Berlin: my grandparents, my parents and I and various…

Yale University: Holocaust Videos

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! You all know about the man I have been speaking to for the last couple of weeks and he emailed me an article that Yale University is doing with Holocaust Testimonies. His email reads… <http://www.library.yale.edu/testimonies/> The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is…

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