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A Fairy Tale

Posted by Elyse in Stories

A Fairy Tale   Written by: Dr. Hugo Schleicher (Elyse’s great-grandfather)   Once upon a time – the fairy tales have mostly this beginning. But have you ever heard a fairy tale, which tells the real truth? If not, let me tell you one.  …

My Journey to America

Posted by Elyse in Stories

My Journey to America   Written by: Dr. Hugo Schleicher (Elyse’s great-grandfather)   May I start with the date of Sunday, the 12th of May 1940, that remarkable day, when I was arrested together with all Germans and Austrian subjects in different parts of Great…

Submitted by Felice Cohen

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Excerpt from her memoir, “What Papa Told Me” about her grandfather’s life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Foreword “Feigela,” Papa’s eyes were moist as he spoke my Yiddish name. “I want you should write my story.” He was looking out a glassed-in porch, four…

Henry Hirschmann

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Where and When were you born? I was born in a town outside Frankfort in Germany. How did you know you were going to have to leave your home? It was no longer safe for me to live there. Were you in a concentration camp?…

Submitted by Nathan Ingraham

Posted by Elyse in Stories

It was September, 1939. It was the Jewish High Holiday season. The place was the city Lvov in Poland. Nina was eighteen years old. Her parents were into business. She had just graduated from school and planned to go to medical school. But she painfully…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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