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Anschel’s Story: Determined To Survive By Renate Frydman • Braughler Books • 90 Pages Renate Frydman, the Miami Valley’s longtime champion of Holocaust education, has published her late husband’s story of survival in Nazi-occupied Poland against nearly impossible odds. In Anschel’s Story: Determined To Survive, Frydman shares Anschel “Charlie” Frydman’s

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Daytonian Sam Heider in front of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Holocaust Memorial at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education in Centerville. He holds his identification certificate from Landsberg DP Camp in Germany, where he lived from 1945 to 1949. Photo by Marshall Weiss.

By Sam Heider I was born in Poland in a small village by the name of Biejkow, the son of Jewish farmers. We were six children: three brothers, three sisters, my mother and my father. When Germany occupied Poland, we were forced to leave and go to a ghetto in

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Dorothy Gordon recalls how she, her mother and sisters survived the Shoah in the forests of Belarus with the partisans By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Let me tell you something. Everybody has the same story. Only in a different way,” Dorothy Gordon, age 90, says of those who

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  By Jennie Szink, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Well into her adult life, Karin Hirschkatz had only seen one picture of her father before he was in his 20s. She had rarely talked to her elder family members about their escape from Germany during the Nazi era. All

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By Helen Zegerman Schwimmer, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Lilly Friedman doesn’t remember the last name of the woman who designed and sewed the wedding gown she wore when she walked down the aisle more than 60 years ago. But the grandmother of seven does recall that when she

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