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More With Holocaust Survivor Judy Straus

We conclude our story with Holocaust survivor Judy Straus.  If you’ve missed any of her story of tragedy and triumph, be sure to go to…

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Lives In Jeopardy

As the end of World War II in Europe drew ever closer, the Germans stepped up the pace of sending Jewish families to death camps. …

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Nazi Death Camps Through the Eyes of a Child

The scenes from Nazi death camps were staggering.  Now imagine experiencing those horros through the eyes of a child.  That was the case for Judy…

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The Nazis Invade Home

The Straus family left Germany in the 1930s to escape the rising power of Adolf Hitler.  Then, in the early 1940s, the Nazis invaded the…

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Holocaust Survivor Judy Straus

This week we visit with Judy Straus, a survivor of the Holocaust  Her story is one of tragedy and hope…and a story I hope you’ll…

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A Jewish Family’s Challenges in Nazi Germany

We resume our moving conversation today with Henry Straus as he share his family’s challenges living as Jews in a country where the Nazis were…

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Growing Up Jewish in Germany

From his earliest memories, Henry Straus remembers discrimination. As a young Jewish boy living in a German city, his family faced laws that stripped them…

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Surviving the Romanians and the Nazis

Paula Neuman Gris, her mother and younger sister had survived life in a forced labor camp at the hands of the Romanians and the Nazis….

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The Holocaust From the Eyes of a Child

Paula Newman Gris was but six years old, but the decision she was about to make could impact her life and the lives of her…

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The Difficult Stories of Surviving the Holocaust

Paula Neuman Gris was but three years old when her family began to be torn apart by the Holocaust.  Although her young memories are few…

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A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Over the next few days you’ll be hearing from Paula Neuman Gris, a girl of only four years of age who survived the Holocaust.  We…

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