I was a refugee from racial persecution and was given a haven here. Helping the persecuted to establish a new home—what action could be more humanitarian than that?”
Professor Ernst Manasse, Durham
Survivors’ Testimonies and Biographies
Click the links below to learn how Jews in North Carolina have survived the Holocaust and its memories.
Excerpts from North Carolinian Holocaust Survivors in The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher’s Resource.Description: This teacher’s resource was published in 1989 by: the North Carolina State Council on the Holocaust, Raleigh; and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh. It provides excerpts of interviews published in Witnesses to the Horror: North Carolinians remember the Holocaust, including:
Elias and Esther Mordechai – Greek Holocaust survivors with concentration camp tattoos. Read their Stories
Shelly Weiner, Eva Weiner, and Rachel Kizhnerman – Watch their Stories. Description: Born in Poland, Shelly Weiner, her mother Eva Weiner, her aunt, and her cousin Rachel Kizherman were hidden from the Nazis for almost two years by a Ukrainian farmer. – from the City of Greensboro, NC Library
Interviews with Holocaust Survivors: Watch their Stories. View complete interviews with Holocaust survivors, as well as local religious leaders and other Greensboro residents talking about the impact and significance of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. – from the City of Greensboro, NC Library