Voices of Survivors London Ontario Shoah Project

Reflections of Holocaust Survivors of London, Canada

never-forgetNearly eleven million innocent people were murdered during Nazi Germany’s reign of terror, from 1933 – 1945. Hitler’s “final solution” was a systematic plan to rid the world of Jews, and resulted in the death of six million – two-thirds of European Jewry.

In the years following World War II, nearly one hundred survivors found their way to London Ontario, seeking a place to live without fear or discrimination. In London they largely found this refuge – and opportunity. They became successful in business, medicine, civic life, the arts, and education, as retailers, wholesalers, teachers, authors, land developers, political activists, and board members of civic and religious organizations, corporations and charities.

In 2006 “Voices of Survivors” was launched at the annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration. It’s an ongoing effort to record their personal stories. We hope to provide snapshots of their experiences during the Holocaust, and by sharing these difficult memories we raise awareness and increase tolerance and understanding. We also want to ensure that the hardships of London’s survivors, as well as all those who perished in the Holocaust are never forgotten.

Jack Klajman

Jack Klajman

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Eva Dykstein

Eva Dykstein

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Alex Kahn

Alex Kahn

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Rose Klein

Rose Klein

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Alice Nagus

Alice Nagus

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Jean-Pierre Schachter

Jean-Pierre Schachter

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Betty Valinsky

Betty Valinsky

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Joesph Freiman

Joseph Freiman

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Rae Kamien

Rae Kamien

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Anna Leich

Anna Leich

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Bill Nightingale

Bill Nightingale

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Wolf Schweitzer

Wolf Schweitzer

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Morris Zaifman

Morris Zaifman

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Fania Goose

Fania Goose

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Sam Katz

Sam Katz

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David Klein

David Klein

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Rose Philip

Rose Philip

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Hannah Sherebrin

Hannah Sherebrin

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Paula Zaifman

Paula Zaifman

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Jerry Goose

Jerry Goose

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Eva Klein

Eva Klein

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Pepa Livingstone

Pepa Livingstone

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Bill Rotman

Bill Rotman

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Letty Stork

Letty Stork

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Zenia Zaifman

Zenia Zaifman

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