Video: Learning a Grandfather’s Fate

By Steven Vitto
Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center

No words can sufficiently describe how it feels to help a Holocaust survivor discover what happened to loved ones lost seven decades ago. At the end of World War II, families torn apart were scattered across Europe—some have been trying to find out the fates of their relatives ever since.

At the Museum's 20th anniversary tour stops, I hope to help people find information about their family’s wartime experiences and show how anyone, regardless of their connection to the Holocaust, can make information available to survivors through the World Memory Project.

In Boca Raton last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Avi Mizrachi, son of a survivor, about learning his grandfather’s fate through my research in the Museum’s archives. Watch this short video to hear the impact that this kind of discovery can have: