Honor Our Survivor Volunteers
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum honors the survivors of the Holocaust—remarkable individuals whose courage, compassion, and resilience are an ongoing source of inspiration. Among those we be honor are the more than 90 survivors whose role at our Museum is very special.
In the slideshow below, a few survivors share why volunteering at our Museum matters so much to them. You can respond by sharing how much their contributions to the Museum and the cause of Holocaust remembrance mean to you.
George (Gyorgy) Pick
"I regard my volunteering at the Museum as an important mission. Being a survivor, I represent a direct witness and link to the Holocaust for those who visit the Museum. I have encountered many people whose visits became more meaningful after they found out that I was a survivor."
Erika Eckstut (Neuman)
"The reason I work here is not only that I am a survivor, but it always makes me realize I have no friends from my childhood. Seeing the children at the Museum reminds me of the children of my life."
"All of us must not only bear witness to the evil that engulfed Germany and Europe, but also remind the world that each and every one of us can make a difference, can save a human life—just like Mima Saïna, the woman who made it possible for me to [be alive] today. Together we can make this a better world."
Fanny Aizenberg (Fajga Orenbuch)
"As an Auschwitz survivor, I feel it is imperative to teach the evils of hate and bigotry to young students because they are our future."
Susan Taube (Strauss)
"This Museum and we survivors are dedicated not only to keep memory alive, but [to] serve as a warning to all who enter this sanctuary of memory. Speak up! Do not allow the forces of hate to spread through our country."
Morris Rosen (Moniek Rozen)
"I owe it to my fellow inmates from all the concentration camps where I was kept. They did not make it, but I did. And I want the world to remember them. The Museum needs me in their archives, where I do translations, the most difficult of which are Polish written in Hebrew letters."