Holocaust Survivors are available to give their testimonies to groups Sunday through Friday (not appropriate for students below 7th grade). Because Survivors and Liberators are volunteers, we cannot guarantee their availability, but every effort will be made to accommodate your group’s needs. Academic Speakers are also available.
If you would like a speaker to speak at your location, a fee is required, in addition to travel expenses. Please contact Adilene Hernandez at 214-741-7500 or via the Request a Speaker contact form.
Transportation must be provided to and from the event by an approved transportation company.
Many thanks to Tony Corso who took many of the photographs of our survivors.
Julie is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Her mother, Magda Ehrlich Mittelman, survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps as well as a death march. Her father, Laszlo Mittelman, survived forced labor and later escaped and became a partisan (resistance fighter). Julie preserves her parents' legacies and shares their testimonies through a multi-media presentation.
Rosa was deported to Auschwitz from Romania. Because she was separated from the rest of her family upon arrival, she survived “selection” that sent the others directly to the gas chamber. Rosa was later shipped to Dachau and other camps until liberated by the U.S. 4th Army near Munich.
Max is from Warsaw, Poland. His family’s apartment overlooked a square that saw early fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. He lost all of his family except for his father with whom Max was sent to forced labor camps and salt mines. His father did not survive, and Max came to the U.S. in 1947 as an orphan.
Paul was born in Slovakia. He was 5 years old when the Nazi armies entered the country. He and his mother were saved and hidden by courageous farmers. Paul speaks to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to encourage especially young people to stand against hate and prejudice.
Jack is from Poland, where he was part of the resistance, stealing from a munitions factory for the underground. He was in various ghettos and concentration camps including Kielce, Auschwitz, and Dachau, and a death march. He was liberated by American soldiers and came to the US in 1949.
Dr. Sara Abosch is Senior Director of Education for the Museum. An experienced educator, she has researched, taught and written on Jewish culture and history. She holds a PhD in modern European and Jewish history, an MA in modern British and Jewish history, and an MA in Political Science with concentration in Civil/Military Relations.
Charlotte Decoster, PhD is Assistant Director of Education for the Dallas Holocaust Museum. An experienced educator, she has research, taught, and written on Holocaust history. She holds a PhD in History from the University of North Texas. She regularly speaks on the Holocaust, children and child rescue during the Holocaust, and in Nazi Germany. She has travelled throughout the U.S. to give talks on Anne Frank and child rescue during the Holocaust.