Who Is A Survivor?
Holocaust survivors are Jews who experienced the persecution and survived the mass murder that was carried out by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945. This included those who were in concentration camps, killing centers, ghettos, and prisons, as well as refugees or those in hiding. Holocaust survivors also include people who did not self-identify as Jewish, but were categorized as such by the perpetrators.
Roma and Sinti, Poles and other Slavic peoples, Soviet prisoners of war, persons with disabilities, political prisoners, trade union leaders, “subversive” artists, those Catholic and Lutheran clergy who were seen as opponents of the regime, resisters, Jehovah’s Witnesses, male homosexuals, and criminal offenders, among others were also victims of Nazi persecution.
– United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Alabama Holocaust Survivors
The AHEC continues to conduct research on Holocaust survivors who made their home in Alabama (in part or full-time) .
Their testimonies open a window into an increasingly vanished world, and assist in our efforts to keep the history and lessons of the Holocaust alive.
If you have any information about these Holocaust survivors or know of others not listed here, please contact the AHEC.
NOTE: Due to shifting borders during the early 20th century, home country names are based on the survivor’s date of birth.