Survivor Stories

The Butterfly Project is honored to share these courageous stories from some of San Diego’s local Holocaust survivor community. These stories contain messages of hope, highlight the power of one person to make a difference, and show us the possibility for transformation after unimaginable tragedy. These survivors share these stories here as way for all students to have access to this remarkable oral history.

The inclusion of z”l after a name indicates that this survivor is no longer with us.


Holocaust Survivor Adele Beim (with daughter Eva)
Holocaust Survivor Horst z”l Cahn
Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eva Eger


Holocaust Survivor Francis Gelbart
Holocaust Survivor Fanny Krazner-Lebovits
Holocaust Survivor Morris z”l Liebermensch


Holocaust Survivor Hanna Marx
Holocaust Survivor Ben Midler
Holocaust Survivor Edith Palkowitz


Holocaust Survivors Rose & Max z”l Schindler

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