Hear and Meet a Holocaust Survivor

For over three decades, Holocaust survivors have volunteered their time at the Museum of Tolerance to speak about their experiences during World War II. Over 50,000 visitors per year meet and hear a Holocaust Survivor. These survivors have been the most effective ambassadors of memory, hope, and tolerance.

The Museum of Tolerance is proud to offer live Holocaust survivor talks IN-PERSON at the Museum of Tolerance Wednesday at 1:00pm and IN-PERSON at the Museum of Tolerance every Sunday at 1:00pm (included with admission)


Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 1:00 pm

Gitta Rosenzweig

Born: Biala Podlaska, Poland

Holocaust experience: Hidden in a Catholic orphanage.

“It is a miracle that I, a Polish little girl, survived when all of my family was murdered. I owe my life to the Daughters of the Holy Heart of Mary.” 



Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 1:00 pm

Michele Gold, daughter of Rita Berwald

Born: Leipzig, Germany

Holocaust experience: The day Rita left on the Kindertransport, she boarded the train and that was the last time she ever saw her brave, brave parents.

“So that you may understand those who have given up so much in order that all of us may hold our heads high and be proud of our heritage”.   – Rita Berwald 



*First come, first served. Please sign up for the speaker at the front desk.

MIKE POPIK - May 11, 1930 - June 29, 2019

SOL BERGER - October 28, 1919 - October 3, 2016

BELLA FRIEDMAN - November 18, 1925 - February 16, 2013

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"WITNESS TO TRUTH" - A Tribute To Our Holocaust Survivors

Photographs by Marissa Roth
The photographs included in the banner above are part of a loving tribute to our Holocaust Survivors. The MOT commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth to photograph each of these extraordinary people for our permanent exhibit “Witness to Truth." The portraits hang in a place of prominence on the ramp that descends from the MOT lobby to the Main Exhibit level of the museum. These Holocaust Survivors are volunteers some of whom have spoken at and some who continue speaking at the MOT. A number of Survivors have passed since these photographs were taken.