Eliezer Ayalon was born in Radom, Poland. He and his family lived in the Radom ghetto until 1942, when Eliezer was separated from them; his family perished in Auschwitz. He was sent to five different camps – two in Poland and three in Austria – and was liberated in May, 1945. He arrived in Palestine on November 8, 1945, served in the Israeli army, and later became a tour guide. He is married and has children and grandchildren.
Walter Zwi Bacharach
Walter Zwi Bacharach is Professor Emeritus of General History at Bar-Ilan University. He was born in Hanau, Germany in 1928. In 1938, he escaped with his family to Holland, where they were captured in 1942. He was sent to Westerbork transit camp, then to the Theresienstadt ghetto, and to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. He survived a death march and was liberated by U.S. forces. He immigrated to Palestine in 1946, now lives in Tel Aviv, and is married with children and grandchildren.
Ehud Loeb was born in southwest Germany and was deported from there in 1940 with his family to a camp in southern France. Ehud was sent to a children's home in 1941; his family was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. Later, he was placed with several Catholic families in central France. When it became too dangerous, he was again placed in children's homes, and also hid in forests until the end of the occupation. He arrived in Israel in 1958 and now lives in Jerusalem with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Elisheva Lehmann was born in Holland. She and her family were hidden throughout World War II by Dutch families who have since been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. They were liberated in May, 1945. Elisheva married a young Jewish soldier from Palestine whom she met while still in Holland. As a soldier's wife, she came to Israel on July 26th, 1946, and later became a teacher of music. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and has children and grandchildren.
Henry Foner, a chemist, was born in Berlin, Germany. As a six-year-old, he was sent by his father on the Kindertransport to Britain and was fostered by a Jewish family in Swansea, Wales. He later joined the British Army and served in Egypt, Sudan, and Cyprus. He and his wife immigrated to Israel in 1968, after the Six-Day War. Henry and his wife have three children and many grandchildren.
Masha Greenbaum was born in Kovno, Lithuania and spent the war years under Soviet occupation and later under the German occupation in the Kovno Ghetto. She was later in concentration camps in Estonia and Germany and was liberated in Bergen-Belsen by the British Army. She has lived in Mexico and Great Britain and is the author of several books. She arrived in Israel in 1967, and lives with her husband in Jerusalem. They have children and grandchildren.
Meir Eldar, an economist, was born in Biala-Bielsko, Poland. In May, 1943 he was sent to Plaszow camp and later transferred to Auschwitz, Bobrek, Buchenwald, and Spaichingen, where he was finally liberated. He immigrated to Palestine on July 2, 1946, on the Hagana ship Biria. As a soldier, he fought in the battles around Jerusalem in November, 1947. He later worked in the settlement department of the Jewish Agency and is married, with children and grandchildren.