In early March, JewishBoston sat down with local Holocaust survivor Israel “Izzy” Arbeiter to record both a video and an episode of The Vibe of the Tribe podcast. Released on Izzy’s 95th birthday and the 75th anniversary of his liberation, this video of Izzy sharing his story is complete with archival film footage and photographs chronicling the rise of Nazi Germany and the horrors millions of people endured.
Izzy discusses how he became a slave to the Nazis at the age of 14, and how after being liberated he—with the help of a U.S. military officer—tried to find his family and the woman who saved his life. We hope Izzy’s story of survival, loss, love, resiliency and strength moves you the way it moved us.
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Listen to our podcast and Q&A with Izzy here.