Survivors' Stories

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

Josef Kreitenberg

  • From: Czechoslovakia (Tache)
  • Liberated from: Germany (Bergen Belsen) 
  • Deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau from: Czechoslovakia (Tache Ghetto)
  • Current Location: USA (California - Beverly Hills)
What does Auschwitz mean to you? 
I lost my most of my family in Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp Aushwitz one of which was my twin sister The memories from my time there was one of many long strenuous and difficult work days.. I don’t know how I survived but I just kept on believing because thats all you could do.
My message for future generations is…
 My message for future generations is to continue to tell the stories from the Holocaust so history never repeats itself. The rise in Anti Semitism today is eerily familiar to the early days In Germany so all Jews must come together and be united in the fight against hate.
Who will be accompanying you on this journey?
My son Steve Kreitenberg is accompanying me on the trip.  I enjoy playing tennis with my son three days a week.