The legacy of those the world lost and those who suffered and survived must continue to be remembered and honored. For it is when we reflect upon their stories, we learn the reasons of the Holocaust, and we remember from the past what hatred can do . . . and how to never let it happen again.
Can you fathom the horror and pain of
Six Million lives tortured and killed?
It is only through the love and compassion of his audiences was Ben able to psychologically confront the pain from the loss of his mother, Hannah. Through telling his story, Ben formed thousands of friendships and was able to restore trust in humanity -- despite the hate he experienced.
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is the patriarch in this photo and was Hannah’s uncle, who also lived in Bedzin, Poland. Benny and his family members were murdered by the Nazis, with the exception of Ester (back row, third from left). Ester escaped death and then went to Dublin, where Hannah’s uncle and siblings were living, and where Hannah's son Ben also went after liberation. Ester is now deceased; her son Benny Hershkowitz lives in Israel - Ben's first cousin, once removed, whom he never knew survived during his lifetime.
Benny Hershkowitz recently found a journal his father wrote covering the Nazi invasion of his home town and other subsequent time periods. You can follow the link to view the journal on Benny's web site, which also features his handcrafted Judaica art from olive and other wood. Among many other items, he has created several pieces depicting the Great Synagogue in Bedzin that was destroyed by the Nazis.