Prisoner A18651 Returns to Auschwitz

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 27, 2012 in Research

Contributed by Tim Gray, chairman of the non-profit WWII Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.wwiifoundation.org The majority of Holocaust survivors have not the desire nor the will to return to the place where they lived through the most disturbing moments of their life and watched others die in ways still not easy to Read More

Izzy Arbeiter Waves Goodbye to Plock

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 26, 2012 in Research

Contributed by Tim Gray, chairman of the non-profit WWII Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.wwiifoundation.org Israel Arbeiter said his final goodbye today to his home city of Plock, Poland. At 87, Arbeiter will most likely never again be healthy enough to return to the city that gave him life 87 years ago, but Read More

Israel Arbeiter Returns To Plock

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 25, 2012 in Research

Contributed by Tim Gray, chairman of the non-profit WWII Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.wwiifoundation.org Israel Arbeiter was 14 when the Germans took over his city of Plock, Poland on September 3, 1939. There were an estimated 10,000 Jews living in Plock (pronounced Plotsk) in 1939. You would be hard pressed to find a handful Read More

Israel Arbeiter Lands in Poland

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 24, 2012 in Research

Contributed by Tim Gray, chairman of the non-profit WWII Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.wwiifoundation.org Just prior to boarding our Lufthansa flight from Boston’s Logan airport to Munich, Germany and then on to Warsaw, Poland I gave Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter a copy of a book I just finished. It’s called “Auschwitz” by Read More

Ancestry.com: Mother’s Day Pays Tribute to Mom

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 23, 2012 in Campaigns

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate moms. And the things they pass down to us. What’s the most important thing your mom passed down to you? A few of us at Ancestry.com answered that question. Head to our Facebook page to enter our Mother’s Day Sweepstakes and get a chance to win a genealogy kit for Read More

Israel Arbeiter Returns to Poland

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 23, 2012 in Research

Contributed by Tim Gray, chairman of the non-profit WWII Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.wwiifoundation.org How much inner strength must a man have to be able to revisit places where he experienced indescribable horrors? Israel Arbeiter has spent the past seven decades keeping a promise. That promise was to tell as many people Read More

Prisoner A18651: Israel Arbeiter

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on April 18, 2012 in Research

Contributed by Tim Gray, chairman of the non-profit WWII Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.wwiifoundation.org “Hitler tried to kill me. I’m still alive. He’s dead”. Israel Arbeiter, the author of those words, turned 87 within the past week. If you had asked him in 1939 whether he would have lived this long he Read More

Join Ancestry.com for Family History Day 2012 in Tarrytown, NY

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 15, 2012 in Events

Ancestry.com is co-sponsoring Family History Day 2012 in Tarrytown, NY, and if you are in the area, we’d love if you can join us. Family History Day 2012 in Tarrytown, NY Co-sponsored by Ancestry.com and The New England Historic Genealogical Society Saturday, March 17th – 9:00am to 4:00pm Online registration for New York Family History Day 2012 is Read More