Lvov, Poland

Against insurmountable odds I survived the Holocaust. This miracle enabled me to keep the pledge made to my dear friends during the darkest moments in my life, that if I survive, I will tell the world what happened. Working at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, I record and use the testimonies of Holocaust survivors to warn people about the destructive power of hatred. This important project also allows me to teach the message of love, tolerance and acceptance. Being able to share my life with my family, which I love and cherish has enriched my life beyond any description.

Vilno, Poland

Phillip Maisel