Never Heard Never Forget

Volunteer Opportunity to Work with Holocaust Testimonies!

Holocaust Community Services is working on the second edition of our book “Never Heard Never Forget,” a collection of Holocaust survivor accounts from the former Soviet Union living in Metropolitan Chicago. We have about 60 stories that need to be typed in Russian or English, and translated from English to Russian as well as from Russian to English.

If you or anyone in your network speaks, reads, and writes in professional Russian, does not use Google to translate, and would be interested in working with Holocaust testimonies and researching historic names, places, and eventsplease email maya.gumirov@cje.net or adam.yunis@cje.net.

Our local Chicago survivors from the former Soviet Union are some of the last Holocaust witnesses and it is crucial we take their testimonies. We would love your help in moving forward with the process. Thank you so much!

-NHNF book project team


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Never Heard Never Forget commemorates victims and survivors of the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied territories of the former Soviet Union. Chicago-area Holocaust survivors and volunteers collected and wrote these compelling personal and family histories in Russian and English.

This book is beautifully designed, featuring powerful survivor artwork, touching family photos and historic documents throughout. Proceeds from its sale will go to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Holocaust community Services at CJE SeniorLife and Reklama Media Group.

You may order a book at: https://illinois-holocaust-museum.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/never-heard-never-forget .

Or purchase the book by visiting or calling: ILHMEC Legacy Shop at 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077, 847.967.4800.

For more information, email: NeverForgetBook@cje.net 

Donate to Never Heard Never Forget Fund to support Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans
and help preserve their stories for future generations.

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Read more about the book through CJE's LIFE Magazine Winter 2017-18 article.