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Prewar, The Gliekmann family.

Prewar, The Gliekmann family.

When Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev heard of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele, it sounded incredible. But how to verify the testimony of Holocaust survivors? And should you even try?

The dwarves of Auschwitz

The 7 Dwarves of Auschwitz. Jewish theatre family of little people. The Ovitz family. When Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev heard of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele, it sounded incredible.

You know something about them from the movie, "The Sound of Music."  Now meet the real von Trapps in 1943 after their escape...

Salzburg: Full of my favourite things

The Von Trapp family of "The Sound of Music" fame in after their escape from Nazi occupied Austria.

Holocaust footage, taken from the British Pathe reel "German Atrocities" - Camps Buchenweld Holocaust Footage (1945) - video

Holocaust footage, taken from the British Pathe reel "German Atrocities" - Camps Buchenweld Holocaust Footage - video

30th December 1941:  At Aldwych station, London Father Christmas hands down presents from the tree to children who regularily sheltered there with their families during WW II

Under London: Blitz experience tours of Aldwych Underground station

December At Aldwych station, London Father Christmas hands down presents from the tree to children who regularly sheltered there with their families during the German bombardment called the Blitz, WW II

The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Liberated 4/15/45 by the British. 70,000 prisoners died there. 35,000 of typhus in the first few months of 1945, including Anne Frank. Soldiers found 53,000 inmates - most acutely sick and starving. The BBC reported,"...A mother, driven mad, screamed at a British sentry to give her milk for her child, and thrust the tiny mite into his arms, then ran off, crying terribly. He opened the bundle and found the baby had been dead for days."…

Women and children, some of over concentration camp inmates liberated by the British in a barrack at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, 1945

Russell Allen Phillips at his mother's house at the end of WWII. On the back of the photo, someone wrote "Home!"

Russell Allen Phillips at his mother's house at the end of WWII. On the back of the photo, someone wrote "Home!

Search for displaced Holocaust children

Holocaust Memorial Museum has begun a search to find out the identities of children, displaced by the Holocaust, in various photographs from their

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