Holocaust

The ceremony was held at the  Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue. (Credit: CBS)

70th Annual Holocaust Observance Ceremony Held In Skokie

A ceremony remembering the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War II was held in Skokie Sunday.

04/19/2015

Survivors and personnalities sit by the glass-covered railroad tracks during the main ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 2015 at a tent build in front of the entrance of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. (Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Holocaust Survivor Recalls Painful Memories On Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

As world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Chicago woman who survived the notorious Nazi extermination camp is recalling her painful memories. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/27/2015

Liberation-Auschwitz

Honoring My Grandma, 70 Years After Auschwitz’s Liberation

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — On this day 70 years ago, Auschwitz was liberated and my grandma Miriam, a prisoner there, was set free. Unlike other prisoners, who were forced on the Death March, my […]

01/27/2015

The Illinois Holocaust Museum. (Credit: CBS)

Italian Family, Polish Man Honored By Illinois Holocaust Museum

They risked their lives to help victims of the Holocaust and on Wednesday, three people were honored for their selfless acts. One of the survivors who benefited from their courage shared her story with CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.

08/13/2014

Holocaust Memorial

Survivors Gather At Skokie Synagogue To Remember Holocaust

Holocaust survivors and their families gathered this afternoon in a Skokie synagogue for what has been the largest survivor event in the Midwest.

04/27/2014

Adam Paluch (center) sits with his sister Ida Kersz, at a citizenship ceremony. Paluch, 73, a Holocaust survivor, became a U.S. citizen on Jan. 28, 2013. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

130 Immigrants Take Citizenship Oath In Chicago

More than 130 people – from 47 countries – became new citizens this afternoon in downtown Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–01/28/2013

Bob Persinger

World War II Vet Recounts Horrors Of Death Camp

Ahead of Memorial Day, a World War II veteran from Rockford says what he saw 67 years ago never leaves him.

WBBM Newsradio–05/25/2012

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Survivors Remember Lives Lost

Holocaust survivors and their families gathered this past weekend in Skokie, remembering the 6 million people who died at the hands of the Nazis.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Holocaust survivor Margot Walton (CBS)

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

The U.S. Holocaust Museum may be in Washington D.C., but an annual Chicago fundraiser has become perhaps its largest fundraiser. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/07/2011

'Prisoner Of Her Past'

Documentary Tells Of Woman Reliving Horrors Of Holocaust

A documentary airs tonight on Chicago television, telling the heartbreaking story of an elderly Chicago-area woman who’s reliving the trauma of her suffering during the Holocaust.

WBBM Newsradio–04/28/2011

File Photo: Handguns (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Gun Policy Compared To Holocaust; Lawmaker Demands Apology

A state lawmaker from Chicago says he’s upset about the recent use of Nazi-era symbolism by a gun rights group.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011