For decades, 102 year old Eliahu Pietruszka believed he was the only family member to have survived the holocaust. Now, thanks to a database from Israel's holocaust memorial, he has met a nephew he didn't know existed until two weeks ago.
Born in 1903, Yisrael Kristal survived both world wars and the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz before emigrating to Israel. He was certified the world's oldest man by the Guinness World Records last year.
Award-winning filmmaker Samuel Maoz shares with DW the personal story behind his latest film, Foxtrot, and why his allegory of Israeli society made him an enemy to many in his home country.
Rosemarie Koczy's works are in the collections of the Guggenheim in New York and of Yad Vashem in Israel. She claimed to be a Jew and Holocaust survivor. Now historians say that her life story was forged.
As Israel marks its Independence Day, 70 years after the modern-day state's foundation, Israeli author Lizzie Doron walks through her evolving feelings over the years regarding May 14.
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