Entries by Jill Sarkozi

The Analog Answer To Your Family’s Digital Despair

  It’s inevitable. The family is together and the phones are there too, if not physically then as a thought in the back of everyone’s mind, “Am I missing something on… Snapchat, text, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, email?” Often our digital age (and now COVID) is cited as the cause for the widespread anxiety and despair […]

Bill Zimmerman – 2G Storykeeper

Bill is a Second Generation Storykeeper who grew up outside of New York City in Flushing, Queens. He lives in New York with his wife, and has three grown children and seven grandchildren. Which workshop did he take? Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop led by Jill Sarkozi in 2018. Who did he write about? […]

Ellen Kaidanow – 2G Storykeeper

Ellen is a Second Generation Storykeeper who grew up in California and lives with her family in Westchester County, NY. Which workshop did she take? Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop led by Jill Sarkozi in 2016. Who did she write about? Her mother-in-law, also named Ellen Kaidanow, who was from Dubno, Poland. “I’m coming […]

Debby Ziering – 2G Storykeeper

Debby is a Second Generation Storykeeper who grew up in New Rochelle, New York. She lives with her husband in Greenwich, Connecticut and has three grown children. Which workshop did she take? Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop led by Jill Sarkozi in 2016. Who did she write about? Her father, Herman Ziering, who was […]

Yonat Assayag – 3G Storykeeper

Yonat is a Third Generation Storykeeper who grew up in Beachwood, Ohio just outside of Cleveland, and lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband and three children. Which workshop did she take? Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop led by Ellen Kaidanow in 2020. Who did she write about? Her grandmother, known in the […]

Growing Up Hunting Nazis

by Second Generation Storykeeper Debby Ziering Herman joined forces with Elliot Welles to bring Nazi war criminals to justice. Elliot was also a survivor of the Riga Ghetto whose mother was shot by Maikovskis.  Herman was determined to have Maikovskis extradited to stand trial and Elliot was determined to bring to justice the man who […]

Why Are You Just Sitting There? Run!

by Second Generation Storykeeper Ellen Kaidanow Our names are a foundational connection to identity and family. In this Slice, Ellen tells her mother-in-law’s journey into hiding during the Holocaust which included changing her name from “Shifra” to “Marusia” Shifra’s father decided to build a secret hiding place, or bunker, in their ghetto house where they […]