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Lone survivor

  • Featuring: Joseph Neustadt & Annette Weinberg
  • Date Submitted: Sep 27, 2022
  • Location: California

Soon after Nazi soldiers arrived in Joseph’s hometown of Riga, Latvia, they killed 8,000 Jews, sent another 30,000 to ghettos, and burned down most of the synagogues. When the allies arrived to liberate the camps, his parents and sisters had been killed. He and his brother were deathly sick with typhus. Nine days later his brother died, leaving Joseph as the family’s lone survivor. Edit Credit: Alison Jacques


  • Joseph Neustadt
  • Annette Weinberg
  • Holocaust
  • Holocaust survivor
  • Jewish
  • Los Angeles Jewish Health
  • LAJ Health
  • Concentration camps
  • Labor camp

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