The Herman Grossman Project

Herman Grossman in Paris after the war.

What is The Herman Grossman Project?

The Herman Grossman Project is a non-partisan Holocaust education project. The purpose is to continue the legacy of a Holocaust survivor named Herman Grossman. From databases, testimony from Herman’s wife, and photographs that Herman brought back from the war, we have learned about his incredible story.

The Herman Grossman Project believes we must take steps to ensure the Holocaust will never again recur. Through educating about the Holocaust, we can learn the ideological errors that facilitated an environment for hatred and genocide. As such, The Herman Grossman Project teaches about human obligation. Each one of us living on this earth has an obligation to behave with morality regardless of what the institutions or society around us becomes.

Who was Herman Grossman?

Herman Grossman was a child survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He arrived by train at the camp in May of 1944. Herman overcame illness and disease in October of ’44 and was sent on a death march to Buchenwald in January of ’45 where he was liberated by American forces a few months later.