Meet Oskar Knoblauch
Holocaust Survivor, Speaker and Author
In March 1941, Oskar and his family of five were forced into the ghetto with no school and play, facing hard labor and the constant fear of death. Oskar escaped death many times using his young quick wit and the help of unexpected friendships including fellow prisoners and even Nazi soldiers willing to risk their lives for his. Every moment of Oskar's survival stemmed from hope, and in 1945 he was liberated under the cloud of over six million murdered Jews.
Over the past fifteen years Oskar has spoken to over 250,000 people spreading the voice of tolerance and respect. Oskar now welcomes you to learn from his website and support his cause to stop bullying and prejudice.
Author and Speaker
Photos and Stories
Pictures of Life and War
Barry Goldwater Life Mask
Sydney Bradley - Photographer
Sydney heard Oskar speak at her school in Spring of 2012. After listening to Oskar's powerful story she decided to partner with him for a school project in which she had to take a number of photos that followed any common theme. She was inspired by Oskar’s story as a Holocaust Survivor and knew the importance to share his story through this project. "Even though he was so cruelly discriminated against during World War II, he has learned to tolerate and have respect for those who put him down. Getting to hear his story firsthand was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget." - Sydney Bradley, 11th grade