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This list of Holocaust survivors features information about people who survived the Holocaust. Over 200 of the most famous Holocaust survivors have been listed, with pictures, and many of the entries have additional biographical data. This Holocaust survivors list includes many Jews, but we mustn't forget the Gypsies, gays, and other groups the German Nazis targeted. That said, it's the Jewish community who spearheads the effort to ensure that death camps, such as those in World War II Germany and its neighboring countries, never happen again.

It is also these victims who rebuff Holocaust denial, the deniers who claim the medical experiments and gas chambers of the Third Reich were exaggerations if not complete fabrications. If you are looking to find out who were the most well-known Jews who survived the Holocaust, they are here, and they would certainly say otherwise to the deniers. Some of the most famous survivors of the Holocaust include director Roman Polanski, concert promoter Bill Graham, and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Who are the notable Holocaust survivors and important people who were in the Holocaust? Take a look at this list to find out. And be sure to vote for your favorite famous Holocaust movies as well.

Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 85 - Roman Polanski is a Polish and, since 1976, naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Having made films in Poland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, he is ...more

Elie Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 90 - Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Jewish-American professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the ...more

Ruth Westheimer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 90 - Ruth Westheimer is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author best known as Dr. Ruth. The New York Times described her as a "Sorbonne-trained psychologist who became a kind of ...more

Daniel Kahneman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 85 - Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 ...more

Primo Levi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 68 (1919-1987) - Primo Michele Levi was an Italian Jewish chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of several books, novels, collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known ...more

Olivier Messiaen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 84 (1908-1992) - Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses ...more

Simon Wiesenthal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 97 (1908-2005) - Simon Wiesenthal, KBE was an Austrian writer and Nazi hunter. He was a Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor who became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter. He studied ...more

Robert Clary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 93 - Robert Clary is a French-American actor, published author, and lecturer. He is best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal LeBeau. Clary is the last living ...more

Irena Sendler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 98 (1910-2008) - Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse and social worker who served in the Polish Underground in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II, and was head of the children's section of Żegota, the ...more

Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 60 (1931-1991) - Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the ...more

Walter Kohn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 95 - Walter Kohn is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the ...more

Imre Kertész is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 89 - Imre Kertész is a Hungarian author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of ...more

Witold Pilecki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 47 (1901-1948) - Witold Pilecki was a Polish soldier, a rittmeister of the Polish Cavalry during the Second Polish Republic, the founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance group in German-occupied Poland in ...more

Georges Charpak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 86 (1924-2010) - Georges Charpak was a Polish born, French physicist from a Polish Jewish family who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992.

Pierre Seel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 82 (1923-2005) - Pierre Seel was a gay Holocaust survivor and the only French person to have testified openly about his experience of deportation during World War II due to his homosexuality.

Simone Veil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 91 - Simone Veil, DBE is a French lawyer and politician who served as Minister of Health under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the European Parliament and member of the Constitutional ...more

Liviu Librescu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 77 (1930-2007) - Liviu Librescu was a Romanian-born Israeli scientist and engineer. He was a professor whose major research fields were aeroelasticity and aerodynamics. A prominent academic in addition to being ...more

Rudolf Vrba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006) - Rudolf "Rudi" Vrba is known for having escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, in April 1944 at the height of the Holocaust, and for having provided some of ...more

Charlotte Delbo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 72 (1913-1985) - Charlotte Delbo, was a French writer chiefly known for her haunting memoirs of her time as a prisoner in Auschwitz, where she was sent for her activities as a member of the French resistance.

Ernest Mandel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Ernest Mandel Dec. at 72 (1923-1995) - Ernest Ezra Mandel, was a revolutionary Marxist theorist.

Emil Fackenheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 87 (1916-2003) - Emil Ludwig Fackenheim was a noted Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi. Born in Halle, Germany, he was arrested by Nazis on the night of 9 November 1938, known as Kristallnacht. Briefly interned ...more

Ivan Klíma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 87 - Ivan Klíma is a Czech novelist and playwright. He has received the Magnesia Litera Award and the Franz Kafka Prize, among other honors.

Kurt Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 87 (1878-1965) - Kurt Goldstein was a German neurologist and psychiatrist. Goldstein created a holistic theory of the organism based on Gestalt theory which deeply influenced the development of Gestalt therapy. ...more

Louis Begley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
age 85 - Louis Begley is a Polish American novelist.

Balys Sruoga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Notable Holocaust Survivors
Dec. at 51 (1896-1947) - Balys Sruoga was a Lithuanian poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. He contributed to cultural journals from his early youth. His works were published by the liberal wing of the ...more