Well Known Holocaust Survivor Edward Mosberg Passed Away
We were informed that one of the famous Holocaust survivors, Edward Mosberg, sadly passed away on Wednesday (September 22, 2022) surrounded by his family in New Jersey at the age of 96.
May he rest in power; we send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones during the heartbreaking period.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Jonny Daniels founder of From The Depths, announcing, “The world has lost a giant, a true leader, never afraid to speak his mind and tell the truth, he survived true hell and through that was able to build the most loving family and has left a legacy that will continue.”
Edward became one of the most prominent supporters of the March of the Living and was the honorary President of the From The Depths Foundation. Mosberg dedicated the last years of his life to Holocaust Education. Almost all of his family were killed in the war, such as his parents, sisters, and more.
“The world has lost a giant, a true leader, never afraid to speak his mind and tell the truth, he survived true hell and through that was able to build the most loving family and has left a legacy that will continue. The lessons he taught me and the example he showed me will stay with me forever, Baruch Dayan HaEmet, I will miss him deeply,” stated Jonny Daniels.
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Edward Mosberg Passed Away Due to An Illness
Although there is no official report about his cause of death yet, many rumors are claiming Edward Mosberg passed away due to a severe illness he was suffering from recently.
Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.
Mosberg spoke at the last March of the Living event in Poland just a few months ago. He suggested the world not compare the war in Ukraine to the Holocaust, “The holocaust was completely different,” he told while he was so sad, adding “I feel sorry for those people… but never compare this [war] to the Holocaust.”
Also months ago, war hero Schindler’s list-maker secretary and Holocaust survivor Mimi Reinhardt passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022, at the age of 107. Reinhardt is known as the woman who drew up lists of people for the German industrialist Oskar Schindler and also helped thousands of Jews to survive the second world war during the Holocaust.
Reinhardt’s granddaughter Nina confirmed this sad news in a statement and said, “My grandmother, so dear and so unique, passed away at the age of 107. Rest in peace,”
When the second world war finished, she decided to move to New York. However, before this decision, she was intending to decide to emigrate to Israel in 2007 to live with her son, Sasha Weitman. When Sasha grew up, he became a professor of sociology at Tel Aviv University.
What did Edward Mosberg do?
Born on January 6, 1926, in Kraków., Mosberg had two sisters, Halina and Karolina, and his parents, Bronislawa and Ludwig, and was a department store.
According to a testimony he gave to USC Shoah Foundation, a little over a year after World War II broke out in 1939, a ghetto was founded in Kraków. Ed’s immediate family, grandparents, and aunt settled in one apartment there.
Based on the testimony, beloved Edward got them food and delivered much-needed employee IDs and other papers. In 1943, the Kraków ghetto was liquidated and the Mosberg family was transferred to the Plaszów camp on the outskirts of Krakow.
As an office employee in the camp, he stated that he saw “many atrocities,” committed by an infamous camp commander named Amon Goeth, who would later be tried, convicted, and hanged as a war criminal.
The next year, Mosberg’s mother and sister were brought to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Poland. He was exiled a few days later, first to Auschwitz and later to Mauthausen, an attention camp in Austria, where he served slave labor. After liberation, he shortly came back to Poland, though was met with fierce antisemitism, and relocated to Belgium, where he married a lady named Cecile.
The couple entered the US and had three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren as of Mosberg’s USC Shoah Foundation interview in 2016.
Mosberg became a victorious real-estate developer in NJ and remained active in the Holocaust memorial, serving with the International March of the Living and starred in two documentary films. His interview was led by USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith.