In January 2005 Irene Frisch & her grandson Jacob were interviewed for a Nickelodeon TV program about the Holocaust. Here's the portion of Nick News featuring Irene and her grandson.


   Irene Frish was born Irene Bienstock in Drohobycz, Poland (now Ukraine) and survived the Holocaust in hiding. After liberation, she finished high school in Poland and later emigrated to Israel where she served in the Israeli Army and attended law school at Hebrew University. She arrived in New York in 1960, married, and graduated from Columbia University, School of Library Science. She is the mother of two children and proud grandparent of four grandchildren. She presently lives in the New York metropolitan area.

   You can also find one of Irene Frisch's short stories in the book Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield (Editor). Click here to buy from

   To contact Irene Frisch and/or to request permission for Reprints, please email: Irene Frisch.


All stories 1991-2005 Irene Frisch.

Surviving The Holocaust

Moving to Israel

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