Danilo Nikolic, born February 5, 1938 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. When the first bombs fell on Sarajevo (April 1941) the Nikolic family escaped and his father joined the partisan movement 1942 and
went missing in action in Slovenia in 1945. Danilo never found the remains of his father. He and his mother remained under difficult conditions from 1943 until 1945.
In the summer of 1945, they arrived back to Sarajevo after the liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Out of the 47 members of his mother's closest family, only her sister and brother survived the war.
Danilo Nikolic lived in Sarajevo during the 1992 siege of the city which lasted exactly 1425 days (Courtesy Armin Smailovic/The Lonka Project)
Gabriel Moked, August 20, 2019 in his Tel Aviv apartment (Courtesy Eyal Warshavsky/The Lonka Project)
Judith Rosenberg, in her Glasgow, Scotland apartment holding a cardboard cut-out of her husband Harold, who found her and liberated her from Auschwitz. She is 93 (Courtesy Judah Passow/The Lonka Project)
Yossi Weiss, 82 years old, was born in 1937 in Bratislava, Slovakia. He was transferred to Zilina camp in 1941, and from there to the Novaky camp, both in Slovakia. His father was killed in the camps and Yossi was 5 when he last saw him. He and his mother and fled to the forests and lived in hiding in the forests with the partisans, suffering cold and extreme hunger. After the war they returned to Topolcany where they lived in great poverty, moving from place to place. At the age of 11, he was separated again from his mother who he never saw again. He immigrated to Israel alone and enlisted to the Israeli Navy at the age of 17 and spent 64 years at sea, and only stopped sailing in 2018, last year. Yossi Weiss is married to Michal and they have 4 children and live in Zichron Yaakov. Photographed on a ship in Haifa port in May 2019 (Eldad Rafaeli/The Lonka Project)
Ryszard Horowitz, known as one of the youngest survivor of Auschwitz (Courtesy Gilles Peress/Magnum Photos/The Lonka Project)