​​"This compelling story makes you feel like you are right there, running with every survival instinct to escape the Holocaust."

​-Former US Senator, Barbara Boxer.

You can help keep Henry's story alive for generations to come. There are membership levels to fit any budget. For as little as a few cents a day you can help bring Henry's story to hundreds of people, young and old, in your community and beyond.

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Your generous support helps us bring Henry's experience to life in classrooms around the world so that people of all ages can learn the dangers of Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance.    

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Stuart Koperweis

Economic Development Consultant, NJ.

Henry's first child.

Meet Our Founders

Mark Koperweis

 Business Owner, California.

Henry's second child.

Henry and Norma Koperweis 2015

“I’m so moved I am in tears. And it was so beautifully written.”
-Valli Benesch, Board Member, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California. 


Henry's Personal Story of Survival

Our Mission

Michele Koperweis

Office manager, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Henry's third child.

“A gripping retelling of the numbing hunger, the blind drive for being, and the overwhelming anguish of suffering that puts one alongside the hero [Henry]. Yet somehow his humanity, his Jewish spark of decency, lifts him above all horror to give meaning to the words, L'Chaim - to Life!”
-Rabbi Ben Tzion Welton, Executive Director,

Vaad of Northern California. 

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The Henry Koperweis Foundation exists to promote an awareness of the atrocities committed by the Nazis against the Jews of Europe as told through Henry's personal experience as a survivor.

Henry Koperweis Foundation

for Holocaust Education

Henry, Age 16. Drawing by Dana Joyce.

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