We constantly hear about the damage that stress can do our health. So one would assume that anyone who survived something as traumatic as the Holocaust would take a serious hit to their lifespan. But a recent study found just the opposite. “Men who’d survived the Holocaust lived longer — significantly longer — than their peers who’d never been under Nazi oppression.”

+ “The night the SS rounded up the Jews of his ghetto, 18-year-old Yosel Epelbaum crawled on his hands and knees to a nearby forest soon to be engulfed by winter.” If you’re interested in learning more about one amazing survivor, check out my dad’s book called Taking Risks.