Our sensitivity must honor their past..... Starting in Late 2011, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles began running a biweekly column profiling and photographing Holocaust survivors living in the Greater Los Angeles area. I was fortunate enough to become the Photographer responsible for capturing and submitting those photographs. My Holocaust Survivor Portraits aim to honor these survivors, recounting the often incomprehensible adversities they have suffered and paying visual tribute to the lives they have rebuilt. An additional goal is to remind the local Jewish community that many survivors – thousands, in fact -- are still alive, and many are struggling financially and/or emotionally. During this assignment work the majority of these survivors I met and photographed were interviewed and profiled by Jane Ulman a contributing editor of The Jewish Journal. On January 26th, 2014 the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust exhibited 29 of David Miller's visually riveting Portraits of Holocaust survivors along with accompanying profiles, previously appeared in the Jewish Journal, the largest Jewish weekly newspaper in the United States outside of New York City. These profiles were written by contributing Jewish Journal Writer Jane Ulman. The exhibit stood as a gallery of living history as each of these survivors personally witnessed one of the defining moments of the 20th century: Adolph Hitler’s genocidal campaign against the Jews of Europe. The exhibit included an accompanying catalog with the stories that appeared in the Jewish Journal. Most of the survivors who were profiled waited decades after World War II to tell their story. Some of them have never before told their story outside of their immediate families. But all of them tell important stories of devastating heartbreak, brutality, miracles and the arduous rebuilding of broken lives.