Nebraska Authors

Benny Hochman

Born ≈ 1924-02-10 Lodz (Poland)

Died 2013-05-29
Sidney, NE (USA)

Buried 2013-06-01
Greenwood Cemetery, Sidney, NE (USA)

Benny Hochman was born February 10, 1924 in Lodz, Poland. His family all perished from Nazi persecution during World War II. He survived five years in Nazi slave labor and death camps and was liberated from Buchenwald on April 11, 1945 as the sole surviving member of his family. Hochman came to the United States in 1946 and later worked in Sidney, NE for Northwestern Bell Telephone for 40 years. He gave numerous speeches over the years on his Holocaust experiences and urged his listeners to safeguard their freedoms.

Places Lived

Resident of Sidney, NE from 1952-2013

Author Of

  • Biography



Places Worked

Burlington Railroad
Northwestern Bell Telephone


Honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree, 2002, from Chadron State College for his outstanding community service and citizenship.
Admiral of the State of Nebraska Navy


Nebraska Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Directors
Member, Kiwanis Club
Member, Fort Sidney Colonels
American Legion Baseball Director
Director of United Way Fund for many years
Western Nebraska College Endowment Fund.


From Hell to Here. 2001.

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