Holocaust Survivors Speak

Mrs. Henna Feintuch (Part I)

Can you tell me where you were born? I, Henna Feintuch née Zoldan, was born in the town of Chust, Czechoslovakia, on November 25, 1923. Chust was considered a very…

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Mrs. Leah-Lilly Klein (Part IV)

Once the Americans announced that you were free, what did you do? Sunday morning we were moved to the Hitler Boarding School, where it was safer. The following day we…

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Mrs. Leah-Lilly Klein (Part III)

How long did you remain in Auschwitz? We were in Auschwitz until the end of October. We were put into cattle wagons again and transported to a city called Fallersleben.…

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Mrs. Leah-Lilly Klein (Part II)

Can you describe ghetto life? The ghetto was situated in the town of Borpatak, near Satmar. Life was very sad. Many Jewish men were beaten for no reason at all.…

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Mrs. Leah-Lilly Klein (Part I)

Can you tell me your name and where you were born? My name is Leah–Lilly Klein, née Levy. I was born in Baia-Sprie/ Felsőbánya. From 1940 to 1945 it was…

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Mrs. Etya Kleinman (Part V)

When I arrived home, my brother Yom Tov Lipa was already there. He, too, had been taken to Auschwitz. Upon entering the house, I saw that everything was gone. The…

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Mrs. Etya Kleinman (Part IV)

After this selection, where were you taken? The group of 500 girls was taken to the Sudetenland on the side of Germany. Here there were bunk beds with two levels,…

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Mrs. Etya Kleinman (Part III)

The next day we were transferred to another barrack, C-19. The Blockalteste was a Polish woman who was in the camps for four or five years already; she was nice…

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Mrs. Etya Kleinman (Part II)

The situation began to escalate around Purim time. We weren’t allowed to go out at night or leave our houses early in the morning. We were very limited regarding which…

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Mrs. Etya Kleinman (Part I)

Can you tell me about the town where you grew up? I was born (in 1924) and raised in the town of Kerestir. The town had a population of 2,000…

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Rivka Bern (Part III)

I became sick with malaria, and when the disease worsened I was sent to the hospital. Can you imagine that right near me lay a neighbor from Berdichev. I don’t…

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Rivka Bern (Part II)

My mother, my brother and the others were given work to do. It was hard and strenuous, but it was still considered decent. [This lasted] until the Germans began moving…

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Rivka Bern (Part I)

Can you tell me where you were born? I was born in the town of Berdichev in the Ukraine, in 1932. I would describe it as a heilige (holy) city.…

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Mrs. Dolly Rabinovitch (Part III)

After the able-bodied girls were selected, we were marched to a large open area to have our heads shaved and our arms tattooed with numbers. My number was A6889. We…

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Mrs. Dolly Rabinovitch (Part II)

In 1944, two of my older brothers — Shmelke, who had recently married, and Shaya, who was still a bachur — were taken away by soldiers to be trained for…

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Mrs. Dolly Rabinovitch (Part I)

Can you tell me where you were born and where you grew up? I, Dolly Rabinovitch, née Spitz, was born in Bere-hovo (Beregszász/ Beregsaz) which, at the time, was a…

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Mrs. Rivka Herbst (Part IV)

Did you know what had happened to the Jews of Poland? We heard a little from the Russian officers who returned from the battlefront, about the barbaric killings by the…

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Mrs. Rivka Herbst (Part III)

There was a minimal amount of food available. I felt bad that my relatives had to support me. I begged them to find work for me so that I could…

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Mrs. Rivka Herbst (Part II)

How did life change once the Nazis invaded? Can you describe the scene that took place? We packed our bags; Shprintze with her newborn baby, her brother with six children,…

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Mrs. Rivka Herbst (Part I)

Can you tell me where you were born? My name is Rivka Herbst, née Shapiro. I was born in Kreshiv, on the border of Poland. What memories can you share…

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