Surviving the death camp
• Surviving the death camp
Reuters drafted a telling difficult stories of people who managed to survive in the largest Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Eva Fahad, 90 years old
Her whole family was killed in Auschwitz concentration camp. In 1944, when she moved with her family from Debrecen to Auschwitz-Birkenau, it was Eve 18.
Jerzy Ulatovski, 83
I was in the death camp in 13 years. In January 1945, he and his family managed to escape through an opening in the barbed wire surrounding the camp.
Jadwiga Bogucka 89
In August 1944, Jadwiga was 19 years old when her mother was sent to a death camp in Pruszkow, and then August 12, 1944 was transported by train to Auschwitz.
Jacek Nadolny, 77
During the Warsaw Uprising in the age of seven, he and his family were sent to the death camp
Maria Stroinski, 82
He is holding a family photo before the war. Together with her sister was sent to a camp in Pruszkow, and then they separated, and she came to Auschwitz.
Galina Brzozowski, 82
In 12 years with the 6-year-old sister were in the camp in Pruszkow, from where they were later deported to Auschwitz.
Laszlo Bernath, 87
He is holding a photograph of his mother and sisters, who were killed in a concentration camp. He was in Auschwitz at age 15, his father told him to lie about his age, that they are not divided into blocks. Even in the camp, Bernat had not heard about the gas chambers.
Danuta Bogdanyuk-Bogucka 80
She was 10 years old when his mother sent them to Auschwitz. There, she was among the victims of the experiments of Josef Mengele.
Barbara Donietska 80
He is holding his baby pictures. During the Warsaw Uprising 12-year-old Barbara was sent to his mother in a concentration camp
Elżbieta Sobchinska 80
During the Warsaw Uprising 10-year-old Elzbieta sent along with her mother and brother to the camp in Pruszkow, and then transported to Auschwitz. There they were divided into blocks for women, girls and boys.
Marian Mazherovich 88
Marian was 17 when he was sent to Auschwitz. In the camp he was briefly reunited with his father, who told me that his mother and younger brother had been killed in the gas chambers. Mariana's father did not survive the war.
Erzsebet Brodt, 89
Brodt Elizabeth was 17 years old when her family was sent to Auschwitz. Remembering a trip to the camp, she said that those who are ill, or is about to give birth was, put into a car. When the train arrived in Auschwitz, everything in this car were already dead. Erzhbet family died in the camp.
Stefan Sot, 83
During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, 13-year-old Stefan Sot was sent to the camp in Pruszkow, then by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Later he was transferred to the labor camp to the south of Auschwitz, where he worked in the kitchen for the SS officers.
Ioannina Reklazhtis 80
During the Warsaw Uprising 12-year-old Janina Reklazhtis with his mother was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then, in January 1945 they were transferred to a forced labor camp in Berlin, where they were before the liberation.
Lajos Erdelyi, 87 years old, holds a drawing made his cellmate
Lajos Erdelyi imprisoned in Auschwitz in May 1944, then transferred to another camp. When he was released, he weighed less than 30 kg. Trying to go home, he collapsed. The farmer took him to the hospital.
Bogdan Bartnikovski 82
Bogdan was 12 years old during the Warsaw Uprising, when his mother was sent to Auschwitz. Several times were transferred to other camps. After the war Bartnikovski worked as a pilot and later became a journalist and writer.
Janos Forgaks 87
Janos says that he was in a group of prisoners transported to the camp in cattle cars, where the windows were sealed with barbed wire. The officer ordered them to transfer their belongings, saying they no longer need them.