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"Concentration Camps" or "Labor Camps" were facilities in which people were incarcerated on the basis of their political and/or religious beliefs or ethnicity, usually without regard to due process.

Erna Anolik

Language: English

Jewish Survivor

Erna recalls arrival and intake procedures at Auschwitz-Birkenau. She describes the fate of newly arrived internees. Erna talks about volunteering for work, a measure she employed in vain to be reunited with her parents.

Gender: Female
DOB: Dec 15, 1923
City of birth: Uzhorod
Country of birth: Czechoslovakia
Camps: Auschwitz (Poland), Essen (Germany), Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
Went into hiding: Yes
Other experiences: escapes from camps

 

  • Erna Anolik

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    Erna recalls arrival and intake procedures at Auschwitz-Birkenau. She describes the fate of newly arrived internees. Erna talks about volunteering for work, a measure she employed in vain to be reunited with her parents.

    Gender: Female
    DOB: Dec 15, 1923
    City of birth: Uzhorod
    Country of birth: Czechoslovakia
    Camps: Auschwitz (Poland), Essen (Germany), Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
    Went into hiding: Yes
    Other experiences: escapes from camps

     

  • George Gottlieb

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    George recalls a guard who allowed George and his brother 20 minutes to find their mother inside of a camp. It was the last time they saw her.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: Jan 16, 1929
    City of birth: Budapest
    Country of birth: Hungary
    Ghettos: Komárom (Hungary)
    Camp(s) liberated or visited post-liberation: Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland), Braunschweig (Germany), Ravensbrück (Germany)

     

  • Ellis Lewin

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    Ellis Lewin remembers arrival at Auschwitz and separation of family members. He explains his parents' efforts to survive the selection.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: May 22, 1932
    City of Birth: Lódz (Poland)
    Country of Birth: Poland
    Ghettos: Lódz (Poland : Ghetto)
    Went into hiding: Yes
    Other experiences: Displaced persons camps

     

  • "Concentration Camps" or "Labor Camps" were facilities in which people were incarcerated on the basis of their political and/or religious beliefs or ethnicity, usually without regard to due process.

  • This theme focuses on how the Nazis forced large numbers of Jews into restricted housing areas, often enforced with walls, fences, and/or guard towers. Movement in and out of the ghettos was strictly controlled and violation was punishable by death.

  • These testimony segments focus on physical concealment (as an individual or part of a family) to avoid ghettoization, incarceration, deporation, or other forms of persecution

  • These testimony segments focus on descriptions of home life, family events, religious observances, and education before the occurrence of genocide.

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