Anna Heilman

Anna helped to smuggle gunpowder collected from the factory where her sister worked to Sonderkommando prisoners at a crematorium in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The Sonderkommando led a revolt that destroyed the crematorium, and almost all of them were killed along with Anna’s sister and three other female prisoners who helped to organize the uprising.

DOB: 12/1/1928
City of birth: Warsaw
Country of birth: Poland
Ghettos: Warsaw (Poland)
Camps: Neustadt-Glewe (Germany), Auschwitz I (Poland), Ravensbrück (Germany), Majdanek (Poland), Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland)
Other exp: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, (April 19-May 16, 1943), Sonderkommando Uprising, (Auschwitz II-Birkenau, October 7,1944)


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