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Ester Auerbach

Civilian

from:North Wales, Pennsylvania

Ester Auerbach remembers being shoved into a railroad car without food and water and being taken away from the Jewish ghetto in Tarnapole, Poland. A mere girl of 15 at the time, she recalls the train stopping at Auschwitz, and, along with the others who had survived the hot containers, that she was shown to pig troughs filled with water. She will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. And she never wants anyone else to forget them, either. "I wanted children because Hitler killed my whole family," said Auerbach, who would give birth to four. "I want people to remember that it was a terribe Holocaust." She was ultimately freed from Auschwitz by the Allies and eventually came to the US. Today in 2014, in her 90s, she tells her story to as many people as she can.










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