Born in 1926 in small village in Austro-Hungary in the family of at least 7 children. The family was very poor by comparative even to the local population. At one point when she was still little girl she was taken by another well to do Jewish family that in return for her work in the house she was provided with food an minimal amount of pay. In May of 1944 the entire family was gathered and loaded on horse drawn carriages and were taken by Hungarian gendarmes to town of Mukachevo to the territory located in the brick factory. Than part became a ghetto holding place for most of the Jews from surrounding areas. After approx few days they all were again gathered and taken to the train where they all were boarded into cattle transporting cargo train and transported to Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz. Upon arrival she was separated from her parents and younger siblings and send to work. She remained in there until the liberation. She was part of the time in Auschwitz with her elder sister Gittel. After reuniting with her the traveled back to Mukachevo in hopes of trying to find any other surviving relatives. In 1946 she married her cousin Abraham Gershkovich who was himself a survivor of Auschwitz-
What does Auschwitz mean to you?
Death of almost entire family horrible suffering and torture
My message for future generations is…
Who will be accompanying you on this journey?
My son Arkady Gershkovich.