I was born in Piscolt, Romania; (04.06.1925- I live in Berlin)
mother: Benedek (b. Sichermann) Maria (07.02.1901-d. Auschwitz 1944)
father: Benedek Stefan (10.01.1893-d. Auschwitz 1944)
Sisters: Benedek Alice (1932 – d. Auschwitz 1944)
Frish Edith (b. Bedendek) (1922 – d. in Tel Aviv)
Lehrer Agneta (b. Benedek) (23.03.1927- live in Tel Aviv)
04.06.1925 – 19.04.1944 -I lived in Piscolt, went to school there and in Oradea.
20.04.1944 – 01.05.1944 -deportation in the Ghetto in Oradea, Romania
02.05.1944 – 13.09.1944 -deportation to Auschwitz
14.09.1944 – 25.05.1945 -forced labor in Oberhohenelbe (Czech Rep.,
ca 130 km from Prague), Lorenz II-Factory,
(13 working hours/ day)
26.05.1945 – liberation by the Russian army in Oberhohenelbe
26.05.1945 – 08.06.1945 -_I „moved“ in another „better“ barrack for a few days in Oberhohenelbe
09.06.1945 -1948 -I went home to Piscolt
30.12. 1948 – 1949 -I get married and moved to Tirgu Mures
1949 – 1953 -we moved to Sighisoara with my husband.
1953 – 1989 -we moved to Sibiu with my husband
1989 – until now -we moved to Berlin, where my son was living as a refugee from the communist regime of Ceausescu
My dear husband: Stefan Adam, Manager of a textile factory, died 2002.
My only son: George A., independent architect, (64)
Two grandchildren: Robert (28) and Georgetta (11), eight: nieces & nephew
What does Auschwitz mean to you?
-an incomprehensible tragedy, because life in general has ceased to exist
-the greatest cruelty possible to humanity,
-the biggest possible loss ever (here I don’t consider material values)
-the loss of my whole family: Grandparents, Parents, one Sister, many Cousins
– a tragedy was also the fact, that a few of the poor victims of the concentration camps, converted to be guilty in steeling one from the other (food, cloth, caps a.s.o.)
My message for future generations is…:
-to look always attentive around where you live
-to take possible dangers very seriously
-to get well informed about what happened in the past, so that every one can be warned in time, in ordert o help himself in the future if necessary.
Who will be accompanying you on this journey?
George Adam, my son.