Survivors' Stories

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

Eva Umlauf

  • From: Novaky (Slovakia)
  • Liberated from: Poland (Auschwitz Birkenau)
  • Deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau from: Slovakia (Sered)
  • Current Location: Germany (Munich)
  • Year of birth: 1942

Brief Bio

I came to Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz with my parents  when I was nearly 2 years old. My mother was 4 Months pregnant with my sister. We were all tattooed with numbers. My mother and I survived, but unfortunately my father was murdered in  Mathausen (Melk) in March 1945. My sister was Born in Auschwitz in April 1945. After her birth we returned to Slovakia to find that our entire family had been murdered. We tried to continue with our lives with some semblance of normality and find a new beginning.

What does Auschwitz mean to you?

The largest cemetery in the world.

My message for future generations is…


Who will be accompanying you on this journey?

My 2 adult sons: Oliver (44) and Julian (34)