Wednesday 15 August 2018


            She came from Sosnovits (Sosnowiec), Poland.  She was the author of the book, In roykh fun bzhezhinki (In the smoke of Birkenau) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1966), 264 pp.  The writer was at the time of the war’s outbreak (September 1939) an ordinary, pious Jewish woman and the mother of two children; she describes in her book her personal experiences and the agony of the destruction of Sosnowiec Jewry, from September 1, 1939 until May 1945, in the Środula ghetto [a neighborhood in Sosnowiec] and in the death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.  She was last living in the state of Israel.

Source: Mortkhe Hampel, in Idishe tsaytung (Tel Aviv) (September 30, 1966).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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