Bernard was taken to the Russian army and was never heard from again. I survived together with my sister Rose (Kowait). Sala Torten was killed at home in Drohobycz. Sala was a Bais Yakov (religious school teacher); Ukrainians caught her. She had been in hiding with some others. I went to their hiding place with some food; Ukrainians found us, I ran in one direction and Sala the other. Just as Sala was about to be safe, she was caught. My family knew someone in authority and tried to have her released. The man they were dealing with was himself, killed prior to her release and Sala was subsequently killed.
On the second day of Pesach (Passover), October, 1944, I was taken to Auschwitz with my sister, Rose. Previously, we had been under Russian occupation for twenty-two months which was not as bad as under the Germans.