I was very sick for most of the war with tuberculosis. In 1943, I went to a hospital in Budapest, where my brother and sisters were living at that time. I had false papers while in the hospital but it was obvious I was a Jew. One day a doctor said they are taking all the Jews from the hospital and putting them in the Ghetto. I was in very bad shape and cannot remember anything.
April 15th, 1944, my family was taken to the ghetto in Mukacevo. On May 12th, 1944, we started working at a brick factory where we worked and lived until May 23rd, 1944. We were then transported in cattle cars that held 80 of us in each car, to Auschwitz.
On October 7th, 1944, we started undergoing the selection process headed by Joseph Mengele. However, in the middle of that process there was an explosion at the gas chamber. Mengele ran to see what had happened and the selection process was interrupted.
On October 20th, 1944, they transferred us to Langenbielau in Silesia. There we worked in the Rajchenbach textile factory. We left at 3 AM and returned at 7 PM.
On February 28th, 1945, when the Russians were only a few kilometers away from us, they took us on a five day march in the snow and terrible cold, wet weather to Sudetenland (now part of the Czech Republic) to a town called Parsnic Nach Ort ba Azaz. That is where on May 9th, 1945, we were liberated by the Russian army.