Name at birth
Ilona Hoffman
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Jzazary, Czechoslovakia
Name of father, occupation
Martin Hoffman, Grocery store
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Shlema, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
My parents. Fega, Rochelle, Moishe and me
Who survived the Holocaust?
Just me
In the summer of 1941, at the age of 16, I traveled to visit my aunt who lived in Satu Mare, Romania.  When I was to return home, I learned that the Germans had occupied my home area and had taken my parents, two sisters and brother to “Poland.”  I never saw my family again.  I eventually returned home and was alone for three years.  A girlfriend, who was also in a similar situation and I, took turns staying at one another’s house.  I was rounded up by the Germans in 1944, sent to the ghetto in Chust, and then to Auschwitz (Tattoo number: A-11716)
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
I was taken to Sweden by the Red Cross to recuperate. In Sweden I met my husband, also a Holocaust survivor.
Simon Goldman
Michael Goldman, attorney (died of Hodgkin’s disease as a young man)
Charles Silow
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