Holocaust Survivor Testimony of Alex Eisen
Alexander Eisen was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1929. After the Anschluss in 1938, the Eisen family fled to Hungary. In 1939, Alex’s father was targeted for arrest and fled to Palestine, leaving his wife alone with their three children. Alex and the rest of the family endured the hardships of the Budapest Ghetto. Later, they managed to escape and live in hiding until being liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945.
Holocaust Survivor Testimony of Faigie Schmidt Libman
Faigie Schmidt Libman was born in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania, in 1934. She lived an affluent life until Germany invaded her country in 1941 and she and her family were forced to move to a newly established ghetto in Slobodka. In 1944, they were deported to concentration camps – her father was sent to Dachau while Faigie and her mother were shipped to Stutthof in Poland. They dug trenches, with Faigie masquerading as an older child to avoid being killed, until they were forced on a death march in January 1945. Faigie and her mother, the only surviving members of their family, were liberated by the Soviet Army near Danzig.