At our monthly Stories Survive Speaker Series, hear Holocaust survivors share their life stories in their own words.

On July 8, Elly Gross will share her experiences.

Elly Gross was born in Simleul-Silvaniei, Romania (Transylvania). In 1942, Ms. Gross’ father was drafted into forced labor. He was murdered in the spring of 1943. On May 27, 1944, Ms. Gross and her family were deported from the ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where they were separated from each other immediately. Ms. Gross was transferred to Fallersleben and then Salzwedel. United States troops liberated her on April 4, 1945. Ms. Gross then lived in Romania. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1966 with her family. She has written numerous books about her experiences.


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