The Museum of Jewish Heritage mourns the passing of Esther Geizhals z”l”. Esther served on the Museum’s Speakers Bureau, sharing her story with the Museum community and beyond.
Esther Geizhals was born in Poland in 1929. During World War II, her family was moved to the Lodz ghetto, and later she was sent to Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and Rochlitze concentration camps. During a death march, Esther escaped and was liberated by the Russian army. She eventually found her father, the only surviving member of her family, and traveled to a displaced persons camp in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1947.