Part of the Holocaust

Peter Berlowitz 

Peter was born in Germany on July of 1936. After his father passed away, he had to live with his mother, when he was only 6 years old. When he had turned the age of seven, he and other children his age were forced to mine mica rocks from a section of the camp. This went on for years, until the Soviet Army liberated it on May 8, 1945. After that he was able to go to school for the first time ever, at the age of 11 years. Only 125 people survived.

Ellinor Wolff

Ellinor was born on September 9, 1935. In December 1941, when Ellinor was six years old, the entire family, along with 16,000 other German Jews, was deported to Riga, Latvia. The 30,000 local Jews, who had already been living in the sealed-off ghetto, had been murdered by the Germans to make room for them. There was inadequate food, water, and sanitary facilities. Thousands died from starvation, disease, and exposure. By December 1943, the ghetto was emptied of its population. Most of the inhabitants were murdered by the Germans or sent to labor camps where they were worked to death. Ellinor had disappeared without a trace.

Elisabeta Strul

Nicopoi hid about 20 people, including the Strul family, in a storeroom for two weeks and provided them with food. After some of the men she had sheltered in the storeroom were taken to forced-labor battalions, Nicopoi traveled to the place where they were working to bring them clothing and food. On one such occasion, she was arrested by the gendarmerie, beaten and detained by them for several days. Nicopoi married Strul in 1949, and in 1963, they immigrated to Israel. Her family remained in Romania, and she would visit them from time to time. She died in Haifa on 6 November 2013.

 

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