the sisters federalists and Democratic Part returned home to Hungary, where they were reunited with their sister Klara, Edith started to recover physically, yet the mental scars proved more difficult to heal. After the war, aged 19, she married Jewish businessman Bla Eger and the couple moved to the US, though she struggled for decades both with survivors guilt and with life as an immigrant. When, in 1945, American troops finally liberated the camp she had been moved to, she was found barely alive among a pile of corpses. I ate a lot of corn and roasted potatoes in the ground, he says.
She never lost her sense of self. Worse in some ways was the cruelty administered by some inmates upon each other. Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1926, Rita suffered through the ghettos of Nazi-occupied Poland. Beatings were commonplace and the threat of worse was never far away. Magda told me I was an idiot for returning, but I wanted to be free. Future generations have to know what happened.
Con tains interviews with Holocaust survivors, concentration camp liberators.
Five Star Senior Living resident Rita Hilton shares her astounding story with a gr ace.
Her story now resides in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.