Aron Bell describes his brothers Arthur Butler Arthur Meier describes his family's struggle to emigrate Betty Goldberg Betty Goldberg tells how she avoided being arrested. E. Edward Herman recalls being abandoned in Budapest E. Edward Herman recalls when his father left Warsaw E. Edward Herman talks about trying to survive in Warsaw E. Edward Herman tells about life in the Warsaw Ghetto Edith Simon Edith Simon discusses Kristallnacht Essie, Esia Shor, Levine Fred Wysocki recounts being taken as a POW of the German Army Fred Wysocki remembers liberation Fred Wysocki tells about feeding former camp prisoners Fred Wysocki tells about liberation Ginette Hirsch recounts when her family fled their home. Ginette Hirsch tells how her parents helped Jewish refugees Ginette Hirsch tells how her father was arrested Ginette Hirsch tells how she was liberated Halina Herman tells what life was like as a hidden child Jerry Rawicki Judith Szentivanyi (nee Szasz) describes selections at Auschwitz Lawrence Fuller describes a concentration camp Lawrence Fuller describes what he witnessed after liberation Lawrence Fuller talks about Ebensee Concentration Camp Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) describes Tuvia Bielski's leadership Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) tells how Tuvia convinced others to join them in the woods Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) talks about life under Nazi occupation Magda Quittner Marie Silverman (Berkovic) tells how she and her sister escaped a transit camp Mickey Quittner Mickey Quittner discusses his experiences Mickey Quittner tells how he was forced to eat on Yom Kippur Paul Temmer discusses living in the ghetto Paul Temmer discusses Raoul Wallenberg Paul Temmer discusses the loss of his family's valuables Paul Temmer remembers staying in a bomb shelter Paul Temmer talks about his first experience with antisemitism Paul Temmer talks about Nazi occupation Paul Temmer tells about having to share his home with strangers Paul Temmer tells how he was moved into the ghetto Paul Temmer tells how his property was inventoried by a neighbor Philip Peper talks about the Dutch Underground Philip Peper tells how he made a hiding place Salomon Pila Salomon Wainberg Samuel Schryver talks about surviving in Westerbork Transit Camp Toni Rinde Walter Loebenberg talks about Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) Yetti Sterensis tells about going to Germany to work Yetti Sterensis recalls her family's move into the ghetto Yetti Sterensis recalls visiting her father Yetti Sterensis tells how her family bought food in the ghetto Yetti Sterensis tells how she got false papers

 

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Presented in memory of Abraham W. and Ruth Lipsman

Marie Silverman (Berkovic) tells how she and her sister escaped a transit camp


First Name:Marie
Last Name:Silverman (Berkovic)
Collection I.D.:
Gender:Female
Date of Birth:
Country:Belgium
City:Antwerp
Camps:Rivesaltes
 

Marie Silverman lived in Antwerp, Belgium with her parents and sister, Jeanette when World War II began.

 

When the Nazis invaded, the family fled to France and hid in the barn of a farm in Toulouse in May 1940.  They were discovered by the Germans and deported to the Rivesaltes camp in Perpignan, France.  With the help of the Underground, the the girls escaped and were taken to a hiding place in Vence.  Later the sisters were reunited with their parents at the hiding place with the help of the Underground. However, Marie's father died shortly after, due to starvation and the harsh treatment he received at the camp. 

 

Later, Marie, Jeanette and their mother were moved to a chateau in the mountains that was relinquished to make a safe haven for Jewish refugees.  From their two couriers took the two girls across the Pyrenees Mountains on foot to Barcelona Spain in August of 1943 where they met their aunt and uncle.  From Spain, the children were given visas to travel to the United States in April 1944. 

 

The children were placed in an orphanage and later with foster families until their mother was able to reunite with them in 1949. 

 

Presented in memory of Abraham W. and Ruth Lipsman