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Ruth Eliaz, Born in 1922 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. Deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp. In 1943, Ruth was deported to Auschwitz where she and her camp-born baby were used as guinea pigs by Dr. Josef Mengele until her daughter died. Ruth was released at Tauche work camp near Leipzig in 1945 and then returned to Czechoslovakia. She came to Israel in 1949 and has lived in Beit Yizthak ever since. In 1975, Ruth began telling her story to Israeli youth as a response for publicities of holocaust deniers. Her book "Spirit of Life" was published in Israel and in Germany. Ruth passed away in 2008. 


Esther Hershkovitz of house Green, was born in Austria-Hungary in 1921. In 1939, as the war broke, Esther was taken to the ghetto, and from there she was sent to Auschwitz extermination camp. As the war ended she was rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. In 1947 she married her husband, Yaacov Hershkovitz, and together they came to Israel with the declaration of Israel's independence and the founding of the state. Esther was president of Bnai Brith Israel and The Association for the Wellbeing of Israeli Soldiers, she was an active contributor to the Mental Rehabilitation Center "Enosh," and provided scholarships to Holocaust Studies. In 1985, Esther received the President Volunteers' Award from the Israeli President at the time Chaim Herzog who freed her himself from Bergen-Belsen. 



Ada Lichtman was born in Krakow, Poland. She arrived to Sobibor extermination camp in 1942, where she married her husband, Yitzhak Lichtman, and together they actively participated at the Sobibor uprising in 1943. In 1961, Ada testified at the Aichman and the Sobibor/Hagen Trials. In 1965-66 Ada and Yitzhak lived in Holon, Israel. 

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