Sally Horwitz was born in 1927 in Zwolen, Poland. During the Nazi invasion of Poland, Sally and her family fled to a nearby woods and village to escape the bombing of the town. The family then returned to Zwolen, where Sally and her siblings regularly hid from the German's occupying the city and the regular round-ups and executions they carried out. Sally and her sister were eventually picked by the Germans to work on a nearby farm and from there they were deported to the slave labor camp, Skarzyso-Kamienna. As the Red Army closed in on the camp, Sally was sent to Czenstochow, where she was liberated by the Russians in 1945.
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