Brenda Reiss was born in Kalisz, Poland in 1923. After the German occupation of Poland, Brenda and her family were sent to the ghetto in Koźminek. From there, Brenda and her sister were taken to the Łódź ghetto and then to Auschwitz, where the sisters were separated. Brenda was sent to various forced labor camps before being liberated by the Russian Army. After the war she married and moved to the United States.
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