Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Brenda Reiss - June 23, 1983


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.

  1. Introduction
  2. Life Before the War
  3. Religious Life
  4. Start of War
  5. Start of War II
  6. Life in the Łódź Ghetto
  7. Life in the Łódź Ghetto II
  8. Life in Łódź Ghetto III
  9. Being Transported to Auschwitz
  10. Meeting Friend in Camp
  11. Helping Friend in Camp
  12. Life in Breslau
  13. Life in Forced Labor Camps
  14. Getting Help in Camps
  15. Liberation
  16. Moving to the United States
  17. Life in the United States
  18. Sharing Story
  19. Memories
  20. Thoughts on Israel
  21. Conclusion

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