Sara Silow was born in Łódź, Poland. After the war started, Sara and her family were forced into the Łódź ghetto. From there Sara and her mother were taken to Auschwitz, where her mother perished. Sara was then sent to the Poppebüttel camp where she was forced to clean up the rubble of bombed buildings. As the war drew to a close, she was sent to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated by the British Army. After the war she was sent to Sweden to recuperate from typhus and then moved to Belgium to be with family. After meeting her future husband and starting a family, Sara moved to the United States.
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