Right View: At Auschwitz, Part 3

Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. The following is a description of the fate of those who...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 15

  Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 14 (September 16), Olga and her father arrive at...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 17

Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 16, Olga begins learning about life in Auschwitz. The days...

Right View :The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 5

Last week’s installment concluded with the Elek family’s arrival in Dombovar in 1924, as the tides of discrimination were waning. For the most part, the Hungarian-Jewish relationship was an on-again,...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 13

In Part 12, the Jews suffered deprivation and humiliation in the ghetto. They hear rumors that they will soon be relocated. On June 29, the Jews were roused from bed...

Cooking In Ravensbrück: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 28

One of the preoccupations of the ladies in Ravensbrück, as in many other camps, was the constant “cooking:” describing recipes and lavish dinners that they had once prepared or...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 14

By Dr. Alex Sternberg In Part 13, The Jews of Dombovar are transported on cattle cars from the ghetto to the neighboring village of Kaposvar, a regional collection center, where...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 22

Shabbos In Auschwitz Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. Olga has been in the hellhole of Auschwitz-Birkenau...

The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 12

In Part 11, the Jews of Dombovar were relocated to the ghetto where conditions were unbearable. June brought many changes. The weather turned hot and stifling. Being cooped up in...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 4

Though Olga Elek recalled her high school years fondly, antisemitism was still present in Hungary and Dombovar during her formative years. However, it was not prevalent in her preferred...

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