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...

Right View: At Auschwitz, Part 2

By Dr. Alex Sternberg Books have been written, many by survivors, about arriving in Auschwitz, describing the conditions that awaited them. Although some accounts differ, the differences are usually due...

The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 9

In last week’s installment, Dombovar’s Jews were still proud of their town and their accomplishments in improving the town’s social, economic, and intellectual reputation. Olga and her father never...

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 10

In last week’s installment, the Germans invaded Hungary, which spelled disaster for the Jews of Hungary and, of course, Dombovar. No longer was the agenda the confiscation of Jewish property,...

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 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 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...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 16

Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 15, upon arrival at Auschwitz, Olga is set to...

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...
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