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 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: Hungarian Jewish History, Part One

  The presence of Jews in the Hungarian Duna basin coincides with the appearance of Roman legionnaires and can be traced back to the second or third century AD. Evidence...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 21

Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 20, Olga learned about “organizing” in Auschwitz, which meant...

Right View: Beginning Life Again

By the time Marton married Olga, he was back in his shoe business. Business was in his marrow. He bought a small truck to transport his purchases from Budapest,...

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: 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...

Death March And Liberation: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 29

In Part 28, Olga and her friends try to help a fellow inmate who can no longer walk, but the SS drag the woman away by her legs and...

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...

The Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 25

Leaving Auschwitz Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. Late August in Auschwitz, rumors are flying every day about...
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