Testimony of Barbara Stimler Holocaust survivor.

History of Sorts

A picture tells a thousand words, but never the full story. There is nothing more powerful then the words of those who survived the darkest era of mankind.

Stimler was born in Poland, in the town of Aleksandrow Kujawski, close to the German border.

She was 12 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland , the only daughter of Sarah and Jakob, who owned a small textile shop. She was, she says, “the apple of my father’s eye”. After the invasion, the family moved from town to town in increasing desperation. Her father was arrested, her mother beaten up, she was molested by SS guards.

Below are some of Barbara’s experiences in her own words.

When we got to Auschwitz, which I didn’t know it was Auschwitz, I didn’t know nothing about it; I did not know about concentration camps, I did not know what was going on at all…

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