Judith Perlaki was from a jewish family in Hungary.
In 1943, the Nazis came and took them on a journey to hell.
Judy says they were packed on a cattle car on a "death train" with no food or water, and taken to Auschwitz. The trip took 3 days...with no stops.
The atrocities Judith witnessed are beyond belief.
She was served soup with rats and live mice in it.
She says the gas chambers were as long as 50 football fields and would murder 1,500 to 2,000 jews at one time. And the ovens could burn 8,000 jews a day.
Perlaki also says the Germans would tie the women’s legs together to attempt to stop them from having babies, and hold inmates under the water to see how long they could last until they would freeze to death.
Perlaki and her son Lawrence have been visiting schools for 15 years sharing their fairytale, visiting around 12 to 15 schools per year.
I think Judith may have underestimated the killing capacity, however.
Just do the math and think about it....50 football fields = 50 x 300ft = 15,000 ft = 2.84 miles.
The Auschwitz gas chamber building was almost 3 miles long!! With a gas chamber of that size, the Germans could probably gas 200,000 people at one time. They must have been planning on gassing the entire population of planet earth!
Article: "Holocaust survivor talks to Wood-Ridge HS students"
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- More of Judith Perlaki's tale-Ate soup w/ live mice in it, washed w/ soap made from dead jews, stayed in Auschwitz for several months after liberation