Judith Perlaki was a jew from a Hungarian ghetto.
In 1944 the Nazis took her to Auschwitz.
Judy says the place was hell.
Perlaki says many members of her family were sent straight away to the gas chambers and the ovens upon arrival at Auschwitz.
Judith and her sisters were spared the gassum chambers, and were given jobs sorting clothing and other items at the camp.
She says she endured many atrocities while at Auschwitz, including being served soup with live mice in it, and being told her soap was made from the fat of her dead friend.
Judith says she and her sisters were rescued from Auschwitz in May of 1945.
Given that Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviets several months earlier in January 1945, Perlaki must have actually enjoyed time at the "death camp" to stay for a couple extra months.
Perlaki now lives in the United States and travels all over to tell her tale to young schoolchildren.
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