A Jewish Holocaust survivor shares her experiences

Ms. Ethel Sternberg, who was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1924, is a survivor of the Holocaust. On Wednesday evening, May 5, she spoke at a Holocaust Remembrance Service at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Norge. She recounted how her mother managed to get her older brother and herself out of Germany and to Spain. While in Spain, they had to report each day to the local Spanish Police Office. One day, a Spaniard warned her not to report to the Police because they were going to collect all the Jews and send them France. The Spaniard advised her to call in sick and explain to them that her brother needed to stay with her. It worked and both were spared. However, Ms. Sternberg's mother, who remained in Germany, she later learned, died in a concentration camp in Poland. Ms. Sternberg is a member of Temple Beth El in Williamsburg.

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