Lily Ebert was 14 when the Nazis deported her from her Hungarian hometown to Auschwitz. As part of our 2011 Hidden Histories project Lily talked about the gold pendant which remarkably survived the Camp with her.
Lily Ebert is a Holocaust survivor. In 1944, when she was just 14 years old, the Nazis deported her and her family from her Hungarian hometown of Bonyhád to Auschwitz. She was with her mother, brother and three sisters. Upon arrival the family were split up, either directed left or right. Lily’s mother, brother and sister, were told to go right and were taken to the gas chambers and crematorium. Lily and her two sisters went another way; they never saw the others again. The only possession that Lily was able to keep with her on her journey was her gold pendant, given to her by her mother, which remarkably survived the camp with her, hidden in the heel of her shoe. Find out more about Lily’s life story.
Lily shared her testimony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014. Watch our short film for HMD2014: Journeys.