Women You Should Know – Who Knew I Was One?

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Women You Should Know – Who Knew I Was One?

Heather Dune Macadam, a Holocaust biographer and author of Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz, traveled to Poprad, Slovakia on March 26, 2012, the 70th anniversary of the first registered mass transit of Jews to Auschwitz. When she arrived at the memorial site what she came to learn took her on an entirely new journey. What many people don’t know is that all of the 999 prisoners in the first transport were young women ages 16-22. Rena Kornreich Gelissen, the survivor Heather wrote about in her first book, was one of these 999 prisoners and the 716th woman to enter Auschwitz.  READ MORE HERE

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