Today is my grandmother’s 144th Birthday.
Sura Feiga Veisz Klein lived in Bilky, Ukraine. She had ten children with her husband Zsigmond. When their youngest child was only two-years-old, Zsigmond unexpectedly died of an infection.
For the next twenty-five years, Sura raised her children while having to run the family business.
1n May 1944, Sura was sixty-seven years-old. At a time in her life when she should have been playing with her grandchildren, Sura was forced out of her home, transported in a cattle car to Auschwitz, and murdered.
With Sura at the murder camp was her daughter Bella, another daughter Eva, a son Lipot, a daughter-in-law Johanna, two nieces, and two nephews. All were murdered at Auschwitz except for Eva.
Today, I celebrate my Grandmother’s life. She is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
The Nazis tried kill the Jews.