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Alžbeta Brodyová (1925) - Biography


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Alžbeta Brodyová, née Schwarzová, was born on April 3, 1925 in Šurany.  In 1938 the southern part of Slovakia was annexed to Hungary. Until she was 15, she attended elementary school in Šurany. Since 1940 she was apprenticed to become a dressmaker in Nové Zámky. In March 1944 a Jewish ghetto in Šurany was established and Alžbeta along with her family was placed there. In June 1944 she was deported through Komárno and Košice to Auschwitz. Later on she and her mother worked in a Kraków stone pit for 2 months. In October 1944 she was transported to work in the Sudetes factory. After the liberation she met her future husband Andrej Brody in Nitra. At first they lived together in Nitra, then in Bratislava. Later they moved to Israel. In 2017 Alžbeta Brodyová turns to be 92 years old.

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