Eva Slonim

Eva Slonim (née Weiss) was born on 29 August, 1931 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.  Her parents were Eugen Yaakov and Margaret Meital Weis, and she had 8 sisters and a brother. During the war, Eva was able to live under an assumed Aryan identity with false papers for a while, but she was eventually arrested in Nitra, and after being severely tortured, she was sent to the Sered camp.  On 3 November, 1944, she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau together with her family.

Eva and her sister Marta (on her left in the photograph) were kept in Mengele’s medical experiments block together with the twins and dwarfs.  They managed to stay alive there until the liberation.  Eva and Marta were liberated by the Red Army on 27 January, 1945.  About 9 months later, Eva moved to Australia, and today lives in Melbourne.   She has five children, 27 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildre.