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The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2005

Torchlighters 2005

Sophie Engelsman

Sophie EngelsmanSophie Engelsman

Born in 1926, in Rotterdam, Holland. In 1943, the population of the hospital she worked in as a nurse was evacuated to Westerbork. Working as a slave laborer, she survived serious illness in Sobibor, Lublin, Trawniki, Katowice, Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Raguhn. Liberated from Theresienstadt on the brink of death with typhus, Sophie was reunited with surviving family members, and emigrated to Israel in 1949. She and her husband have 4 sons, 21 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.

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