With the outbreak of war, Chaim and Regina Lifschitz fled east from their home in Bielsko, Poland to the vicinity of Lvov, then under Soviet control. Their daughter Vera was born in Lvov in May 1940. When she was barely three weeks old the family was deported to Siberia on a month-long train journey. The Lifschitz family arrived in Aldan in eastern Siberia where they were housed in huts outside the town. Only thanks to their own resourcefulness did they survive the harsh conditions.
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