Elly Gross

Speaker + Writer
Born Feb 14, 1929

Elly Berkovits Gross is a Jewish Holocaust survivor and author of several Holocaust related books of poetry and prose. She currently resides in the United States, where she is a frequent invited speaker at museums and schools around the country.

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1929 Birth Born in 1929.


1942 13 Years Old Elly was born in Şimleu Silvaniei, Romania to Eugene and Irina Berkovits. In 1942, her father was inducted by the invading Hungarian forces into a forced labor camp, where he perished on the Russian front.
1944 15 Years Old Elly and her remaining family, her mother and younger brother Adalbert, were taken to Cehei ghetto 'the day after Pesach' in 1944 along with most other Jews in Sălaj County. … Read More
1945 16 Years Old Elly was transferred to Fallersleben, a part of the Neuengamme concentration camp, where she perform slave labor for Volkswagen until she was liberated at Salzwedel by the Allies on April 14, 1945. … Read More
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