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Lilly Yunger

Lilly Yunger describes her experiences on a Death March and the dangers she faced.

Lilly Yunger (neé Reicher) was born on October 23, 1930. Her father Chaim was a goose farmer and her mother Pessel was a homemaker. Her siblings included Krendel (born 1925), Sore Rauchel (born 1927) and Rikel (born 1932).

Lilly survived several concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Bergen Belsen. She was the sole survivor of her immediate family.

She immigrated to Canada as a youth in 1948 arriving on the vessel New Hellas.

Her full testimony is part of the Canadian Collection of Holocaust survivor testimonies. It is preserved in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and accessible through the Ekstein Library.

Lilly Yunger

And then the people that dig the grave, they were also shot and killed.