How Paula Bromberg survived Auschwitz-Birkenau before settling in St. Louis


Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors, but also liberators of Nazi concentration camps and other non-Jewish witnesses living in Europe during World War II.

The museum was one of the first to begin gathering oral history projects so these voices and photographs will be displayed and future generations will continue to be witnesses to this catastrophic period of world history. In partnership with the Jewish Light, The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is allowing us to republish a portion of these Oral Histories project as a celebration of life and a crucial part of honoring and remembering the past. Please follow the provided links to additional recordings.

A Brief Bio

Paula Bromberg was born in Lodz, Poland on October 15, 1924. Paula survived the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and was liberated from a women’s camp near Mauthausen on May 6, 1945. She met her beloved husband, Harry Bromberg, in a Displaced Persons Camp where they married. Paula Bromberg passed away on October 16, 2013.

Listen to Tape 1 / Side 1 of Paula’s Oral History

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