Auschwitz survivor’s Holocaust testimony videos hit 1m TikTok followers

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JORDAN PALMER

The newest TikTok star isn’t quite the same age as many of the young teens who frequent the social platform. In fact, when Lily Ebert was 14, the Nazis deported her from her Hungarian hometown to Auschwitz. But, now her survivor’s video testimony of the Holocaust, posted on TikTok, has reached a staggering one million followers on TikTok.

Lily Ebert is 97. Her great-grandson, Dov Forman, who is seventeen, runs her account.

The pair’s channel sees Lily answer questions about her experiences at the infamous camp, spreading Holocaust awareness to a younger generation.

In an an interview with The Jewish News, Lily said “I enjoy making every video with Dov. I think it is very important and I am proud of the work we are doing in order to ensure the Holocaust, and in particular my testimony, is never forgotten.”

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A book about Lily’s experiences, called Lily’s Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live has been co-written between Lily and Dov, and will  be published this fall. Her story is remarkable.

According to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website, Lily, along with her mother, brother and three sisters were deported by the Nazis in July of 1944. They were taken by train, crammed into dark and almost airless cattle trucks, to Auschwitz.

Although this happened over 70 years ago Lily can still remember her arrival at the camp. And now thanks to her grandson and social media, those memories will not be forgotten.