Elly Gross Writer

Elly Berkovits Gross (b. February 14, 1929) 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. 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. 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. Six weeks later, her family, along with thousands of other Jews were transported via cattle cars to Auschwitz concentration camp. She was separated from her mother and brother, and never saw either again. Elly credits her survival of the camp to 'miracles', noting that few others of her age group survived the ordeal. 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.

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February 14th, 1929


1. LaGuardia Community College Colleges/University

LaGuardia Community College is a two-year community college located in the Hunter's Point section of Long Island City in the New York City borough of Queens, and is a component of the City University of New York. LaGuardia is named after former Congressman and New York mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. The college offers associate degrees in the arts, sciences, and applied sciences, as well as continuing education programs.

Type Community college
31-10 Thomson Ave, 11101 - New York City, New York
2010. 17,569
2009. 16,345
Local tuition
2011. 3.94 K $
2010. 3.49 K $
2009. 3.49 K $
2008. 3.14 K $
Official web page www.laguardia.cuny.edu
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