The Life Of Ibi Ginsburg Holocaust Survivor ( ( Ibi and Val got…
The Life Of Ibi Ginsburg
Ibi was born in Tokaj, Hungary. She lived with her mom, Emily, her dad, Herman, and three sisters, Judith, Rachel, and Miriam.
Raised in a strict Orthodox Jewish family. This meant observing the Sabbath and following a strict diet.
Lived in a comfortable home, in a community where people of different backgrounds and religions lived harmoniously.
Ibi worked in the hospital administration where she met Val, who was recovering from his experiences from the German slave labor camps.
Ibi, her father and her sister Judith survived the war and reunited in 1946
Ibi and Val got married in 1947 and got an invitation from Val's cousin to move to England . They later on worked in the textile industry in 1948.
Ibi and Val had two daughters, Pauline and Amanda.
Sorrowfully, Ibi passed away on February 9th, 2010 due to osteoporosis.
The Ginsburgs visited schools to educate young people about the Holocaust.
Immediately after the invasion, Jews were forced to wear yellow stars.
Ibi was prisoner number 86711
On March 1944 the Germans invaded Hungary. Ibi was 19 years old and life for Ibi and her family changed forever.
A couple of weeks after the invasion, Ibi and her family were sent to live in the crowded ghettos in the capital of Hungary, Budapest.
After two weeks in the ghetto, they were told to pack into cattle wagons for a three day journey for work in Germany. However, they ended up in Auschwitz Birkenau.
At Auschwitz, the men and women were separated. Ibi and her sister Judith went to do work. Her mother and her two younger sisters immediately went to the gas chambers.
After 3 months Ibi and Judith were taken out of Auschiwitz and moved to a slave labor camp in Germany.
They were then taken on a forced march to a concentration camp, where they were finally liberated by the Americans on May 1, 1945.
1. Early Years
3. The Timeline of Persecution
4. Post Liberation
"We were constantly hungry , humiliated, we worked, but we knew that the end was coming...We just hung on to life" - Ibi Ginsburg, early 1945