Looking for the person that saved us from Auschwitz

Agnes Grunwald-Spier tells the story about how she and her family survived the Holocaust, having been born to a Jewish family in Nazi-occupied Hungary in 1944. She describes her father’s experience as a forced laborer, and how she and her mother narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz after a mysterious intervention. After this person saved their lives, they were sent to the Jewish ghetto, where they were eventually liberated by the Soviet Army.

Storyteller: Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Date of Story: July, 1944-January, 1946
Location of Story: Budapest, Hungary
Location: London, UK
Date: 28 February, 2016

Agnes’ parents’ wedding day
Agnes’ parents’ wedding day, Budapest, March 1942
Agnes with her parents, Budapest, January 1946
Agnes with her parents, Budapest, January 1946

Who Betrayed the Jews? is a groundbreaking study by Agnes Grunwald-Spier that examines the various ways Jews were betrayed by their fellow countrymen during the Holocaust. Click here to find out more about the book or click here to visit Agnes’ website.