Lili Gordon

“The German Army began the invasion of the USSR late June 1941. My father, as all able bodied men in the Ukraine, was drafted into the Russian Army, even though he was a Jew. My mother was left to fend for herself and her aging parents and teenage sister in Kiev, a city besieged by the Nazis. She found passage for herself and small family on a cattle car headed toward Siberia. They spent six weeks on that train and my mother gave birth to me just as they approached the Ural Mountains. This is MY story of a child surviving the Holocaust.; Siberia, Kiev, East Berlin, West Berlin, dozens of Displaced Persons camps throughout Germany, and finally arriving to New York City July, 1949. I was one of the lucky ones.” Please click here for Lili’s video. Click here for her book.