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I was born in 1928 in Zeliezovce, Czechoslovakia. Our family owned a farm, a hardware store and a gas station. My mother, Helen, was a great businesswoman and ran most of the family businesses with my father, Peter Resnick. My parents were always giving. We housed many travelers each week, and my mother always made extra challas for the poor. I was 14 when we were forced to leave our home. I lost forty-two members of my family including my parents and grandparents. Nazis murdered my brother, Shmuel and my little sister, Veronica. My sister, Sonya, and I survived sharing moldy bread. I learned from an early age we should always help those less fortunate.


Zeliezovce, Czechoslavakia

Eva Schlesinger