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Holocaust Speaker Series: Anna Ornstein
January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Anna Ornstein.
Anna (Brunn) Ornstein was born in 1927 in Szendrő, Hungary to Wilmos and Zsofi (Furth) Brunn and had two older brothers, Paul and Endre. After Germany invaded Hungary, her brothers were deported to a forced labor camp. Anna and her parents were eventually sent to a large ghetto in Miskolc. From there, Anna, her parents and grandmother were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. Her father and grandmother were killed immediately. Anna remained with her mother as they were transferred to Plaszow, returned to Auschwitz, then transferred again to the Parschnitz labor camp. They were liberated from Parschnitz on May 8, 1945 by the Soviet Army. Anna reunited with her boyfriend, Paul Ornstein, and they married in 1946. The couple attended medical school in Europe before immigrating to the U.S. in 1951 where they rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati.
Generously sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine and presented in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.