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Elly Berkovits Gross

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Romania

CURRENT COUNTRY

United States of America

Elly Berkovitz Gross was born in 1929 in a small town in Romania. At the age of fifteen, she and her family were taken by cattle car to Auschwitz, and Elly never saw her mother or her brother again. Elly survived the Holocaust, and now, she has dedicated her life to telling the stories of those who did not. Elly was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes for her involvement in the lawsuit brought against Volkwagen, which used Jewish slave labor during the Holocaust. Elly was also featured in Steven Spielberg's SURVIVORS OF THE SHOAH. She lives in Queens, New York with her family.

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