- Born in Zuromin, Poland. 9 years old when war broke
- Family fled to Mlawa
- Relocated to the Warsaw ghetto
- In 1942, family is deported to Auschwitz. Eli’s mother and brother are sent to gas chambers upon arrival.
- Eli trained to lay bricks
- Transferred to Buna work camp and spent most of war building factories for IG Farben
- Liberated during a death march
- Father and older sister died in Auschwitz from disease.