• Born in Zuromin, Poland. 9 years old when war broke out.
  • 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.