- Born in Berlin, Germany in 1918
- Teenage years coincided with rise of Nazis. Experienced increasing restrictions on her life. i.e could no longer ride buses, go to city parks, attend public school.
- 2 of her brothers escaped to U.S, two other siblings to Palestine and another brother caught last boat to Shanghai.
- Had opportunity to go to England but chose to stay with parents.
- Expelled with parents from Germany to parents hometown in Tarnow, Poland.
- Forced into ghetto after Nazis invade Poland in 1938.
- Sent into hiding after news of impending deportations from ghetto. Parents deported to concentration camp where they were murdered.
- Married to Chaskel Schlesinger in ghetto apartment on July 24, 1942 as 17 people shot on street below.
- When ghetto liquidated, forced into Plaszow labor camp working for German industrialist, Julius Madritsch, manufacturing uniforms for Nazis.
- Plaszow closed. Most workers deported to Auschwitz.
- Margot and husband Chaskel added to names on list of workers sent to work for Oskar Schindler.
- Spent 7 remaining months of war working at his factory in Brinnlitz, Czechoslovakia.
- Liberated by Russian troops on May 8, 1945.
- Returned to Poland to find none of relatives alive and settle in France
- Granted visas to U.S. in 1953