• 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