On April 21, 2015, Oskar Gröning, age 93, a German former SS-Unterscharführer who was stationed at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, was put on trial for accessory to murder in 300,000 cases for his role in the tragic deaths of those interned at the camp during the Second World War. Gröning’s trial was one of the last great Nazi war crimes trial in history. On April 29, 2015, I testified at this trial on behalf of my half-sister Eva Edit, who was gassed upon her arrival at Auschwitz. She was six years old. The testimony I gave became the foundation for the memoir I went on to write—Called to Testify: The Big Story in My Small Life.
My testimony in English appears in Called to Testify: The Big Story in My Small Life.