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Gloria Hollander Lyon

In Memoriam

Gloria Hollander Lyon was born in 1930 in Nagy Bereg, Czechoslovakia. On the last day of Passover in 1944, Gloria and her family were rounded up and brought to a brick factory that served as a ghetto. Three weeks later, she and her family were deported to Auschwitz. In an astonishing escape, Gloria was able to jump off a truck, which would have carried her to her death in the gas chamber. Subsequently, she was transferred to six additional concentration and work camps, and was finally rescued by the Swedish Red Cross. Gloria was an active Holocaust educator, was the subject of a documentary film, When I was 14: A Survivor Remembers and wrote an award-winning book about her life, Mommy, What’s That Number on Your Arm? You can find links to access both on our Survivors page.