It has been more than 70 years since Lillian Fenster of Birmingham was in the Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazis placed Jewish people in the Polish city as part of a plan to exterminate them.
But she still can recall the painful details.
“I remember the wagons going back and forth with dead people on them — men, women and children,” Fenster, 87, recalled. “It’s not a pleasant story.”
Her experiences and others who survived the Warsaw Ghetto were recalled Wednesday night at Wayne State University for an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In 1943, a group of men and women in the ghetto rose up; they were crushed by the Nazis, but their actions are still remembered today.