Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Meet Malka Markovic, 92, Holocaust Survivor And Long Time Mikvah Lady

What a beautiful story, 

I hope she carries on till 120.

"I always loved to work. The work makes you young. You don’t age."

"In the camps (Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen), I dished out food. They voted for me because what was left I gave to someone else, a different person each day."

"My sister and my sister-in-law were with me but they were not special. I didn’t cheat or take for myself. I told each one, “Tomorrow you’ll get, I don’t have for everyone.”

"Then, I volunteered to work at a factory in Aschersleben, Germany, [where] they made plane parts."(A subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp was located in Aschersleben). The food was better there—potatoes, noodles. At Bergen-Belsen the breakfast was weak coffee, lunch a slice of bread, and dinner boiled beets. I volunteered (to leave Bergen-Belsen for Aschersleben) because I was sick and they shot people who got sick."

"Working saved me. It still saves me. I can’t tell you how good I feel here. Safe and good."