Join us at 1 P.M. on select Sundays to hear
testimony from a Holocaust survivor. Free with admission.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Greta Elbogen was born in October 1937 in Vienna, Austria and was the youngest of four children. Greta's father was a successful businessman. The family attended the Orthodox synagogue called Schiff Temple. After the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938, the family fled to Csorna, Hungary. By 1942, Greta's father was taken with other Jewish men to slave labor camps. He perished in 1945 in Dachau. Many family members perished in Auschwitz.
Greta's mother and sister survived in one of the protected houses organized by Swedish diplomat Raul Wallenberg, and Greta and her brothers were hidden by the Reverend Gabor Sztehlo with 1,500 other children as Christians in Budapest.
After the war, her mother was so traumatized that Greta was placed in an orphanage, while the two older brothers were sent to England to a Talmudic seminary.
Greta persevered. She became her mother's helper early on, and later, as a trained social worker, she worked with Holocaust survivors. She has lived in New York since 1957.