‘We suffered quietly’: Haunted by ghosts of the Holocaust, survivors return to homes they were forced to flee decades earlier

Survivors of Nazi concentration camps revisit the homes they had to flee, as well as the sites of so many horrors, Annabel Grossman reports

Thursday 03 February 2022 22:31
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<p>Eve Kugler</p>

Eve Kugler

Eve Kugler was just seven years old when Nazi soldiers burst into her home on the night of Kristallnacht, destroying her family’s possessions, desecrating sacred religious books and arresting her father.

She then watched from the window of her apartment as the synagogue her grandfather had helped build went up in flames and her father was led away to be taken to the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp.

Last month, Kugler returned to this apartment block in Halle for the first time since June 1939, when her family was forced to go into hiding as the Nazis escalated the violent persecution of the Jewish population of Germany.

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