Ruth Elias

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Ruth Elias was a Jewish woman who was born Ruth Huppert in Moravian Ostrava on 6 October 1922.[1] After the German annexation of Czechoslovakia, she was sent to the Theresienstadt ghetto and then Auschwitz concentration camp where she survived experimentation by Dr Mengele. She subsequently went to Israel where she wrote a memoir, Triumph of Hope.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Ruth (Huppert) Elias", Holocaust Encyclopedia, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
  2. ^ Leslie Katz (12 March 1999), "Survivor triumphs over Mengele to create life in Israel", j. 
  3. ^ Leonard W. Boasberg (12 October 1998), "Ruth's Choice", The Philadelphia Inquirer 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ruth Elias (1999), Triumph of Hope: From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel, Wiley, ISBN 9780471350613 


Heike Tauch: "Wann reden, wann schweigen. Ein Besuch bei Ruth und Kurt Elias in Beth Jitzchak" Deutschlandfunk 2007, 50 min