Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Yehudit Arnon





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Published on Apr 4, 2012

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Yehudit Arnon was born in Czechoslovakia. The Nazi invasion in 1938 put an end to her studies and in 1943 she was sent to Auschwitz. At Auschwitz, she was punished by the Nazis after she refused to dance in front of them. Standing in the snow and
performing her punishment tasks, she swore that if she survived her ordeal, she would fulfill her dream of working in the field of dance.
From Auschwitz, she was taken to the Friedenberg camp in Moravia, where she worked until her liberation on May 8th. On that same day, all the women were made to line up in front of a large pit, and the Germans stood above them with machine guns. The women stood, awaiting death, but suddenly noticed that the Germans had fled and the machine guns had disappeared. After the war, Yehudit Arnon married and emigrated to Eretz Israel, with her husband and 100 child survivors, where she was one of the founders of Kibbutz Ga'aton. There she established a dance troupe, and today, she is the artistic director of the Kibbutz dance troupe, which is currently performing Zichron Dvarim, a dance on the subject of the Holocaust.

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