Rebecca Hauser was 22 years old when the Nazis deported her and her family from her home in Ioannina, in northern Greece. They were rounded up on March 25, 1944 and taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Her parents perished there, and after a year’s labor there, she was taken to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated in 1945.
Her three brothers never returned, and their fate is unknown. When she returned to Greece after the war, she was helped by her cousins. Her uncles brought her to the the U.S. in 1947.
Watch the short documentary called A Greek Girl in Auschwitz: Rebecca Hauser’s Story, produced by The Holocaust Speakers Bureau in North Carolina.